Crime

Crime

Crime

Crime

Crime and True Crime books are very popular and should carry a warning as they are true stories of horrific inhumanity and cruelty. Truth is often stranger than fiction.

 

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DEATH OF A PIRATE: British Radio
ADRIAN JOHNS    Book Number: 85025
Published price: £15.99
Bibliophile price: £4.25
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The story starts in 1966 with a confrontation that ended in manslaughter between two pirate radio station owners, the weapon being a twelve-bore shotgun. Pirate radio was a signature phenomenon of...
TRIALS OF PASSION
LISA APPIGNANESI    Book Number: 85072
Published price: $28.95
Bibliophile price: £3.25
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Lively accounts of three trials, one each in Britain, France and America, set between 1870 and 1914, a time when psychiatry was beginning to be taken seriously and emotions were discussed. Not only...
BEGGARS, CHEATS AND FORGERS: A History of Frauds
DAVID THOMAS    Book Number: 85595
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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"The greatest cheats have hit upon some great truths about human nature". Sooner or later all of us are going to fall victim to some scam or fraud, though most are wise to the African millionaire w...
ROUGH JUSTICE: The True Story of Agent Dronkers
David Tremain    Book Number: 85763
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact of 1939 has ensured that most of the Continent was in the grip of ruthless, totalitarian dictators who were determined to enslave the surviving democracies. This was th...
KING'S REVENGE
DON JORDAN & MICHAEL WALSH    Book Number: 84876
Published price: £11.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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Sub-titled 'Charles II and the Greatest Manhunt in British History', several months after the execution of Charles I in 1649, his elder son Charles, the Prince of Wales, wrote from exile in Holland...
KENT MURDER AND MAYHEM
ROY INGLETON    Book Number: 85924
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £5.50
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Take a drive through the delightful countryside of the Garden of England - who would have thought that a crime as terrible as murder would happen in a place of such natural beauty? Ingleton has wr...
LUSITANIA STORY: The Atrocity that Shocked the World
MITCH PEEKE ET AL    Book Number: 85926
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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Unlike most other books on the subject of the opulent passenger liner Lusitania, which was sunk by a German submarine in 1915, this also researches the liner's beginnings, her innovative advances i...
YORKSHIRE'S MURDEROUS WOMEN
STEPHEN WADE    Book Number: 85935
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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Intriguing, dramatic accounts of Yorkshire women who felt the need to kill. The trauma of childbirth, especially when the baby was illegitimate, frequently led to the child's murder, such as in the...
DEATH ON THE WATERWAYS
ALLAN SCOTT-DAVIES    Book Number: 85991
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £3.25
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The tragic ways that the victims contained within these pages met their ends include deaths in canals and rivers, quarries and pools and even the seemingly innocent bath tub. There are grisly tale...
GREAT CONSPIRACY: Britain's Secret War
CARLOS DE LA HUERTA    Book Number: 86008
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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The French Revolution threw the whole of Europe into turmoil, with no country more alarmed than Britain. As Napoleon established his iron grip on France, the British government was in a fever of su...
MR SMILEY MY LAST PILL AND TESTAMENT
HOWARD MARKS    Book Number: 86229
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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Howard Marks is Britain's most famous drug smuggler having served seven years in a US penitentiary before becoming the bestselling author of Mr Nice. A former Oxford physics graduate, he was relea...
BRING IT ON HOME: Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin and Beyond:
MARK BLAKE    Book Number: 86654
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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Working as a bouncer in London's theatreland, the mountainous and moustachioed Peter Grant was a doorman at the club where Christine Keeler worked as a showgirl, and for a time he strong-armed for ...
MURDERERS, ROBBERS AND HIGHWAYMEN
EDIT BY STEPHEN BRENNAN    Book Number: 86551
Published price: £11.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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Catherine Hayes was burned alive for the murder of her husband; Thomas Lympus executed for robbing the mail; Reverend Wheatley sentenced to public penance for adultery; John Everett sentenced to de...
TALES FROM THE DEAD-HOUSE
RICHARD WHITTINGTON-EGAN    Book Number: 86790
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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A collection of macabre true crimes, the grand doyen of Ripperology Richard Whittington-Egan accesses the murderous brushwork of the painter William Hepper, the poisonous machinations of the widow...
ONE LONG NIGHT: A Global History of Concentration Camps
ANDREA PITZER    Book Number: 86587
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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Here for the first time is a chronological and geopolitical history of concentration camps. Beginning with 1890s Cuba, Andrea Pitzer documents concentration camps from the Philippines and Southern...
NUREMBERG WAR TRIALS DVD
FASTFORWARD MUSIC    Book Number: 87050
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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US Prosecutor Robert Jackson summed up the responsibilities of Hitler's minions in an historic speech: "I admit that Hitler was the chief villain. But for the defendants to put all blame on him is...
THREAT TO DEMOCRACY
LINDA GORDON    Book Number: 87091
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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Sub-titled 'The Rise of The Ku Klux Klan In The 1920s: A Warning from History'. Boasting four to six million members, the reassembled Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s dramatically changed preconceptions ...
SHERLOCK HOLMES ESCAPE BOOK:
ORMOND SACKER    Book Number: 87219
Bibliophile price: £9.99
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Solve the puzzles to escape the pages! Disappear among riddles, codes and a Sherlock Holmes story. In this 'paper Escape Room', solving mysteries will take you on a journey through London, where Mo...
BRIEF HISTORY OF MISOGYNY: The World's Oldest Prejudice
JACK HOLLAND    Book Number: 87234
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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"My father loved history and he loved women. These are the two factors that brought him to the topic of misogyny, one substantially different from northern Irish political matters on which he had b...
CORPORATION: Gangsters. Drugs. Sex. And Violence
T. J. ENGLISH    Book Number: 87246
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
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The story of Cuban organised crime in America has its roots in what would become known as the Bay of Pigs invasion. Eisenhower and the CIA had a goal to take back Cuba and the invasion would becom...
EICHMANN BEFORE JERUSALEM
BETTINA STANGNETH    Book Number: 87248
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
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In 1962 Adolf Eichmann was convicted and hanged in Jerusalem for crimes against humanity. After his career as a manager of the Holocaust he had escaped to Argentina, but was finally captured and t...
VOICES FROM THE HOLOCAUST
EDITED BY JON E. LEWIS    Book Number: 87282
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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First-hand accounts of the Holocaust from the rise of power of Hitler to the Nuremberg trials. During the Holocaust, as many as two million Jews were shot in the open air, in streets and forest cl...
ANATOMY OF MALICE: The Enigma of the Nazi War Criminals
JOEL DIMSDALE    Book Number: 86892
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £8.00
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A riveting narrative of the Nuremburg Trials, the Nazi criminals and the psychologists who analysed them. In a gripping and haunting narrative, a renowned psychiatrist sheds new light on the psych...
LANCASHIRE MINING DISASTERS 1835-1910
JACK NADIN    Book Number: 87376
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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In October 1879 seven men plunged to the bottom of a 400 yard deep mine shaft. This was caused quite simply by the 'forgetfulness' of the shaft engine winder. The cause of the Pemberton Colliery ...
UNSOLVED MURDERS IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE
SCOTT LOMAX    Book Number: 87381
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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From Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, "Truth will come to light, murder cannot be hid long, a man's son may, but at the length truth will out." Killers could get away with their crimes in 159...
HOME IN THE COUNTRY
SHEELAGH MAWE    Book Number: 83999
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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It was a sunny day in 1940, Britain was at war, and Sarah age five and her brother James, six, were sitting at the table watching their mother pour the tea. Suddenly she broke the news. 'It's your ...
DARK CITY: THE REAL LOS ANGELES NOIR
JIM HEIMANN    Book Number: 84159
Bibliophile price: £75.00
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Warning, some very bloody, gory and graphic murder scene photos. Glamorous Hollywood legends like Marilyn Monroe shared a dirty mean city with 'Juvies' ready to wreak havoc on the streets or the W...
COURTROOM ART: In the Dock with the Rich and Famous
DANIEL SCOTT    Book Number: 87645
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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Charles Manson, Yoko Ono, Mick Jagger, O. J. Simpson, Woody Allen v. Mia Farrow, Neil and Christine Hamilton, Jeffrey Archer, Princess Anne, Michael Jackson, Mohamed Al-Fayed, Amy Winehouse, Joss S...
ANGRY BRIGADE:
GORDON CARR    Book Number: 87558
Published price: £21.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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The "Stoke Newington Eight" were tried in December 1972 and following an appeal for clemency four of them were acquitted, with the sentences reduced for the others. The author Gordon Carr has rese...
DEATH IN THE AIR: The True Story of a Serial Killer
KATE WINKLER DAWSON    Book Number: 87568
Published price: £20.99
Bibliophile price: £8.00
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While a deadly, thick smog held London hostage for five days in December 1952, a killer stalked the streets under the cloak of polluted darkness, John Reginald Christie. Kate Winkler Dawson is a se...
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