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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TRIALS OF PASSION
LISA APPIGNANESI    Book Number: 85072
Published price: $28.95
Bibliophile price: £1.63
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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...
NUREMBERG WAR TRIALS DVD
FASTFORWARD MUSIC    Book Number: 87050
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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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...
STREET SPIRIT: The Power of Protest and Mischief
STEVE CRAWSHAW    Book Number: 88322
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £1.00
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Published in association with Amnesty International this remarkable book is a celebration of some of the most creative protests from around the world which have used humour and courage to bring abo...
UNFORTUNATE COLONEL DESPARD
MIKE JAY    Book Number: 88861
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
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Was Despard a hero or villain we ask in this energetic study of the political complexity of the 1790s. It is the true story of Colonel Edward Marcus Despard, the last person to be sentenced to han...
WANTED: The Outlaw Lives of Billy the Kid and Ned Kelly
ROBERT UTLEY    Book Number: 88504
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £1.00
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A renowned biographer compares the lives and times of American outlaw Billy the Kid and his Australian counterpart Ned Kelly and the stories behind the exploits of these two notorious young outlaws...
PLEASE, LET ME GO
CAITLIN SPENCER    Book Number: 89021
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £2.25
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The horrific true story of a girl's life in the hands of sex traffickers. From the age of 14, Caitlin was controlled, raped, sold and passed on to new gangs across the UK over and over again. Her...
CONQUEST OF DEATH:
MATTHEW LOCKWOOD    Book Number: 88942
Published price: £60
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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A fresh and fascinating history of crime and violence in England through the office of the coroner. Lockwood explores the history of crime, murder and suicide in England over four centuries. Whi...
FASCISM: A Warning
MADELINE ALBRIGHT    Book Number: 88778
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £3.25
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The first woman to serve as US Secretary of State, Madeline Albright presents a personal and urgent examination of fascism in the 20th century, and how its legacies shape today's world. The 20th c...
JACK THE RIPPER: The Whitechapel Murderer
TERRY LYNCH    Book Number: 58185
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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Horrific, horrendous, unspeakable, The Whitechapel Murderer, Jack the Ripper, stalked the streets of East London in 1888, slaughtering prostitutes and bewildering the police who were hunting him. ...
FROM BROKEN GLASS:
STEVE ROSS    Book Number: 89365
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £3.25
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Steve Ross was born Szmulek Rozental near Lodz, Poland, in 1931. Aged just eight when the Nazis invaded his village, he spent the next six years in a day-to-day struggle to survive in the ten conce...
MAN WHO WAS SATURDAY
PATRICK BISHOP    Book Number: 89419
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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Soldier, escaper, spymaster, politician - Airey Neave was assassinated in the House of Commons carpark in 1979. 40 years after his death, Patrick Bishop's lively, action-packed biography examines ...
TELL ME YOU'RE SORRY, DADDY
CARYN WALKER    Book Number: 89644
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
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A courageous account of a nightmare childhood, the subject of child abuse is utterly revolting and this is a powerful and emotional story of two scared little girls, one abusive father, and a child...
FROM ACONITE TO THE ZODIAC KILLER:
AMANDA LEES    Book Number: 89968
Published price: £10.99
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'We crime lovers are voyeurs, but we are also hackers, driven to crack the code. We want to know how and why but we also want to know what we can do to protect ourselves.' The blue line between tr...
BLOOD RELATIONS
ROGER WILKES    Book Number: 89743
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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Sub-titled 'The Definitive Account of Jeremy Bamber and the White House Farm Murders'. In the early hours of 7th August 1985, five members of the Bamber family were shot dead with a point 2-2 cali...
EDWARD BANCROFT: Scientist, Author, Spy
THOMAS J. SCHAEPER     Book Number: 89382
Published price: £34.95
Bibliophile price: £1.50
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The name of Edward Bancroft (1744-1821) is little-known, but in this first complete biography we discover what an important figure he was in the history of espionage and the American Revolution. Bo...
KGB'S POISON FACTORY: From Lenin to Litvinenko
BORIS VOLODARSKY    Book Number: 90115
Published price: $25
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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A ground-breaking study of KGB assassinations since 1917 with inside information by a former Russian Army Special Forces Operative and full details of the Litvinenko murder. In late November 2006 ...
CONVICTED: Landmark Cases In British Criminal History
GARY POWELL    Book Number: 90232
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Beginning with the diminutive King Charles I in January 1649 walking on to the scaffold on which he would die at the hands of his own people and sentenced to death in the only case of regicide in B...
18 TINY DEATHS
BRUCE GOLDFARB    Book Number: 90284
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £2.75
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Sub-titled 'The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics', Lee once said 'The goal of forensic investigation is to convict the guilty, clear the innocent and find ...
JAILBIRDS: Lessons From A Women's Prison
MIM SKINNER    Book Number: 90409
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £1.88
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Darkly funny, breathtakingly poignant and stark in its revelations about the UK's attitude towards people on the fringes of society and women in general, this is a book about the individual stories...
WAYWARD WOMEN: Female Offending in Victorian England
LUCY WILLIAMS    Book Number: 90683
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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You've got to pick a pocket or two, here is the brutal side of the gentle sex who have been locked away, sent away and launched into eternity. Here are crimes of property and poverty and its punis...
BURNED AT THE STAKE
SUMMER STREVENS    Book Number: 90349
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Subtitled 'The Life and Death of Mary Channing', we learn that in 1706 the 19 year old Mary was convicted of poisoning her husband. She became the last woman to be burned at the stake in Dorset. ...
COLD WAR SPYMASTER
NIGEL WEST    Book Number: 90352
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Guy Liddell was the Director of MI5's counter-espionage B Division throughout WWII, during which he wrote a confidential personal diary. Using those recently declassified diaries, Nigel West has d...
CRIME, CLEMENCY & CONSEQUENCE IN BRITAIN 1821-1839:
ALISON EATWELL    Book Number: 90354
Published price: £12.99
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The National Archive in Kew holds thousands of petitions from prisoners, their families, employers, supporters and even prosecutors written after the prisoner had been sentenced in the hope of gain...
DARK DAYS OF GEORGIAN BRITAIN: Rethinking the Regency
JAMES HOBSON    Book Number: 90356
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £3.75
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Cambridge academic James Hobson specialised in Britain c.1790-1837 and runs a successful blog on the Regency ab.1816. Here he challenges the long-established view of high society in Georgian Brita...
DARK SIDE OF SAMUEL PEPYS: Society's First Sex Offender
GEOFFREY PIMM    Book Number: 90358
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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As we know from his personal diaries, Samuel Pepys recorded carefully every daily event of his public and private life over a period of more than nine years from January 1660 to May 1669. There wa...
DEATH ON THE VICTORIAN BEAT
MARTIN BOGGOLEY    Book Number: 90359
Published price: £12.99
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A unique examination of police murders, this is the first book dedicated solely to the murders of police officers in the Victorian era, recalling numerous cases from across the UK. They include th...
ENGLAND'S WITCHCRAFT TRIALS
WILLOW WINSHAM    Book Number: 90361
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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Founder of the popular website FolkloreThursday, Willow Winsham directs her forensic skills towards five notorious witchcraft trials between 1563 and 1736, a period when the fear of witches led to ...
IAN FLEMING AND OPERATION GOLDEN EYE
MARK SIMMONS    Book Number: 90368
Published price: $32.95
Bibliophile price: £4.25
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Sub-titled 'Keeping Spain Out of World War II' here is an account of spies, scoundrels and envoys. Had Spanish dictator Francisco Franco decided to abandon Spain's neutral stance, or had the Axis ...
MURDER BY THE BOOK: The Crime That Shocked Dickens's London
CLAIRE HARMAN    Book Number: 90377
Published price: $26.95
Bibliophile price: £1.75
Product format: Hardback

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Relish the gruesome details of this impressively researched historical account of a celebrated Victorian murder with a literary twist. In the early morning of 6th May 1840, on a highly respectable...
TRIALS OF THE KING OF HAMPSHIRE: Madness, Secrecy & Betrayal
ELIZABETH FOYSTER    Book Number: 90395
Published price: £9.99
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A Guardian Best History Book of 2016. Eccentric, shy aristocrat or mad, bad and dangerous to know, neighbour Jane Austen found the third Earl of Portsmouth a model gentleman, and Lord Byron mainta...
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