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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JACK THE RIPPER: The Whitechapel Murderer
TERRY LYNCH    Book Number: 58185
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Paperback

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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. ...
BARDELL V. PICKWICK: A Dickens of a Case
PERCY FITZGERALD    Book Number: 83886
Published price: £9
Bibliophile price: £1.75
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"Mrs Bardell could only reply by a look. She had long worshipped Mr Pickwick at a distance, but here she was, all at once, raised to a pinnacle to which her wildest and most extravagant hopes had n...
DEADLY SISTERHOOD
LEONIE FRIEDA    Book Number: 84341
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
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Even today, 15th century Italy, that dangerous and exhilarating place, still glitters. Many of the great sculptures, churches, frescoes adorned with the faces of their patrons remain familiar toda...
REICHSBANK ROBBERY
COLIN RODERICK FULTON    Book Number: 84360
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £5.50
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Germany's state bank, the Reichsbank received 21 direct hits in February 1945 when the US Air Force launched the largest daytime bombing offensive against Berlin ever, dropping over 2,250 tons of b...
WIKILEAKS FILES: The World According To US Empire
INTRODUCED BY JULIAN ASSNGE    Book Number: 84236
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £4.75
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When WikiLeaks published US Government documents with classification markings, two parallel campaigns began ? first, the public campaign of downplaying, diverting attention from, and reframing any ...
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
Product format: Hardback

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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
Product format: Hardback

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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...
STRANGE INTELLIGENCE: Memoirs of Naval Secret Service
HECTOR BYWATER & H. C. FERRABY    Book Number: 85772
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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Originally written up in 1930 as a series of thrilling articles in the Daily Telegraph, Hector C. Bywater's experiences were soon turned into a book with the help of Daily Express journalist H. C. ...
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...
BRITISH CONCENTRATION CAMPS: A Brief History from 1900-1975
SIMON WEBB    Book Number: 84186
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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Astonishingly, it seems that Britain, rather than Germany, was responsible for the widespread use of concentration camps during the 20th century. The book describes in detail the camps run in Scot...
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
Product format: Hardback

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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...
STALIN'S ENGLISHMAN
ANDREW LOWNIE    Book Number: 86171
Published price: £29.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Guy Burgess, the Cold War and the Cambridge Spy Ring are the subjects of this first, full-scale biography telling the extraordinary true story of the man at the heart of Cold War espionage. Fascin...
RMS TITANIC: The Wider Story
PATRICK MYLON    Book Number: 86387
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £10.50
Product format: Hardback

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The author has been collecting White Star memorabilia since he purchased his first postcard in 1983. Here he explores many of the lesser-known aspects of Titanic's legacy using rare and previously...
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: £8.50
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...
STALAG LUFT III: An Official History of the Great Escape
PREFACE BY HOWARD TUCK    Book Number: 87021
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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This 'official history' is reproduced in the form that it was originally written with edits and corrections kept to the absolute minimum. This work gives us the most valuable information into the ...
THREAT TO DEMOCRACY
LINDA GORDON    Book Number: 87091
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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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...
CORPORATION: Gangsters. Drugs. Sex. And Violence
T. J. ENGLISH    Book Number: 87246
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £4.25
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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...
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