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
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...
ROUGH JUSTICE: The True Story of Agent Dronkers
David Tremain    Book Number: 85763
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £2.25
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...
DEATH ON THE WATERWAYS
ALLAN SCOTT-DAVIES    Book Number: 85991
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £1.63
Product format: Paperback

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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...
MR SMILEY MY LAST PILL AND TESTAMENT
HOWARD MARKS    Book Number: 86229
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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...
NUREMBERG WAR TRIALS DVD
FASTFORWARD MUSIC    Book Number: 87050
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Unknown

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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...
EICHMANN BEFORE JERUSALEM
BETTINA STANGNETH    Book Number: 87248
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Paperback

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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...
COURTROOM ART: In the Dock with the Rich and Famous
DANIEL SCOTT    Book Number: 87645
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Hardback

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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...
ARCHITECTS OF DEATH: The Family who Engineered the Holocaust
KAREN BARTLETT    Book Number: 88002
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £2.25
Product format: Hardback

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At the centre of the Nazi Holocaust were the brothers Ludwig and Ernst Wolfgang Topf, who inherited the family business started by their grandfather in Erfurt near Weimar. Originally a brewery, Top...
TUDOR VICTIMS OF THE REFORMATION
LYNDA TELFORD    Book Number: 87840
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Hardback

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The Reformation was one of the most turbulent times in British history. Noted for her passion to champion the underdog, historian Lynda Telford presents famous characters such as Henry VIII, Cardi...
STREET SPIRIT: The Power of Protest and Mischief
STEVE CRAWSHAW    Book Number: 88322
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Hardback

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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
Product format: Paperback

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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...
ARCHIPELAGO: ITALY SINCE 1945
JOHN FOOT    Book Number: 88758
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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How did a nation decimated by the Second World War rise to boast the fastest-growing economy in the world in the 1960s? How has a country continued to survive the assimilation of fascists into soci...
SKRIPAL FILES
MARK URBAN    Book Number: 88837
Published price: $30
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'The Life and Near Death of A Russian Spy' here is the explosive story of the poisoning of the former Russian spy Sergai Skripal and what it reveals about the growing clandestine conflic...
RED RIVER GIRL:  A Journey Into The Dark Heart Of Canada
JOANNA JOLLY    Book Number: 89001
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Hardback

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We are transported to Sagkeeng First Nation Reserve, under a wide sky where the birch and aspen are turning yellow in the late summer sun. On 17th August 2014, the body of 15 year old Indigenous r...
WANTED: The Outlaw Lives of Billy the Kid and Ned Kelly
ROBERT UTLEY    Book Number: 88504
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £2.25
Product format: Paperback

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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: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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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: £8.50
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...
MOB TOWN: A History of Crime and Disorder in the East End
JOHN BENNETT    Book Number: 88948
Published price: $30
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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Britain's industrial boom drew thousands to the East End and crime flourished in its overcrowded squalor. Long before Jack the Ripper prowled its alleys and the Kray twins terrorised its inhabitan...
POSSESSION: The Curious History of Private Collectors
ERIN THOMPSON    Book Number: 88956
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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Collecting is a curious behaviour. Collectors and their critics have always believed that classical art has special powers: to legitimate rule, to create identities, to express wealth, to enervate ...
FASCISM: A Warning
MADELINE ALBRIGHT    Book Number: 88778
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

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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
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. ...
ANATOMY OF A SPY: A History of Espionage and Betrayal
MICHAEL SMITH    Book Number: 89266
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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Money, patriotism, sexual relationships, adventurers, fantasists and psychopaths, either taking revenge or doing the right thing is the topic of this intelligence book by the award-winning BBC jour...
FROM BROKEN GLASS:
STEVE ROSS    Book Number: 89365
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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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
Product format: Paperback

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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 ...
SECRET WORLDS OF STEPHEN WARD: Sex, Scandal & Deadly Secrets
ANTHONY SUMMERS     Book Number: 89252
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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The trial of Stephen Ward was a sham. He was made a scapegoat to divert attention away from John Profumo, and the Metropolitan Police to their great shame fabricated evidence by threatening and bu...
CONAN DOYLE FOR THE DEFENSE: The True Story
MARGALIT FOX    Book Number: 89024
Published price: $27
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Don your hunting hat and pipe as you step into an Edwardian murder trial. This real-life crime drama shares how world-famous author of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle used his unparalleled ...
PEAKY BLINDERS: The Real Story
CARL CHINN    Book Number: 88247
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Paperback

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The BBC TV series Peaky Blinders was a hit from its first showing in 2013. Transforming our perception of Birmingham of a century ago with swagger, glamour and extreme violence - not to mention a v...
BIT OF A STRETCH: The Diaries of A Prisoner
CHRIS ATKINS    Book Number: 89600
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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Have you ever wondered what it's really like behind bars? Welcome to Her Majesty's Prison Service. Like most people, documentary-maker Chris Atkins didn't spend much time thinking about prisons, ...
HISTORY OF A DROWNING BOY: The Autobiography
DENNIS NILSEN    Book Number: 89622
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Paperback

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One of Britain's most notorious serial killers, Dennis Nilsen was jailed for life in 1983 after the murders of 12 men, and the attempted murders of many more. Seven years after his conviction, he ...
PEAKY BLINDERS: The Legacy
CARL CHINN    Book Number: 89633
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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The real story of Britain's most notorious 1920s gang made famous thanks to the hit TV series. Infused with drama and dread, fashionably dressed, the charismatic but deeply flawed Shelby family ha...
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