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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CRIME, CLEMENCY & CONSEQUENCE IN BRITAIN 1821-1839:
Book number: 90354 Product format: Paperback Author: ALISON EATWELL
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
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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...
NO HANDCUFFS: The Final Word on My War with The Krays
Book number: 90300 Product format: Paperback Author: EDDIE RICHARDSON
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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'On the day there were seven of Bill's boys all masked up and they snatched what in modern cash would be around eight million quid. They boxed in the PO van with two cars, took off with about 30 ma...
BABY SNATCHERS
Book number: 90831 Product format: Paperback Author: MARY CREIGHTON
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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'You're all fallen women. You've sowed the seed of Satan. You are nothing.' When Mary Creighton found herself pregnant at just 15 out of wedlock in 1960s Ireland, she dreamed of a happy life with ...
PEAKY BLINDERS: The Real Story
Book number: 88247 Product format: Paperback Author: CARL CHINN
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
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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...
CRIMINAL BRITAIN: A Photographic History
Book number: 91004 Product format: Hardback Author: MIRRORPIX
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £5.50
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Manchester Arena, Finsbury Park Mosque, the Bunch of Grapes bar at London Bridge, the 7/7 bombings, the nail bomb which ripped through the Admiral Duncan pub April 1999, the 1988 Omagh car bomb in ...
TRACES
Book number: 90827 Product format: Hardback Author: PROFESSOR PATRICIA WILTSHIRE
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £8.00
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'The Memoir of A Forensic Scientist and Criminal Investigator', Professor Patricia Wiltshire takes us into a fascinating edgeland where nature and crime are intertwined. Through woodlands, hedgero...
FOOTBALL LEAKS: Uncovering the Dirty Deals
Book number: 91149 Product format: Paperback Author: R. BUSCHMANN & M. WULZINGER
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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Reading like a Cold War thriller, this is probably the biggest story in football of the last decade, the shocking ugly underside of the beautiful game. One anonymous football fan, 18.6 million con...
ULTIMATE FOLLY: The Rises and Falls of Whitaker Wright
Book number: 91179 Product format: Hardback Author: HENRY MACRORY
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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Whitaker Wright has been dubbed the world's most shameless swindler. He was one of the great characters of the Victorian age - Methodist, minister, businessman, swindler and symbol of excess, whos...
HUSTLING HITLER: The Jewish Vaudevillian
Book number: 90789 Product format: Hardback Author: WALTER SHAPIRO
Published price: $28
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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Journalist Walter Shapiro always assumed that the stories about his great uncle Freeman Bernstein, particularly the one where he conned Hitler's war effort out of a valuable shipload of scrap metal...
BILLION DOLLAR SPY: A True Story of Cold War Espionage
Book number: 91452 Product format: Paperback Author: DAVID HOFFMAN
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £5.50
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An unforgettable journey into Cold War espionage, this is a breakthrough book in intelligence writing, drawing on CIA operational cables. Hoffman reveals CIA tradecraft tricks and chilling insight...
DAMAGE DONE: Twelve Years of Hell in a Bangkok Prison
Book number: 91457 Product format: Paperback Author: WARREN FELLOWS
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
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In 1978 Warren Fellows was convicted in Thailand of heroin trafficking and was sentenced to life imprisonment. This is his story of an unthinkable nightmare in a place where sewer rats and cockroa...
CASE OF THE VANISHING BLONDE AND OTHER TRUE CRIME STORIES
Book number: 91330 Product format: Hardback Author: MARK BOWDEN
Published price: $26
Bibliophile price: £1.25
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The Incident At Alpha Tau Omega, Why Don't U Tell Me Wht You're Into?, The Case of the Vanishing Blonde, ...A Million Years Ago, The Body In Room 348 and Who Killed Euhommie Bond? were first publis...
TRIAL OF ADOLF HITLER
Book number: 91408 Product format: Paperback Author: DAVID KING
Published price: $18.95
Bibliophile price: £3.75
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Sub-titled 'The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany', this has been described as 'The definitive book on the Hitler trial in English, German or any language.' The book tells the true sto...
HISTORY OF GIBBETING
Book number: 91580 Product format: Hardback Author: SAMANTHA PRIESTLEY
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £8.00
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We know our Bibliophile readers very well and this gruesome history of Britain's most brutal punishment will sell out fast. The history of gibbeting is the story of hanging of criminals in a body ...
AUDACIOUS CRIMES OF COLONEL BLOOD
Book number: 91600 Product format: Paperback Author: ROBERT HUTCHINSON
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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Colonel Blood was the spy who stole the crown jewels and became the king's secret agent. One morning in May 1671, this man daringly attempted to seize the crown jewels from the Tower of London. A...
WILD EAST: Gunfights, Massacres
Book number: 91620 Product format: Hardback Author: IAN HERNON
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £8.00
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From the New York Times, 4th July 1857: 'Brick-bats, stones and clubs were flying thickly round, and from the windows in all directions, and the men ran wildly about brandishing firearms. Wounded m...
VOICES FROM THE BLUE: The Real Lives of Policewomen
Book number: 91821 Product format: Paperback Author: JENNIFER REES & R. STRANGE
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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Libby Purves in the TLS said, 'God, I love these women! Their breeziness, compassion, humour and resilience are a tonic.' In February 1919, London's first women police officers took to the streets...
HANDSOME JOHNNY: The Life and Death of Johnny Rosselli
Book number: 91716 Product format: Paperback Author: LEE SERVER
Published price: $19.99
Bibliophile price: £8.00
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'No one knew more about the mob, Hollywood, and Las Vegas than Johnny Rosselli.' Gentleman gangster, Hollywood producer, CIA assassin, Johnny Rosselli was at the centre of the 20th century's darke...
HOLLYWOOD DOUBLE AGENT
Book number: 91720 Product format: Hardback Author: JONATHAN GILL
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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Sub-titled 'The True Tale of Boris Morros, Film Producer Turned Cold War Spy', here the Golden Age of Hollywood is the background to this story of a remarkable career. Boris Morros was a major fig...
GREAT SPIES OF THE 20TH CENTURY
Book number: 91867 Product format: Hardback Author: PATRICK PESNOT
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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A mixture of detailed research coupled with the insider revelations of "Mr X", these gripping mini-biographies of 23 agents of various nationalities includes members of the DGSE, KGB, CIA and MI6. ...
WOMEN AND THE GALLOWS 1797-1837: Unfortunate Wretches
Book number: 91873 Product format: Hardback Author: NAOMI CLIFFORD
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £7.50
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By the middle of the 18th century there were 160 capital crimes, many of them reflecting the period's obsession with protecting property. You could be hanged for stealing goods worth five shilling...
TO HELL ON A FAST HORSE
Book number: 91912 Product format: Paperback Author: MARK LEE GARDNER
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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The 10th anniversary edition featuring a new afterword, this is the untold story of Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett. Billy the Kid, aka Henry McCarty, Henry Antrim and William Bonney, was a horse th...
INSIDE PARKHURST: Stories of A Prison Officer
Book number: 92078 Product format: Paperback Author: DAVID BERRIDGE
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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Gangsters, psychopaths, terrorists, assaults, riots, cell fires, medical emergencies, understaffed wings, suicides, hooch, weapons - it's all in a week's work at Her Majesty's Prison Parkhurst. Af...
SHERLOCK UNLOCKED
Book number: 92106 Product format: Hardback Author: DANIEL SMITH
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.75
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Subtitled 'Little-Known Facts About the World's Greatest Detective', a new dimension is brought to the enduring fictional sleuth in this perfect crime and history fan book. Learn of Dr Watson's da...
CATCH THE SPARROW
Book number: 92181 Product format: Hardback Author: RACHEL REAR
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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Unsolved for over two decades, this is the gripping story of a young woman's murder brilliantly investigated and reconstructed by her stepsister. Growing up, Rachel Rear knew the story of Stephani...
CATCH AND KILL
Book number: 92000 Product format: Paperback Author: RONAN FARROW
Published price: $18.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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The newly updated edition. In 2017, a routine network TV investigation led to a story only whispered about - one of Hollywood's most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth an...
CONSPIRACIES: History's Greatest Plots, Collusions
Book number: 92002 Product format: Paperback Author: CHARLOTTE GREIG
Published price: $12.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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Why did flight MH370 fall from the sky, lost without a trace? Was Donald Trump elected President of the United States with the help of Russians? What are the theories surrounding the 9/11 terrorist...
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS' DOWNFALL
Book number: 92027 Product format: Hardback Author: ROBERT STEDALL
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £10.00
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Sub-titled 'The Life and Murder of Henry, Lord Darnley' this engaging and well researched biography re-examines the famous murder and brings new light and compelling confusions to a story surrounde...
BLACK SUNSET
Book number: 92122 Product format: Paperback Author: CLANCY SEGAL
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £2.25
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An ordinary day begins with a gorilla, a blonde and a gun. Mid 20th century Hollywood, and Clancy Sigal is just back from fighting in the Second World War and an abortive solo attempt to assassina...
CRYOTRON FILES
Book number: 92124 Product format: Paperback Author: IAIN DEY & DOUGLAS BUCK
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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Professor Dudley Buck invented the Cryotron: a tiny super-conducting computer chip that promised ever-smaller computers. An NSA consultant, he had a hand in countless top-secret projects linked to...
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