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. ...
MOLL: The Life and Times of Moll Flanders
SIAN REES    Book Number: 76876
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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What does the name "Moll Flanders" bring to mind? We will bet that it has little to do the actuality. For instance, a great many people are under the impression that she was a real person. She was ...
JUST THE JOB, LAD: More Tales of a Yorkshire Bobby
MIKE PANNETT    Book Number: 76980
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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Here is another in the popular series based on the real-life experiences of a policeman who returns to his North Yorkshire roots and finds that working a rural beat throws up even more challenges t...
AGE OF ASSASSINS
MICHAEL NEWTON    Book Number: 78480
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
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'Immense narrative verve and psychological fascination', here are the loners, idealists and fanatics who conspired to change the world. In this history of assassination in Europe and America, Mich...
BURYING THE TYPEWRITER:
CARMEN BUGAN    Book Number: 79001
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £1.10
Product format: Hardback

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Ion Bugan, the author's father, was imprisoned on the flimsiest of grounds from 1961 to 1968 - not that the secret police, or Securitate, of Romania under Ceausescu needed any. Upon his release he ...
SPIES OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR Under Cover for King and Kaiser
JAMES MORTON    Book Number: 76297
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Hardback

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Internationally researched, this amazing narrative draws on a wealth of published and unpublished sources, including documents from the UK's National Archives. It comprises a major collection of r...
HITLER'S FIRST VICTIMS: The Quest for Justice
TIMOTHY RYBACK    Book Number: 80705
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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Here is the remarkable story of Josef Hartinger, the German prosecutor who risked everything to bring to justice the first killers of the Holocaust and whose efforts would play a key role in the Nu...
INTERCEPT: The Secret History of Computers and Spies
GORDON CORERA    Book Number: 81128
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Paperback

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Sub-titled 'From Bletchley Park to Cyber Espionage' we are entering a true golden age of spying and surveillance whether carried out by states or increasingly by companies. The computer was born t...
KILLING PATTON
BILL O'REILLY & MARTIN DUGARD    Book Number: 80308
Published price: $30
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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The latest in a bestselling series examining mysterious deaths among famous people, Killing Patton describes the flamboyant American general's leadership of the Third Army in the last year of the W...
RAILWAY DISASTERS
SIMON FOWLER    Book Number: 81081
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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For as long as trains have been around, rail accidents have occurred, and this account delves deep into the archives to root out details of those earliest crashes, coming right up to the 1960s when...
CAPTAIN'S CONCUBINE
DONALD WEINSTEIN    Book Number: 80804
Published price: £41.50
Bibliophile price: £2.75
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'Love, Honour and Violence in Renaissance Tuscany' this master historian has a talent for drama and suspense. On March 21st 1578, Holy Thursday, cavalier Fabrizio Bracciolini claimed th...
CRIMINAL WOMEN: Famous London Cases
JOHN EDDLESTON    Book Number: 80818
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Men it seems are to be capable of any crime including murder, rape, highway robbery and a dozen other crimes. They tended to be more mobile within society whereas women were believed to be tied to...
DYNAMITE, TREASON AND PLOT
SIMON WEBB    Book Number: 80823
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'Terrorism in Victorian and Edwardian London', we learn that in fact terrorist attacks have been a feature of life in London for many years. The worst bombing in the capital before 7/7 ...
HITLER'S FIRST VICTIMS: And One Man's Race for Justice
TIMOTHY RYBACK    Book Number: 80852
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Paperback

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Here is the remarkable story of Josef Hartinger, the German prosecutor who risked everything to bring to justice the first killers of the Holocaust and whose efforts would play a key role in the Nu...
NOTORIOUS PRISONS OF THE  WORLD
STEPHEN WADE    Book Number: 80903
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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On the walls of the prison at York Castle a stone carving states: 'This prison is a House of Care a grave for man alive. A Touch Stone to thee, friend, no place for man to thrive.' The first priso...
SHERLOCK HOLMES FAQ
DAVE THOMPSON    Book Number: 80932
Published price: $24.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

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Sub-titled 'All That's Left to Know About the World's Greatest Private Detective' now it is your business to know what other people don't know. The book is a one-stop guide to more than a century'...
KILLERS OF THE KING: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I
CHARLES SPENCER    Book Number: 81090
Published price: $18
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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Charles I attempted to rule the country between 1629 and 1640 without the assistance of parliament. His Catholic sympathies found little favour with an increasingly Puritan legislature, which refus...
RUSSIAN ROULETTE
GILES MILTON    Book Number: 81097
Published price: $18
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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Sub-titled 'How British Spies Thwarted Lenin's Plot for Global Revolution', the book is by the author of 'Nathaniel's Nutmeg'. In 1917, a band of Bolshevik revolutionaries stormed Russia's Imperia...
WOMEN WARTIME SPIES
ANN KRAMER    Book Number: 81256
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £8.00
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Probably the most famous women wartime spies were Edith Cavell, Mata Hari and Noor Inyat Khan, though, in a way, they weren't really spies as such. In the case of Edith Cavell, executed in 1915, sh...
SECRET HISTORY OF THE BLITZ
JOSHUA LEVINE    Book Number: 81337
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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This poignant read reveals how British citizens coped through the Blitz of 1940-41, facing shortages of many goods and long periods of boredom in the air raid shelters. Air raids and bombed buildin...
SCARLET WOMEN: The Scandalous Lives of Courtesans
IAN GRAHAM    Book Number: 81233
Published price: $26.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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With stories from the hetaerae of ancient Greece, educated, unmarried decision-making women, the cortigiani onesti of 16th century Venice, the oiran of Edo-period Japan, the demimondaines of 19th c...
BOMBERS AND THE BOMBED: Allied Air War over Europe
RICHARD OVERY    Book Number: 81264
Published price: $36
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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This huge book by a leading historian specialising in World War II covers the whole subject of strategic bombing, with particular emphasis on the thinking behind the deliberate bombing of civilians...
NAZI THUG TO BRITISH MAYOR: Bruno's Story
ANDREW SANGSTER    Book Number: 81530
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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Bruno was a fanatical of Hitler Youth member, taught to hate Jews, although he couldn't understand how the hatred needed to encompass such Jews as the elderly Frau Goldblatt who ran the grocery sho...
BAD COMPANIONS: Six London Murderesses
KATE CLARKE    Book Number: 81538
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £2.75
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Murder is somehow more disturbing when committed by women. The six women featured in this book have a chequered history when it came to prostitution. Two, Sarah Drake and Eliza Fenning, chose not...
IDENTIFYING THE ENGLISH
EDWARD HIGGS    Book Number: 81562
Published price: £35
Bibliophile price: £5.50
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'A History of Personal Identification 1500 to the Present' here is the strange story of the replacement of the seal by the signature, the shift from branding the body of the deviant to t...
HISTORY OF THE LIVES AND BLOODY EXPLOITS:
SKYHORSE PUBLISHING    Book Number: 81572
Published price: $12.95
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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First published in 1855 by Silas Andrus and Son and apparently compiled by a chap by the name of Hartford, this book was one of the first accurate accounts of piracy published for the Victorian rea...
SEVERED: A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found
FRANCES LARSON    Book Number: 81576
Published price: $27.95
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Shrunken heads, trophy heads, framed heads, frozen heads, heads as prizes, as art, as objects of instruction, as symbols of triumph over enemies, this most unusual book investigates the ways in whi...
FIGHTING MEN OF LONDON
ALEX DALEY    Book Number: 81672
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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Sub-titled 'Voices from Inside the Ropes' here is the fascinating untold story that predates the television age, a collection of seven different tales set in a lost fistic era. Daley recreates a g...
PECULIAR CASE OF THE ELECTRIC CONSTABLE
CAROL BAXTER    Book Number: 80908
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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An exciting true tale that reads like a novel, filled with intrigue and set in Victorian England. When Mary Ann Ashlee heard cries and moans coming from the house of her neighbour, Sarah Hart, in S...
KILLER OF LITTLE SHEPHERDS
DOUGLAS STARR    Book Number: 81792
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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"The Killer of Little Shepherds" was a French serial killer whose homicidal spree came a little after our own Jack the Ripper and he actually took more lives than the Whitechapel murderer - but the...
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