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. ...
CENSORS AT WORK: How States Shaped Literature
ROBERT DARNTON    Book Number: 82568
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £1.75
Product format: Hardback

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Censorship by the state has never been a more urgent issue as we confront the problems of internet pornography and terrorist propaganda. On the other hand, we proudly boast of our commitment to fre...
BARDELL V. PICKWICK: A Dickens of a Case
PERCY FITZGERALD    Book Number: 83886
Published price: £9
Bibliophile price: £1.75
Product format: Paperback

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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...
GREAT SHERLOCK HOLMES PUZZLE BOOK
DR GARETH MOORE    Book Number: 84470
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £2.25
Product format: Paperback

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We are offered the rare privilege of accompanying the most singular of detectives, Sherlock Holmes, on many of his renowned cases. His cranial cogitations are majestic in their profundity, observi...
DEADLY SISTERHOOD
LEONIE FRIEDA    Book Number: 84341
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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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
Product format: Paperback

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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...
ASSASSINATION GENERATION: Video Games, Aggression
DAVE GROSSMAN    Book Number: 84196
Published price: $26
Bibliophile price: £1.50
Product format: Hardback

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Grossman is a soldier with 24 years' experience, a keynote speaker at the conference of Vietnam Veterans and a professor of military science at Arkansas State University. He now spends his time dr...
WIKILEAKS FILES: The World According To US Empire
INTRODUCED BY JULIAN ASSNGE    Book Number: 84236
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £4.75
Product format: Paperback

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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
Product format: Paperback

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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...
MIDNIGHT AT THE PERA PALACE: The Birth of Modern Istanbul
CHARLES KING    Book Number: 85036
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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The Pera Palace, the most luxurious hotel in Istanbul (or Constantinople as it was originally called) was established in 1892 for clients of the Orient Express who would arrive in the capital of th...
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...
MURDERS OF LONDON
DAVID LONG    Book Number: 85504
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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Sub-titled 'In the Steps of the Capital's Killers', from the Ratcliffe highway murders to the siege of Sidney Street via the Kray twins and Dr Crippen, we find out what drove Joe Meek, pop's space ...
BEGGARS, CHEATS AND FORGERS: A History of Frauds
DAVID THOMAS    Book Number: 85595
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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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
Product format: Paperback

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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...
FOUL DEEDS AND SUSPICIOUS DEATHS AROUND DERBY
KEVIN TURTON    Book Number: 85918
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Paperback

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True crime never ceases to fascinate, and this collection of 21 murders in the Derby area in the 19th and 20th centuries makes page-turning reading. One of the most extraordinary is the 1927 murde...
KENT MURDER AND MAYHEM
ROY INGLETON    Book Number: 85924
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £5.50
Product format: Paperback

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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: £4.50
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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...
COPS & ROBBERS: The Story of the British Police Car
ANT ANSTEAD    Book Number: 85655
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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Lovely period brochures the author never knew existed and colour photographs in a centre section showcase some of his favourite police cars, fast cars for high-speed pursuits and the need for pract...
SHERLOCK HOLMES' FIENDISH PUZZLES
DR JOHN WATSON    Book Number: 85680
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Hardback

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Step back into a gaslit time to join the famous sleuth resolve riddles, The Cult of the Red Star, The Third Curiosity, Grains of Sand, The Shoreditch Bank, In Paris. "My mind rebels at stagnation....
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...
THE COMMANDANT: The Rudolf Hoess Text
EDITED BY JURG AMANN    Book Number: 85990
Published price: £10
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Hardback

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In his own words, a vivid, horrific and unflinching look into the mind of the Auschwitz Commandant. While awaiting execution after the war, Rudolf Hoess, the reviled SS Commandant of the Auschwitz...
DEATH ON THE WATERWAYS
ALLAN SCOTT-DAVIES    Book Number: 85991
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £3.25
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...
GREAT CONSPIRACY: Britain's Secret War
CARLOS DE LA HUERTA    Book Number: 86008
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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...
GREAT ESCAPES: The Story of MI9's WW2 Escape
BARBARA A.BOND    Book Number: 86031
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Delve into the secret world of MI9, a new military intelligence branch, and discover its historical background and purpose behind its creation, its secret mapping programme and its unique place in ...
ANONYMOUS SOLDIERS: The Struggle for Israel 1917-1947
BRUCE HOFFMANN    Book Number: 85889
Published price: £26.50
Bibliophile price: £5.50
Product format: Hardback

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At the heart of this landmark history book is the question "Does terrorism work?" and there is no easy answer, but the pervasiveness of terrorism in the 21st century is evidence that its perpetrato...
WICKED BOY: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer
KATE SUMMERSCALE    Book Number: 85902
Published price: $28
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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On 8 July 1895 Robert aged 13 and a plater at West Ham Docks, and Nathanael (Nattie) Coombes aged 12 set off from their home in Plaistow to go and see W.G. Grace playing at Lord's cricket ground. T...
YOUNG KIM PHILBY
EDWARD HARRISON    Book Number: 85016
Published price: £60
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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This new biography of the notorious traitor re-examines the crucial early years of Soviet spy and British Intelligence Officer, Kim Philby's work as a Soviet agent using private papers and document...
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