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. ...
CRIME, CLEMENCY & CONSEQUENCE IN BRITAIN 1821-1839:
ALISON EATWELL    Book Number: 90354
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...
MURDER BY THE BOOK: The Crime That Shocked Dickens's London
CLAIRE HARMAN    Book Number: 90377
Published price: $26.95
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Hardback

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Relish the gruesome details of this impressively researched historical account of a celebrated Victorian murder with a literary twist. In the early morning of 6th May 1840, on a highly respectable...
AGENT M: The Lives and Spies of MI5's Maxwell Knight
HENRY HEMMING    Book Number: 90545
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £5.75
Product format: Hardback

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Spying is the art of knowing who to trust, and who to betray. Maxwell Knight was perhaps the greatest spymaster in history, rumoured to be the real-life inspiration for the James Bond character 'M'...
NO HANDCUFFS: The Final Word on My War with The Krays
EDDIE RICHARDSON    Book Number: 90300
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
MARY CREIGHTON    Book Number: 90831
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 ...
PRIVATE HEINRICH HIMMLER: Letters of a Mass Murderer
EDITED BY KATRIN HIMMLER    Book Number: 90840
Published price: £21.99
Bibliophile price: £5.50
Product format: Hardback

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'The Himmler Collection' which contained the letters of Marga Himmler to her husband has been a treasure trove for primary historical research for years and a further collection of private document...
PEAKY BLINDERS: The Real Story
CARL CHINN    Book Number: 88247
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
MIRRORPIX    Book Number: 91004
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £5.50
Product format: Hardback

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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
PROFESSOR PATRICIA WILTSHIRE    Book Number: 90827
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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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
R. BUSCHMANN & M. WULZINGER    Book Number: 91149
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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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
HENRY MACRORY    Book Number: 91179
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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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
WALTER SHAPIRO    Book Number: 90789
Published price: $28
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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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
DAVID HOFFMAN    Book Number: 91452
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
WARREN FELLOWS    Book Number: 91457
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...
JIGSAW MAN
PAUL BRITTON    Book Number: 91477
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.75
Product format: Paperback

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Winner of the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award for Non-Fiction, here is the remarkable career of Britain's foremost criminal psychologist. Forensic psychologist Paul Britton asks himse...
SCOTLAND YARD PUZZLE BOOK: Crime Scenes, Conundrums
SINCLAIR MCKAY    Book Number: 91502
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £5.50
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Since its doors opened in 1829, Scotland Yard has used the science of detection to solve the most macabre of murders and catch the most audacious of thieves. This book takes a look through the his...
CASE OF THE VANISHING BLONDE AND OTHER TRUE CRIME STORIES
MARK BOWDEN    Book Number: 91330
Published price: $26
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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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...
OSCAR AND LUCINDA and TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG
PETER CAREY    Book Number: 91382
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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Peter Carey is one of just three writers to have won the Booker Prize twice and here are both of those prizewinning novels in one volume, showcasing his immense imagination and bravura storytelling...
TRIAL OF ADOLF HITLER
DAVID KING    Book Number: 91408
Published price: $18.95
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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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
SAMANTHA PRIESTLEY    Book Number: 91580
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £9.00
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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
ROBERT HUTCHINSON    Book Number: 91600
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
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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
IAN HERNON    Book Number: 91620
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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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
JENNIFER REES & R. STRANGE    Book Number: 91821
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
LEE SERVER    Book Number: 91716
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
JONATHAN GILL    Book Number: 91720
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £5.50
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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...
CRIMES & CRIMINALS OF 17TH CENTURY BRITAIN
DANIEL CODD    Book Number: 91864
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £5.50
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Who was the first murderer who committed an atrocity at an East End brothel in 1691? Was he ever caught? What suspicions lay behind the unfathomable slaughter of three innocent children at a remo...
GREAT SPIES OF THE 20TH CENTURY
PATRICK PESNOT    Book Number: 91867
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £9.00
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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. ...
TREACHERY AND RETRIBUTION
ANDREW RAWSON    Book Number: 91872
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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England's Dukes, Marquesses and Earls 1066-1707 is the subject of this history of England's turbulent times, told through the stories of the country's nobility. The book begins with the Norman Con...
WOMEN AND THE GALLOWS 1797-1837: Unfortunate Wretches
NAOMI CLIFFORD     Book Number: 91873
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £9.00
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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...
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