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...
KENT MURDER AND MAYHEM
ROY INGLETON    Book Number: 85924
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £2.75
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...
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...
TALES FROM THE DEAD-HOUSE
RICHARD WHITTINGTON-EGAN    Book Number: 86790
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £2.25
Product format: Paperback

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A collection of macabre true crimes, the grand doyen of Ripperology Richard Whittington-Egan accesses the murderous brushwork of the painter William Hepper, the poisonous machinations of the widow...
ONE LONG NIGHT: A Global History of Concentration Camps
ANDREA PITZER    Book Number: 86587
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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Here for the first time is a chronological and geopolitical history of concentration camps. Beginning with 1890s Cuba, Andrea Pitzer documents concentration camps from the Philippines and Southern...
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...
HOME IN THE COUNTRY
SHEELAGH MAWE    Book Number: 83999
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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It was a sunny day in 1940, Britain was at war, and Sarah age five and her brother James, six, were sitting at the table watching their mother pour the tea. Suddenly she broke the news. 'It's your ...
DARK CITY: THE REAL LOS ANGELES NOIR
JIM HEIMANN    Book Number: 84159
Bibliophile price: £37.50
Product format: Hardback

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Warning, some very bloody, gory and graphic murder scene photos. Glamorous Hollywood legends like Marilyn Monroe shared a dirty mean city with 'Juvies' ready to wreak havoc on the streets or the W...
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...
DEATH IN THE AIR: The True Story of a Serial Killer
KATE WINKLER DAWSON    Book Number: 87568
Published price: £20.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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While a deadly, thick smog held London hostage for five days in December 1952, a killer stalked the streets under the cloak of polluted darkness, John Reginald Christie. Kate Winkler Dawson is a se...
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...
PLOTS AGAINST HITLER
DANNY ORBACH    Book Number: 88015
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Hardback

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Hitler's rise to power in 1933 precipitated a series of anti-Hitler plots involving some of the most senior officers in the Nazi administration. Among them was the chief of General Staff, Ludwig Be...
REBELLION IN THE REIGN OF CHARLES II
JULIAN WHITEHEAD    Book Number: 87829
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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Charles II is the 'Merry Monarch' a fun-loving King with several mistresses including pretty cockney girl, Nell Gwynn. We remember him as the adventurous young man who hid in an oak tree to escape...
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...
PLOTS AGAINST HITLER
DANNY ORBACH    Book Number: 88430
Published price: $15.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Paperback

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Hitler's rise to power in 1933 precipitated a series of anti-Hitler plots involving some of the most senior officers in the Nazi administration. Among them was the chief of General Staff, Ludwig Be...
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: £4.50
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...
LEGACY OF SPIES
JOHN LE CARRE    Book Number: 88519
Published price: £17
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Paperback

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The first Smiley story for 25 years, this was chosen as Book of the Year by the TLS and the Times in 2017 on publication and is 'vintage Le Carré'. 'Immensely clever, breathtaking'. Peter Guillam...
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...
SPY THE LIE
PHILIP HOUSTON & MICHAEL FLOYD    Book Number: 89004
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £1.75
Product format: Paperback

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Sub-titled 'Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception', the book features real-life case studies and experiences in the field involving turned assets, KGB moles and criminal government ...
EVIL WOMEN: Deadlier Than The Male
JOHN MARLOWE    Book Number: 88486
Published price: $12.99
Bibliophile price: £2.75
Product format: Paperback

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Among the 34 cases covered are Pamela Smart, a volunteer at a high school drug awareness programme, who urged her 15 year old lover and his friends to kill her husband. Nancy Kissel, an ex-pat Ame...
PATRIOT OR TRAITOR: The Life and Death of Sir Walter Ralegh
ANNA BEER    Book Number: 88495
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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A combination of striking good looks, dazzling talent and naked ambition enabled Sir Walter Ralegh to rise through the ranks as a soldier and become captain of the guard to Queen Elizabeth I. His c...
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: £9.00
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...
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