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True crime books

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Recently Published

The Krays: The Prison Years by David Meikle, Kate Beal Blyth The Krays: The Prison Years
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In the 60s, Ronnie and Reggie Kray were Britain's most notorious gangsters. The Twins began earning more money inside than they ever did on the streets. The Krays: The Prison Years explores the fascinating and largely untold story of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

The Mafia by Al Cimino The Mafia


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

The Thieves of Threadneedle Street The Incredible True Story of the American Forgers Who Nearly Broke the Bank of England by Nicholas Booth The Thieves of Threadneedle Street The Incredible True Story of the American Forgers Who Nearly Broke the Bank of England


Format: Paperback - Released: 14/11/2017

I Couldn't Even Imagine That They Would Kill Us An Oral History of the Attacks Against the Students of Ayotzinapa by John Gibler, Ariel Dorfman I Couldn't Even Imagine That They Would Kill Us An Oral History of the Attacks Against the Students of Ayotzinapa
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Harrowing personal narratives describing how Mexican authorities killed, injured, and disappeared scores of students and others in a still-unsolved crime.
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/11/2017

Dead Reckoning How I Came to Meet the Man Who Murdered My Father by Carys Cragg Dead Reckoning How I Came to Meet the Man Who Murdered My Father


Format: Paperback - Released: 14/11/2017

Member of the Family by Dianne Lake Member of the Family

In this poignant and disturbing memoir of lost innocence, coercion, survival, and healing, Dianne Lake chronicles her years with Charles Manson, revealing for the first time how she became the youngest member of his Family and offering new insights into...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

On The Run by Gina Hall, Gregg Hill On The Run
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The CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction Award winning true story behind GoodfellasBy the son and daughter of Henry Hill - immortalised in the book Wiseguy and the Martin Scorsese film Goodfellas - On The Run is the harrowing account of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

The Sleep of Reason The James Bulger Case by David James Smith The Sleep of Reason The James Bulger Case

A sensitive and definitive account, The Sleep of Reason achieves a unique understanding of the James Bulger case, and comes as close as may ever be possible to explaining how two ten-year-olds could kill.
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

Bloodstained Louisiana Twelve Murder Cases, 1896-1934 by Alan G. Gauthreaux Bloodstained Louisiana Twelve Murder Cases, 1896-1934

Like most states, Louisiana holds mysterious and nefarious secrets about a murderous past. Bloodstained Louisiana profiles some of the most controversial (and some forgotten) homicide cases in the state's history. This macabre study demonstrates the murkiest depths of the killer...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

Unsolved Child Murders Eighteen American Cases, 1956-1998 by Emily G. Thompson Unsolved Child Murders Eighteen American Cases, 1956-1998

Unsolved child murders are almost a daily occurrence - of nearly 52,000 juvenile homicides in the US between 1980 and 2008, more than 20 percent remain open. Drawing on FBI reports, police and court records, and interviews with victims' families,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

Hunting El Chapo Taking Down the World's Most-Wanted Drug-Lord by Cole Merrell, Douglas Century Hunting El Chapo Taking Down the World's Most-Wanted Drug-Lord
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The incredible, untold story of the American agent who captured El Chapo, the world's most-wanted drug-lord.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

The Jolly Roger Social Club A True Story of a Killer in Paradise by Nick Foster The Jolly Roger Social Club A True Story of a Killer in Paradise

The true story of a series of audacious killings by 'Wild Bill' Holbert (currently in prison and awaiting trial) that shook the shadowy ex-pat community in Panama
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

Killing Albert Berch by Alan Berch Hollingsworth, Yvonne Kauger Killing Albert Berch
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In 1923, a white hotel owner in rural Oklahoma took a bullet to protect his black employee. They were then killed by a mob, and newspapers from Dallas to the East Coast covered the crime. This true story sent ripples...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

Mindhunter by John Douglas, Mark Olshaker Mindhunter
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Now retired, Douglas can let us inside the FBI elite serial crime unit and into the disturbed minds of some of the most savage serial killers in the world. what it was like to submerge himself mentally in the world...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2017

Coming Soon

Beautifully Cruel by M. William Phelps Beautifully Cruel


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/11/2017

Now Prisoner Within Murder, Riot and Crime in Old Argyll by Lindsay Campbell Now Prisoner Within Murder, Riot and Crime in Old Argyll

Don't draw your dirk in old Argyll - The Fiscal's watching! Twelve previously untold stories of violent crime, riot, theft, psychopathy and fraud.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/11/2017

Life and Death on Little Ross The Story of an Island, a Lighthouse and its Keepers by David R. Collin Life and Death on Little Ross The Story of an Island, a Lighthouse and its Keepers

A tale of 117 years of devotion to duty, peacefulness and calm, disrupted forever by a day of inexplicable violence. It also tells of a community's battle to have a lighthouse built and includes extracts from a lighthouse keeper's detailed...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

From the Krays to Drug Busts in the Caribbean by Ian Brown From the Krays to Drug Busts in the Caribbean

From Lake District bobby to the Met Police, Flying Squad and drug squad in the Caribbean, Ian Brown spent almost thirty years in the police force
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Burned at the Stake The Life and Death of Mary Channing by Summer Strevens Burned at the Stake The Life and Death of Mary Channing

The first comprehensive re-telling of Mary Channing's life and death since the sensationalised publication chronicling her criminality and dramatic demise appeared in print in 1706.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Mary Queen of Scots Downfall The Life and Murder of Henry, Lord Darnley by Robert Stedall Mary Queen of Scots Downfall The Life and Murder of Henry, Lord Darnley

Fascinating new biography in to the life and death of Lord Darnley, both comprehensive and engaging.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

In the Mind of a Female Serial Killer by Stephen Jakobi In the Mind of a Female Serial Killer

Focussing on four female serial killers, Stephen Jakobi unearths their grisly histories in forensic detail.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

The Devil at Genesee Junction The Murders of Kathy Bernhard and George-Ann Formicola, 6/66 by Michael Benson The Devil at Genesee Junction The Murders of Kathy Bernhard and George-Ann Formicola, 6/66

The Devil at Genesee Junction recalls the mutilation murders of George-Ann Formiciola and Catherine Ann Bernhard that happened in June 1966 in the backfields of Chili, NY. The author, along with the help of a mother of one of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

Gangland Chicago Criminality and Lawlessness in the Windy City by Richard C. Lindberg Gangland Chicago Criminality and Lawlessness in the Windy City

Chicago and its history are defined by such notorious crime figures as Al Capone and John Dillinger. Gangland Chicago vividly recounts the evolution of street gangs in Chicago before Capone and Dillinger, and the rise of organized crime that earned...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

The Freach and Keen Murders The True Story of the Crime That Shocked and Changed a Community Forever by Kathleen P. Munley, Paul R. Mazzoni The Freach and Keen Murders The True Story of the Crime That Shocked and Changed a Community Forever
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Kathleen P. Munley and Paul R. Mazzoni give an insider's look the Commonwealth v. William J. Wright trial, looking at how a murderer was able to slip through the cracks of the criminal justice system. This book captivatingly and successfully...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

Vulgar Favours The Assassination of Gianni Versace by Maureen Orth Vulgar Favours The Assassination of Gianni Versace

Drawing on over 400 interviews and thousands of pages of police reports, Orth recounts in gripping detail how Cunanan became one of America's most notorious serial killers, evading the police and leaving his other victims' families in disarray.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/12/2017

Victorian Murders by Jan Bondeson Victorian Murders

Eighty-five Victorian murder cases from the files of the Illustrated Police News.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/12/2017

White Boy Rick My Time as an Undercover Teenage Drug Informant for the FBI by Richard Wershe, Scott Burnstein White Boy Rick My Time as an Undercover Teenage Drug Informant for the FBI
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Soon to be a major motion picture with Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Jason LeighMeet the boy who ruled the streets of Detroit - and served most of his life in prison as a result.In 1980's Detroit, Rick was a teenage...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2018

Murder by Numbers Fascinating Figures behind the World's Worst Crimes by James Moore Murder by Numbers Fascinating Figures behind the World's Worst Crimes

A unique history of crime revealed through the key numbers associated with famous murders
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/01/2018

Bones A Story of Brothers, a Champion Horse and the Race to Stop America's Most Brutal Cartel by Joe Tone Bones A Story of Brothers, a Champion Horse and the Race to Stop America's Most Brutal Cartel

Two brothers live parallel lives on either side of the US-Mexico border. This is the dramatic true story of how their worlds collided in a major criminal conspiracy.
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/01/2018

Other books in this genre

Chasing Phil The Adventures of Two Undercover FBI Agents with the World's Most Charming Con Man by David Howard Chasing Phil The Adventures of Two Undercover FBI Agents with the World's Most Charming Con Man

`Christ! You guys look like a couple of Feds.' 1977, the Thunderbird Motel. J.J. Wedick and Jack Brennan - Two fresh-faced FBI agents were about to go undercover. Their target: the charismatic, globe-trotting con man Phil Kitzer, who was responsible...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

Gangland Boston A Tour Through the Deadly Streets of Organized Crime by Emily Sweeney Gangland Boston A Tour Through the Deadly Streets of Organized Crime

A guided tour of Boston's underworld, revealing the places where deals were made, people were killed, and bodies were unearthed Organized criminals have played a major role in Greater Boston's history, lurking just around the corner or inside that nondescript...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

The World's Worst Criminals by Charlotte Greig The World's Worst Criminals


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

The Who's Who of British Crime In the Twentieth Century by Jim Morris The Who's Who of British Crime In the Twentieth Century

The most notorious criminals in recent British history, brought together in one book. A darkly fascinating look at the changing face of crime.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Hotel Scarface Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami by Roben Farzad Hotel Scarface Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami

Hollywood royalty, rock stars, and models flocked to the hotel's club to order bottle after bottle of Dom and to snort lines alongside narcos, hit men, and gunrunners, all while marathon orgies burned upstairs in elaborate fantasy suites.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

Launched into Eternity Crime and Punishment, Hitmen and Hangmen by David Leslie Launched into Eternity Crime and Punishment, Hitmen and Hangmen

Launched Into Eternity is a fascinating account of crime and public punishment in Scotland; from bloody Viking penalties right through to Robert Smith's five minutes of fame in 1868.
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/10/2017

Black Dahlia, Red Rose The Crime, Corruption, and Cover-Up of America's Greatest Unsolved Murder by Piu Eatwell Black Dahlia, Red Rose The Crime, Corruption, and Cover-Up of America's Greatest Unsolved Murder

With startling new evidence, this gripping reexamination of the Black Dahlia murder offers a definitive theory of a quintessential American crime.
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2017

Goat Castle A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South by Karen L. Cox Goat Castle A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South

In 1932, the city of Natchez, Mississippi, reckoned with an unexpected influx of journalists and tourists as the lurid story of a local murder was splashed across headlines nationwide. Two eccentrics, Richard Dana and Octavia Dockery-known in the press as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2017

The Bayou Strangler Louisiana's Most Gruesome Serial Killer by Fred (Emeritus Harvard Medical School Us) Rosen The Bayou Strangler Louisiana's Most Gruesome Serial Killer


Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2017

Vulgar Favours The Assassination of Gianni Versace by Maureen Orth Vulgar Favours The Assassination of Gianni Versace

Drawing on over 400 interviews and thousands of pages of police reports, Orth recounts in gripping detail how Cunanan became one of America's most notorious serial killers, evading the police and leaving his other victims' families in disarray.
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2017

Foster's Book of Irish Murder by Allen Foster Foster's Book of Irish Murder


Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017

Grafters - Mancs Abroad More Inside Stories from Europe's Most Prolific Sneak Thieves by Marcus Blaney, Stuart Campbell, Shaun Ryder Grafters - Mancs Abroad More Inside Stories from Europe's Most Prolific Sneak Thieves
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Mad City The True Story of the Campus Murders that America Forgot by Michael A. Arntfield Mad City The True Story of the Campus Murders that America Forgot


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Mad City The True Story of the Campus Murders that America Forgot by Michael A. Arntfield Mad City The True Story of the Campus Murders that America Forgot


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Blood on the Page by Thomas Harding Blood on the Page

It's a story that has been described in the press and by the leading detective (now retired) as the `greatest whodunnit' of recent years: an extraordinary tale of isolation, deception, espionage and brutal violence, stretching from the quiet streets of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

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