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  • Whitechapel's Sherlock Holmesby Dick Kirby

    Wharncliffe 2014; US$ 23.99

    The story of Fred Wensley, a Somerset gardener who joined the Metropolitan Police in 1888 and retired, forty-one years later as Chief Constable of the CID, is an extraordinary one. After an abortive attempt to catch 'Jack the Ripper' by nailing strips of bicycle tyres to the soles of his boots, Wensley got stuck into arresting the ne'er-do-wells... more...

  • The Complete Detectiveby Rupert Hughes; Erle Stanley Gardner

    M. Evans & Company 2014; US$ 9.99

    The fascinating cases of real-life detective Rupert Schindler details 25 cases he solved during the Thirties and Forties. It provides fascinating insights on both Schindler and the era during which he was solving crimes. more...

  • Before I Sleepby Ray Whitrod; Matthew Condon

    University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 12.99

     In the early 1970s, Queensland was a haven for crooks from both sides of the law. It was into this hothouse that Ray Whitrod was controversially appointed as police commissioner in 1970. Just six years later he resigned from the head role of the Queensland Police Force, no longer willing to tolerate the interference of the Bjelke-Petersen government.... more...

  • Fair Copby Christine Nixon; Jo Chandler

    Melbourne University Press 2011; US$ 6.65

    Honest and engaging, this memoir reveals Australia's first female chief commissioner's remarkable rise through the police ranks. A police officer for more than 35 years, Christine Nixon shares the pressures of a life in the public eye and coping with difficult aspects of the job, such as losing a colleague in the line of duty. more...

  • Bentby James Morton; Susanna Lobez

    Melbourne University Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    All police forces great and small have had incidents of corruption that bedevil the thousands of decent officers who serve the public. Morton and Lobez have illustrated, in several Gangland books, that Australia almost certainly has out-ganged other countries and that in terms of Aussie Stings, Australia cons above its weight. Now they turn their... more...

  • Ruseby Robert Eringer

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 24.95

    For nearly ten years beginning in 1993, Robert Eringer lived a clandestine life of intrigue, conducting a spectrum of covert operations for the FBI?s foreign counterintelligence division. His primary assignment: to lure American traitor Edward Lee Howard to capture. About to be arrested by the FBI for spying for Moscow, CIA officer Howard defected... more...

  • Bullets, Bombs, and Fast Talkby James Botting

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 26.95

    A desperate gunman holds a planeload of innocent passengers hostage. A heavily armed cult leader refuses to leave his compound, threatening mass suicide by a hundred of his brainwashed followers. A neo-Nazi militant in a cabin hideout keeps federal agents at bay with gunfire. A baby disappears; his only trace is an ominous ransom call to his parents.... more...

  • Citizen Hooverby Jay Rober Nash

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1972; US$ 43.99

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  • Tragedy on Jackass Mountainby Charles Scheideman

    Harbour Publishing 2011; US$ 24.99

    Former RCMP Sergeant Charlie Scheideman, author of Policing the Fringe: The Curious Life of a Small-Town Mountie , is back with the same wry humour and a new collection of incredible stories drawn from his twenty-seven years of patrolling the small communities of the interior of British Columbia. These new adventures have him re-polishing his boots... more...

  • All Fall Downby Matthew Condon

    University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    Continuing on from the bestselling true crime stories Three Crooked Kings and Jacks and Jokers , All Fall Down follows Terry Lewis as he becomes police commissioner and the era of corruption at the highest levels of the police and government goes on. As the Queensland police become more connected with their corrupt colleagues in Sydney, the era... more...