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- Black & White Publishing 2005; US$ 5.82
The armed guards and Alsatians stayed put as the prison gates slammed shut. ‘I?m going straight,? Paul Ferris announced to the press, then sped off in a waiting car. Before he?d reached the first corner, the journalists were after him. And they weren?t the only ones . . . Paul Ferris ruled crime in Scotland. He had links to London... more...
- John Blake 2012; US$ 8.99
Love and lust are among the most powerful of emotions, but when a joint thirst for violence is thrown into the mix, it creates the ultimate lethal cocktail. These case histories raise the questions of what kind of love proves itself by brutality against innocents, what warped ties of loyalty bind a lover to a mate who murders, and how the balance... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 19.99
An engrossing look inside Al Capone?s murderous ranks.? Kirkus Almost before the gunsmoke from the St. Valentine?s Day Massacre cleared, Chicago police had a suspect: Machine Gun? Jack McGurn. They just couldn?t find him. But two weeks later police found McGurn and his paramour, Louise May Rolfe, holed up at the Stevens Hotel. Both claimed they... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 39.95
Charley "Lucky" Luciano was instrumental to the development of the American Mafia and supervised the attempt to dominate prostitution1in New York City. Not surprisingly, he has been the subject of numerous biographies, exposes, and various works of urban folklore since his death in 1962. This book takes scholarship on Luciano to a new level,... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2011; US$ 15.99
Writer, historian and poet Afua Cooper tells the astonishing story of Marie-Joseph Angélique, a slave woman convicted of starting a fire that destroyed a large part of Montréal in April 1734 and condemned to die a brutal death. In a powerful retelling of Angélique?s story -- now supported by archival illustrations -- Cooper builds on 15 years of research... more...
- Argo-Navis 2012; US$ 9.99
Most Americans regard ?kids who kill? as a modern phenomenon, but the tragic tale of ?Kansas Charley? shows that violent boys are a long-standing problem. Charles Miller was a seventeen?year?old orphan who was hanged in Wyoming in 1892 for a horrific double murder committed when he was only fifteen. This true story takes us into a world of poverty... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.99
Francesca Biagi-Chai?s book - a translation from the French of Le Cas Landru - tackles the issue of criminal responsibility in the case of serial killers, and other 'mad' people who are nonetheless deemed to be answerable before the law. The author, a Lacanian psychoanalyst and senior psychiatrist in France, with extensive experience working in institutional... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 19.99
Why is it that Adelaide, a beautiful city of churches and lush gardens, a place renowned for its support of the arts and culture, has become better known as the epicenter of some of Australia's weirdest and most brutal crimes? One of its denizens seeks the answers in this fascinating investigation. Some crimes are so mysterious or ghastly that they... more...
- John Blake 2002; US$ 6.99
Nicholas van Hoogstraten is a millionaire businessman whose ruthless exploits mean that his name is rarely out of the headlines. Most recently, and most shockingly, he has been found guilty of the manslaughter of a business associate who was shot in the head at point blank range. With a string of wicked deeds behind him, the tycoon has been branded... more...
- Black & White Publishing 2010; US$ 5.82
Paul Ferris was one of Britain’s most feared gangsters for twenty-five years. Now, in Villains, Ferris reveals the real inside story of the villains he met and worked with, the common thugs and big-time players that surrounded him and the world of violence and fear he lived in every day of his life. In Glasgow, London and Manchester, Paul Ferris... more...