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Once Upon a Crime - I Grew Up in Britain's Hardest City, Where the Only Way to Survive Was on Your WitsJohn Blake Publishing 2012; US$ 8.74
This is the true story of Jimmy Cryans. A story of growing up in Glasgow's east end during the fifties and sixties and how he became involved in a life of crime. Jimmy speaks about the various characters he met and his dealings with some of Britain's major criminals. He reveals how petty theft and shoplifting quickly snowballed into armed robbery with... more...
- Melbourne University Publishing 2014; US$ 13.33
Once upon a time in Melbourne there was a gigolo who thought he was a vampire. He bit the tongue off a prostitute and was then murdered in broad daylight on a suburban street. His execution, top brass believed, was organised by police. The aftershocks of this killing?and the murder of a state witness and his wife inside their fortress home?rocked... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 8.99
From a pair of New York Times bestselling authors with unparalleled access comes an in-depth account of the manhunt for Joran van der Sloot, one of the most reviled accused criminals in the world In May 2005, Natalee Holloway disappeared from a high school trip to Aruba. Five years to the day later, twenty-one-year-old Stephany Flores was reported... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99
Written during World War I by Harry Brodribb Irving, this is a study of the crimes of some of the world's most infamous criminals. Irving spent much of his life in the theatre, and his flair for the dramatic is displayed in his writings.He went on to found 'Our Society' with, amongst others, Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle. 'Our... more...
- Andrews UK 2013; US$ 3.99
Ronnie Biggs is widely known for his part in the Great Train Robbery of 1963, his subsequent escape from prison, and notoriety as he lived as a fugitive around the globe with his family. Biggs story has been well documented over the years but how much do you really know about the man behind the headlines? The Ronnie Biggs Quiz Book is your chance... more...
- Basic Books 2011; US$ 18.99
History remembers Arnold Rothstein as the man who fixed the 1919 World Series, an underworld genius. The real-life model for The Great Gatsby?s Meyer Wolfsheim and Nathan Detroit from Guys and Dolls, Rothstein was much more?and less?than a fixer of baseball games. He was everything that made 1920s Manhattan roar. Featuring Jazz Age Broadway with its... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2004; US$ 4.36
When Kate Kray wrote" Pretty Boy, " she interviewed scores of people. Almost without exception, as she was leaving, they would say to her, "I'll tell you something about Roy--but don't tell him I told you..." These stories were too shocking and close to the bone to include without Roy's permission, and now that permission has been granted. "Roy Shaw... more...
- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 15.13
Sie erhitzen die Gemüter, bieten attraktiven Stoff für die Medien und fordern Politik und Justiz heraus. Skandale beschäftigen den Obstverkäufer genauso wie den Journalisten und den Politiker. Rücktritte, Titelaberkennungen und "Shitstorms" sind jedoch nur eine Seite der Medaille: Skandale erfüllen auch eine wichtige gesellschaftliche Funktion.... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 24.78
<div>Late in 1873, London was gripped by the astonishing story emerging from the highest court in the land, where four American conmen were on trial for attempting the greatest financial scam the world had ever seen. Their leader, Austin Bidwell, had hatched a plan of devilish ingenuity which were it not for one tiny stroke of bad luck... more...