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- The History Press 2015; US$ 24.78
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 would have ended... more...
- Lyons Press 2013; US$ 17.99
A vain man of good looks but no family ties to the Mob, Vincent ?Vinny Gorgeous? Basciano worked his way up to acting boss of the Bonanno crime family, becoming its leader when official boss Joseph Massino went to prison in 2003. When the Mafia was crawling with secret operatives and informants caving to government pressure to flip, Basciano steadfastly... more...
- Marshall Cavendish 2014; US$ 16.99
On 15 September 2003, two Singaporean students at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Tony Tan Poh Chuan and Tay Chow Lyang, were brutally murdered in their apartment. More than eight months later, their housemate and fellow Singaporean, Ram Tiwary, was arrested for their murders. Although Ram proclaimed innocence, he was found guilty in 2006... more...
- Barricade Books 2015; US$ 9.99
Father of Organized Crime, Lucky Luciano?born poor in Sicily, came to New York?s Lower East Side in the early 1920s. His pals were Irish, Jewish and Italian?s criminals. During WWII, Lucky made a deal with the US Government freeing him from prison, returning to Italy, working for the Allies. At war?s end back in America his Cuban Casino connection... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24
From the freewheeling rush of hijacking trucks to the brutal race wars that marked his decade-long stint in jail, former Mafia insider Louis Ferrante describes his remarkable journey from rising mobster to federal prison inmate to full-time writer. As Louis Ferrante tells it, the bottom line was money?and his word was good. During his teenage years,... 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...
- John Blake Publishing 2010; US$ 7.28
On Wednesday 2nd June 2010, the villages and towns of West Cumbria awoke to an ordinary sunny day. Hours later, 12 people lay dead and 11 more were wounded after taxi driver Derrick Bird embarked on a terrifying killing spree. This is the tragic story of one of Britain's most shocking criminal atrocities. more...
- Springer Netherlands 2007; Not Available
My ?rst encounter with the world of crime and punishment was more than two decades ago, and it has since undergone vast changes. No one could have foreseen that crime-related problems would occupy such a prominent position in cultural awareness. Crime is on the rise, the public attention devoted to it has increased even more, and its political importance... more...
- Atria Books 2007; US$ 20.95
In this ?energetic? ( Publishers Weekly ) memoir, Victor Woods vividly recounts a trouble-filled and misunderstood coming-of-age in the suburbs of Chicago, the rollercoaster ride that led him to captain a multi-million dollar counterfeit scheme, and his life-changing stint in federal prison. In 1990, Victor Woods was charged by the US federal government... more...