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  • Sinister ForcesThe Manson Secretby Peter Levenda; Paul Krassner

    Trine Day 2011; US$ 9.99

    The roots of coincidence and conspiracy in American politics, crime, and culture are investigated in this examination of the connections between religion, political conspiracy, and occultism. Readers are presented with detailed insight into how Charlie Manson became a national bogeyman as well as startling connections between Nobel Prizewinning physicist... more...

  • The Sixteenth Roundby Rubin "Hurricane" Carter

    Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 13.99

    The survivor of a difficult childhood and youth, Rubin Carter rose to become a top contender for the middleweight boxing crown. But his career crashed to a halt on May 26, 1967, when he and another man were found guilty of the murder of three white people in a New Jersey bar. While in prison, Carter chronicled the events that led him from the ring... more...

  • The Silent Donby Scott M. Deitch

    Barricade Books 2007; US$ 9.99

    The Silent Don: The Criminal Underworld of Santo Trafficante Jr. exposes the life and ruthless times of one of America's most powerful and feared mob bosses. With a criminal empire that stretched from the Gulf Coast throughout the Caribbean, Trafficante was linked to drug trafficking, plots to kill Fidel Castro, and the assissination of JFK. Scott... more...

  • Murderers' Rowby Robin Odell; Wilfred Gregg

    The History Press 2011; US$ 13.11

    Criminoloogist Robin Odell has compiled this gruesome gallery of cases from all over the world, revealing the growth in serial slayings, contract killings and middle-class murders and investigating what motivates people to commit the ultimate crime. As well as gangsters and ordinary felons, the book includes doctors, millionaries, housewives, children,... more...

  • Murder by Poisonby Nicola Sly

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.36

    Murder by poison is often thought of as a crime mainly committed by women, ususally to despatch an unwanted spouse or children. While there are indeed many infamous female poisoners, such as Mary Ann Cotton, who is believed to have claimed at least twenty victims between 1860 and 1872, and Mary Wilson, who killed her husbands and lovers in the 1950s... more...

  • Vendettaby Paul Ferris; Reg McKay

    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 firms, Manchester... more...

  • Deadly Valentinesby Jeffrey Gusfield

    Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    ?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...

  • Lucky Lucianoby William Donati

    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...

  • Serial Killersby Francesca Biagi-Chai

    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...

  • Villainsby Paul Ferris; Reg McKay

    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 knew... more...