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- John Blake Publishing 2007; US$ 11.99
John Bindon is a modern legend. A fine screen presence and a powerful figure in London's underworld, his film-star looks, charm and talent brought him worldwide exposure. His story reads like the plot of a movie which Big John himself might have landed a part in. Usually typecast in tough-guy roles, his on-screen persona was chillingly close to the... more...
- Saddleback Educational Publishing 2012; US$ 11.95
Discover the astonishing true stories--that will make readers laugh, cry, and gasp--behind the headlines: Fugitive Slave Recaptured, Adolf Eichmann, Prisoners in Alcatraz, DC Snipers, Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden, and more. This series of nonfiction readers will grab a student's interest from the very first page! Designed with struggling readers... more...
- Pocket Books 2012; US$ 16.00
A MONSTER PREYED UPON THE CHILDREN OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY BOSTON. HIS CRIMES WERE APPALLING -- AND YET HE WAS LITTLE MORE THAN A CHILD HIMSELF. When fourteen-year-old Jesse Pomeroy was arrested in 1874, a nightmarish reign of terror over an unsuspecting city came to an end. "The Boston Boy Fiend" was imprisoned at last. But the complex questions... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00
Former Prussian soldier Herman "Baron" Lamm (1890-1930) adapted his military training to a much less noble occupation after moving to America, developing a reputation as one of history's most brilliant and efficient bank robbers. Lamm's time fell between Butch Cassidy and John Dillinger's notorious careers, and Lamm never received... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2006; US$ 9.99
They Surround me and get me in a headlock. Everyone gets a boot in. So I lean down and twist the guys b******s. He Lets go and I grab a glass and slice him across the face. A Piece of flesh goes flying across the room. 'Who else wants a visit to the hospital?' I yell as everything kicks off...Malcolm Price was born to fight. Even as a child it wasn't... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2007; US$ 7.99
...Within half an hour, the place was buzzing. 'The airport's been shut down.' 'Bank robbers have dumped a car.' 'They've taken hostages.' 'They're tying to get out of the country.' The gossip ranged wide and wild as rumours spread. I got a lift back to the main terminal buildings and spotted our getaway car, highlighted by a ring of police and their... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2007; US$ 3.99
Two names reigned supreme in London's underworld in the sixties - Ronnie and Reggie Kray; and it wasn't until 1969 that the twins went down at Brixton Prison for murder. I was only seventeen, on remand up in Risley, Warrington, for nicking a furniture lorry. Most of the lads in there had newspaper photos of the Krays stuck up on their cell walls. They... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 21.00
In this brilliant history of Prohibition and its most notorious gangster, acclaimed biographer Laurence Bergreen takes us to the gritty streets of Chicago where Al Capone forged his sinister empire. Bergreen shows the seedy and glamorous sides of the age, the rise of Prohibition, the illicit liquor trade, the battlefield that was Chicago. Delving... more...
- Black & White Publishing 2011; US$ 4.99
Archibald Hall was one of our most enigmatic criminals. A man of multiple personae, Hall became more widely known as Roy Fontaine, the Monster Butler. But how did this one-time petty thief from Glasgow end up fleecing the wealthy aristocracy in London and beyond before becoming one of Britain's most notorious serial killers? And, along the way, how... more...
- Black & White Publishing 2008; US$ 3.99
The true story behind the notorious serial killer Peter Manuel, and Detective William Muncie's quest to bring him to justice, recently dramatised in the major ITV drama In Plain Sight . In a two-year killing spree, Peter Manuel terrorised a city . As the people of Glasgow held their breath and anxiously awaited news, Peter Manuel killed Anne Kneilands,... more...