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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Glasgow's Godfatherby Robert Jeffrey

    Black & White Publishing 2011; US$ 2.90

    Walter Norval was a man marked by destiny to be a career criminal in one of Britain's hardest cities. As a boy he grew up in a world of illegal betting, violent canal bank pitch-and-toss schools, sleazy dance halls, brothels and bars where the denizens of the slums in the north side of Glasgow slaked gargantuan thirsts and plotted murder and mayhem.... more...

  • The Making of Lee Boyd Malvoby Carmeta Albarus; Jonathan Mack

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 25.99

    In October of 2002, a series of sniper attacks paralyzed the Washington Beltway, turning normally placid gas stations, parking lots, restaurants, and school grounds into chaotic killing fields. After the spree, ten people were dead and several others wounded. The perpetrators were forty-one-year-old John Allen Muhammad and his seventeen-year-old protégé,... more...

  • Bindon: Fighter, Gangster, Lover - The True Story of John Bindon, a Modern Legendby Wensley Clarkson

    John Blake Publishing 2007; US$ 7.28

    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...

  • Mad Frank's Britainby Frank Fraser; James Morton

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.27

    Mad Frankie Fraser has become a household name, known to millions as one of London's most notorious gangsters. In Mad Frank's London - his fourth book - Frank continues the shocking stories of his life of crime. Frankie Fraser recalls the good and the bad times, brings the criminals of his acquaintance to life, and guides us through the darker streets... more...