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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...

  • Killer Couplesby Tammy Cohen

    John Blake 2012; US$ 8.99

    Love and lust are among the most powerful of emotions, but when a joint thirst for violence is thrown into the mix, it creates the ultimate lethal cocktail. These case histories raise the questions of what kind of love proves itself by brutality against innocents, what warped ties of loyalty bind a lover to a mate who murders, and how the balance... more...

  • Deadly Valentinesby Jeffrey Gusfield

    Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    “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...

  • The Hanging of Angeliqueby Afua Cooper

    HarperCollins Canada 2011; US$ 15.99

    Writer, historian and poet Afua Cooper tells the astonishing story of Marie-Joseph Angélique, a slave woman convicted of starting a fire that destroyed a large part of Montréal in April 1734 and condemned to die a brutal death. In a powerful retelling of Angélique?s story -- now supported by archival illustrations -- Cooper builds on 15 years of research... more...

  • Kansas Charleyby Joan Jacobs Brumberg

    Argo-Navis 2012; US$ 9.99

    Most Americans regard ?kids who kill? as a modern phenomenon, but the tragic tale of ?Kansas Charley? shows that violent boys are a long-standing problem. Charles Miller was a seventeen?year?old orphan who was hanged in Wyoming in 1892 for a horrific double murder committed when he was only fifteen. This true story takes us into a world of poverty... more...

  • The Cruel Cityby Stephen Orr

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 19.99

    Why is it that Adelaide, a beautiful city of churches and lush gardens, a place renowned for its support of the arts and culture, has become better known as the epicenter of some of Australia's weirdest and most brutal crimes? One of its denizens seeks the answers in this fascinating investigation. Some crimes are so mysterious or ghastly that they... 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... 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 Man Who Would Be Jackby David Bullock

    Biteback Publishing 2012; US$ 12.40

    London, 1891. Less than three weeks after the last Whitechapel murder, 25-year-old Thomas Cutbush is committed to Broadmoor for savage knife attacks on two girls. The arresting officer, Inspector William Race, intrigued by the wealth of connections with the infamous unsolved murders in the East End, starts to wonder whether he has, in fact, arrested... more...