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  • Reefer Men: The Rise and Fall of a Billionaire Drug Ringby Tony Thompson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 10.99

    This is the story of an international group of drug smugglers, their criminal success and the hunt to bring them to justice. There were sixteen of them, from America, Britain, Australia and Thailand, and together they were called 'The Ring'. They first began exporting marijuana in the aftermath of the Vietnam war, and over the years they smuggled... more...

  • Last Days of the Siciliansby Ralph Blumenthal

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 18.95

    July 12, 1979: The fearsome Bonanno family boss, Carmine Galante, is gunned down in a gruesome ambush at a Brooklyn restaurant. The hit launches an FBI investigation that soon becomes the largest in the bureau's†history, as agents uncover a trail leading to a clandestine arm of the Sicilian Mafia. Evidence points to an all but unknown criminal franchise... more...

  • The Boy in the Riverby Richard Hoskins

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 12.42

    On 21st September 2001 the mutilated torso of a small child was found floating beside London?s Tower Bridge, one tide away from being swept into the North Sea. Unable to identify the victim, the Murder Squad turned to Richard Hoskins, a young professor of theology with a profound understanding of African tribal religion, whose own past was scarred... more...

  • Ruby Ridgeby Jess Walter

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 12.74

    On the last hot day of summer in 1992, gunfire cracked over a rocky knob in northern Idaho, just south of the Canadian border. By the next day three people were dead, and a small war was joined, pitting the full might of federal law enforcement against one well-armed family. Drawing on extensive interviews with Randy Weaver's family, government insiders,... more...

  • Born Fi' Deadby Laurie Gunst

    Canongate Books 2010; US$ 13.29

    Among the ethnic gangs that rule America's inner cities, none has had the impact of the Jamaican posses. Spawned in the ghettos of Kingston as mercenary street-fighters for the island's politicians, the posses began migrating to the United States in the early 1980's, just in time to catch and ride the crack wave as it engulfed the country. Laurie Gunst's... more...

  • No Angelby Jay Dobyns

    Canongate Books 2009; US$ 13.29

    In 2001 Jay Dobyns infiltrated a Hells Angels chapter operating in Arizona, in a highly secretive ATF investigation code named Operation Black Biscuit. The aim was simple: to examine the criminal underbelly of the world?s most famous biker group, and bring a major case against them. The reality, however, was much more complicated. In the twenty-one... more...

  • Snowblindby Robert Sabbag

    Canongate Books 2002; US$ 12.46

    Snowblind is the true story of Zachary Swan, an American smuggler, whose intricate and ingenious scams made him one of the most revered and legendary figures in the cocaine world of the late Sixties and Seventies. For a few breathless years he ran rings around the police and customs officials. From New York to Colombia, Swan enthusiastically plied... more...

  • Homicideby David Simon

    Canongate Books 2008; US$ 13.29

    The scene is Baltimore. Twice every three days another citizen is shot, stabbed or bludgeoned to death. At the centre of this hurricane of crime is the city?s homicide unit, a small brotherhood of hard men who fight for whatever justice is possible in a deadly world. David Simon was the first reporter ever to gain unlimited access to a homicide unit,... more...

  • The Cornerby David Simon

    Canongate Books 2009; US$ 19.13

    The crime-infested intersection of West Fayette and Monroe Streets is well-known--and cautiously avoided--by most of Baltimore. But this notorious corner's 24-hour open-air drug market provides the economic fuel for a dying neighborhood. David Simon, an award-winning author and crime reporter, and Edward Burns, a 20-year veteran of the urban drug war,... more...

  • Pimp: The Story Of My Lifeby Iceberg Slim

    Canongate Books 2009; US$ 12.46

    The ultimate anti-hero, Iceberg Slim, takes you into the secret inner world of the pimp, and the smells, the sounds, the fears and petty triumphs of his world. A legendary figure of the Chicago underworld, this is his story: from defending his mother against the evil men she brought into their lives, to becoming a giant of the streets. A seething tale... more...