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  • Terror Copsby Harry Keeble; Kris Hollington

    Simon & Schuster UK 2010; US$ 12.99

    In his two-decades-long career with the Metropolitan Police, Detective Sergeant Harry Keeble has hunted child murderers and child abusers, drug dealers and hit men. And then, in response to the call to arms in the wake of the July 2005 London bombings, he transferred from Hackney's Child Protection Team to S-Squad, an elite counter terrorism unit.... more...

  • Heistby Howard Sounes

    Simon & Schuster UK 2010; US$ 12.99

    On 22 February 2006, £53 million was stolen from a cash warehouse belonging to the Securitas company in Tonbridge, Kent. In terms of value, the robbery puts previous British capers, such as the Great Train Robbery, in the shade. This was a crime notable for its audacity, carried out by an unlikely crew of players that included a used car salesman,... more...

  • Badfellasby Paul Williams

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 12.68

    Badfellas is the definitive account by Ireland's most respected crime writer and journalist, Paul Williams, of how organized crime evolved in Ireland over the past four decades. Drawing on his vast inside knowledge of the criminal underworld, an unparalleled range of contacts and eye witness interviews, Williams provides a chilling insight into... more...

  • A Woman Scornedby Peggy Sanday

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 23.95

    2011 Edition with a New Afterword by the author The venerable and often misquoted phrase "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" continues to haunt American women who accuse men of sexual harassment and rape. In this bracing study of American sexual culture and the politics of acquaintance rape, anthropologist Peggy Reeves Sanday identifies the... more...

  • Gangland Sohoby James Morton

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 14.99

    Behind the fashionable bars and clubs of Soho lies a fascinating history of criminal activity, featuring some of London's most notorious gangsters. From the razor gangs of the 1920s to the post-war gangleaders Billy Hill and Jack Spot; from the pre-war French pimps and the Messina brothers to the Albanian gangs, through to the thriving Soho of today,... more...

  • Escape From Evilby Cathy Wilson

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.78

    Cathy was just sixteen, and living on her own, when she met a charming older man called Peter Tobin. She saw him as a knight in shining armour, a man who made her feel safe. He saw a vulnerable girl whose troubled childhood made her the perfect victim. This considerate man, who appeared so normal to anyone who met him, became first controlling,... more...

  • 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...

  • Nice Girlby Rachael Jane Chin

    ReadHowYouWant 2011; US$ 9.99

    The story of Australian Keli Lane, water polo champion and elite private school teacher, who did not want chil……………………….. 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...

  • Nicholas Van Hoogstratenby Mike Walsh; Don Walker

    John Blake Publishing 2004; US$ 11.99

    Nicholas van Hoogstraten is a super-rich business man whose ruthless exploits have kept his name in the headlines for 30 years. Most recently, he was found guilty of the manslaughter of business associate Mohammed Sabir Raja, who was stabbed five times and shot at point-blank range by hitmen sent by Hoogstraten. This was the culmination of a career... more...