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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Transworld 2012; US$ 14.09
Between 1963 and 1965 the Moors Murderers - Ian Brady and Myra Hindley - kidnapped and murdered five children before they were caught and sentenced to life in prison. The case shook the nation and has held us both horrified and fascinated for fifty years. Three of the children - Pauline Reade, John Kilbride and Lesley Ann Downey - were discovered... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2005; US$ 5.99
The horrific murders of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman shocked and sickened the nation. The man found guilty of their murders is now one of the most reviled men in the country. As if his crime was not dreadful enough, he has recently admitted that he lied under oath about the circumstances of one of the murders. This in-depth book is written by investigative... more...
- Simon & Schuster UK 2014; US$ 13.00
Handsome Bruteexplores the facts of a once-renowned, now little-remembered British murder case, the killings of the charming, but deadly ex-RAF playboy Neville Heath. Since the 1940s, Heath has generally been dismissed as a sadistic sex-killer - the preserve of sensational Murder Anthologies - and little else. But the story behind the tabloid headlines... more...
- NewSouth 2012; US$ 15.11
In 1948 a man was found dead on an Adelaide beach. Well-dressed and unmarked, he had a half-smoked cigarette by his side, but no identity documents. Six decades on we dont know who he was, how he got there or how he died. Somerton Man remains one of Australias most mysterious cold cases. Yet it is the bizarre details of this case that make... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 12.68
January, 1937: Peking is a heady mix of privilege and scandal, lavish cocktail bars and opium dens, warlords and corruption, rumours and superstition and the clock is ticking down on all of it. In the exclusive Legation Quarter, the foreigners are jumpy. Japanese troops are poised to attack, and word has it the Chinese government is about to cut... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 12.68
WE THINK OF HUMAN LIFE AS PRICELESS, BUT THERE ARE MEN AMONG US WHO WILL END A LIFE FOR A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS. These men are the hit men, striking a contract with someone who has a target and the cash. The Hit Men tells the stories of some of Australia's most ruthless contract killers their plots, accomplices, victims, crimes and punishments and... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 12.68
Before Carl Williams, there was Trimbole: race-fixer, drug boss, Mafia powerbroker, murder contractor, arms dealer. This is his true story with never-before-published material. In the 1970s Robert Trimbole and the Calabrian Mafia ruled Australia's marijuana trade from their castles in Griffith, NSW dream homes built with drug money. The business... more...