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  • Darkness Descending - The Murder of Meredith Kercherby Paul Russell; Graham Johnson; Luciano Garofano

    Simon & Schuster UK 2010; US$ 12.99

    It was a brutal murder, and the trial of the decade. On 1 November 2007, 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher was slaughtered in cold blood in the apartment in Perugia, Italy, that she shared with three other girls. Two bright young people, Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, stood accused of the killing in a trial... more...

  • Crack Houseby Harry Keeble; Kris Hollington

    Simon & Schuster UK 2010; US$ 12.99

    The bastard offspring of cocaine, crack first entered the UK in the early 1990s. By the end of the decade Britain's inner cities were in the midst of a crack epidemic, with users being responsible for a massive proportion of crime -- 95% of street shootings are crack-related, for example. Communities, especially in London, were crying out for help,... more...

  • Death in Perugiaby John Follain

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 9.99

    John Follain, who covers Italy for the Sunday Times, tells the definitive inside story of this extraordinary case. Shortly after 12.30pm on 2 November 2007, Italian police were called to the Perugia home of 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher. They found her body on the floor under a beige quilt. Her throat had been cut. Four days later,... 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...

  • The First Familyby Mike Dash

    Simon & Schuster UK 2011; US$ 13.99

    Before Al Capone and Lucky Luciano, there was the one-fingered, cunning Giuseppe Morello and his murderous coterie of brothers. Had it not been for Morello, the world may never have heard of 'men of honour', the code of omertaor Mafia wars. This explosive book tells the story of the first family of New York, and how this extended close-knit clan of... more...

  • Nice Girlby Rachael Jane Chin

    Simon & Schuster Australia 2011; US$ 20.99

    Tegan Lane went missing in 1996 and is now presumed dead. Most people would describe the baby's mother, Keli Lane, as a nice girl. She comes from a solid, popular middle class family in the Sydney suburb of Manly. Keli's father was once one of Manly's most successful first grade rugby union coaches. In her teens and early twenties, Keli was an elite... more...

  • 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...

  • Vanessaby Wensley Clarkson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 9.86

    This is the compelling and disturbing true story of Vanessa George and the evil abuse she doled out upon th children of more than 300 families. As a nursery worker, wife and mother, she was a figure to place trust in. Yet her adulterous relationship and sick love triangle with Colin Blanchard and Angela Allen drew her into a dark world of violence... 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...