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  • Marching Powderby Rusty Young

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 6.96

    MARCHING POWDER is the story of Thomas McFadden, a small-time English drug smuggler who was arrested in Bolivia and thrown inside the notorious San Pedro prison. He found himself in a bizarre world, the prison reflecting all that is wrong with South American society. Prisoners have to pay an entrance fee and buy their own cells (the alternative is... more...

  • Insanity - My Mad Lifeby Charles Bronson; Stephen Richards

    John Blake Publishing 2004; US$ 8.47

    Charles Bronson is the most feared and the most notorious convict in the prison system. Renowned for serial hostage taking and his rooftop sieges, he is a legend in his own lifetime. Yet behind the crime and the craziness, there is a great deal more to Charlie. He is a man of great warmth and humour; a man of great artistic talent who exhibits his... more...

  • The Faceby Garry Bushell

    John Blake Publishing 2002; US$ 1.68

    If you liked Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels...or Snatch...or The Guv'nor...then you'll love this fast-talking gangster novel. Harry Tyler, undercover cop, is the best in his field. Sharp-witted, and cool-headed, he always nails his man. Johnny Too, East-End gangland villain, is handsome, cunning and dangerous and always gets what he wants. So... more...

  • Three Crooked Kingsby Matthew Condon

    University of Queensland Press 2013; US$ 12.99

    Journalist and novelist Matthew Condon has crafted the definitive account?a searing story of greed, crime, and corruption?of an era that changed Queensland society; an impact that reverberates across the country to this day. In 1949, a young Terence Murray Lewis graduated from the police academy, ready to start his career in law enforcement. Over... more...

  • The Prison and the Gallowsby Marie Gottschalk

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 27.00

    This 2006 book argues that punitive penal policies were forged by particular social movements. more...

  • Prisons and Prisoners in Victorian Britainby Neil Storey

    The History Press 2011; US$ 21.86

    Prisons and Prisoners in Victorian Britain' provides an illustrated insight into the Victorian prison system and the experiences of those within it - on both sides of the bars. Featuring stories of crime and misdeeds, this fascinating book includes chapters on a typical day inside a Victorian prison - food, divine service, exercise and medical provision;... more...

  • Black Dahlia Avengerby Steve Hodel

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 5.99

    More than fifty years after what has been called "the most notorious unsolved murder of the 20th century," the case has finally been solved. On January 15, 1947, the body of beautiful 22-year-old Elizabeth Short, dubbed the Black Dahlia because of her black clothing and the dahlia she wore in her hair, was discovered on a vacant lot in downtown Los... more...

  • Freddie Foreman - The Godfather of British Crimeby Freddie Foreman

    John Blake Publishing 2009; US$ 5.08

    To Britain?s criminal underworld, Freddie Foreman is the Godfather. Held responsible for the gangland killings of Ginger Marks and Frank ?The Mad Axeman? Mitchell, he was the punisher to those who broke the underworld?s strict code of conduct. Foreman?s dramatic kidnap and arrest for Britain?s biggest cash robbery made headlines around the world,... more...

  • The Water Doctor's Daughtersby Pauline Conolly

    Robert Hale 2014; US$ 7.28

    The Water Doctor's Daughters is the fascinating tale of Dr James Marsden, a wealthy nineteenth-century homeopathist and water-cure practitioner, and his troubled family life. Though Marsden's children grew up knowing some of the most famous personalities of the day, including Charles Darwin and Alfred Tennyson, they were severely emotionally deprived.... more...

  • The Griekwastad Murdersby Jacques Steenkamp

    Random House Struik 2014; US$ 15.00

    Just after dusk on Good Friday, 6 April 2012, the peace and quiet permeating the small Northern Cape town of Griekwastad was disrupted when a young teenage boy sped into town in his father?s Isuzu bakkie and screeched to a halt in front of the town?s nearly deserted police station to announce that his parents and sister had been brutally shot and killed... more...