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  • Once Upon a Time in Melbourneby Liam Houlihan

    Melbourne University Publishing 2015; Not Available

    Once upon a time in Melbourne there was a gigolo who thought he was a vampire. He bit the tongue off a prostitute and was then murdered in broad daylight on a suburban street. His execution, top brass believed, was organised by police. The aftershocks of this killing-and the murder of a state witness and his wife inside their fortress home&mash;rocked... more...

  • Murder in Grosse Pointe Parkby Steve Miller

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 9.99

    Investigative reporter, and author of Nobody's Women, Steve Miller makes a thoroughly researched inquiry into a murder that rocked the privileged world of Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Bob Bashara: husband, father, Rotary Club president and community leader. Bob Bashara: slumlord, philanderer and BDSM enthusiast. Did he also hire a hit on his wife? ... more...

  • A Death Retold in Truth and Rumourby Grace A. Musila

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 80.00

    Re-examines this unresolved murder in Kenya and the underlying role of rumour, the media and inter-state relations on how the death has been reported and investigated. more...

  • Gideon's Spies: Moss Secret Warby Gordon Thomas

    Pan Macmillan 2015; US$ 8.76

    In the secret world of spies and covert operations, no intelligene service continues to be as surrounded by myth and mystery as Israel's Mossad. Gideon's Spies reveals the extent of Mossad's involvement in an astonishing range of world events including Irangate, the attempted assisination of Pope John Paul II, the Monica Lewinsky scandal and the... more...

  • Crooked Brooklynby Michael Vecchione; Jerry Schmetterer

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    A thrilling memoir from the former chief of the largest urban prosecution agency in the country more...

  • An End to Murderby Colin Wilson; Damon Wilson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 26.99

    Human beings have always been cruel, savage, and murderous. Is that all about to change? Human history can be seen as a catalog of coldhearted murders, mindless blood feuds, appalling massacres, and devastating wars. Creatively and intellectually, there is no other species that has ever come close to equaling humanity?s achievements, but neither... more...

  • Guilt by Matrimonyby Daleen Berry; Nancy Styler

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2015; US$ 16.95

    In February 2014, Aspen socialite Nancy Pfister was murdered in her own homebrutally bludgeoned, wrapped in a sheet, and stuffed inside a locked closet. The question was: Who did it? Fewer than twelve hours after her body was found and without any evidence, police decided a married couple from Denver had killed her. Within a few days, they arrested... more...

  • Did They Really Do It?by Fred Rosen

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 6.99

    Nine of the most controversial violent crimes in America?s history are reexamined in these compelling stories of true crime   Dr. Samuel Mudd set John Wilkes Booth?s broken ankle, but was he actually part of the larger conspiracy to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln? Did Lizzie Borden brutally murder her own parents in Massachusetts? Was... more...

  • Dark Bayouby Alan G. Gauthreaux; D. G. Hippensteel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    This collection chronicles the most mysterious, bizarre and often overlooked homicides in Louisiana history. Drawing on contemporary records and, where available, the recollections of those who provide a coherent version of the facts, these mesmerizing tales detail some of the more gruesome episodes: the rise of the first Mafia godfather in the United... more...

  • Acid Bath Murdersby Gordon Lowe

    The History Press 2015; US$ 18.94

    John George Haigh found the way to commit the perfect murder - five of them in fact - by dissolving his wealthy victims in sulphuric acid to avoid detection on a 'no body, no murder' principle, before taking their property to fund his luxury lifestyle. But victim number six presented a problem. When a guest in Haigh's own hotel disappeared, the police... more...