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True Crime

  • True Crime Japanby Paul Murphy

    Tuttle Publishing 2016; US$ 16.99

    A middle-aged carpenter beats his 91-year old mother to death and goes to work the following day, leaving the body for his wife to find. An 82-year old woman is jailed for 10 months for stealing fried chicken. Like nearly all defendants in Japan, they both plead guilty. What happens between plea and sentencing is the subject of True Crime Japan.... more...

  • The Angelby Uri Bar-Joseph

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 17.99

    A gripping feat of reportage that exposes?for the first time in English?the sensational life and mysterious death of Ashraf Marwan, an Egyptian senior official who spied for Israel, offering new insight into the turbulent modern history of the Middle East. As the son-in-law of Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser and a close advisor to his successor,... more...

  • American Heiressby Jeffrey Toobin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 28.95

    From New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author of The Nine and The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson , the definitive account of the kidnapping and trial that defined an insane era in American history   On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress to the Hearst family fortune, was kidnapped by a ragtag... more...

  • The Grim Sleeperby Christine Pelisek

    Counterpoint 2016; US$ 26.00

    Christine Pelisek petite, blonde, Canadian seems the least likely reporter to have broken the story on the longest running serial killer west of the Mississippi. But in 2008 she did just that with her cover story for LA Weekly , shedding light on a suspected killer of women in South Central Los Angeles who had been active since the 1980s. Dubbing... more...

  • Australia's Toughest Prisons: Inmatesby James Phelps

    Penguin Random House Australia 2016; US$ 23.79

    These are the true and uncensored accounts of Australia's hardest inmates, from Australia's hardest inmates. Martin Bryant - who killed 35 people and injured another 23 at Port Arthur in 1996 - is a 160kg slob who trades sex for chocolate in Risdon Prison. Twenty years after Australia's worst massacre, his blond hair is gone, and so is his self-righteous... more...

  • The Last Good Heistby Wayne Worcester; Randall Richard; Tim White

    Globe Pequot Press 2016; US$ 17.99

    A compelling and entertaining look at organized crime in Rhode Island in the 1970s. more...

  • The Shepherd's Bush Murdersby Nick Russell-Pavier

    Random House 2016; US$ 21.14

    The crime, the criminals, the victims and their families. And the biggest manhunt by British police... The establishment, press and public reaction, the trial, and the aftermath are all set out in compelling narrative detail. Jack Witney served twenty-five years in prison although he shot no one and was released on appeal, only to be murdered... more...

  • If You Only Knewby M. William Phelps

    Kensington 2016; US$ 7.59

    "Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers." --Allison Brennan "Anything by Phelps is an eye-opening experience." -- Suspense Magazine When Vonlee "Nicole" Titlow and her aunt, Billie Jean Rogers, came home from a night of gambling in a casino near Detroit, they told police they found Billie's husband unconscious on the floor of the Rogers'... more...

  • Mayhemby Matthew Thompson

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2016; US$ 19.99

    "A Gonzo portrait of the Mad Max of Supermax" Andrew Rule, author of Underbelly Meet BADNE$$. He's the enigmatic, impulsive, exasperating, destructive, big-hearted Aussie outlaw who stole millions of dollars in daring bank robberies and became a folk hero as big as Ned Kelly when he masterminded two spectacular prison breaks in the space of... more...

  • The President Street Boysby Frank Dimatteo

    Kensington 2016; US$ 13.50

    ?When Mom got out of jail, it was great having her home.? Mondo the Dwarf. Frankie Shots. Jospeh ?Little Lolly Pop? Carna. Larry ?Big Lolly Pop? Carna. Salvatore ?Sally Boy? Marinelli. Johnny Tarzan. Louie Pizza. Sally D, Bobby B, Roy Roy, and Punchy. They were THE PRESIDENT STREET BOYS of Brooklyn, New York . Frank Dimatteo was born into a... more...