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Murder

  • 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 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Trials of the Centuryby Mark J. Phillips; Aryn Z. Phillips

    Prometheus Books 2016; US$ 11.99

    In every decade of the twentieth century, there was one sensational murder trial that riveted public attention and at the time was called "the trial of the century." This book tells the story of each murder case and the dramatic trial?and media coverage?that followed. Starting with the murder of famed architect Stanford White in 1906 and ending with... more...

  • Pretty Jane and the Viper of Kidbrooke Laneby Paul Thomas Murphy

    Head of Zeus 2016; US$ 14.57

    A thrilling reconstruction of a brutal Victorian murder, in which Paul Thomas Murphy identifies, after 144 years, the killer responsible for the slaying of Jane Maria Clouson. more...

  • Death Comes Knockingby Graham Bartlett; Peter James

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 8.74

    Fans of Peter James and his bestselling Roy Grace series of crime novels know that his books draw on in-depth research into the lives of Brighton and Hove police and are set in a world every bit as gritty as the real thing. His friend Graham Bartlett was a long-serving detective in the city once described as Britain's 'crime capital'. Together, in... more...

  • The Jolly Roger Social Clubby Nick Foster

    Henry Holt and Co. 2016; US$ 28.99

    The true story of a series of bold killings which took place in a shadowy American ex-pat community in Panama--a tale of greed, political history, and murder In the remote Bocas del Toro, Panama, William Dathan Holbert, aka "Wild Bill," is awaiting trial for the murder of five fellow American ex-patriots. Holbert's first victims were the Brown... more...

  • Framedby Robert F. Kennedy

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 25.99

    In 1975, fifteen-year-old Martha Moxley?s body was found in the backyard of her family?s Connecticut home. Moxley's neighbors, who were members of America?s beloved Kennedy family, may have been involved. What ensued was a media firestorm and a whodunit that transfixed the nation, and nearly 25 years later, Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel went to jail... more...