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True Crime

Jailed for a crime he didn't commit, now for the first time in 40 years, he tells his incredible story as we name a new prime suspect.

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'You know me as the Lockerbie bomber. I know that I'm innocent. Here, for the first time, is my true story: how I came to be blamed for Britain's worst mass murder, my nightmare decade in prison and the truth about my controversial release. Please read it and decide for yourself. You are now my jury'. (Abdelbaset al-Megrahi).... read more

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The Sting Man: The True Story Behind the Film American Hustle. The inspiration behind the film American Hustle, directed by David O'Russell (Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter) and starring Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams. How did a Bronx hustler nearly bring down the US government? From hust... read more

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A fascinating novel based on the life of the infamous baby farmer Minnie Dean, the only woman in New Zealand history ever to be hanged.
Accused of infanticide and awaiting trial and then sentence, Minnie confides in the Reverend Lindsay. Alternating between these two contrasting personalities, the novel tells Minnie's v... read more

The Day She Cradled Me by Sacha De Bazin is a novel about the infamous Minnie Dean. Told predominately from the viewpoint of Dean, De Bazin captures Minnie's contradictory behavior and tries to give explanation to her actions. Through other characters, particularly the reverend, the feel of the times, t... read more

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Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire. Ned Aiken was set up for a quiet life. After falling into the biker world almost by accident, rising through the ranks of a major motorcycle gang and eventually betraying them to the FBI in return for indemnity and witness protection, Ned chafes at his boring mailroom job and the cheap a... read more

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Lucie Blackman – tall, blonde, and 21 years-old – stepped out into the vastness of Tokyo in the summer of 2000, and disappeared forever. The following winter, her dismembered remains were found buried in a seaside cave. The seven months in between had seen a massive search for the missing girl, involving Japanese policemen,... read more

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When veteran law-enforcement officer and lifelong motorcycle lover William Queen penetrated the San Fernando chapter of the notorious Mongols, he was at the mercy of psychopaths who sought to have him prove his fealty by any means necessary, from selling and doing drugs to arms trafficking, driving getaway cars and, in one sh... read more

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Having infiltrated the Bandidos for three years in a landmark police operation, Alex Caine is uniquely positioned to tell the untold story of the Hells Angels fiercest rivals, the Bandidos. Started in the mid-sixties by a group of Texas malcontents and ex-military who idolized the Hells Angels, the Bandidos now operate in alm... read more

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3 books in one volume they include: Outlaw Bikers, Cop Killers and Bent Cops. OUTLAW BIKERS: Criminals who ride bikes have made and sold drugs and been an integral part of that violent trade. Brotherhoods clash, and when they do, people can wind up maimed, dead or doing time. COP KILLERS: Six cops killed in the five stories ... read more

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In "The Black Widower", award-winning journalist Charles Lavery examines the life and crimes of Malcolm Webster, the nurse who killed for money and attempted to cover his tracks with drugs and fire. Webster drugged his first wife and staged a car crash before setting the vehicle alight with her body still inside, obtaining a ... read more

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On the morning of 23 September 2009 Helen Meads was murdered by her husband Greg at the stables on their Matamata farm. It was the final chapter in years of control and abuse. Here, Helen's father David White describes the events of that day, and what led to it, and tells of the ordeals that a family is subjected to when one ... read more

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An investigation into Australia's bikie clubs. Are Australia's bikie clubs bastions of organised crime? Useful pawns in the political law and order game? Investigative journalist Adam Shand asks, just how bad are they?

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Aren't remote South Pacific islands supposed to be paradise? Perhaps, from a distance, Norfolk Island looks a peaceful place lush with tall pines. But look closer and that idyllic facade is shattered. For all of the 220 years we have known it, Norfolk's story has been one of darkness, pain, rage and horror. Long-buried bones ... read more

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In the early hours of Thursday 8th August 1963 at rural Cheddington in Buckinghamshire, GBP2.6 million (GBP50 million today) in unmarked GBP5, GBP1 and 10-shilling notes was stolen from the Glasgow to London nightmail train in a daring and brilliantly executed operation lasting just 46 minutes. Quickly dubbed the crime of the... read more

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Author:A. T. Williams
Awards:Winner of Orwell Prize 2013.

On 15 September 2003 Baha Mousa, a hotel receptionist, was killed by British Army troops in Iraq. He had been arrested the previous day in Basra and was taken to a military base for questioning. For forty-eight hours he and nine other innocent civilians had their heads encased in sandbags and their wrists bound by plastic han... read more

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Scott Guy was a good man, a great dad, a salt-of-the-earth farmer who was gunned down at his front gate for no conceivable reason. His death enthralled us, partly because it was so inexplicable, but also because there were no obvious suspects. When police finally arrested someone, public fascination soared - because the perso... read more

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Straight Flush is the true story of a group of University of Montana frat brothers who turned a weekly poker game in the basement of a local bar into one of the largest online poker companies in the world. At its height, the group's online empire was bringing in revenues of over a million dollars a day. The industry they laun... read more

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One monster. Three innocent girls. Ten years in captivity. 22 August 2002: 21-year-old Michelle Knight disappears walking home. 21 April 2003: Amanda Berry goes missing the day before her seventeenth birthday. 2 April 2004: 14-year-old Gina DeJesus fails to come home from school. For over a decade these girls remained undetec... read more

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The Siege by Adrian Levy & Cathy Scott-Clark - a searing account of the 2005 terrorist attacks at Mumbai's famous Taj Hotel. On 26th November 2008 the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai is besieged by Pakistani Islamists, armed with explosives and machine guns. For three days, guests and staff of the hotel are trapped as th... read more

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The spectacular third novel from the bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.
 
It's July 1910: The grisly remains of Cora Crippen, music hall singer and wife of Dr Hawley Crippen, are discovered in the cellar of 39 Hilldrop Crescent, Camden. But the Doctor and his mistress, Ethel Le Neve, have v... read more

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