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Sophie Elliott had everything to live for - good looks, intelligence, friends, a loving family, a degree under her belt and a new job at the Treasury in Wellington. And then, the day before she left Dunedin to take up that job, she was brutally stabbed to death in her own home by her former boyfriend, Clayton Weatherston.... read more

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In April 2002, wealthy socialite Margaret Wales-King and her husband, Paul King, went out for a family dinner and disappeared into thin air. Twenty-five days later their bludgeoned bodies were found in a shallow bushland grave just outside of Melbourne. Amidst a very public grieving, Margaret's youngest son, Matthew, was arre... read more

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A Christchurch publican shot in a crowded pub, an Indian fruiterer beaten to death in Hawera and a trail of destruction left across Waikato and the Bay of Plenty by a mass murderer - these are just some of the fascinating unsolved murders profiled in Shot in the Dark. While the ten cases profiled may sound like very modern cr... read more

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Police Ten-7 on TV2 has brought Graham Bell into the living rooms of thousands of New Zealanders as he seeks the help of ordinary New Zealanders to solve crime. Graham has worked as a detective inspector on some of the most sensational cases of the past two decades. In this very personal account, he reveals the day-to-day liv... read more

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On a wooded hillside in Tennessee blowflies, bacteria and buzzards feast on human flesh, unhindered by coffins or mausoleums. They're buried in shallow graves; submerged in tanks of water; concealed under slabs of concrete; locked in the boots and backseats of rusting cars. They are serving the needs of science in the cause o... read more

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This astonishing, searing non-fiction narrative, built on dialogue, character and forensic detail tracks the cascade of crimes by six brothers from Pakistan, living in Sydney. It unfolds against the backdrop of the gang rape phenomenon and the cultural clash between young Muslim men and Western women.

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A hard-hitting and revealing true crime book.Did David Tamihere murder the Swedish tourists on his own? Who killed Kirsty Bentley? Why has the man who murdered Kayo Matsuzawa not been arrested? Is John Barlow innocent? And are mass murderers like David Gray natural-born killers? Or do we create them? Award-winning author and ... read more

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In this sequel to the bestselling Gangs, Ross Kemp once again infiltrates groups of the deadliest criminals in countries as varied and far-reaching as Argentina, Thailand and Kenya. In Poland while investigating Neo-Nazi football hooligans, Ross is tear-gassed at a football match as he shadows an elite police riot squad. I... read more

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The inside story of the street war between Canada's most violent biker gangs-the Outlaws and the Hell's Angels Once bikers who road together, Mario Parente and Walter Stadnick, are now mortal enemies, chiefs, respectively, of the Outlaws and Hell's Angels, embroiled in a bloody turf war over control of the lucrative drug, pro... read more

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Jamie and Julie Ramage were the classic middleclass, Australian couple. From the outside they had the perfect life and the perfect marriage. And then one day, he killed her. In Silent Death, journalist Karen Kissane walks us through the front door of the Ramage family home and reveals what went horribly wrong on 21 July 2003.

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At 6'4" and 375 pounds, Jack Garcia looked the part of a mobster, and he played his part so perfectly that his Mafia bosses never suspected he was an undercover agent for the FBI. 'Big Jack Falcone', as he was known inside La Cosa Nostra, learned all the inside dirt about the Gambino organized crime syndicate and its illegal ... read more

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Hacker extraordinaire Kevin Mitnick delivers the explosive encore to his bestselling "The Art of Deception". Kevin Mitnick, the world's most celebrated hacker, now devotes his life to helping businesses and governments combat data thieves, cybervandals, and other malicious computer intruders. In his bestselling "The Art of De... read more

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This is a fast-paced and thrilling account of Chris Hunter's career working as a counter-terrorist bomb disposal operator in numerous operational theatres, including the Balkans, Northern Ireland, Colombia and Afghanistan.

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The fact that Michael Plante was a trusted associate of the East End Hells Angels certainly caught the attention of police, who had been trying for years to find someone to infiltrate the gang. The police alleged that East End Hells Angels were well known in the criminal underworld for controlling the cocaine trade at a whole... read more

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"They put the boys into the Anvil mining truck. They came for my dad. I asked them 'where are you taking him?' and they didn't answer."
The Australian mining company trucks had come roaring into the African village and disgorged over 100 heavily armed government soldiers. The rebels, protesting at the way the Australian... read more

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The supernatural is everywhere: In your home, on the street, in the countryside, and around the world. In Denmark, the ghost of the White Lady, who freezes her quarry with an intense chill. In Germany, a succubus, who seduces and devours its prey. In New Zealand, the ghost of a murdered girl, who scrabbles and scratches at a ... read more

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'The shadowy Gangster Squad was formed in 1946 with eight men operating out of two rusted old Fords. They had no office and made no arrests -- the idea was to remain invisible. By the time I met Sgt. Jack O'Mara, most of the early members were dead, so I set out to find the survivors.' Based on the hugely popular Los Angeles ... 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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Buried bodies, buried guns, buried money and buried truths. Only one man who's been on the inside tells it like it is about the Australian hit men, bikie wars and drug syndicates. His peers continue to die violent deaths, but Mark Brandon 'Chopper' Read is still alive to tell the real story. This is the life of the standover ... read more

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