|Author:||Clive Small & Tom Gilling|
Organised crime in Australia is more reckless and more violent than ever before. Controlled by a new wave of gangland bosses, it has broken old taboos and formed alliances that would have once been unthinkable. So who now holds the power? There are the Middle Eastern gangs whose core business is drugs, the sale and stockpilin... read more
From cashpoint fraud to credit card cloning; from the rubbish left in bins to online identity theft, Hamadi looks at how and why we demonstrate our identity in today's society and shows how these are open to abuse. Most importantly the book contains a 'toolkit' for victims of this crime and gives advice and information on how... read more
In the summer of 1969, a set of grisly murders shocked the population of Los Angeles and the rest of the US. Seven people lay senselessly butchered, among them actress Sharon Tait, the beautiful young wife of Roman Polanski, just a month away from the birth of their first child. Thin strands of evidence pointed to a hippyish ... read more
The first and still the best book on the strangest of all officially unsolved murders in the annals of modern crime. January 1947. LA. Elizabeth Short, aka 'The Black Dahlia', a small-town beauty queen, is found murdered on wasteground. She has been badly mutilated. Her body bisected... John Gilmore, who has spent thirty-fiv... read more
|Series:||Signet True Crime S.|
Linda Slawson disappeared while trying to make a living selling encyclopaedias door-to-door. Jan Whitney never completed her two-hour drive home on the freeway. Karen Sprinkler failed to turn up for lunch with her mother. As a pattern of disappearances emerges, Oregon State Police launch a search for the sadistic monster... read more
A definitive collection of true crime stories and reportage, from bestselling crime writer, Michael Connelly. Also discussed, are some of the cases that inspired his novels.
Winner of Ned Kelly Awards 2010
Pitcairn Island where Fletcher Christian's descendants live, was until recently a rarely visited English-run Polynesian outpost perched in the South Pacific; a tropical paradise. But in 1999, British police, alerted by unsettling reports of a rape, descended on the island. Their investigation developed into a major inquiry th... read more
True Stories from the New Zealand Police Criminal Investigation BranchNZ Detectives will go behind closed doors to meet the unsung heroes whose grit and determination cracked some of New Zealand's biggest criminal cases - homicides, kidnappings, bomb plots, arson and elaborate frauds. Following on from the successful document... read more
A far-from-strapping lad from Tasmania, Dave proved everybody wrong by passing the gruelling selection course to join the SAS. Unsatisfied by the regiment, he left to take up the cause of the oppressed Karen people of Burma, becoming a seasoned jungle-fighter in the process. On his return to Australia, Dave became every gover... read more
In 1993 Sarah Smith was a happy and successful student. At her local pub, she met barman Robert Freegard. Peace was shattered when an IRA bomb went off close to her college and in the aftermath of this terrorist attack Freegard revealed his 'true' identity to Sarah and two of her friends - he was an MI5 spy investigating IRA ... read more
'Ayse Onal has done an immense service by revealing what it is like to live in an honour-based society and the terrible cost, not just to the women who are beaten and eventually killed, but to the perpetrators and other relatives'- Joan Smith.Honour killing persists across the Middle East, where regimes refrain from tackling ... read more
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
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.
The #1 "New York Times" bestselling memoir from the woman who was unknowing ensnared in convicted killer Scott Peterson's web of lies, and who risked everything to seek justice for Laci Peterson and her unborn son.
|Author:||Vincent Bugliosi & Bruce B. Henderson|
Alone with her new husband on a tiny Pacific atoll, a young woman, combing the beach, finds an odd aluminum container washed up out of the lagoon, and beside it on the sand something glitters: a gold tooth in a scorched human skull. The investigation that follows uncovers an extraordinarily complex and puzzling true-crime st... read more
For their wedding portrait, petite Pat Taylor and handsome Tom Allanson posed as Rhett and Scarlett. Both came from fine Southern families, and dreamed of the Tara-like plantation where they would grow roses, raise horses, and move in the genteel circles of Atlanta society. Less than two months later, their dream exploded in ... read more
Financial trader, Nick Leeson, brought down Barings, Britain's oldest bank. He served his punishment in a Singapore jail, but who was really responsible?
This fast-paced true thriller is now a major film starring Ewan McGregor and Anna Friel .
The incredible memoirs of the man who became with Pablo Escobar the No.1 supplier of cocaine in the US, written with the bestselling author of Generation Kill American Desperado is possibly the most jaw-dropping, event-filled, adrenaline-soaked criminal autobiography ever written. Like a real-life Scarface Jon was born ... read more
'This story is a true account of the birth of outlaw motorcycle clubs in Australia. There was no template for us, it just evolved. It shows our simple creed: loyalty to the club and respect for your brothers.' David Spiteri was a founding member and long-time President of one of Australia's first outlaw motorcycle clubs from... read more
Jack the Ripper - all the evidence, all the key theories.
Updated and expanded edition of the fullest ever collective investigation into Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel Murders.This volume collects not just all the key factual evidence but also 20 different arguments as to the identity of Jack the Ripper, such as th... read more