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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

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Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media On May 11, 2003, The New York Times devoted four pages of its Sunday paper to the deceptions of Jayson Blair, a mediocre former Times reporter who had made up stories, faked datelines, and plagiarized on a massive scale. The fallout from... 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 idolised the Hells Angels, the Bandidos now operate in al... read more

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Before CSI, there was one man who saw beyond the crime, and into the future of forensic science. He was once one of the most famous people in Britain, and, through his use of cutting-edge science, Bernard Spilsbury single-handedly brought criminal investigations into the modern age. Starting out as a charismatic physician in ... read more

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When tourist Joanne Lees flagged down a passing truck, saying she'd been attacked and her boyfriend had disappeared in Australia's Red Centre, police mounted a massive manhunt. Just what happened to Peter Falconio in July 2001 became a national obsession and ignited an international media blitz. While the media immediately su... read more

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Focusing on the human factors involved with information security, this book explains why all the firewalls and encryption protocols in the world will never be enough to stop a savvy grifter intent on rifling a corporate database or an irate employee determined to crash a system.

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Author:Samantha Weinberg
Awards:Winner of CWA Non-Fiction Gold Dagger 2003.

In 1985 British DNA scientist Helena Greenwood was brutally murdered in San Francisco. The only suspect, Paul Frediani, could not be linked to the crime. In 1999, a San Diego detective reopened the case - armed with a vital clue and a new forensic weapon that Greenwood helped pioneer . . .

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Three of the world's greatest detectives - a renowned former FBI agent, a forensic sculptor and an eccentric profiler known as 'the living Sherlock Holmes' - were distraught at the growing tide of unsolved murders. And so William Fleisher, Frank Bender and Richard Walter pledged themselves to a quest for justice ...They invit... read more

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It was an emblematic crime: on a November day in Amsterdam, an angry young Muslim man shot and killed the Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, iconic European provocateur, for making a movie with the anti-Islam politician Ayaan Hersi Ali. After shooting van Gogh, Mohammed Bouyeri calmly stood over the body and cut his throat with a... read more

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The pre-dawn arrests of the last remaining mafiosi in December 2008 signalled the end of the Sicilian Mafia as we know it. In "Mafia: Inside the Dark Heart", A.G.D. Maran charts the complete history of the world's most infamous criminal organisation, from its first incarnation as an alternative form of local government in the... read more

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The shattering crime story that shocked the nation: the Thomas Capano murder caseOn a June evening in 1996, 30-year-old Anne Marie Fahey, secretary to the governor of Delaware, vanished without a trace following a restaurant rendezvous with her secret lover of more than two years: Thomas Capano. One of Wilmington's most promi... read more

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Follow the evidence...
The city of Las Vegas never sleeps and neither does its crime lab. The Crime Scene Investigators of the Las Vegas Police Department use the latest technology along with solid detective work to solve their cases. With their skilled lab technicians and unbiased medical examiner, they can answer the ... read more

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When Natascha Kampusch made her bid for freedom on 23 August 2006 after eight years held captive in a seemingly ordinary Austrian suburban house, her story horrified and astonished the entire world. How did she survive a childhood locked in a cellar? What sort of young woman had emerged? What kind of man was Wolfgang Pr... read more

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Top Mafia hit man, doting father - for 30 years, Richard 'the Ice Man' Kuklinski led a double life beyond anything ever seen on "The Sopranos", becoming one of the most notorious professional assassins in American history while hosting neighbourhood barbecues in suburban New Jersey. Kuklinski was Sammy 'the Bull' Gravano's pa... read more

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Author:John Follain
Awards:Shortlisted for Heathrow Travel Product Award: Travel Read, Non-Fiction 2009.

THE LAST GODFATHERS charts the rise of the notorious Corleone clan. From its humble origins in the town of Corleone, the clan manipulated Cosa Nostra's code of honour, deceiving and bludgeoning its way to the top of the secret brotherhood, purging its rivals and launching a terrorist campaign which decimated anti-mafia judges... read more

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Author:Kate Summerscale
Awards:Winner of Samuel Johnson Prize 2008 and Galaxy British Book Awards: Play.com Popular Non-Fiction Award 2009 and Galaxy British Book Awards: Galaxy Book of the Year 2009. Shortlisted for CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2008 and The South Bank Show Awards: Literature 2009 and Galaxy British Book Awards: Richard and Judy's Best Read of the Year 2009 and Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2009 and Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2008.

It is a summer's night in 1860. In an elegant detached Georgian house in the village of Road, Wiltshire, all is quiet. Behind shuttered windows the Kent family lies sound asleep. At some point after midnight a dog barks. The family wakes the next morning to a horrific discovery: an unimaginably gruesome murder has taken place... read more

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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

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A fierce critic of Islam and a champion of the West, Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somali-born former member of the Dutch parliament and the author of the international bestseller "Infidel", whose courage in the face of Islamist death threats made her an icon for millions of Westerners who believed she was attacked for speaking out on... read more

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The bastard offspring of cocaine, crack first entered the UK in the early 1990s. By the end of the decade Britain's inner cities were in the midst of a crack epidemic, with users being responsible for a massive proportion of crime -- 95% of street shootings are crack-related, for example. Communities, especially in London, we... read more

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