Bestselling author Robert Ryan tells the story of the most ambitious robbery of the twentieth century, when seventeen men risked it all in their quest for adventure, success and fame 1963: an unarmed gang led by the dapper Bruce Reynolds hold up a Royal Mail train at a remote bridge in Buckinghamshire, escaping with millions.... read more
Shortly after midnight on March 18, 1990, two men broke into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and committed the largest art heist in history. They stole a dozen masterpieces, including one Vermeer, three Rembrandts, and five Degas. But after thousands of leads, hundreds of interviews, and a $5 million reward, not... read more
|Author:||David R. Dow|
|Awards:||Shortlisted for CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction 2010.|
How does it feel to defend a serial killer? To tell a young man that he will be executed in fifteen minutes' time? To explain to your five-year-old son that you're late home again because you couldn't help someone at work? To realise that a death row convict whose life you hold in your hands is actually innocent? As David R. ... read more
In the quiet Austrian town of Amstetten in the balmy spring of April 2008, a truly horrifying vision of hell was discovered by police in the cellar of a normal suburban home. On 28 August 1984, seemingly respectable family man Josef Fritzl had lured Elisabeth, the youngest of his seven children, into the cellar of their famil... read more
The Inside Story of the Manchester GangsIn the mid-1980s, a Chicago-style gang war erupted on the streets of one of Britain's major cities that continues unabated to this day. Gangsters with automatic weaponry brought terror to the streets of Manchester. Investigative author Peter Walsh traces the inside story of the Manchest... read more
The Untold Story of the Bali 9 On 17 April 2005, nine young Australians were arrested in Bali on charges of trafficking heroin. Four of the group
9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America's Intelligence Agencies
In A Pretext for War, acclaimed author James Bamford
In Kenya's 'Happy Valley' no one paid too much attention to the privileged colonial set as they farmed their estates, partied until dawn and indulged in extra-marital affairs. Not until Josslyn Hay, Earl of Erroll, was shot dead at the wheel of his Buick in the early hours of 24 January 1941. Some said the good-looking womani... read more
This is an extraordinarily haunting novel, inspired by a true story. In the late 1960s, in the hollow of an ancient oak tree beyond a derelict cottage in Cork, were found the bones of a three-year-old girl. It was thought that they dated back to the time of the great potato famine of the mid 1800s. The bones were discovered b... read more
Hardberger recounts his adventures repossessing ships and sneaking them out of lawless, third-world countries, often under threat of death or imprisonment. His journeys lead him from corrupt ports in the Caribbean to the ice-bound docks of Vladivostok. His adventures in rescuing ships pit him against a rogue's gallery of anta... read more
Alex Caine started life as a working-class boy from Quebec who always thought he'd end up in a blue-collar job. But after a tour in Vietnam and a stretch in prison on marijuana-possession charges, he fell into the cloak-and-dagger world of a contracted agent or 'kite': infiltrating criminal groups that cops across North Ameri... read more
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.
The compelling true story of the BTK serial killer, Dennis Rader, who bound, tortured and killed his victims during a spree in Wichita in the middle 1970s. He was finally captured in 2005 after a chance newspaper report in 2004 set him off again.
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.
"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
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
The Carandiru House of Detention, in the teeming city of São Paulo, was the largest and most crowded prison in Latin America. Known as the 'Old House', it was also highly unusual in the way it was governed. Closed to the outside world, and even largely to the wardens, it was run almost entirely by the inmates thems... read more
'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
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
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