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A Man of Honour : The Autobiography of a Godfather.

By: Joseph Bonanno

Price: $19.00

Publisher: UK, Andre Deutsch, 1983

Former patriarch of a New York mafia family, pioneer of the double coffin burial, and self-described 'man of honour' For more than 30 years Joseph Bonanno headed one of the most powerful mafia groups in America, running narcotics, gambling and pornography rackets, and ordering the murder of an old friend of his father. Yet he always insisted he was a "man of honour" and "a venture capitalist". Bonanno was supposedly the model for Marlon Brando's Vito Co... View more info

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A Murder is Announced

By: Christie, Agatha

Price: $15.00

Publisher: UK, Collins, 1985

288pp & under 500g to post. Faults? bumped/worn corners - Villagers expect a fun game after a Gazette announcement of murder, but when lights flash off, shots ring out, and a masked burglar falls dead, the Inspector and vicar's wife Bunch call in expert Miss Jane Marple. Was Swiss hotel clerk Rudi framed? Miss Letitia Blackstone houses scatty Dora, cousins Julia and Patrick, gardener widow Phillipa, and paranoid cook Mitzi. reviewer says >> This is one of the good ones. ... View more info


By: Rosenberg Nancy Taylor

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Orion Books Ltd. London, 1997

Edition: 1st Soft Cover Edition

Rachel Simmons joins the police department of her small California city expecting to serve her cummunity. But no one prepares her for the kind of service she will be called on to perform or the price she will have to pay for her values and integrity. View more info


By: Bowen David

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Robinson, London, 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

What the post-mortem revealed - 40 years as a forensic pathologist. Riveting stories about murders, political scandals and other strange goings on that stretch far beyond what you might expect from a clinical pathologist. View more info

Executioner's Current

By: Moran, Richard

Price: $32.00

Publisher: NY, Alfred a Knopf, 2002

The incredible story of how the electric chair developed - not out of the desire for a more humane method of execution, but through the efforts of one 19th-century electric company to discredit the other! The battle between Edison's DC current and Westinghouse's AC system led to Edison persuading the state of New York to use the AC current to discredit Westinghouse. The first execution in the chair of William Kemler took place in August 1890 and was horribly botched. The... View more info


By: Ferguson Ian

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Brolga Books, Adelaide, 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Unlike other true crime titles, Gangland Crimes that Shocked Australia also looks at the impact of the victims of crime. Innocdent bystanders that happen to get in the way finally have their stories heard. Hard to believe and harder to put down you'll be hooked on every gritty truth and ruthless fact. View more info

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Just the Facts Ma'am a Writer's Guide to Investigators and Investigation Techniques

By: Fallis, Greg

Price: $25.00

Publisher: USA, Writers Digest, 1998

Faults? -the front & rear covers have slight curls away from the text, not bent back around to read but a curl nonethelesss (might be the laminate on the cardboard tightening? or might be part of a cunning mystery to get the writing juices flowing?) 246 clean white well bound pages throughout, buy the book & solve a murder or three by lunchtime. View more info

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Life Sentence

By: Clayton, Patricia

Price: $35.00

Publisher: UK, The Book Guild, 2002

Clayton is a practising barrister who has written earlier books on business law, but herwe has used a familiar setting for her first novel, a sorry tale of ambition, intrigue, back-stabbing and jealousy within a firm of solicitors (as opposed to within just about any political party!).282 clean white tightly bound pp all in great order. Book MAY once have been touched by Rumpole at Pommeroys after a lengthy case. View more info


By: Carnegie, Margaret (referral)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Southdown Press, 1976

Very Good/Good condition. Clean pages and no inscription. Published to compliment the motion picture "Mad Dog Morgan". Clean cover, v. slight fold mark, rear cover general age, black and white photographs throughout. View more info

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Manhunter the Life and Times of Frank Hamer

By: Shelton, Gene

Price: $160.00

Publisher: NY, Berkley Publishing, N.Y., 1997

Book has adhesive plastic cover so it'skept really well, previous business stamp inside, spine hardly creased so I'd guess read 3 or so times. Frank Hamer seems to have led a most extraordinary life, minor amongst it being Bonnie & Clyde. If Bonnie & Clyde are classified as minor you can imagine what the rest is like! Francis Augustus Hamer (March 17, 1884 – July 10, 1955) was a texas ranger, known in popular culture for his involvement in tracking down and killing the... View more info

Meaner Than Fiction

By: Cameron, Lindy (ed)

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Australia, Five Mile Press, 2008

218pp in as new order throughout - review/content > MEANER THAN FICTION is a series of pieces written by crime writers, lawyers, academics and those involved in the legal/justice system that demonstrates that the legal system doesn't always dispense justice. The title of the book, MEANER THAN FICTION is an apt one. If these stories had been crime fiction, readers would have been up in arms about unresolved plots and untidy endings. For many of the people in the book th... View more info

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No Heroes Inside the FBI's Secret Counter-Terror Force

By: Coulson, Danny & Shannon, Elaine

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Pocket Book Publications, 1999

In a catalog of some of the most notorious criminal events of the last thirty years, Coulson provides his own enthralling firsthand accounts and reflective personal opinions of his experiences in bringing hundreds of murderous extremists and killers to justice -- from the Black Liberation Army police assassins to the treacherous white supremacist terrorists of the Order and the Covenant, Sword and Arm of the Lord; from the Atlanta prison riots to the controversial sieges... View more info



By: Innes Michael

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Penguin, UK, 1966

"The antics of a seventy-shilling con-man on the run in Oxford, lead Appleby and the police inside the ring fence of a grandiose criminal plot. View more info

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By: Kemp, Ross

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph, 2009

237pp with two photo sections, over 500g for posting. Pirates have been around as long as people have used the oceans as trade routes, and their reign on the world's high seas has inspired many a novelist. But the type of pirate Ross Kemp is investigating now is a world away from the cutlass-and-peg-leg stereotype of Treasure Island and Pirates of the Caribbean. The corsairs he meets in Somalia, Indonesia and Nigeria are armed with AK47 assault rifles, RPG-7 rocket launc... View more info



By: Kray Roberta

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Sphere, London, 2009

Edition: 1st Soft Cover Edition

Jo Strong is the youngest widow in the East End. Running her late husband's jewellery shop, mercilessly bullied by her evil mother in law, she is trying to get her life back together again. But then the fourteen you old daughter of one of the East End's most notorious gangsters is kidnapped, and Jo finds herself in a deadly race against time to rescue the girl. And to get her back, she'll have to join forces with damaged but handsome bad boy Gabe Miller, a man who has... View more info