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Death's Acre - Inside The Legendary "Body Farm", Bill base and Jon Jefferson
1 Bill base and Jon Jefferson Death's Acre - Inside The Legendary "Body Farm"
TimeWarner 225121 London 2003 0316725285 / 9780316725286 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket On a wooded hillside in Tennessee blowflies, bacteria and buzzards fest 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 of justice. In DEATH'S ACRE Dr Bill Bass, the facility's founder and one of the world's leading forensic scientists, describes how he created it and how the work of he and his colleagues have brought murderers to justice and cleared the names of the innocent. Within a riveting narrative he details his own career and the many criminal cases he has been involved in, bringing forensic science vividly to life and highlighting its crucial role in modern day policing. 299 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: True Crime; True Crime; ISBN: 0316725285. ISBN/EAN: 9780316725286. Inventory No: 225121. Paperback 
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The History of Assassination, Brian McConnell
2 Brian McConnell The History of Assassination
Aurora Publishers 228576 USA 1970 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 359 pages. Dust jacket has protective non adhesive covering. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: True Crime; True Crime; Inventory No: 228576. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover 
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Come With Daddy: Child Murder-Suicide After Family Breakdown, Carolyn Harris Johnson
3 Carolyn Harris Johnson Come With Daddy: Child Murder-Suicide After Family Breakdown
University of Western Australia Press 242474 Australia 2005 1920694420 / 9781920694425 Softcover Very Good Condition The little girl returned from an access visit saying that her father had tried to smother her, but he claimed she had choked on some food. As her mother recalled later, 'She was only three, but she knew the difference between a pillow and a biscuit.' "Come with Daddy" examines the tragic crime of familicide, the murder-suicide of children and a parent in the context of a dispute over custody or access. The trauma of this offence reverberates through the families, communities and across generations, causing mental and physical illness and social dysfunction. Carolyn Johnson has studied Family Court files, police records and newspaper reports, but the most haunting insights come from the survivors. They have courageously relived this darkest period in their lives in the hope that their stories might provide clues to prevent such crimes happening again. Across the sample of offences a clear pattern emerges of obsession, depression, violence, control and retaliation. These events were not inexplicable or aberrant. In every case, there were obvious warning signs that the perpetrator was deeply disturbed - a history of violence, stalking behaviour, threats to kill, even rehearsal of the offence. "Come with Daddy" explodes the myths and sets out the stark lessons. If the danger signs can be recognised, perhaps these crimes can be prevented. Every person who has contact with troubled families - counsellors, social workers, court officials, lawyers, police, doctors, teachers and the general community - needs to read this book. Front endpaper has been removed. 158 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; True Crime. Signed by Author. ISBN: 1920694420. ISBN/EAN: 9781920694425. Inventory No: 242474. Paperback Signed by Author
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The Casebook of Forensic Detection : How Science Solved 100 of the World's Most Baffling Crimes, Colin Evans
4 Colin Evans The Casebook of Forensic Detection : How Science Solved 100 of the World's Most Baffling Crimes
Wiley 239370 USA 1996 0471076503 / 9780471076506 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good Updated with new material, this collection vividly depicts the horrendous crimes, colorful detectives, and grueling investigations that shaped the science of forensics. In concise, fascinating detail, Colin Evans shows how far forensic science has come from Sherlock Holmes's magnifying glass. No crime in this book is ordinary, and many of the perpetrators are notorious: Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, John List, Bruno Hauptmann, Jeffrey Macdonald, and Wayne Williams among others. Along with the cases solved, fifteen forensic techniques are covered- including fingerprinting, ballistics, toxicology, DNA analysis, and psychological profiling, methods that have increased the odds that today's technosleuths will get the bad guys, clear the innocent-and bring justice to the victims and their families. 310 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: True Crime; True Crime; ISBN: 0471076503. ISBN/EAN: 9780471076506. Inventory No: 239370. Hardcover 
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Infiltration: The True Story of the Man Who Cracked The Mafia, Colin McLaren
5 Colin McLaren Infiltration: The True Story of the Man Who Cracked The Mafia
Victory Books 235846 Australia 2011 0522857469 / 9780522857467 Trade Paperback Good Condition A fascinating mix of true crime and memoir, this narrative chronicles detective Colin McLaren's undercover operation as he infiltrates the Australian mafia. For years, McLaren eats with them, visits in their homes, and cuddles their kids, all the while climbing the N'Drangheta and, finally, befriending the Griffith Godfather, Antonio Romeo. In the meantime, the Mafiosi know they have a snitch and are leaving no stone unturned in their search for the traitor. Offering insight into the most notorious crimes in that nation's history, this is the world of listening devices, wire taps, and drug deals during two of the bloodiest decades in organized crime. Pen mark to bottom of page edges indicating remainder mark. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: True Crime; True Crime; ISBN/EAN: 9780522857467. Inventory No: 235846. Paperback 
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The Giant Book Of World Famous Murders, Colin, Damon & Rowan Wilson
6 Colin, Damon & Rowan Wilson The Giant Book Of World Famous Murders
Book Company 241520 Australia 1994 185487375X / 9781854873750 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket 488 pages. Black and white illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: True Crime; True Crime; ISBN: 185487375X. ISBN/EAN: 9781854873750. Inventory No: 241520. Paperback 
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Raging Waters: The Life of an Innocent Killer, Dean Waters with Daniel Lane
7 Dean Waters with Daniel Lane Raging Waters: The Life of an Innocent Killer
Pan Macmillan 238120 Australia 1998 0330361228 / 9780330361224 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition in Feb 1997, Dean Waters former Australian heavyweight boxing champion, walked into Wyong Police Station on the New South Wales central coast and confessed to a killing committed nine years before. Small piece lifted on front cover. 290 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: True Crime; ISBN: 0330361228. ISBN/EAN: 9780330361224. Inventory No: 238120. Paperback 
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Anton Woode: The Boy Murderer, Dick Kreck
8 Dick Kreck Anton Woode: The Boy Murderer
Fulcrum Publishing 242659 USA 2006 1555915787 / 9781555915780 Softcover Very Good Condition "As he sat behind his lawyer at the defendant's table in the courtroom, no one who looked at the sweet-faced boy could believe that he was guilty of what he was on trial for-shooting a man in the back. He was, after all, only eleven years old, if his mother were to be believed." So begins this true tale of juvenile crime, focusing on one incident in 1892: Murder by a young child. The murder itself proves to be secondary; the main focus is how this act by an 11-year-old shaped the lives of the people involved. Here again, just as he did in "Murder at the Brown Palace," Kreck is able to use his journalistic senses to uncover the story within the story. What seems to be a simple case of one kid gone bad, turns into an investigation of how juvenile crime was handled around the turn of the century, and how the system has come full circle today with punishment taking precedence over rehabilitation. 215 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: True Crime; True Crime; ISBN: 1555915787. ISBN/EAN: 9781555915780. Inventory No: 242659. Paperback 
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Dummy, Ernest Tidyman
9 Ernest Tidyman Dummy
Little Brown 230369 USA 1974 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good Reports on the trial of a young Black mute who was accused of murdering two prostitutes and defended by a deaf lawyer 277 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: True Crime; True Crime; Inventory No: 230369. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover 
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Price: 14.93 AUD
 
 
Swindlers & Rogues in French Drama, Hilda Laura Norman
10 Hilda Laura Norman Swindlers & Rogues in French Drama
University of Chicago 228224 USA 1928 First Edition Hardcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket 259 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: True Crime; True Crime; Inventory No: 228224. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover 
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Kings of Stings: The Greatest Swindles from Down Under, James Morton & Susanna Lobez
11 James Morton & Susanna Lobez Kings of Stings: The Greatest Swindles from Down Under
Victory Books 235943 Australia 2011 0522858597 / 9780522858594 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition In their highly entertaining and often shocking new book James Morton and Susanna Lobez follow up their bestselling Gangland Australia by delving into the world of Australian con artists such as Mario Condello, Helen Demidenko, Christopher Skase, Brenton Jarrett, Peter Foster, Lola Montez and Fairlie Arrow. Here are highly talented men and women and their tricks: changing paper into banknotes, selling other people's property, faking deaths, and forging paintings; promising miracle cures and impersonating aristocracy, preachers, military gents, lawyers and doctors. In fact, whatever it takes to separate the unwary from their money. Read about the scams and think twice about that offer that seems almost too good to be true. 408 pages. Pen mark to bottom of page edges indicating remainder mark. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: True Crime; Travel & Places; ISBN/EAN: 9780522858594. Inventory No: 235943. Paperback 
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - A Savannah Story, John Berendt
12 John Berendt Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - A Savannah Story
Vintage 242494 Australia 1995 0099521016 / 9780099521013 Softcover Good Condition Voodoo. Decadent socialites packing Lugars. Cotillions. With towns like Savannah, Georgia, who needs Fellini? Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil takes two narrative strands--each worthy of its own book--and weaves them together to make a single fascinating tale. The first is author John Berendt's loving depiction of the characters and rascals that prowled Savannah in the eight years it was his home-away-from-home. "Eccentrics thrive in Savannah," he writes, and proves the point by introducing Luther Diggers, a thwarted inventor who just might be plotting to poison the town's water supply; Joe Odom, a jovial jackleg lawyer and squatter nonpareil; and, most memorably, the Lady Chablis, whom you really should meet for yourself. Then, on May 2, 1981, the book's second story line commences, when Jim Williams, a wealthy antique dealer and Savannah's host with the most, kills his "friend" Danny Hansford. (If those quotes make you suspect something, you should.) Was it self-defense, as Williams claimed--or murder? The book sketches four separate trials, during which the dark side of this genteel party town is well and truly plumbed. 388 pages. Pages browned. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Travel; Travel & Places; True Crime. ISBN: 0099521016. ISBN/EAN: 9780099521013. Inventory No: 242494. Paperback 
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Underbelly - The Golden Mile, John Silvester And Andrew Rule
13 John Silvester And Andrew Rule Underbelly - The Golden Mile
Sly Ink 239347 Australia 2010 0980697107 / 9780980697100 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket It's 1989 and the cops are on the take and the crims are on the make. They are kings of the Cross. They run the street that put the sin in Sin City. The Golden Mile.Strippers, gamblers, gunmen, dealers, bouncers, bagmen - they all come to where the action is.Kim Hollingsworth is a policeman's daughter who wants to follow daddy's footsteps. She's a stripper and a hooker but that's no problem...until she blows the whistle on bent cops who think they can stand over her. They are wrong. Then there's 'Teflon John' Ibrahim, the rising star who made his name looking after the Bayeh brothers. And there are Trevor Haken, Chook Fowler and the other Kings Cross cops who treat the street as their playground-and play as if there's no tomorrow. But, in 1995, tomorrow comes: the Wood Royal Commission takes on the Black Knights in the police force. The result is mayhem.Underbelly: The Golden Mile is the story of the collapse of a gloriously corrupt empire, of the chaos that follows and the ultimate victory of strong and honest police. A story seen through the eyes of some of the most charming, corrupt, deadly and sexy people of the time. In the end, strong and honest police win control of the most infamous strip in Australia. For now. 371 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: True Crime; True Crime; ISBN/EAN: 9780980697100. Inventory No: 239347. Paperback 
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Underbelly 10: More True Crime Stories, John Silvester and Andrew Rule
14 John Silvester and Andrew Rule Underbelly 10: More True Crime Stories
Floradale Productions 235840 Australia 2006 0977544036 / 9780977544035 Softcover Very Good Condition Mario turned up dead on time. So did the hitman. Sometimes, playing by the rules can get you killed. When lawyer-turned-gangster Mario Condello accepted a curfew in order to get bail, he knew he had to be home every night at 10 o'clock. But so did a man with a gun. From gang wars to bent cops, from bandits to bikies. 228 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: True Crime; True Crime; ISBN: 0977544036. ISBN/EAN: 9780977544035. Inventory No: 235840. Paperback 
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Underbelly 11: True Crime Stories, John Silvester and Andrew Rule
15 John Silvester and Andrew Rule Underbelly 11: True Crime Stories
Floradale Productions 235839 Australia 2008 Reprint 0977544052 / 9780977544059 Softcover Very Good Condition This, the eleventh in the Underbelly series, tells stories of murder, gang brutality, organised crime, prostitution, right through to random acts of madness and downright stupidity from society's underbelly. 228 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: True Crime; True Crime; ISBN: 0977544052. ISBN/EAN: 9780977544059. Inventory No: 235839. Paperback 
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Underbelly 9: More True Crime Stories, John Silvester and Andrew Rule
16 John Silvester and Andrew Rule Underbelly 9: More True Crime Stories
Floradale Productions 235841 Australia 2008 Reprint 0975231871 / 9780975231876 Softcover Very Good Condition He came for a quiet chat.He left with a loud bang.Andrew Veniamin was a short man with a short fuse. A gunman with four scalps, he dropped in for a late lunch with his one-time idol, former heavyweight Mick Gatto, and bit off more than he could chew. The pair went into a corridor in the back of the restaurant but only Gatto walked out. Veniamin had been shot dead at point-blank range. A jury agreed it was self defence.Friends fall out. One ends up dead. Life goes on - for some 229 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: True Crime; True Crime; ISBN: 0975231871. ISBN/EAN: 9780975231876. Inventory No: 235841. Paperback 
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Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities, John Silvester and Andrew Rule
17 John Silvester and Andrew Rule Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities
Floradale Productions/Sly Ink 235843 Australia 2009 0977544095 / 9780977544097 Softcover Very Good Condition Made in Melbourne.Slayed in Sydney.Chris Rentakill Flannery was a Melbourne gunman who sold his services to Sin City's highest bidder. He went on the missing list because he didn't realise the future belonged to those who controlled pills and powders, not pistols. A world of corrupt cops, bent politicians and beautiful women who fell for the rich gangsters, And a few detectives trying to stop the tidal wave.This was Australia's underbelly. 324 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: True Crime; True Crime; ISBN: 0977544095. ISBN/EAN: 9780977544097. Inventory No: 235843. Paperback 
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The Suspicions Of Mr. Whicher Or The Murder At Road Hill House, Kate Summerscale
18 Kate Summerscale The Suspicions Of Mr. Whicher Or The Murder At Road Hill House
Bloomsbury 239025 Great Britain 2009 978747596486 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket 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 in their home. The household reverberates with shock, not least because the guilty party is surely still among them. Jack Whicher of Scotland Yard, the most celebrated detective of his day, reaches Road Hill House a fortnight later. He faces an unenviable task: to solve a case in which the grieving family are the suspects. The murder provokes national hysteria. The thought of what might be festering behind the closed doors of respectable middle-class homes - scheming servants, rebellious children, insanity, jealousy, loneliness and loathing - arouses fear and a kind of excitement. But when Whicher reaches his shocking conclusion there is uproar and bewilderment. A true story that inspired a generation of writers such as Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle, this has all the hallmarks of the classic murder mystery - a body; a detective; a country house steeped in secrets. In The Suspicions of Mr Whicher Kate Summerscale untangles the facts behind this notorious case, bringing it back to vivid, extraordinary life. 372 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: true Crime; True Crime; ISBN/EAN: 978747596486. Inventory No: 239025. Paperback 
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Kingpin: The True Story of Max Butler, The Master Hacker Who Ran A Billion Dollar Cyber Crime Network, Kevn Poulsen
19 Kevn Poulsen Kingpin: The True Story of Max Butler, The Master Hacker Who Ran A Billion Dollar Cyber Crime Network
Hachette 234125 Australia 2011 0733627714 / 9780733627712 Trade Paperback Good Condition Former hacker Kevin Poulsen has, over the past decade, built a reputation as one of the top investigative reporters on the cybercrime beat. In Kingpin, he pours his unmatched access and expertise into book form for the first time, delivering a gripping cat-and-mouse narrative--and an unprecedented view into the twenty-first century's signature form of organized crime. The word spread through the hacking underground like some unstoppable new virus: Someone--some brilliant, audacious crook--had just staged a hostile takeover of an online criminal network that siphoned billions of dollars from the US economy. The FBI rushed to launch an ambitious undercover operation aimed at tracking down this new kingpin; other agencies around the world deployed dozens of moles and double agents. Together, the cybercops lured numerous unsuspecting hackers into their clutches. . . . Yet at every turn, their main quarry displayed an uncanny ability to sniff out their snitches and see through their plots. The culprit they sought was the most unlikely of criminals: a brilliant programmer with a hippie ethic and a supervillain's double identity. As prominent -white-hat- hacker Max -Vision- Butler, he was a celebrity throughout the programming world, even serving as a consultant to the FBI. But as the black-hat -Iceman, - he found in the world of data theft an irresistible opportunity to test his outsized abilities. He infiltrated thousands of computers around the country, sucking down millions of credit card numbers at will. He effortlessly hacked his fellow hackers, stealing their ill-gotten gains from under their noses. Together with a smooth-talking con artist, he ran a massive real-world crime ring. And for years, he did it all with seeming impunity, even as countless rivals ran afoul of police. Yet as he watched the fraudsters around him squabble, their ranks riddled with infiltrators, their methods inefficient, he began to see in their dysfunction the ultimate challenge: He would stage his coup and fix what was broken, run things as they should be run--even if it meant painting a bull's-eye on his forehead. Through the story of this criminal's remarkable rise, and of law enforcement's quest to track him down, Kingpin lays bare the workings of a silent crime wave still affecting millions of Americans. In these pages, we are ushered into vast online-fraud supermarkets stocked with credit card numbers, counterfeit checks, hacked bank accounts, dead drops, and fake passports. We learn the workings of the numerous hacks--browser exploits, phishing attacks, Trojan horses, and much more--these fraudsters use to ply their trade, and trace the complex routes by which they turn stolen data into millions of dollars. And thanks to Poulsen's remarkable access to both cops and criminals, we step inside the quiet, desperate arms race that law enforcement continues to fight with these scammers today. Ultimately, Kingpin is a journey into an underworld of startling scope and power, one in which ordinary American teenagers work hand in hand with murderous Russian mobsters and where a simple Wi-Fi connection can unleash a torrent of gold worth millions 246 pages. Light foxing to endpapers and page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: True Crime; True Crime; ISBN/EAN: 9780733627712. Inventory No: 234125. Paperback 
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Packing Death, Lachlan McCullouch
20 Lachlan McCullouch Packing Death
Floradale Productions 241785 Australia 2005 0975231863 / 9780975231869 Softcover Very Good Condition The job was over at last. I drove to a hairdresser's and asked the girl to give me a number three cut and to dye whatever was left white blond. She said, The will be a big change. I said, Exactly. It's to confurse the hit men.She laughed. I didn't. I was serious.Living through it all I'd convinced myself that I was invincible. That was the lie I lived by. I had to. The truth is I will never the same person I was and Operation Earthquake will never be over for me. I put my heart and soul into it. Now I want them back. 303 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: True Crime; True Crime; ISBN: 0975231863. ISBN/EAN: 9780975231869. Inventory No: 241785. Paperback 
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