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Memorable Moments of a Met Copper

by David Dugmore

Memorable Moments of a Met Copper – 1967–1997 is the fascinating and absorbing memoir of a Met Copper spanning a thirty year period. Presented as a series of stark, harrowing and often disturbed short anecdotes...

Operation Playboy

by Kathryn Bonella


Sex. Drugs. Danger. Death.

This is the adrenaline-pumping story of the world's most audacious drug runners and the police hunt, 'Operation...

The true life of Pablo Escobar

by Astrid María Legarda Martínez & Adriana Blanco

"Hello beautiful. I am Popeye." In 1998 I met Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez—alias "Popeye"—lieutenant to the Medellín Cartel's leader, Pablo Escobar Gaviria. Our first encounter was at the high security...

At Hell's Gate

by Mark Abernethy

"I deal with heavy, dangerous people. People who can bring a society undone."

The Contractor returns.

Mike is a big unit. He builds houses and drives a ute. But he isn't your typical tradie.

When a client calls...

Bad Blood

by Don Davis

They were golden boys who killed with sudden savagery. The trial revealed a dark drama too evil to believe. Handsome, rich, bronzed champion athletes, Erik and Lyle Menendez were the stunning symbols of the...

The Last Chicago Boss

by Kerrie Droban & Peter 'Big Pete' James

A legend in the biker community, Peter “Big Pete” James was the most revered gangster in the Outlaw Nation. He first perfected his skills with the Hells Angels, the Outlaws’ chief rival, before persuading...

The True Story of The Kelly Gang of Bushrangers

by C. H. Chomley

This vintage book contains an detailed account of the Kelly Gang and their various exploits, painstakingly composed by the author from official documents, contemporary newspapers, and other sources of information....

Sofia Perovskaya, Terrorist Princess

by Robert R. Riggs

More than ever, terrorist acts command enormous attention.  Concerns about terrorism have led to sweeping new restrictive government policies on such matters as immigration and airline security.  In an often...

Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead

by Jody M. Roy, Frank Meeink & Elizabeth Wurtzel

This new edition of the acclaimed Frank Meeink story includes a preface by the author, nine new chapters, an updated epilogue, and resource guides for substance abuse recovery and countering racism.



by Ron Culley

In 1985, as he prepared to release information that could have brought down the government of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, solicitor and senior Scottish Nationalist politician Willie McRae was found in...

The Contractor

by Mark Abernethy

'I fix things. I can build you a house or remodel your bathroom. I can also make bad situations - and bad people - disappear.'

Meet Mike. Runs a building site, drives a ute, likes a beer, loves his nail-gun.


Confessions of a Cartel Hit Man

by Martin Corona & Tony Rafael

The true confession of an assassin, a sicario, who rose through the ranks of the Southern California gang world to become a respected leader in an elite, cruelly efficient crew of hit men for Mexico's "most...

Last King of the Cross

by John Ibrahim

John Ibrahim's incredible life story told in his own words.

Last King of the Cross lays bare Australia's most notorious underworld figure.

In the mongrel tongue of the streets, John writes of fleeing war-torn...

The Confessions of a Poacher

by John F. L. S. Watson

First published in 1890, "The Confessions of a Poacher" is an interesting collection of essays and anecdotes based on the author's personal and extensive experience poaching. Profusely illustrated and highly-readable,...

You Can’t Win

by Jack Black

My background is crowded with robberies, burglaries, and thefts too numerous to recall. All manner of crimes against property. Arrests, trials, acquittals, convictions, escapes. Penitentiaries! I see in the...

Bernie Madoff and the Crisis

by Colleen P. Eren

Bernie Madoff's arrest could not have come at a more darkly poetic moment. Economic upheaval had plunged America into a horrid recession. Then, on December 11, 2008, Madoff's $65 billion Ponzi scheme came to...

The Life Crimes and Hard Times of Ricky Atkinson, Leader of  Dirty Tricks Gang: A True Story

by Richard Atkinson & Joe Fiorito

A sober memoir that provides a solid understanding of how crime is situated in structural, cultural, historical, and situational contexts. This is the life story of Ricky Atkinson, leader of the Dirty Tricks...

The Big Heist: The Real Story of the Lufthansa Heist, the Mafia, and Murder

by Anthony M. DeStefano

“Terrific DeStefano. He finally gives us a fitting end to the murderous and fabled story of the 1978 Lufthansa heist.”—Nicholas Pileggi, author of Wiseguy and Casino

“A comprehensive account of the legendary...

A Texas Ranger

by N. A. Jennings

Eighteen-year-old Napoleon Augustus Jennings came to Texas in 1874 and joined a special force of Texas Rangers charged with border patrol under the command of L. H. McNelly.

At this time the South Texas region...

Cartel Wives: A True Story of Deadly Decisions, Steadfast Love, and Bringing Down El Chapo

by Mia Flores & Olivia Flores

An astonishing, revelatory, and redemptive memoir from two women who escaped the international drug trade, with never-before-revealed details about El Chapo, the Sinaloa Cartel, and the dangerous world of illicit...