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The Spin Doctor: Hero or Cold-Blooded Killer?

by Kirk Mitchell

When Kurt Sonnenfeld calls police to report his young, beautiful wife is dying with a bullet in her head, he alleges she shot herself. Police think otherwise. Prosecutors claim that hidden behind the façade...


Tyburn: London's Fatal Tree

by Alan Brooke & David Brandon

Tyburn is synonymous with the idea of execution. The authors tell the story of how Tyburn came to be the place of execution and of the rituals and spectacle associated with the deaths of many people. They provide...


County Durham Murder & Crime

by Paul Heslop

This book features fifteen historic criminal cases that not only shocked the area but made headlines across the country. Paul Heslop was a policeman in the Northumbria force. His experience of the criminal justice...


Swansea Murders

by Geoff Brookes

Swansea has a dangerous past. It was a seaport where the world came to trade, where the world confronted remote small-town Wales and Swansea confronted the unknown. The grim and bloody events in this book reveal...


Channel Island Murders

by Nicola Sly

Although an idyllic setting, where violent crime is thankfully rare, the Channel Islands have a shadier side. Contained within the pages of this book are twenty-five historic cases of murder committed in the...


The Mammoth Book of Prison Breaks

by Paul Simpson

True stories of prison breaks including those of Frank Abagnale, whose story is told in Catch Me If You Can; Henri Charrière who claimed to have escaped from the supposedly inescapable Devil's Island - the...


The Strange Case of the Mad Professor: A True Tale of Endangered Species, Illegal Drugs, and Attempted Murder

by Peter Kobel

It was one of the biggest scandals in New York University history. Professor John Buettner-Janusch, chair of the Anthropology Department, was convicted of manufacturing LSD and Quaaludes in his campus laboratory....


Mafia: The Government's Secret File on Organized Crime

by None

Some time in the early 1960s, during the golden age of organized crime in America—the era that would inspire The Godfather; Goodfellas, and even The Sopranos—federal investigators pulled every known piece...


Not Lost Forever

by Carmina Salcido & Steve Jackson

Twenty years ago, one man's murderous rampage destroyed his own family . . . and devastated a community. Now the only survivor—his daughter—tells her story at last.

On April 14, 1989, for reasons still debated...


Folsom's 93: The Lives and Crimes of Folsom Prison's Executed Men

by April Moore

From 1895 to 1937, 93 men were hanged at California’s Folsom State Prison, and this book is the first to tell all of their stories, recounting long-forgotten tales of murder and swift justice, or sometimes,...


Keys to Behavior-Based Safety

by E. Scott Geller

This book provides a collection of 28 writings from Scott Geller's regular column in 'Industrial Safety and Hygiene News,' from Geller's associates at Safety Performance Solutions, and from the American Society...


The Best American Crime Reporting 2009

by Jeffrey Toobin, Otto Penzler & Thomas H. Cook

Thieves, liars, and killers—it's a criminal world out there, and someone has to write about it. A thrilling collection of the year's best reportage by the aces of the true-crime genre, The Best American Crime...


The Last Testament of Lucky Luciano: The Mafia Story in His Own Words

by Martin A. Gosch & Richard Hammer

In this true crime classic, out of print since 1981, Lucky Luciano remains a mythical underworld figure.


Plain Clothes and Sleuths: A History of Detectives in Britain

by Stephen Wade

The detective is a familiar figures in British history, from the Victorian truncheon-bearing bobby to the undercover sleuth of the twenty-first century. But there is much in the history of our investigative...


Jeremy Bamber: Evil, Almost Beyond Belief?

by Scott Lomax

In October 1986 Jeremy Bamber was convicted of the murders of five members of his family at their home in Essex. It was alleged he had killed his relatives before staging the scene so that it appeared his sister,...


The Social Politics of Research Collaboration

by Gabriele Griffin, Katarina Hamberg & Britta Lundgren

The past two decades have seen an increasing emphasis on large and interdisciplinary research configurations such as research networks, and centers of excellence including those in Social Sciences and Humanities...


Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students

by Stephen Bailey

Ideal for overseas students studying at English-medium colleges and universities, this practical writing course enables international students to meet the required standard of writing and use an appropriate...


Monster

by Steve Jackson

"One of the best books short of the famous Ann Rule works." --True Crime Book Reviews

On a snowy winter evening in 1982, twenty-one-year-old Mary Brown accepted a ride from a handsome stranger in the resort town...


Anthropological Practice: Fieldwork and the Ethnographic Method

by Judith Okely

Anthropological Practice provides students with the tools to understand and develop practice-based and open-ended methodology.


A Wayward Angel: The Full Story of the Hells Angels

by George Wethern & Vincent Colnett

We all know about the Hells Angels: toughs on Harleys terrorizing the law-abiding; wild brawls and wild sex; drugs and cruelty, beatings, and even murder. But nobody really knows what it’s like to be an Angel...