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See also: True Crime
- Paperback - Mainstream
From Ramirez's early brushes with the law to his deadly stalking expeditions, to the police and civilian manhunt that resulted in one of the most sensational trials in California's history, this is the story of America's most feared serial murderer.
- Hardback - Hodder & Stoughton
During the 1920s and 1930s, Glasgow gained an unenviable and enduring notoriety as Britain's gang city - the 'Scottish Chicago'. Out of the most dilapidated and overcrowded tenements in Britain stepped young men and women dressed like Hollywood gangsters and their molls. On the city's streets they took centre stage in dramas of their own making, fighting territorial battles laced with religious sectarianism and running protection rackets modelled on those of the American underworld. Drawing on 15 years of original research, Andrew Davies, brings to life the reign of terror exerted by gangs like the Billy Boys, the Kent Star, the Savoy Arcadians and the South Side Stickers.
- Paperback - John Blake
Sandra Gregory was caught smuggling heroin through Bangkok airport in 1993. Her punishment saw her suffer the horrors of the notorious 'Bangkok Hilton' prison, before being transferred to a British prison, then freed in 2000. This is her story.
- Add to BasketThe Lost Boy: The Definitive Story Of The Moors Murders And The Search For The Final Victim
- Paperback - Bantam
In Lancashire, in the 1960s, four children were murdered by Myra Hindley and Ian Brady, the body of one of their victims, Keith Barrett, has never been found. This book presents the story of some of the 20th-century's most notorious crimes. It explores various aspects of these murders and their long-felt aftermath.
- Paperback - Birlinn
This chilling and disturbing memoir tells the story of one of Glasgow's most notorious criminals, a man accused of many murders. Writing in his own words, William Lobban tells how he was born in Exeter Prison to a violent, schizophrenic mother and went on to start his own career in crime.
- Add to BasketThe Girl With No Name: The Incredible True Story Of A Child Raised By Monkeys
- Hardback - Mainstream Publishing
In 1954, a young girl was abducted and then abandoned in the Colombian rainforest. So begins the incredible story of Marina Chapman, who went on to spend five years in the jungle, her only family being a troop of capuchin monkeys. Using instinct to guide her, she copied everything they did and soon learned to fend for herself. At around ten years old, a feral Marina was returned to civilisation by hunters, who sold her to a brothel. Beaten daily and groomed to be a prostitute, she escaped and lived as a street kid. However, Marina's life as a wild child wasn't over - in some ways, it had only just begun.
- Add to BasketGlasgow: The Real Mean City
- Paperback - Black & White Publishing
Glasgow formed Britain's first professional police force in the 19th century and men such as Superintendent James Smart fought to stem the crime that at times seemed to overwhelm the city. The police had an often thankless task and this book chronicles the century long struggle of the forces of law and order to bring peace to a troubled city.
- Paperback - Birlinn
The authors presents an account of the murder of two young women, Helen Scott and Christine Eadie, who died in October 1977, and of the thirty year investigation that followed.
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- Paperback - Black & White
Bryan McLaughlin faced the challenge of tackling crime on Glasgow's mean streets and throughout Scotland for more than 30 years, finding himself involved with nearly 300 killings. He started as a bobby on the beat and gradually rose through the ranks. Here, he lifts the lid on some of the cases he worked on.
- Add to BasketGang Of One
- Paperback - Hodder
Imagine you're a 35 year old, white, British, middle-class businessman sentenced to three years in Big Spring, one of America's most notorious prisons. You've been told that if get into any trouble, your sentence will be doubled. You've just said goodbye to your lawyer. You're on your own. You are a gang of one.