True Crime


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    Forget You Had A Daughter: Doing Time In The Bangkok Hilton
    Sandra Gregory - 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.
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    A Fine Day For A Hanging: The Ruth Ellis Story
    Carol Ann Lee - Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
    In 1955, Ruth Ellis shot dead her lover, David Blakely. After a trial that lasted less than two days, she was found guilty and sentenced to death, becoming the last woman to be hanged in Britain. Despite her infamy, Ruth's story has never been fully told. Here, Carol Ann Lee examines the facts without agenda or sensation.
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    The Lost Boy: The Definitive Story Of The Moors Murders And The Search For The Final Victim
    Duncan Staff - 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.
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    The Cartel: The Inside Story Of Britain's Biggest Drugs Gang
    Graham Johnson - Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
    The Cartel is Britain's biggest drugs organisation - a shadowy network stretching from the banks of the Mersey to the marinas of Marbella, and from the coffee shops of Amsterdam to the trading floors of Canary Wharf. It is run by godfathers as rich as Branson but kept in line by a new generation of teenage killers. This is their story.
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    The Glasgow Curse: My Life In The Criminal Underworld
    William Lobban - 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.
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    Crime And Community In Reformation Scotland: Negotiating Power In A Burgh Society
    Robert Falconer - Hardback - Pickering & Chatto
    Based on church and state records from the burgh of Aberdeen, this study explores the deeper social meaning behind petty crime during the Reformation. Falconer argues that an analysis of both criminal behaviour and law enforcement provides a unique view into the workings of an early modern urban Scottish community.
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    The Dark Heart Of Hollywood: Glamour, Guns And Gambling - Inside The Mafia's Global Empire
    Douglas Thompson - Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
    This book reveals the sinister true story of the Mafia in Hollywood: it strips away the veneer of the movie studios' American Dream. Crammed with legends, myths, murders, madness, mayhem, superstar tantrums, super-sexed starlets, power brokers and politics, it is an ambitious account of Hollywood's hidden history.
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    The Cocaine Diaries: A Venezuelan Prison Nightmare
    Paul Keany - Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
    When Paul Keany proceeded through Caracas airport in Venezuela with six kilos of cocaine hidden in his suitcase, he was expecting a holiday in the sun with a pay packet of 10,000 Euros: enough to pay off a bank loan and a few small debts. But Paul quickly realised he was in serious trouble.
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    The Girl With No Name: The Incredible True Story Of A Child Raised By Monkeys
    Marina Chapman - 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.
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    Glasgow: The Real Mean City
    Malcolm Archibald - 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.

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