True Crime

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    Glasgow's Godfather: The Astonishing Inside Story Of Walter Norval, The City's First Crime Boss
    Robert Jeffrey - Paperback - Black & White
    Walter Norval was a man marked by destiny to be a career criminal in one of Britain's hardest cities. As a youngster he ran 'messages' for the toughest gangsters in the city and stood guard over the pots of cash in illegal gambling schools. This title tells his story.
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    Witness: The Story Of David Smith, Chief Prosecution Witness In The Moors Murders Case
    David Smith - Paperback - Mainstream
    On 7 October 1965, 17-year-old David Smith called Hyde police from a telephone box on Hattersley overspill estate in Manchester. The story that he had to tell of the brutal murder he had witnessed the previous evening set in motion the detection of Britain's most infamous serial killings: the Moors Murders.
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    Siberian Education
    Nicolai Lilin - Paperback - Canongate
    Set in a small and tight-knit community of honest criminals in a remote part of Russia, this is a tale of an extreme, exotic and violent boyhood. Told from the perspective of a boy gaining his education as a member of the Mafia-like Urkas in Transnistria, we get a glimpse inside the strict codes of honour of Siberia.
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    Fog On The Tyne: The Story Of Britain's Bloodiest Gang War
    Bernard O'Mahoney - Paperback - Mainstream
    In 'Fog on the Tyne', best-selling true-crime author Bernard O'Mahoney will clear the fog that has engulfed the origins of Britain's bloodiest gangland war and reveal for the first time how and why it spiralled out of control, leaving many injured and others dead.
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    The Krays: A Violent Business
    Colin Fry - Paperback - Mainstream
    Ron and Reg Kray, the most notorious and vicious gangsters Britain has ever produced, used everything and everyone to get what they wanted. This book unravels the complex lives of the Kray brothers, the true extent of their crimes and the duplicitous dealings of Ron and Reg even from behind prison bars.
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    One Of Your Own: The Life And Death Of Myra Hindley
    Carol Ann Lee - Paperback - Mainstream
    On 15 November 2002, Myra Hindley died in prison, one of the rare women whose crimes were deemed so indefensible that 'life' really did mean 'life'. But who was the woman behind the headlines? This text draws on a wide range of resources, including Hindley's own unseen writings, hundreds of prison files, interviews and research.
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    Doctors Who Kill: Profiles Of Lethal Medics
    Carol Anne Davis - Paperback - Allison & Busby
    In a comprehensive study of violent crimes perpetrated by health care professionals, Carol Anne Davis offers valuable insights into 34 case studies involving doctors and nurses who have crossed the line from healer to killer.
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    "Yellow Kid" Weil: The Autobiography Of America's Master Swindler
    J. R. Weil - Paperback - AK
    Bilked bankers, grifted gamblers, and swindled spinsters: welcome to the world of confidence men. You'll marvel at the elaborate schemes developed by The Yellow Kid and cry for the marks who lost it all to his ingenuity - $8,000,000 by some estimations.
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    The Savage City: Race, Murder And A Generation On The Edge
    T. J. English - Paperback - Mainstream
    In the early 1960s, the 'Mad Men' era, a mood of uncertainty and menace gripped New York City. At the centre of the unrest was a poisonous divide between two camps in the city: the deeply corrupt, cynical and racist police of the era and the African American community, buffeted by economic distress and the spread of narcotics.
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    The Soldier's Secret: From Gangland Goodfella To Army Officer
    Alexander Shannon - Paperback - Mainstream
    In this book, army captain Alex Shannon reveals how he escaped his shady gangland past to enjoy a glittering career in the army, only to find himself back in the thick of criminal activity. He reveals how he managed to combine his successful army career with dangerous gangland dealings for so long and how he finally broke free.

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