True Crime

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  • Cover scan of Blood In The Glens

    Blood In The Glens: True Crime From The Scottish Highlands
    Jean McLennan - Paperback - Black & White
    Murders and unexplained deaths happen wherever there are people and, despite its sparse population, the Highlands have had more than their fair share. Jean McLennan, an honorary Sheriff from Wick, investigates some of the most chilling crimes committed in the north over the last 60 years.
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    The Appin Murder: The Killing Of The Red Fox
    Seamus Carney - Paperback - Birlinn
    The Appin murder remains one of Scotland's most famous unsolved murders, and was the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Kidnapped' and 'Catriona'. This text examines the events surrounding the murder and its aftermath.
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    The Monster Butler: Inside The Mind Of A Serial Killer
    A. M. Nicol - Paperback - Black & White
    Archibald Hall was one of Scotland's most enigmatic criminals. A man of multiple personas, Hall was more widely known as Roy Fontaine, the Monster Butler who murdered 5 people, including his own brother. This book tells Hall's story and reveals new insights into his crimes and motivations.
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    The Killer Within: In The Company Of Monsters
    Philip Carlo - Paperback - Mainstream
    When true crime writer Philip Carlo learnt he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a terminal illness that causes all of the muscles in the body to atrophy over time, Carlo himself began to prepare for his own end. In 'The Killer Within', Carlo documents his difficult experiences with ALS.
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    Lucky Luciano: Mafia Murderer And Secret Agent
    Timothy Newark - Paperback - Mainstream
    For the first 25 years of his criminal career, Charles 'Lucky' Luciano was a vicious mobster, king of the New York underworld. For the next 25 years of his life, Luciano was a legend, but a fake master criminal without real power, his evil reputation manipulated and maintained by the government agents who had put him behind bars.
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    The Limbs In The Loch Murder
    Patrick Greg - Paperback - John Blake
    The shocking true story of Britain's most savage killer, this title will appeal to those that remember the case in 1999 as well as readers of the true crime genre.
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    Gentle Johnny Ramensky: The World's Most Extraordinary Safe Blower
    Robert Jeffrey - Paperback - Black & White
    The astonishing tale of a boy reared in the poverty of the Gorbals who became one of the world's most extraordinary safe blowers. He spent more than 40 years in jail. A daring escaper, he broke out of Scotland's grim prison fortress of Peterhead five times - three times in one year.
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    Scottish Bodysnatchers: A Gazetteer
    Geoff Holder - Paperback - History
    Richly illustrated and also including Robert Louis Stevenson's classic short story 'The Body Snatcher', this macabre guide will delight residents and tourists alike.
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    True Storey: My Life And Crimes As A Football Hatchet Man
    Peter Storey - Hardback - Mainstream
    This is an autobiography of notorious 1970s football legend Peter Storey, dubbed 'the bastard's bastard', who had a reputation for ultra-violence on the pitch and a capacity to find even greater trouble off it, a fact borne out by a string of criminal convictions and jail sentences over the years.
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    Perthshire Murders
    Geoff Holder - Paperback - Amberley
    A look at the dark side of life, Victorian-style, when a public execution could be an entertaining family day out. This book of real life crimes recreates the events surrounding them, offers insight into criminal law and the social history attached to crime as society evolved to meet changing industries and class structures.

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