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There are 34 books in this catalogue.
Prior, Tom:  The sinners' club : confessions of a walk-up man
Book Number: 26092
RingPenguin 1993 8vo softcover 325pp b/w plates. good+, owner's inscription on fep., page edges tanned.
Keywords: Prior Tom 1927 Journalists Australia Biography The sinners' club confessions of a walk up man Prior Tom
Price: $45.00


Scott, Peter:  Gentleman Thief: The Recollections of a Cat Burglar
Book Number: 34240
HarperCollins 1996 8vo softcover 393pp index, b/w illus. very good, crease on front cover top corner. For Peter Scott, being a burglar was not a job but a vocation. Over the years his victims have included Zsa Zsa Gabor, Sophia Loren, Deborah Kerr, and Ginger Rogers. Here he gives a frank and funny account of his life and crimes.
Keywords: Biography Gentleman Thief The Recollections of a Cat Burglar Scott Peter
Price: $25.00


Summerscale, Kate:  The Suspicions of Mr Whicher or The Murder at Road Hill House
Book Number: 56612
Bloomsbury 2008 Trade paperback. 360pp. Good. True crime from 1860, where Constant Kent confesses to killing her half-brother Francis Kent.
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Price: $12.00


Buhk, Tobin T.:  Skeletons in the Closet: Stories from the County Morgue
Book Number: 56983
Prometheus Books, New York 2008 8vo. hardcover. 408pp. index, colour illus. Fine. / Very good d/w.
Keywords: forensic science crime dead bodies cause of death
Price: $15.00


Wecht, Cyril H.:  Tales from the Morgue: Forensic Answers to Nine Famous Cases Including the Scott Peterson & Chandra Levy Cases
Book Number: 56987
Prometheus Books, New York 2005 8vo. hardcover. 314pp. index, colour illus. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Keywords: true crime death murder
Price: $15.00


Sachs, Jessica Snyder:  Time of Death : The True Story of the Search for Death's Stopwatch
Book Number: 57752
QPD, London 2002 8vo. softcover 270pp. index. Very good.
Keywords: Forensic medicine crime solving death murder
Price: $9.00


Betancourt, Ingrid:  Even Silence has an End : My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle.
Book Number: 58013
ViragoPress, 2010 8vo. softcover. 394pp. Very good+.
Keywords: columbia jungle hostage
Price: $15.00


Chamberlain, Michael:  Heart of Stone: Justice for Azaria
Book Number: 58145
New Holland Publishers, Australia, 2012 8vo. hardcover. 444pp. index, colour illus. Very good, small owner's name on fep. / Very good d/w.
Keywords: azaria dingo baby outback australia death
Price: $22.00


Shear, Richard:  Squizzy Taylor: The Larrikin, The Lover, The Legend.
Book Number: 58285
Sphere / Nelson, Melbourne 1982 8vo. softcover. 205pp. b/w illus. Very good, pages slightly browned.
Keywords: crime melbourne australia Squizzy Taylor
Price: $15.00


Bresler, Fenton:  The Trial of the Triads - An Investigation into International Crime
Book Number: 58860
Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1980 8vo hardcover in d/w. Very good. 226pp. Index. Illustrated with photo's.
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Price: $12.00


Fenn, L. J.:  The Beat - A True Account of the Bondi Gay Murders
Book Number: 59979
Five Mile Press 2006 Trade Paperback. 314pp. Good. The story of Operation Taradale, a saga of multiple murders, committed mostly in Marks Park.
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Price: $12.00


Britton, Paul:  The Jigsaw Man. The remarkable career of Britian's foremost criminal pyschologist
Book Number: 60497
Bantam Press 2000. 8vo. hardcover. 454pp. index. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Keywords: psychology crime
Price: $15.00


Schlosser, Eric:  Reefer Madness and Other Tales from the American Underground
Book Number: 60671
Penguin 2003 Trade paperback. 310pp. Very good. index. Schlosser looks at three pillars of America's underground economy - pornography, marijuana adn the traffic in illegal immigrants, illustrating the the commodities we publicly abhor and privately adore and are a major source of wealth throughout the industrialized world.
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Price: $16.00


Carlo, Philip:  The Butcher - Anatomy of a Mafia Psychopath
Book Number: 60755
Harper Collins 2009 8vo. Softcover 298pp. Very good. The Butcher is a gripping and disturbing fly-on-the-wall account of the US Drug Enforcement Administration's four-year hunt to bring down Tommy 'Karate' Pitera, a drug-dealing, murderous capo in the Bonanno crime family. In 1992, Pitera was sentenced to life in prison for murdering six people and supporting a massive drug-dealing operation. Yet this covered only a fraction of the crimes he committed. Pitera is thought to have murdered more than 60 people, cutting many of his victims into pieces before burying them on Staten Island.
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Price: $9.00


Bowden, Mark:  Road Work: Among Tyrants, Heroes, Rogues, and Beasts
Book Number: 60963
Atlantic Books London 2004. 8vo. hardcover. 467pp. index. Near Fine. / Near Fine d/w.
Keywords: crime war sas
Price: $15.00


Rumbelow, Donald:  I Spy Blue: Police and Crime in the City of London from Elizabeth I to Victoria
Book Number: 61054
Macmillan, London, 1971. 8vo. hardcover. 250pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, light wear to cover edges, light foxing to outer page edges. Good d/w chipped on top edge. Signed by author.
Keywords: police crime london england history
Price: $15.00


Leigh, David [Howard Marks]:  HIGH TIME, the Life and Times of Howard Marks
Book Number: 61195
Heinemann, London, 1984. 8vo. hardcover. 288pp. Very good, page edges browned. / Very good d/w.
Keywords: drugs crime mr nice
Price: $12.00


Wainwright, Robert & Totaro, Paola:  Born or Bred? Martin Bryant: The Making of a Mass Murderer
Book Number: 61578
Fairfax Books, Australia 2009. 8vo. softcover. 288pp. colour illus. Very good, light tanning to page edges. Scarce.
Keywords: martin bryant port arthur mass murder rasmania
Price: $55.00


Read, Mark Brandon:  Chopper 7 - The Singing Defective
Book Number: 61639
Sly Ink 2002 8vo. Softcover. 222pp. Near fine.
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Price: $12.00


Irwin, Ron:  Blackened Tanner - The Denis Tanner Story
Book Number: 61680
The Five Mile Press 2012 Trade paperback. 289pp. Very good. This is the story of Denis Tanner, a Victorian detective who hit the headlines in 1996 when a newspaper accused him of murdering two women - his sister-in-law Jennifer, whose death in 1984 was treated as suicide, and Adele Bailey, a transsexual prostitute who disappeared in 1978. In 1998 a coroner found that Denis Tanner had shot Jennifer, but he was never charged. As a result, he has been denied a forum in which to defend himself and clear his name. In this book, former detective Ron Irwin presents a compelling case for Denis Tanner's innocence and documents a deeply disturbing miscarriage of justice.
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Price: $16.00


Manly, Alan, Julian Day & Graeme Brosnan:  One One Five ( 115 )
Book Number: 61698
A.K.A. Publishing 2011 8vo. softcover. Very Good. What appears as a petty squabble over $115 sets the scene for a fight where they must represent themselves over 200 times in the Local Court to the High Court. Our humble heroes strike back a a legal system gone crazy.
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Price: $35.00


Chin, Rachael Jane:  Nice Girl: The Story of Keli Lane and Her Missing Baby, Tegan
Book Number: 61937
Simon and Schuster 2011 8vo. softcover. 307pp. Very good, owner's name on fep.
Keywords: murder baby
Price: $12.00


Henderson, Anne:  An Angel In The Court - The Life of Major Joyce Harmer
Book Number: 62119
Harper Collins 2005 8vo. Softcover. 313pp. Very good. Illustrated with photos. Armed with an unshakable faith in humanity, Joyce - a Salvation Army Major, has helped some of society's least wanted. This is the inspiring story of a quiet achiever whose 'spiritual fragrance' has affected and changed the lives of thousands of Australians.
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Price: $12.00


Corss, Rod:  Evidence for Murder - How Physicis Convicted a Killer
Book Number: 62282
University of New South Wales Press, 2009 Trade paperback. 274pp. Very good. For five years, Cross worked closely with the Homicide Squad on the Byrne affair. Cross, whose ingenious experiments showed conclusively that Caroline Byrne must have been thrown with great force from the cliff top.
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Price: $18.00


Heywood, Victoria:  Love Behind Bars: True Australian Stories.
Book Number: 62747
The Five Mile Press, Australia, 2013. 8vo. softcover. 246pp. Near Fine.
Keywords: prison australia
Price: $12.00


Hart, Matthew:  The Irish Game, a True Story of Crime and Art
Book Number: 62748
Chatto & Windus, London, 2004. 8vo. hardcover. 220pp. index, b/w illus. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Keywords: paintings forgery
Price: $12.00


Droban, Kerrie:  Running with the Devil: The True Story of the ATF's Infiltration of the Hells Angels (Paperback)
Book Number: 62822
Lyons Press, USA 2009. 8vo. softcover. 215pp. index, b/w ilus. Very good.
Keywords: motorcycle gangs bikies
Price: $10.00


Menginie, Anthony 'LT', and Kerrie Droban:  Prodigal Father Pagan Son - Growing Up inside the Dangerous World of the Pagans Motorcycle Club
Book Number: 62823
Allen & Unwin, Australia 2011. 8vo. softcover. 267pp. Very good.
Keywords: motorcycle gangs bikies australian
Price: $9.00


Travers, Robert:  Murder in the Blue Mountains Being the True Story of Frank Butler one of Australia's most Notorious Criminals
Book Number: 62825
Hutchinson, Melbourne, 1972. 8vo. hardcover. 176pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, small sticker mark on fep, owner's inscription verso fep.
Keywords: australian crime
Price: $14.00


McLeod-Lindsay, Alexander:  An Ordinary Man: The McLeod-Lindsay Case
Book Number: 62832
Hale & Iremonger, Sydney, 1984. 8vo. hardcover. 279pp. index, b/w illus. Very good+. / Very good d/w with faded spine.
Keywords: sydney murder
Price: $40.00



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