True Crime

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Cops, Baker, Mark
1 Baker, Mark Cops
Pocket 1986 0671614460 / 9780671614461 Paperback Good 

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Great crimes and trials of the twentieth century, Begg, Paul
2 Begg, Paul Great crimes and trials of the twentieth century
Ironbark 1994 0330274848 / 9780330274845 Paperback Very Good 
A tight clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-library edition. Based on the BBC-TV series. 
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3 Bembenek, Lawrencia Woman on Trial
HarperCollins 1992 0061006009 / 9780061006005 Paperback Very Good+ 

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Badfellas, Benacquista, Tonino
4 Benacquista, Tonino Badfellas
Bitter Lemon Press 2010 1904738435 / 9781904738435 Paperback Very Good 
Under cover of darkness, an American family moves into a villa in Cholong-s ur-Avre in Normandy. Fred Blake, the father, tells everyone he is there to write a history of the Allied landings. His wife Maggie gets involved in a local charity; their teenage children enrol in the lycee. At first glance a family like any other. But Fred's real name is Giovanni Manzoni - an ex-Ma fia boss who has grassed and is now part of the FBI's witness-protection pr ogram. And his record in other locations would indicate that his cover is n ot likely to last very long. 
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Bitter Blood: A True Story of Southern Family Pride, Madness, and Multiple Murder, Bledsoe, Jerry
5 Bledsoe, Jerry Bitter Blood: A True Story of Southern Family Pride, Madness, and Multiple Murder
Onyx Books 1997 0451402103 / 9780451402103 Paperback Fine 
This book recreates a complex case that claimed nine lives, one of the more shocking crimes of recent years. The links in all the deaths were Susan Ly nch and her cousin Fritz Klenner, each from a prominent, upper-middle-class Southern family. The murders began with the shootings of Lynch's ex-mother -in-law and ex--sister-in-law in Kentucky, and continued with the slayings of her parents and grandmother in North Carolina. What connected the killin gs was the bitter divorce between Susie and her husband Tom, and the impend ing custody battle for their children, particularly since it became increas ingly clear that Susie regarded the boys as pawns in a power struggle. The deaths that she prepared for her two sons, and which inadvertently killed h er and Klenner as well, provide a dramatic climax to this account of famili es too blind to realize that well-bred folk can be dangerous. 
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6 Blumenthal, Ralph THE GOTTI TAPES (Sammy the Bull Gravano)
Three Rivers Press 1992 0812921119 / 9780812921113 Paperback Very Good 
Gotti Tapes: Including the Testimony of Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano 
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Befriend and Betray: Infiltrating the Hells Angels, Bandidos and Other Crim inal Brotherhoods, Caine, Alex
7 Caine, Alex Befriend and Betray: Infiltrating the Hells Angels, Bandidos and Other Crim inal Brotherhoods
Mainstream Publishing 2009 1845965329 / 9781845965327 Paperback Very Good 
The Hells Angels. The Bandidos. Asian triads. Russian mobsters and corrupt cops. Even the KKK. Just part of a day's work for Alex Caine, an undercover agent who has seen it all. After a tour in Vietnam and a stretch in prison on marijuana-possession cha rges, Caine fell into the cloak-and-dagger world of a contracted agent. Tha nks to his quick-wittedness and tough but unthreatening demeanour, Caine co uld fit into whatever unsavoury situation he found himself. Over 25 years, his assignments ran the gamut from mean bikers to triad toughs. When a job was over, he'd slip away to a new part of the continent or world, where he would assume a new identity and then go back to work on another group of ba d guys. Befriend and Betray offers an unflinching look at some familiar police operations and blows the lid off others that law enforcement would much prefer to keep hidden. It provides an unvarnished account of the toll such a life takes, one that often left Caine to wonder who he really was behind the myriad identities he had assumed and whether justice was ever truly served. 
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8 Capote, Truman In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences (Pe nguin Essentials)
Viking 2012 0241956838 / 9780241956830 Paperback Very Good 
In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and its Consequences is considered by many to be the first work of the true crime genre. In this gr oundbreaking book, Truman Capote reconstructs the murder of the Clutter fam ily from information provided by newspaper articles and interviews. 'Dick b ecame convinced that Perry was that rarity, "a natural killer" - absolutely sane, but conscienceless, and capable of dealing, with or without motive, the coldest-blooded deathblows' On 15 November 1959, the small town of Holc omb, Kansas, a wealthy farmer, his wife and their two young children were f ound brutally murdered. Blood all over the walls, the telephone lines cut, and only a few dollars stolen. Heading up the investigation is Agent Al Dew ey, but all he has are two footprints, four bodies, and a whole lot of ques tions. Truman Capote's detailed reconstruction of the events and consequenc es of that fateful night, In Cold Blood is a chilling, gripping mix of jour nalistic skill and imaginative power. 'The American dream turning into the American nightmare. A remarkable book' Spectator 'One of the most stupendou s books of the decade' Sunday Express Truman Capote was one of the most sig nificant American authors of the twentieth century, known for his highly ac claimed books, including: Breakfast at Tiffany's, A Tree of Night and Other Stories and The Grass Harp. In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany's have been selected for the Penguin Essentials series of books considered some of the twentieth century's most important reads. 
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9 Capuzzo, Michael Arms of Angels
Penguin Books Ltd 2009 0141014768 / 9780141014760 Paperback Very Good 
Three of the world's greatest detectives - a renowned former FBI agent, a f orensic sculptor and an eccentric profiler known as 'the living Sherlock Ho lmes' - were distraught at the growing tide of unsolved murders. And so Wil liam Fleisher, Frank Bender and Richard Walter pledged themselves to a ques t for justice ...They invited the finest collection of forensic minds ever assembled, drawn from five continents, to bring the coldest killers in the world to account. Named after the first detective - Eugene Francois Vidocq - the Vidocq Society meets monthly to solve a cold case. "The Murder Room" paints a chilling picture as the three partners travel far and wide to hunt - among countless others - the ruthless killers of a millionaire's son, a serial killer who carves off faces, and a child killer enjoying fifty years of freedom and dark fantasy. Bestselling author Michael Capuzzo brings to life a world of dazzling forensic science, evil as old as the Bible and at its centre a group of passionate detectives - inspired by their own wounded hearts to make a stand for truth, goodness and justice in a world gone mad . 
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Mob Girl/the Intimate True Story of a Notorious Mafia Mistress, Carpenter, Teresa
10 Carpenter, Teresa Mob Girl/the Intimate True Story of a Notorious Mafia Mistress
Z Mass Paper 1993 0821741519 / 9780821741511 Paperback Very Good 
Carpenter expertly recounts the anomalous tale of Arlyne Weiss Brickman, wh o after 25 years in the criminal underworld became a major witness for the government against organized crime. Photos. 
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11 Cornwell, Patricia Portrait of a Killer : Jack the Ripper - Case Closed
Time Warner Books UK 2003 0751533599 / 9780751533590 Paperback Very Good+ 
Patricia Cornwell uses the demanding methods of modern forensic investigati on to re-examine the evidence in the Jack the Ripper murders. Naming the ki ller as the artist, Walter Sickert, Cornwell details the evidence for this conclusion and reveals the reaction from a senior police officer. 
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Portrait Of A Killer: Jack The Ripper -- Case Closed, Cornwell, Patricia
12 Cornwell, Patricia Portrait Of A Killer: Jack The Ripper -- Case Closed
Berkley 2003 0425192733 / 9780425192733 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Jack the Ripper was renowned artist Walter Sickert (1860-1942) according to Cornwell, in case anyone hasn't yet heard. The evidence Cornwell accumulates toward that conclusion in this brilliant, personal, gripping book is very strong, and will persuade many. In May 2001, Cornwell took a tour of Scotland Yard that interested her in the Ripper case, and in Sickert as a suspect. A look at Sickert's "violent" paintings sealed her interest, and she became determined to apply, for the first time ever, modern investigatory and forensic techniques to the crimes that horrified London more than 100 years ago. The book's narrative is complex, as Cornwell details her emotional involvement in the case; re-creates life in Victorian times, particularly in the late 1880s, and especially the cruel existence of the London poor; offers expertly observed scenarios of how, based on the evidence, the killings occurred and the subsequent investigations were conducted; explains what was found by the team of experts she hired; and gives a psycho-biography of Sickert. The book is filled with newsworthy revelations, including the successful use of DNA analysis to establish a link between an envelope mailed by the Ripper and two envelopes used by Sickert. There are also powerful comparisons made between Sickert's drawing style and that of the Ripper; between words and turns of phrases used by both men; and much other circumstantial evidence. Also newsworthy is Cornwell's conclusion that Sickert continued to kill long after the Ripper supposedly lay down his blade, reaping dozens of victims over his lon 
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Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper-- Case Closed, Cornwell, Patricia
13 Cornwell, Patricia Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper-- Case Closed
Berkley Pub Group 2003 0425189651 / 9780425189658 Paperback Very Good+ 
Can truth be stranger than Cornwell's fiction? Here, the best-selling novel ist claims to uncover the identity of Jack the Ripper. 
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THE FIRST FAMILY Terror, Extortion, Revenge, Murder, and the Birth of the A merican Mafia, DASH, MIKE
14 DASH, MIKE THE FIRST FAMILY Terror, Extortion, Revenge, Murder, and the Birth of the A merican Mafia
Ballantine Books 2009 1847371736 / 9781847371737 Paperback Very Good 
Before Al Capone and Lucky Luciano, there was the one-fingered, cunning Giu seppe Morello and his murderous coterie of brothers. Had it not been for Mo rello, the world may never have heard of 'men of honour', the code of omert a or Mafia wars. This explosive book tells the story of the first family of New York, and how this extended close-knit clan of racketeers and murderer s left the backwaters of Sicily to successfully establish themselves as the founding godfathers of the New World. First Family will explain in thrilli ng, characterful detail how the American Mafia established itself so succes sfully. Combining strong narrative and raw violence - set against the rauco us bustle of early twentieth-century New York, and the impoverished rural l ife of nineteenth-century Sicily - this impeccably researched, groundbreaki ng study of a crucial period of American history is a compelling portrait o f the early years of organised crime. 
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Unabomber: On the Trail of America's Most-Wanted Serial Killer, Douglas, John
15 Douglas, John Unabomber: On the Trail of America's Most-Wanted Serial Killer
Pocket Books 1996 0671004115 / 9780671004118 Paperback Very Good 
When Federal Agents raided a remote Montana cabin to apprehend Theodore J. Kaczynski, the alleged Unabomber, they discovered what amounted to a one-ro om bomb factory. Now bestselling author John Douglas, the former FBI Unit C hief who originated the Unabomber profle, reveals the remarkable inside sto ry behind the bureau's eighteen-year manhunt, the elusive Kaczynski, and hi s dramatic arrest. Douglas' expert knowledge and firsthand experience bring all aspects of this fascinating case to vivid life: the bomber's first cal culated, daring attempts to severely injure his targets; his chilling turn to murder; the FBI's frustrating attempts to build an investigation; the co ntroversy surrounding the Unabomber's manifesto; and the unexpected twists that brought the FBI to the outskirts of Lincoln, Montana. Go behind the sc enes of one of the most painstaking, dangerous -- and secretive -- FBI inve stigations of our time, as John Douglas delves into the mind, methods, and madness of America's most-wanted serial killer. 
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My Dark Places, Ellroy, James
16 Ellroy, James My Dark Places
Arrow Books Ltd 1997 0099549611 / 9780099549611 Paperback Very Good 
James Ellroy's trademark is his language: it is sometimes caustically funny and always brazen. When he's hitting on all cylinders, as he is in My Dar k Places, his style makes punchy rhythms out of short sentences using lingo such as "scoot" (dollar), "trim" (sex), and "brace" (to interrogate). But the premise for My Dark Places is what makes it especially compelling: Ellr oy goes back to his own childhood to investigate the central mystery behind his obsession with violence against women--the death of his mother when he was 10 years old. It's hard to imagine a more psychologically treacherous, more self-exposing way in which to write about true crime. The New York Ti mes calls it a "strenuously involving book.... Early on, Mr. Ellroy makes a promise to his dead mother that seems maudlin at first: 'I want to give yo u breath.' But he's done just that and--on occasion--taken ours away." 
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17 Foot, Paul Who Killed Hanratty? (Penguin True Crime)
Penguin USA 1988 0140109544 / 9780140109542 Paperback Good 

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Overkill, Fox, James Alan
18 Fox, James Alan Overkill
Dell 1996 0440221897 / 9780440221890 Paperback Very Good 
In a study that will be of interest primarily to criminologists, Fox and Le vin (Mass Murder) categorize serial killers into three types: those who mur der for thrills, those who believe they have a mission (e.g., to rid the wo rld of sin) and those who kill for expediency or profit. The authors mainta in that most serial killers are not insane, although many are sociopathic a nd most are loners. The same qualities apparently hold true for mass murder ers, with the additional characteristic that they are often individuals who have lost all hope. The authors' conclusions are disheartening: despite th e frequent occurrence of these two types of homicide, especially in the U.S ., it is impossible evidently to identify either a serial killer or a mass murderer in advance. 
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Murder Plus: True Crime Stories from the Masters of Detective Fiction, Gerald, Marc
19 Gerald, Marc Murder Plus: True Crime Stories from the Masters of Detective Fiction
Pharos Books 1992 0886876621 / 9780886876623 Paperback Very Good 
A collection of twenty-five true crime stories culled from the pages of old pulp magazines features works by such masters of detective fiction as Jim Thompson, Dashiell Hammett, Robert Bloch, Ellery Queen, Harlan Ellison, and others. Simultaneous. 
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McMafia: Seriously Organised Crime. Misha Glenny, Glenny, Misha
20 Glenny, Misha McMafia: Seriously Organised Crime. Misha Glenny
Vintage Books USA 2009 0099481251 / 9780099481256 Paperback Very Good+ 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: In McMafia, Misha Glenny draws the dark map that lies on the other side of Tom Friedman's bright flat world. That connected globe not only brings software coders and supply-chain outsourcers closer together; it's also opened the gates to a criminal network of unsettling vastness, complexity, and efficiency that represents a fifth of the earth's economy, trading in everything from untaxed cigarettes and the usual narcotics to human lives and nuclear material. Glenny's a Balkans expert, and he begins his story there, with the illicit--but often state-sponsored--underworld that grew out of the post-Soviet chaos, but he soon follows the contraband everywhere from Mumbai and Johannesburg to rural Colombia and the U.S. suburbs. It's not just a hodgepodge of scare clips, though: Glenny reports from the ground but follows the leads as high as they go, showing how the dark and bright sides of the flat world are more connected than we imagine. 
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