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The Adversary
Emmanuel Carrere
 

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True Crime
Price: £ 16.78
Isbn: 9781444836226
Published: 01-03-2018

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ON THE SATURDAY MORNING OF JANUARY 9, 1993, WHILE JEAN-CLAUDE ROMAND WAS KILLING HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN, I WAS WITH MINE IN A PARENT-TEACHER MEETING... Jean-Claude and Luc have been friends for twenty years: the former a leading figure in the world of research, hobnobbing with government ministers and attending international conferences; the latter a general practitioner. But when Luc is summoned to the police station in the aftermath of the tragedy, he discovers that everything he thought he knew about Jean-Claude was a sham - and he is left with the puzzling task of discovering how a man could successfully live a lie for almost two decades...

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The Real Peaky Blinders
Carl Chinn
 

Hard Cover
True Crime
Price: £ 18.76
Isbn: 9781785411212
Published: 01-12-2015

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In the backstreets of Birmingham after the First World War, Billy Kimber was a feared fighter with an astute mind and magnetic personality. These attributes earned him the leadership of the Birmingham Gang that dominated the highly profitable protection rackets of the racecourses of England. The members of this gang had once been "sloggers" or "peaky blinders", and their rise to supremacy was attributable to their viciousness and to Kimber's shrewd alliances with other mobs. But they soon incurred the envy of the Sabini Gang of London, who fought violently to oust Kimber and his men and take over their rackets. The Birmingham Gang battled back fiercely in the infamous and bloodstained racecourse wars of the 1920s. These were the real Peaky Blinders, and this is their story.

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The Real Peaky Blinders
Carl Chinn
 

Soft Cover
True Crime
Price: £ 14.76
Isbn: 9781785411274
Published: 01-12-2016

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In the backstreets of Birmingham after the First World War, Billy Kimber was a feared fighter with an astute mind and magnetic personality. These attributes earned him the leadership of the Birmingham Gang that dominated the highly profitable protection rackets of the racecourses of England. The members of this gang had once been "sloggers" or "peaky blinders", and their rise to supremacy was attributable to their viciousness and to Kimber's shrewd alliances with other mobs. But they soon incurred the envy of the Sabini Gang of London, who fought violently to oust Kimber and his men and take over their rackets. The Birmingham Gang battled back fiercely in the infamous and bloodstained racecourse wars of the 1920s. These were the real Peaky Blinders, and this is their story.

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The Inheritor's Powder
Sandra Hempel
 

Soft Cover
True Crime
Price: £ 14.76
Isbn: 9780753153819
Published: 01-06-2015

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All was quiet in the Bodle home in Plumstead village on the morning of 2 November 1833. In the large farmhouse, the maid Sophia Taylor began preparing breakfast while, at the cottage down the track, Mary Higgins came down to set the fire. When the local doctor was summoned several hours later he found four women suffering from severe vomiting and stomach pains whilst the master of the house was delirious with pain. His suspicions raised, the doctor contacted Michael Faraday at his laboratory in Woolwich. So began a chain of events that would grip the entire nation as the race to find the definitive test began

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Gentle Johnny Ramensky
Robert Jeffrey
 

Soft Cover
True Crime
Price: £ 16.78
Isbn: 9781444811018
Published: 01-05-2012

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Johnny Ramensky was notorious for being the foremost safe blower of his era. His tough upbringing in the Gorbals was followed by a life of crime and years in jail, but his expertise in explosives gave him a chance to serve his country. When the Second World War broke out, Ramensky joined the elite Commandos. Time after time he would show exceptional bravery as he was parachuted behind enemy lines. He would blow open the safes of the German High Command to secure documents vital to the war effort. Ramensky was an extraordinary man, criminal and war hero, who wore the Green Beret with pride.

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Witness To Evil
Veronica McGrath
 

Soft Cover
True Crime
Price: £ 16.78
Isbn: 9781444811759
Published: 01-07-2012

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Veronica McGrath's story tells how her tyrannical mother coldly planned and executed the murder of her husband. As an innocent young girl, Veronica witnessed her father's brutal killing by her mother and her own fiance Colin Pinder. Her mother threatened to sign her into a psychiatric unit if she alerted the police. Veronica's beloved dad, Bernard, was the only stability she'd known. In 2010, her mother was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder, and her former partner was convicted of manslaughter. WITNESS TO EVIL is Veronica's account of her personal journey, and her fight to win justice for her father.

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For The Love Of Julie
Ann Ming
 

Hard Cover
True Crime
Price: £ 16.78
Isbn: 9781444804072
Published: 01-10-2010

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When her twenty-two-year-old daughter Julie went missing in the night, Ann Ming was certain she had been murdered. Liaising with the police and looking after Julie's beloved three-year-old son, Ann waited desperately for news. Three months later she made a discovery that would devastate any mother. A violent local man, Billy Dunlop, had been tried for Julie's murder, but a series of blunders allowed him to walk free. Knowing he could not be tried again under the law of 'double jeopardy', he callously bragged about his 'perfect crime'. But Dunlop had not reckoned on Ann Ming...

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Inspector Minahan Makes A Stand
Bridget O'Donnell
 

Hard Cover
True Crime
Price: £ 20.89
Isbn: 9781444823479
Published: 01-04-2015

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In Victorian London, unwitting girls were regularly enticed, tricked and sold into prostitution, while the Establishment turned a blind eye. In the backwater of Chelsea, Irish Inspector Jeremiah Minahan met Mary Jeffries, a notorious trafficker and procuress who counted Cabinet members and royalty among her clientele. Within days of reporting Jeffries, Minahan was unceremoniously forced out of the Metropolitan Police - so he turned private detective, setting out to expose the peers and politicians more interested in shielding their own positions (and peccadilloes) than London's child prostitutes. The findings Minahan revealed in 1885 sparked national outrage: riots, arrests, a tabloid war, a sensational trial, and eventually a change in the law that still holds today. But other secrets were so fearful he took them to his grave, where they have remained - until now.

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The Murder Of King Tut
James Patterson and Martin Dugard
 

Hard Cover
True Crime
Price: £ 20.89
Isbn: 9781847828804
Published: 01-11-2009

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Since 1922, when Howard Carter discovered Tut's 3,000-year-old tomb, most Egyptologists have presumed that the young king died of disease, or perhaps an accident, such as a chariot fall. But what if his fate was actually much more sinister? Now, in THE MURDER OF KING TUT, James Patterson and Martin Dugard chronicle their epic quest to find out what happened to the boy-king. The result is a true crime tale of intrigue, betrayal, and usurpation which presents a compelling case that King Tut's death was anything but natural.

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The Curious Habits Of Dr Adams
Jane Robins
 

Hard Cover
True Crime
Price: £ 20.89
Isbn: 9781444821710
Published: 01-11-2014

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In July 1957, the press descended in droves on the south-coast town of Eastbourne. An inquest had just been opened into the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of Mrs Bobbie Hullett. She died after months of apparent barbiturate abuse - the drugs prescribed to calm her nerves by her close friend and doctor, Dr John Bodkin Adams. The inquest brought to the surface years of whispered suspicion that had swept through the tea rooms, shops and nursing homes of the town. The family doctor's alarming influence over the lives, deaths and finances of wealthy widows had not gone unnoticed - it was rumoured that he had been on a killing spree that spanned decades and involved three hundred suspicious cases. Superintendent Hannam of Scotland Yard was called in to investigate...

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The Magnificent Spilsbury And The Case Of The Brides In The
Jane Robins
 

Hard Cover
True Crime
Price: £ 20.89
Isbn: 9781444807561
Published: 01-08-2011

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A young woman marries and before long drowns in her bath. There's no sign of a struggle or suggestion of foul play. In the dark opening months of the First World War, Britain became engrossed by the 'Brides in the Bath' trial: a story of murder, played out in the lodging houses of seaside towns, in the confines of married life, reaching its horrendous climax in that most intimate of settings - the bathroom. The nation turned to a forensic pathologist, Bernard Spilsbury, to explain the deaths. This was the age of science. In fiction, Sherlock Holmes applied a scientific mind to solving crimes. In real life, would Spilsbury be as infallible as the 'great detective'?

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