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California P.I.

California P.I.

Rachel Sommerville

Marquis is accused of involvement in the murder of a man from a rival neighbourhood. Darren has been found guilty of murdering a petrol station attendant. Charles has been charged with the murder of a homeless teenage girl. All of...

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The Sting: Australia's Plot to Crack a Global Drug Empire

The Sting: Australia’s Plot to Crack a Global Drug Empire

Nick McKenzie

It was a David and Goliath-style battle: Australian investigators up against a global organised crime empire.

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A Tragedy in Two Acts: Marcus Einfeld and Teresa Brennan

A Tragedy in Two Acts: Marcus Einfeld and Teresa Brennan

Fiona Harari

This is the remarkable story of two outstanding Australians whose lives were lived large, loud and often compartmentalised-- and who, ultimately, have been bound by tragedy.

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Pack of Bloody Animals: The Walsh Street Murders Revisited

Pack of Bloody Animals: The Walsh Street Murders Revisited

Ray Mooney, John Kerr

The Killings called 'Walsh Street' arose when police and armed robbers went to war. Both sides, convinced the others started the war, were righteous in the letting of blood.

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Maximum Security

Maximum Security

James Morton

Maximum security the toughest classification in the Australian prison system exerts a powerful fascination for us. Housing the nation's worst criminals, the so-called 'intractables', these facilities are settings of violence and...

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Underbelly - Razor

Underbelly - Razor

Larry Writer

In the 1920's and 30's in inner Sydney, some of the most terrifying criminals in Australia's history waged war with razor and gun.

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Midnight in Peking

Midnight in Peking

Paul French

As 1936 gave way to 1937, the people of Peking waited nervously for the axe to fall. The encirclement by the Japanese army was tightening daily and troop skirmishes were on the rise. When the murdered body of English schoolgirl...

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Brothers: Justice, Corruption and the Mickelbergs

Brothers: Justice, Corruption and the Mickelbergs

Antonio Buti

When somebody swindled the Perth Mint out of gold worth more than half a million dollars, the Mickelberg brothers, Ray, Peter and Brian, became the prime suspects. They were tried and convicted despite the fact that the gold was...

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Burke and Hare

Burke and Hare

Owen Dudley Edwards

The unvarnished, human story behind the infamous Burke and Hare murders.

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Cold Case Files: Past Crimes Solved by New Forensic Science

Cold Case Files: Past Crimes Solved by New Forensic Science

Liz Porter

In this collection of fascinating cold cases from Australia, the UK and the US, award-winning writer Liz Porter shows how modern forensic science can unlock solutions for crimes and mysteries unsolved for decades, and, in some...

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Cruel City

Cruel City

Stephen Orr

Some crimes are so mysterious or ghastly that they take on a legendary status, and Adelaide seems to have had more than its fair share of them.

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Mafia Son The Scarpa Mob Family The Fbi And A Story Of Betrayal

Mafia Son The Scarpa Mob Family The Fbi And A Story Of Betrayal

Sandra Harmon

Bestselling author Harmon uses her inside access to the Mob, law enforcement, and jailed Mafioso Gregory Scarpa Jr. to tell an epic true story of crime andbetrayal.

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Big Shots: Carl Williams and the Gangland Murders -  the Inside Story

Big Shots: Carl Williams and the Gangland Murders - the Inside Story

Adam Shand

In 2003, Adam Shand naively set out to unravel Melbourne's bloody gangland wars and became embroiled in a complex world. In this fully updated edition, taking in the events of 2010, including the murder of Carl Williams, Big Shots...

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Big Shots: The Chilling Inside Story of Carl Williams and the

Big Shots: The Chilling Inside Story of Carl Williams and the

Adam Shand

This is the inside story of how a family feud became a grab for a multi-billion-dollar prize. It is also the author's personal journey into the lives of Australia's first celebrity gangsters, the police who pursued them and the...

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Enforcer: The Real Story of One of Australia's Most Feared Outlaw Bikers

Enforcer: The Real Story of One of Australia’s Most Feared Outlaw Bikers

Caesar Campbell, Donna Campbell

Among members of the outlaw motorcycle clubs, Caesar Campbell is a legend. He was the founding member and sergeant-at-arms of the Australian chapter of the Bandidos. He epitomised bikie culture - unbeatable in a fight, brutal in...

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No Angel: My Undercover Journey to the Dark Heart of the Hells Angels

No Angel: My Undercover Journey to the Dark Heart of the Hells Angels

Jay Dobyns

In 2001, Jay Dobyns infiltrated a Hells Angels chapter operating in Arizona, in a highly secretive investigation code-named Operation Black Biscuit. The aim: to examine the criminal underbelly of the world's most famous biker...

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Born or Bred?: Martin Bryant - the Making of a Mass Murderer

Born or Bred?: Martin Bryant - the Making of a Mass Murderer

Robert Wainwright, Paola Totaro

Martin Bryant murdered 35 people and injured 37 during the Port Arthur massacre in Tasmania in 1996, a crime for which he is serving 35 life sentences in Hobart. The authors have gained access to tapes made following the murders,...

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The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: or the Murder at Road Hill House

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: or the Murder at Road Hill House

Kate Summerscale

It is midnight on 30th June 1860 and all is quiet in the Kent
family's elegant house in Road, Wiltshire. The next morning,
however, they wake to find that their youngest son has been the
victim of an unimaginably gruesome...

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Pimp: The Story of My Life

Pimp: The Story of My Life

Iceberg Slim, Irvine Welsh

Presents the anti-hero Iceberg Slim's story from defending his mother against the evil men she brought into their lives, to becoming a giant of the streets. It takes you into the secret inner world of the pimp, and the smells, the...

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The Skull: Informers, Hit Men and Australia's Toughest Cop

The Skull: Informers, Hit Men and Australia’s Toughest Cop

Adam Shand

There has never been a more feared or respected policeman in Australia than Brian 'Skull' Murphy. Adam Shand tells the story of the last of the super cops, collaring big-time crims and small-time thugs, rubbing shoulders with...

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On the Run

On the Run

Colin McLaren

Cole Goodwin goes deep undercover to infiltrate the Australian Mafia. The covert investigation busts open the organisation. Unbeknownst to Cole, a lieutenant from the Calabria Mafiosi despatched to terminate the main undercover...

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Tokyo Vice

Tokyo Vice

Jake Adelstein

For 12 years Jake Adelstein covered the seedy side of Japan, a world of extortion, murder, human trafficking, and corruption. But when it brought him face to face with Japan's most infamous yakuza boss - and the threat of death -...

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Gangland Australia: Colonial Criminals to the Carlton Crew

Gangland Australia: Colonial Criminals to the Carlton Crew

James Morton, Susanna Lobez

Gangland Australia details the exploits of an unforgettable cast of villains, crooks and mobsters who have made up the criminal and gangland scene in Australia. It traces the developments in and the shifting dynamics of...

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Siberian Education: Growing Up in a Criminal Underworld

Siberian Education: Growing Up in a Criminal Underworld

Nicolai Lilin, Jonathan Hunt

The story of a tiny community of 'honest' and 'dishonest' criminals in Transnistria, a remote region between Moldovia and Ukraine. This is a place with a strict code of honour, a complex hierarchy, and a deep distrust of...

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Walsh Street: The Cold-blooded Killings That Shocked Australia

Walsh Street: The Cold-blooded Killings That Shocked Australia

Tom Noble

On 11 October 1988, two young policemen who responded to a call from a resident on Walsh Street were ambushed and killed in cold blood. The men accused of their murder were acquitted. The police's case against the two brothers...

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