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Mafioso

Mafioso

Colin McLaren

The Mafia remains a subject of fascination around the world, depicted in books, films and TV series. But in his role as an undercover drug squad cop, Colin McLaren (bestselling author of JFK: The Smoking Gun) actually became a...

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An Uncommon Hangman

An Uncommon Hangman

Rachel Franks

This is the story of Robert Rice Howard (1832-1906), the man known as Nosey Bob. It is also an important chapter in the story of the changing attitudes towards capital punishment in Australia

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We Own This City

We Own This City

Justin Fenton

In his debut book, Pulitzer Prize-nominated reporter Justin Fenton adds to the line of classic true crime writing with the story of 'one of the most startling police corruption scandals in a generation' (New York Times).

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CSI Told You Lies

CSI Told You Lies

Meshel Laurie

Meshel Laurie, host of the incredibly successful Australian True Crime podcast speaks to the forensic pathologists, homicide detectives, defence barristers and victims' families in this moving and gripping study of violent crime...

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House of Gucci

House of Gucci

Sara Gay Forden

The sensational true story of murder, madness, glamour, and greed that shook the Gucci dynasty, now fully updated with a new afterword.

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The Schoolgirl Strangler

The Schoolgirl Strangler

Katherine Kovacic

With all the pace of a thriller, Katherine Kovacic recounts this extraordinary, chilling true story - of failed police enquiries, a killer with a Jekyll and Hyde personality, and the families shattered when four innocent lives...

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 Read reviewElectric Blue

Electric Blue

Paul Verhoeven

The riveting, darkly funny stand-alone sequel to Loose Units.

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 Read reviewSay Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

Patrick Radden Keefe

Winner of the Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2019. A gripping story forensically reported, Say Nothing explores the extremes people will go to for an ideal, and the way societies mend - or don't - after long and...

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 Read reviewThe Winter Road: A Killing at Croppa Creek

The Winter Road: A Killing at Croppa Creek

Kate Holden

An epic true story of greed, power and a desire for legacy from an acclaimed Australian storyteller.

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She Kills Me: The True Stories of History's Deadliest Women

She Kills Me: The True Stories of History’s Deadliest Women

Jennifer Wright

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The Good Girls

The Good Girls

Sonia Faleiro

By the award-winning writer of Beautiful Thing, a masterly inquest into how the mysterious deaths of two teenage girls shone a light into the darkest corners of a nation.

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Killers of the Flower Moon

Killers of the Flower Moon

David Grann

A masterpiece of narrative non-fiction, set around an American crime and the birth of the FBI, a thrilling investigative account of a forgotten moment in history.    

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 Read reviewThe Arsonist: A Mind on Fire

The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire

Chloe Hooper

A powerful real-life thriller written with Hooper's trademark lyric detail and nuance, The Arsonist is a reminder that in an age of fire, all of us are gatekeepers.     

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I'll Be Gone in the Dark

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark

Michelle McNamara

A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer - the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorised California for over a decade - from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while...

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Operation Jungle

Operation Jungle

John Shobbrook

A gripping blend of memoir, true crime and corruption in the tropics.

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The Stranger Beside Me

The Stranger Beside Me

Ann Rule

The international true crime classic More than 2 million copies sold in the English language alone

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The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial

The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial

Maggie Nelson

In 1969, Jane Mixer, a first-year law student at the University of Michigan, posted a note on a student noticeboard to share a lift back to her hometown of Muskegon for spring break. She never made it: she was brutally murdered,...

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The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

Hallie Rubenhold

Miscast in the media for nearly 130 years, the victims of Jack the Ripper finally get their full stories told in this eye-opening and chilling reminder that life for middle-class women in Victorian London could be full of social...

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Joe Cinque's Consolation

Joe Cinque’s Consolation

Helen Garner

In October 1997, a clever young student at the ANU murdered her boyfriend. She and her best friend were later charged with murder. Garner followed the trial in the ACT Supreme Court. This book is about how and why Joe Cinque died....

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 Read reviewThe Devil's Grip

The Devil’s Grip

Neal Drinnan

From the bucolic majesty, privilege and snobbery of the Western District's prized pastoral lands and dynasties to the bleak, loveless underworld of orphanages, rodeo stables and homeless shelters, The Devil's...

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Homicide: A Year On The Killing Streets

Homicide: A Year On The Killing Streets

David Simon, Richard Price

The bestselling true crime classic from the creator of The Wire

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Jane: A Murder

Jane: A Murder

Maggie Nelson

Tells the story of the life and death of Maggie Nelson's aunt Jane, who was murdered in 1969, via a collage of poetry and prose.

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

John Berendt

John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in...

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Catch and Kill

Catch and Kill

Ronan Farrow

In a dramatic account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost.

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The Outlaw Ocean

The Outlaw Ocean

Ian Urbina

'Just incredible' NAOMI KLEIN **New York Times Bestseller** The Outlaw Ocean is a riveting, adrenalin-fuelled tour of a vast, lawless and rampantly criminal world that few have ever seen: the high seas. The oceans are...

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In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood

Truman Capote

Truman Capote's In Cold Blood is both a masterpiece of journalism and a powerful crime thriller. Inspired by a 300-word article in The New York Times, Capote spent six years exploring and writing the story...

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Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA

Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA

Amaryllis Fox

In this explosive first-hand account - filled with suspense and plot twists to rival Carrie Mathison in Homeland - Life Undercover is an edgy story of an undercover CIA operative, hunting the world's most dangerous terrorists,...

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