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DIRTY DOZEN 5 : Done and Dusted. True Crime Stories That Shocked Australia, Anderson, Paul
1 Anderson, Paul DIRTY DOZEN 5 : Done and Dusted. True Crime Stories That Shocked Australia
Prahran, VIC, Australia Hardie Grant Books 2011 1742700268 / 9781742700267 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
279pp., plus 1 x 8 page, colour and b/white photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm, reading crease there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft reading crease to front and back panel, small corner crease to rear. From the back cover: "The fifth instalment in this bestselling series, 'Dirty Dozen 5: Done and Dusted' is the inside story of some of Australia's most gruesome and gripping crimes . . . " Book weight approx. 320g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.10 AUD
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HOTEL KEROBOKAN, Bonella, Kathryn
2 Bonella, Kathryn HOTEL KEROBOKAN
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia Macmillan 2009 1405039361 / 9781405039369 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xx, + 308pp., plus 1 x 16 page colour photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edge-rubbed only. From the rear cover: " . . . the shocking inside story of the jail and its inmates, revealing the wild 'sex nights' organised by corrupt guards for prisoners who have the money to pay, the rampant drug use, the suicides and killings and the days out at the beach. It takes you behind the grim walls and exposes the jail's role in supplying high-grade drugs to tourists and dealers on the outside, the gang that rules the jail with terror, the corruption that means anything and everything are up for sale, and the squalor and misery endured by prisoners in stinking, overcrowded conditions . . . " Book weight approx. 510g. 
Price: 12.75 AUD
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FINDERS KEEPERS : What Would You Do If You Found $1 Million in the Street?, Bowden, Mark
3 Bowden, Mark FINDERS KEEPERS : What Would You Do If You Found $1 Million in the Street?
London Atlantic Books 2003 1843541173 / 9781843541172 First Edition, Second Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
209pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good. From the rear cover: "The jaw-dropping true story of an ordinary man who finds $1.2 million in the street . . . Joey Coyle lived with his ailing mother and a drug habit he could barely support . . . A vivid portrait of a man faced with an extraordinary dilemma and a pulsating story of greed, generosity and betrayal." Book weight approx. 360g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 9.11 AUD
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BLOOD BROTHER: Justice at Last, Bowles, Robin
4 Bowles, Robin BLOOD BROTHER: Justice at Last
Scoresby, VIC, Australia The Five Mile Press 2009 1742113605 / 9781742113609 Reprint Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xii, + 347pp. Unpaginated, b/white halftone plate section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper mildly bumped and edgeworn. Textblock unmarked. Reading more like a sophisticated crime novel than true crime, this book is the story of multiple murder, questionable investigation, lost forensic evidence, and the determination of a relative who fought for fifteen years to bring a nephew to justice . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 3 'Parts', Appendices. Book weight approx. 530g. 
Price: 14.10 AUD
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ROUGH JUSTICE. NO JUSTICE. [Two Thrilling Reads from Australia's True Crime Queen], Bowles, Robin
5 Bowles, Robin ROUGH JUSTICE. NO JUSTICE. [Two Thrilling Reads from Australia's True Crime Queen]
Scoresby, VIC, Australia The Five Mile Press 2011 1742489737 / 9781742489735 Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
viii, + 575pp., plus 1 x 16 page, b/white illustrated section. B/white story location map. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has a small, soft corner crease to front panel. Two Thrilling Reads from Australia's True Crime Queen. Rough Justice: Unanswered Questions from the Australian Courts. No Justice: An Investigation into the Death of Adele Bailey. Book weight approx. 795g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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6 Bowles, Robin WHAT HAPPENED TO FREEDA HAYES?
Sydney Macmillan 2002 0732911494 / 9780732911492 Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xviii, + 332pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped and edgeworn only. Bringing the contentious issue of euthanasia to the forefront of public debate was the death of Freeda Hayes, a terminally-ill 47 year old antique dealer. On 4 February, 2000, she died in a hospice following a visit from her siblings and her treating surgeon, Dr Daryl Stephens. Suspicions were aroused, and subsequently the trio were charged with wilful murder . . . Contents include: Prelims., Intro., 26 chapters, Epilogue. Book weight approx. 510g. 
Price: 10.93 AUD
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WHAT HAPPENED TO FREEDA HAYES?  (Signed Copy), Bowles, Robin
7 Bowles, Robin WHAT HAPPENED TO FREEDA HAYES? (Signed Copy)
Sydney, NSW, Australia Macmillan 2002 0732911494 / 9780732911492 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed and Signed By Author
xviii, + 332pp., plus 1 x 8 page, b/white photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Short inscription, "To xxxx, Best wishes", signed by author Robin Bowles on title page, tanning to text-block edges, else leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper softly corner-creased on front panel, mildly edge-rubbed only. Bringing the contentious issue of euthanasia to the forefront of public debate was the death of Freeda Hayes, a terminally-ill 47 year old antique dealer. On 4 February, 2000, she died in a hospice following a visit from her siblings and her treating surgeon, Dr Daryl Stephens. Suspicions were aroused, and subsequently the trio were charged with wilful murder . . . Contents include: Prelims., Intro., 26 chapters, Epilogue. Book weight approx. 505g. 
Price: 16.39 AUD
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8 Bresler, Fenton REPRIEVE : A Study of a System
London George Harrap 1965 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
324pp., frontispiece, and unpaginated, b/white plates, throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over black panel on nominally bumped spine. Boards undamaged. Leaves unmarked. Illustrated (author portrait on rear panel), loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, and faded on spine. A study of the British system of capital punishment for murder highlights the sometimes flawed system which prevailed for over 2000 years. No study of the British capital justice process would be complete without reference to the Timothy Evans (Christie) and Derek Bentley executions, and they are duly included. Other contents include: Prelims., 1/ History. 2/ What Actually happened. 3/ Individual Cases. 4/ Epilogue. Appendix, Index of Names. Book weight approx. 600g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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MY JAMES : The Heart-Rending Story of James Bulger, By His Father, Bulger, Ralph, with Dunn, Rosie
9 Bulger, Ralph, with Dunn, Rosie MY JAMES : The Heart-Rending Story of James Bulger, By His Father
London Sidgwick & Jackson 2013 0283071834 / 9780283071836 First Edition, Second Impression Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
323pp., plus 1 x 8 page, colour photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper softly creased. From the rear panel: "An incredibly moving and powerful story of loss and survival, 'My James' is also a loving father's tribute to his son, an adorable young boy whose smile was so bright it brought joy to all who knew him." Book weight approx. 465g. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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BEFRIEND AND BETRAY, Caine, Alex
10 Caine, Alex BEFRIEND AND BETRAY
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia Pan Macmillan 2010 0330426095 / 9780330426091 Reprint Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
296pp., plus 1 x 8 page b/white photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. From the rear panel: "Alex Caine started life as just another-mixed up kid in rough-and-tumble Hull, Quebec. But after a tour in Vietnam and a stretch in prison on marijuana possession charges, he fell into the cloak-and-dagger world of a contracted agent, infiltrating criminal groups that cops across North America and around the globe were unable to penetrate themselves . . . " Includes Index. Book weight approx. 260g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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THE HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN TRUE CRIME : True-Life Stories of Greed, Obsession, Drugs and Murder, Cawthorne, Nigel
11 Cawthorne, Nigel THE HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN TRUE CRIME : True-Life Stories of Greed, Obsession, Drugs and Murder
Collingwood, VIC, Australia Ken Finn Books 2010 1921319070 / 9781921319075 First Edition Softcover with Fold-in Flaps Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
208pp., b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated, flapped card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. " . . . provides a concise yet detailed look at some of the most dangerous individuals who have ever lived in Australia. Author Nigel Cawthorne unflinchingly presents a carefully chosen cross-section of the country's most infamous criminals, making for a chilling yet engrossing read . . . " Introduction, numerous contents under three 'sections': Gangs and the Oz Underbelly, Natural Born Killers, Career Criminals, Index. Book weight approx. 608g. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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12 Chester, Lewis, Linklater, Magnus et al JEREMY THORPE: A Secret Life
London Andre Deutsch 1979 023397184X / 9780233971841 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
384pp., two, unpaginated, candidly-illustrated, b/white, 8-page halftone plate sections. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Boards mildly bumped on foredge corners. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. On 22 June, 1979 Jeremy Thorpe, enigmatic former leader of Britain's Liberal Party, was aquitted of charges of conspiracy and incitement to murder. This book, by three professional journalists, does not challenge these verdicts, nor seek to influence the reader. It aims to offer a full account of the extraordinary events and characters which lead to Thorpe's appearance in the dock at the Old Bailey, and to the destruction of his political career. Contents include: Preface, 22 chapters, Index, more. Book weight approx. 610g. 
Price: 11.84 AUD
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DEAD MAN RUNNING, Coulthart, Ross and McNab, Duncan
13 Coulthart, Ross and McNab, Duncan DEAD MAN RUNNING
Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia Allen & Unwin 2009 1742370276 / 9781742370279 Second Impression Softcover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xix, + 405pp., plus 8 page, b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed. "The Bandidos are one of the world's most feared outlaw motorcycle gangs. For ten years, Steve Utah was a Bandidos insider . . . In an attempt to regain control of his life, Utah resorted to the unthinkable: he rolled over to the police and became an informant . . . He knows that inevitably the Bandido code will be honoured and he will be silenced. He is a dead man running . . . " Book weight approx. 405g. 
Price: 20.04 AUD
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DISGRACED? : The Cop at the Centre Of Melbourne's Gangland Wars, Dale, Paul
14 Dale, Paul DISGRACED? : The Cop at the Centre Of Melbourne's Gangland Wars
Scoresby, VIC, Australia The Five Mile Press 2013 1743462492 / 9781743462492 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiv, + 350pp., plus 1 x 8 page, b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper softly creased, very minor edgewear. From the rear cover: "Paul Dale grew up in Yackandandah wanting to be a cop. He achieved his dream and became a detective who thrived on catching crooks. But in 2003, things started to go wrong . . . While the gangland wars raged, Victoria Police pursued Dale, rewarding hitmen and drug lords for statements against him. He spent seven months in the state's most notorious jail, charged with murder on the testimony of Carl Williams . . . Now, for the first time, Paul Dale tells his story." Book weight approx. 520g. 
Price: 20.04 AUD
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DELIVER US FROM EVIL : Bad Things Do Happen to Good People, Danes, Kay
15 Danes, Kay DELIVER US FROM EVIL : Bad Things Do Happen to Good People
North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Crown Content 2002 1740950259 / 9781740950251 Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xx, + 278pp., b/white prison layout map front endpapers. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Flapped card wrapper minimally edgeworn, head and foot of spine. Only two days before Christmas, 2000, Kerry Danes was abducted from his office and taken, by Lao secret police, to an undisclosed location within the capital city of Vientiane. His wife Kay was also captured, while attempting to make her way, with their two youngest children, across the bridge to Thailand. So began their year long nightmare in Phonthong Prison, where human rights are practically non-existent . . . Book weight approx. 680g. 
Price: 12.22 AUD
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COUPLES WHO KILL : Profiles of Deviant Duos, Davis, Carol Anne
16 Davis, Carol Anne COUPLES WHO KILL : Profiles of Deviant Duos
London Allison & Busby 2005 0749083573 / 9780749083571 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
287pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Black boards undamaged. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. The third in a series which focuses on the psychology of murderers, 'Couples Who Kill' explores the formative influences of these killers and their deadly dynamics. Comprising thirteen in-depth case studies, exclusive interviews with experts, and one of the surviving victims of Fred and Rose West, it provides an unequalled study of a disturbing subject . . . Contents include: Prelims., 18 chapters, Select Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 585g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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17 Dickens, Barry HEART AND SOUL: Personal Recollections of Life in the Police Force
South Yarra, Victoria, Australia Hardie Grant Books 2000 186498077X / 9781864980776 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xi, + 230pp., intext, candid b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper creased on lower foredge, otherwise light edgewear. "Reaches into the minds of the Police, eliciting confessions great and small from these guardians of our society. It discovers what made them who they are; why they joined the Force; what they give, what they take, what they gain; what they lose...all in the course of duty . . . ". Book weight approx. 360g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 11.84 AUD
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COSA NOSTRA : A History of the Sicilian Mafia, Dickie, John
18 Dickie, John COSA NOSTRA : A History of the Sicilian Mafia
London Hodder & Stoughton 2004 0340830603 / 9780340830604 Second Impression Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiii, + 483pp., 3 b/white maps, plus 2 x 8 page, b/white photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean. Spine firm, fine reading creases there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper softly creased. From the rear cover: " 'Cosa Nostra' takes us inside the thought-processes of the Mafia's leaders and foot soldiers, its friends and its foes. Its cast of characters includes Antonino Giammona, the first man with a claim to the title 'Boss of The Bosses'; Emanuele Notarbartolo, the honest and courageous banker who in 1893 became the mafia's first 'eminent corpse'; and New York cop Joe Petrosino who underestimated the Sicilian mafia and paid for it with his life. Lively, colourful and resonant with historical and contemporary detail . . . " Includes Index. Book weight approx. 760g. 
Price: 10.93 AUD
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KILLING TIME : One Man's Race to Stop an Execution, Dow, David R.
19 Dow, David R. KILLING TIME : One Man's Race to Stop an Execution
North Sydney, N.S.W., Australia William Heinemann 2010 1741669456 / 9781741669459 First Australian Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
x, + 271pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed, small, soft crease to rear panel. "Both a haunting memoir and a gripping legal thriller, this is the story of David Dow, a Texas death row attorney, whose life is thrown upside down when he becomes convinced that one of his clients is innocent . . . " Book weight approx. 390g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.75 AUD
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20 Eamonn Conway, Eugene Duffy and Attracta Shields (Edited by) THE CHURCH AND CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE : Towards a Pastoral Response
Dublin, Ireland The Columba Press 1999 1856072797 / 9781856072793 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
93pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, with just a hint of tanning. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. "An initiative of the Western Theological Institute, 'The Church and Child Sexual Abuse' brings together the insights of a psychologist/psychotherapist, a victim of Child Sexual Abuse, a professional care worker, a bishop, a priest in parish ministry, and two professional theologians." Book weight approx. 130g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.57 AUD
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