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DIRTY DOZEN 5 : Done and Dusted. True Crime Stories That Shocked Australia

By: Anderson, Paul

Price: $14.10

Publisher: Prahran, VIC, Australia, Hardie Grant Books: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011280

ISBN: 1742700268

Condition: Very Good


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. ... View more info

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TO PROTECT AND TO SERVE: The Untold Truth about the New South Wales Police Service

By: Basham, Richard and Priest, Tim

Price: $15.04

Publisher: Frenchs Forest, N.S.W., Australia, New Holland Publishers (Australia): 2003

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 013272

ISBN: 1741100402

Condition: Very Good


288pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Plain black boards nominally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. Tim Priest was a New South Wales cop who loved his job but his fight against crime was not just on the street - it was also against crime within the force - he became a 'whistleblower' and was ultimately railroaded out of the organisation. Richard Basham has a deep insight into the police service an... View more info

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CAPTAIN THUNDERBOLT & His Lady. The True Story of Bushrangers Frederick Ward and Mary Ann Bugg

By: Baxter, Carol

Price: $20.68

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012952

ISBN: 1742372872

Condition: Very Good +


(xi) + 364pp., several intext b/white halftone plates, and line-drawn locality maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped on foredge corners, else undamaged. Textblock unmarked. The time - Colonial Australia. The Setting - Northern New South Wales. He was the gentleman bushranger . . . she was the woman who rode with him. This is the true story of Captain Thunderbolt (Frederick Ward) and his lady, Mary Ann Bugg. Contents include: Pre... View more info

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HOTEL KEROBOKAN

By: Bonella, Kathryn

Price: $12.75

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Macmillan: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011567

ISBN: 1405039361

Condition: Very Good +


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 wa... View more info

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FINDERS KEEPERS : What Would You Do If You Found $1 Million in the Street?

By: Bowden, Mark

Price: $9.11

Publisher: London, Atlantic Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition, Second Impression

Seller ID: 011245

ISBN: 1843541173

Condition: Very Good +


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 a... View more info

WHAT HAPPENED TO FREEDA HAYES?

By: Bowles, Robin

Price: $10.93

Publisher: Sydney, Macmillan: 2002

Seller ID: 005066

ISBN: 0732911494

Condition: Very Good


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 wer... View more info

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WHAT HAPPENED TO FREEDA HAYES? (Signed Copy)

By: Bowles, Robin

Price: $16.39

Publisher: Sydney, NSW, Australia, Macmillan: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 011254

ISBN: 0732911494

Condition: Very Good


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 y... View more info

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ROUGH JUSTICE. NO JUSTICE. [Two Thrilling Reads from Australia's True Crime Queen]

By: Bowles, Robin

Price: $16.92

Publisher: Scoresby, VIC, Australia, The Five Mile Press: 2011

Seller ID: 012242

ISBN: 1742489737

Condition: Very Good +


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 p... View more info

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BLOOD BROTHER: Justice at Last

By: Bowles, Robin

Price: $14.10

Publisher: Scoresby, VIC, Australia, The Five Mile Press: 2009

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 012661

ISBN: 1742113605

Condition: Very Good +


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 'Part... View more info

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REPRIEVE : A Study of a System

By: Bresler, Fenton

Price: $20.68

Publisher: London, George Harrap: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007121

Condition: Very Good +


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 ... View more info

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MY JAMES : The Heart-Rending Story of James Bulger, By His Father

By: Bulger, Ralph, with Dunn, Rosie

Price: $15.04

Publisher: London, Sidgwick & Jackson: 2013

Edition: First Edition, Second Impression

Seller ID: 011261

ISBN: 0283071834

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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BEFRIEND AND BETRAY

By: Caine, Alex

Price: $16.92

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Pan Macmillan: 2010

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 012206

ISBN: 0330426095

Condition: Very Good +


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 a... View more info

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WRECKING CREW: The Brutal True Story of the Bandidos' Legendary Sergeant-At-Arms

By: Campbell, Caesar, with Campbell, Donna

Price: $15.04

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Macmillan (Pan Macmillan Australia): 2013

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 013269

ISBN: 174261048X

Condition: Very Good +


277pp., plus 1 x 16 page b/white illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly surface indented only. From the rear panel: " . . . takes you into the heart of the Bandidos, and the outlaw biker world, through the eyes, fists and boots of Caesar Campbell, founding member of the Bandidos in Australia and the club's first sergeant-at-arms and legendary enforcer . . . " Contents include: Prologue, 20 chapter... View more info

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THE HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN TRUE CRIME : True-Life Stories of Greed, Obsession, Drugs and Murder

By: Cawthorne, Nigel

Price: $15.04

Publisher: Collingwood, VIC, Australia, Ken Finn Books: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009458

ISBN: 1921319070

Condition: Very Good +


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 cont... View more info

JEREMY THORPE: A Secret Life

By: Chester, Lewis, Linklater, Magnus et al

Price: $11.84

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004082

ISBN: 023397184X

Condition: Very Good


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 jour... View more info

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DEAD MAN RUNNING

By: Coulthart, Ross and McNab, Duncan

Price: $20.04

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2009

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: 007984

ISBN: 1742370276

Condition: Near Fine


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 c... View more info

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DEAD MAN RUNNING

By: Coulthart, Ross and McNab, Duncan

Price: $15.04

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2008

Edition: First Edition, 3rd Impression

Seller ID: 013236

ISBN: 1741754631

Condition: Very Good +


xvi, + 300pp., plus 1 x 8 page b/white illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has a very minor bump to top edge of rear panel. "For ten years, Steve Utah was a Bandidos insider. Her arranged the security of their clubhouses and electronic surveillance and counter surveillance. He 'cooked' ecstasy and ice for them. He was at meetings where interstate and overseas drug and weapons smuggling was planned . . . It all b... View more info

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DELIVER US FROM EVIL : Bad Things Do Happen to Good People

By: Danes, Kay

Price: $12.22

Publisher: North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Crown Content: 2002

Seller ID: 006162

ISBN: 1740950259

Condition: Very Good +


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.... View more info

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COUPLES WHO KILL : Profiles of Deviant Duos

By: Davis, Carol Anne

Price: $20.68

Publisher: London, Allison & Busby: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007086

ISBN: 0749083573

Condition: Very Good +


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... View more info

HEART AND SOUL: Personal Recollections of Life in the Police Force

By: Dickens, Barry

Price: $11.84

Publisher: South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, Hardie Grant Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004224

ISBN: 186498077X

Condition: Very Good


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 . . . &... View more info