True Crime Books
There are 36 books in this catalogue.
The Sheffield Gang Wars
Bean, J. P.
Book Number: 65740
D & D Publications, Sheffield 1981. 8vo. softcover. 136pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, small chip and crease to front cover corner, some foxing to cover.
C.I.B. Criminal Investigation Centenary 1879 - 1979
NSW Police Department
Book Number: 64062
NSW Police Department Criminal Investigation Branch. 8vo. stapled wraps. 92pp. colour * b/w photos. Very good. First 10 portrait photos signed, signatures inside rear cover, signed list of drug squad members stapled inside rear cover, signed list of public service staff stapled to last page. Group photos of detectives from different squads and from all branches of NSW.
An Ordinary Man: The McLeod-Lindsay Case
Book Number: 62832
Hale & Iremonger, Sydney, 1984. 8vo. hardcover. 279pp. index, b/w illus. Very good+. / Very good d/w with faded spine.
Deliver Us from Evil: Bad Things do Happen to Good People
Book Number: 62833
Crown Content, North Melbourne, Australia, 2002. 8vo. softcover. 278pp. Very good, remainder mark on bottom edge. Australian couple Kerry and Kay Danes, held hostage for almost a year in Laos.
Heart of Stone: Justice for Azaria
Book Number: 58145
New Holland Publishers, Australia, 2012 8vo. hardcover. 444pp. index, colour illus. Very good, small owner's name on fep. / Very good d/w.
The Beat - A True Account of the Bondi Gay Murders
Fenn, L. J.
Book Number: 59979
Five Mile Press 2006 Trade Paperback. 314pp. Good. The story of Operation Taradale, a saga of multiple murders, committed mostly in Marks Park.
Reefer Madness and Other Tales from the American Underground
Book Number: 60671
Penguin 2003 Trade paperback. 310pp. Very good. index. Schlosser looks at three pillars of America's underground economy - pornography, marijuana adn the traffic in illegal immigrants, illustrating the the commodities we publicly abhor and privately adore and are a major source of wealth throughout the industrialized world.
The Butcher - Anatomy of a Mafia Psychopath
Book Number: 60755
Harper Collins 2009 8vo. Softcover 298pp. Very good. The Butcher is a gripping and disturbing fly-on-the-wall account of the US Drug Enforcement Administration's four-year hunt to bring down Tommy 'Karate' Pitera, a drug-dealing, murderous capo in the Bonanno crime family. In 1992, Pitera was sentenced to life in prison for murdering six people and supporting a massive drug-dealing operation. Yet this covered only a fraction of the crimes he committed. Pitera is thought to have murdered more than 60 people, cutting many of his victims into pieces before burying them on Staten Island.