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The most popular True crime books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Peaky Blinders - The Real Story of Birmingham's most notorious gangs: The No. 1 Sunday Times Bestseller
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Inside Broadmoor: The Sunday Times Bestseller
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Skripal Files: The only book you need to read on the Salisbury Poisonings
From the heart of the cold war to the current hostilities between Russia and the West, this is the definitive account of the events that led to the Skripal poisoning.
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Gangs of Britain - The Gripping True Stories Behind Britain's Organised Crime
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Last Stone: A Masterclass in Criminal Interrogation
From the bestselling author of Killing Pablo, a haunting and gripping account of the true-life search for the perpetrator of a hideous crime-the abduction and likely murder of two young girls in 1975-and the skilful work of the cold case team that finally brought their kidnapper to justice.
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Hunting Killers: o Britain's top crime investigator reveals how he solves the unsolvable
Through tireless research and perseverance, Mark takes us on a journey of discovery gathering and pursuing new evidence, earning the trust of silent witnesses and sharing the personal toll this extraordinary job takes on him.Mark's story is a relentless and inspiring one;
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Fatal Passion of Alma Rattenbury
Adultery, alcoholism, drugs and murder on the suburban streets of Bournemouth.
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Epstein: Dead Men Tell No Tales
"This book is based on new evidence from the explosive hit podcast Epstein: Devil in the Darkness".
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City of Devils: A Shanghai Noir
A spellbinding and dramatic account of Shanghai's lawless 1930s and two of its most notorious criminals, by the author of the prize winning Midnight in Peking
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Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA and the Secret History of the Sixties
In those two dark nights in Los Angeles, O'Neill finds the story of California in the sixties: when charlatans mixed with prodigies, free love was as possible as brainwashing, and utopia-or dystopia-was just an acid trip away.
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Evil Beyond Belief: The True Story of Harold Shipman, Britain's most prolific serial killer
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Killing in the Consulate: Investigating the Life and Death of Jamal Khashoggi
The horrific true story of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate: how it happened, why it happened and what happened next
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No Handcuffs: The Final Word on My War with The Krays
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Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
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Murder, Interrupted: (Murder Is Forever: Volume 1)
But when the bullet misses the mark, Billie Earl and Frank will turn on each other in a fight for their lives . But when Gypsy Rose realises she isn't actually sick and Dee Dee has lied all these years, the daughter exacts her revenge .
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Boy in the Cellar
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Killers Behind Bars: Britain's Deadliest Murderers Tell Their Stories
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Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of the Green River Killer-America's Deadliest Serial Murderer
America's master of true crime presents her biggest book yet: the long-awaited story of the terrifying Green River killings, with more than 48 young women victims, and a murderer who hid his horrific addiction for two decades. of photos.
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Mindhunter: Inside the FBI Elite Serial Crime Unit (Now A Netflix Series)
THE BESTSELLING TRUE STORY THAT INSPIRED THE MAJOR NETFLIX SERIESFBI Special Agent and expert in criminal profiling and behavioural science, John Douglas, is a man who has looked evil in the eye and made a vocation of understanding it. Now retired, Douglas can let us inside the FBI elite serial crime unit and into the disturbed minds of some of the most savage serial killers in the world. The man who was the inspiration for Special Agent Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs and who lent the film's makers his expertise explains how he invented and established the practice of criminal profiling; what it was like to submerge himself mentally in the world of serial killers to the point of 'becoming' both perpetrator and victim; and individual case histories including those of Jeffrey Dahmer, Charles Manson, Ted Bundy and the Atlanta child murders., With the fierce page-turning power of a bestselling novel, yet terrifyingly true, Mindhunter is a true crime classic. John Douglas knows more about serial killers than anybody in the world - Jonathan Demme, Director of The Silence of the Lambs A cracker of a book - Esquire
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Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud
A David-and-Goliath story for our times: the riveting account of the heroes who are fighting a rising tide of wrongdoing by the powerful, and showing us the path forward.
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Hotel Scarface: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami
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Killer's Confession: How I Brought My Daughter's Murderer to Justice
A mother's story behind one of the most dramatic true crime cases in recent history
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Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was a Girl
Fifteen years ago, Jeannie's relationship with a close friend ended in rape. With the rise of the #MeToo movement, recurring nightmares have returned and to process her conflicted feelings of betrayal she resolves to face her trauma head-on.
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Judas: How a Sister's Testimony Brought Down a Criminal Mastermind
'One remarkable woman' The TimesIn 2013, Astrid Holleeder decided to testify against one of the world's highest-profile gangsters: her brother Willem.
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Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly
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Kingdom of Lies: Unnerving adventures in the world of cybercrime
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When the Dogs Don't Bark: A Forensic Scientist's Search for the Truth
Kathy Reichs meets Fragile Lives in this fascinating and compelling memoir by one of the world's leading forensic scientists, Professor Angela Gallop
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Killing in the Consulate: Investigating the Life and Death of Jamal Khashoggi
The horrific true story of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate: how it happened, why it happened and what happened next
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Remembered Forever: Our family's devastating story of domestic abuse and murder
A devastating story of coercive control and domestic homicide. Why would an 'ordinary' father murder his family?
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Red River Girl: A Journey into the Dark Heart of Canada
The gripping, eye-opening true story of a murder which riveted Canada and became a rallying cry for justice, by an award-winning reporter.
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County Lines
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Baby Thief: The True Story of the Woman Who Sold Over Five Thousand Neglected, Abused and Stolen Babies in the 1950s.
For almost three decades, Georgia Tann was nationally lauded for her work at her children's home. In reality she was selling many of her charges - often neglected abused, and stolen from their birth parents - to wealthy clients nationwide.
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Manhunters: How We Took Down Pablo Escobar
The explosive memoir of legendary DEA agents and the subject of the hit Netflix series Narcos, Steve Murphy and Javier F. Pena
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Survivors: One Brave Detective's Battle to Expose the Rochdale Child Abuse Scandal
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Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective: Secrets and Lies in the Golden Age of Crime
The enthralling true story of the curious life and career of Maud West, one of Britain's first and best-known female detectives.
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Molly the Pet Detective Dog: The true story of one amazing dog who reunites missing cats with their families
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Hospital: How I survived the secret child experiments at Aston Hall
"Barbara O'Hare was just 12 when she was admitted to the psychiatric hospital, Aston Hall, in 1971. From a troubled home, she'd hoped she would find sanctuary there. But within hours, Barbara was tied down, drugged with sodium amytal--a truth-telling drug--and then abused by its head physician, Dr Kenneth Milner"--Back cover.
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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
The shocking true story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a gripping cautionary tale set amid the bold promises and gold-rush frenzy of Silicon Valley.
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Library Book
The bestselling author of Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief reopens the unsolved mystery of one of the most catastrophic library fires in history and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution - our libraries.
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From Russia with Blood: Putin'S Ruthless Killing Campaign and Secret War on the West
The explosive, untold story of how Russia mastered the art and science of targeted assassination. 'A real life thriller, packed with characters that even John le Carre couldn't dream of. If this doesn't scare you, then you're not paying attention.' Oliver Bullough
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Hunting Killers: o Britain's top crime investigator reveals how he solves the unsolvable
Through tireless research and perseverance, Mark takes us on a journey of discovery gathering and pursuing new evidence, earning the trust of silent witnesses and sharing the personal toll this extraordinary job takes on him.Mark's story is a relentless and inspiring one;
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JFK - An American Coup D'etat: The Truth Behind the Kennedy Assassination
Reading this book by former intelligence officer Colonel John Hughes-Wilson, no one can be in any doubt that JFK's death was not at the hands of a lone deranged gunman, but a deadly plot to remove a President who threatened vested interests at home and abroad.
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Manson in His Own Words
A true crime classic, reissued to coincide with the forthcoming Quentin Tarantino film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
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In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and its Consequences
Reconstructs the murder in 1959 of a Kansas farmer, his wife and both their children. In this title, the author's study of the killings and subsequent investigation explores the circumstances surrounding this terrible crime and the effect it had on those involved.
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Who was Jack the Ripper?: All the Suspects Revealed
Using 21st century profiling techniques, it's time to reveal the truth behind the men most likely to have been Jack the Ripper.
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Peasants' Revolting Crimes
A light-hearted and often humorous romp through the centuries, packed full of revolting acts and acts of revolt, revealing how ordinary folk - from nasty Normans to present-day lawbreakers - have left an extraordinary trail of criminality behind them.
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Grim Sleeper - Talking with America's Most Notorious Serial Killer, Lonnie Franklin: Talking with America's Most Notorious Serial Killer, Lonnie Franklin
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Talking With Psychopaths and Savages: Beyond Evil
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Murder, Mystery and My Family: A True-Crime Casebook from the Hit BBC Series
By the time she died she was deemed a seductress and an arch poisoner.No one wants to believe that their mother, sister or daughter is capable of murder.
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Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee