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The most popular True crime books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Inside Broadmoor: Up close and personal with Britain's most dangerous criminals
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Skripal Files: Putin, Poison and the New Spy War
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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Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
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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
I've been in the presence of people who have killed; I've been in rooms where people have been killed. 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.
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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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Billion Dollar Whale: the man who fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the world
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Fatal Passion of Alma Rattenbury
Adultery, alcoholism, drugs and murder on the suburban streets of Bournemouth.
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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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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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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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Killer's Confession: The Untold Story Behind ITV's 'A Confession'
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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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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Hotel Scarface: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami
Hollywood royalty, rock stars, and models flocked to the hotel's club to order bottle after bottle of Dom and to snort lines alongside narcos, hit men, and gunrunners, all while marathon orgies burned upstairs in elaborate fantasy suites.
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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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Kingdom of Lies: Unnerving adventures in the world of cybercrime
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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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Solitary Fitness
Charlie Bronson has spent decades in solitary confinement, and yet has stayed as fit as a fiddle, gaining several world strength and fitness records in the process. This book, a guide to getting fit and staying fit, reveals just how he's done it. It shows you the best way to burn those calories, tone your abs, and build your stamina.
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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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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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Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly
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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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Complete History of Jack the Ripper
A comprehensive account of London's celebrated East End killer, revised and updated.
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Survivors: One Brave Detective's Battle to Expose the Rochdale Child Abuse Scandal
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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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Hollywood Godfather: The most authentic mafia book you'll ever read
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Talking With Psychopaths and Savages: Beyond Evil
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Zodiac: The Shocking True Story of America's Most Bizarre Mass Murderer
A sexual sadist, the Zodiac's pleasure was torture and murder. He taunted the authorities with mocking notes telling where he would strike next. The official tally of his victims was six. He claimed 37 dead. He was never caught. This book tells the inside story of the hunt for the hooded killer, and finally reveals his possible true identity.
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Traces: The memoir of a forensic scientist and criminal investigator
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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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Mafia: The Inside Story of Organised Crime
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Professor and the Parson: A Story of Desire, Deceit and Defrocking
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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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Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA
After an intense training period - where she learns how to master a Glock, get out of flexicuffs while in the trunk of a car, withstand torture, and commit suicide in case of captivity - she is sent undercover to keep nuclear, biological and chemical weapons out of the hands of terror groups.
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Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volume II
Working as a prison guard in St Petersburgs notorious Kresty Prison, the author diligently recorded over 3,000 criminal tattoos, documenting their meanings within this closed society. This title explores the extremes of this collection.
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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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Real Peaky Blinders: Billy Kimber, the Birmingham Gang and the Racecourse Wars of the 1920s
Stylish and dark, the BBC series the 'Peaky Blinders' is set in the backstreets of Birmingham after the First World War and tells of the rise to power of Thomas Shelby and his criminal gang. Yet the real stories behind these fictional characters are just as dramatic, bloody and compelling as the TV series. This book tells their story.
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Inside Alcatraz: My Time on the Rock
Each day we saw the outside world in all its splendour, and each day that view served as a reminder that we had wasted and ruined our lives.
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Corporation: The Rise and Fall of America's Cuban Mafia
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Pimp: The Story Of My Life
The perennial cult classic, introduced by Irvine Welsh
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Fred & Rose: The Full Story of Fred and Rose West and the Gloucester House of Horrors
THE TRUE CRIME BESTSELLER ABOUT A HUSBAND AND WIFE WHO LOVED AND KILLED TOGETHER
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I'll Be Gone in the Dark
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Corrupt Bodies: Death and Dirty Dealing in a London Morgue
Must-read memoir of managing a morgue, dealing with everything from death and murder to chaos, corruption and organised crime.
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Woman Like Her: The Short Life of Qandeel Baloch
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Crossing: The shocking truth about gang wars in Brexit Britain
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Crossing the Line of Duty: How Corruption, Greed and Sleaze Brought Down the Flying Squad
The first book to make use of police archives to tell the story of how rampant corruption led to the downfall of the Met Police's infamous Flying Squad
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Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: or The Murder at Road Hill House
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Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son: The Story of the Yorkshire Ripper
It seemed the case of the notorious Yorkshire Ripper was finally closed when Peter Sutcliffe was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1981. But in the early 1980s, Gordon Burn spent three years living in Sutcliffe's home town of Bingley, researching his life.