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The most popular True crime books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Inside Broadmoor: The Sunday Times Bestseller
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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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Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
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Mindhunter: Inside the FBI Elite Serial Crime Unit (Now A Netflix Series)
Douglas invented and established the practice of criminal profiling, and submerged himself in the world of serial killers in a quest to understand why they killed, and to help prevent more innocent lives from being ended by future killers.
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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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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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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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Fatal Passion of Alma Rattenbury
Adultery, alcoholism, drugs and murder on the suburban streets of Bournemouth.
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Talking With Psychopaths and Savages: Beyond Evil
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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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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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No Handcuffs: The Final Word on My War with The Krays
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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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Killers Behind Bars: Britain's Deadliest Murderers Tell Their Stories
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Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee
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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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Molly the Pet Detective Dog: The true story of one amazing dog who reunites missing cats with their families
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Murder, Interrupted: (Murder Is Forever: Volume 1)
Two true-crime cases from the hit TV series Murder is ForeverMURDER, INTERRUPTED. 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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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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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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Billion Dollar Whale: the man who fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the world
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kingdom of Lies: Unnerving adventures in the world of cybercrime
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Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Journey Into Darkness
The shocking follow-up to the smash-hit Netflix drama, MINDHUNTERAs the world's top pioneer and expert on criminal profiling, John Douglas has spent his life trying to understand and combat serial killers.
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Krays: The Final Word - the definitive account of the Krays' life and crimes
FOR THE FIRST AND FINAL TIME - THE DEFINITIVE LOWDOWN ON THE KRAYS' LIFE STORY. Britain's most notorious gangsters: the Kray twins. The extent of their criminal activities has always been uncertain. But now, it is time for the conclusive account of their story, from their East End beginnings, to becoming the kingpins of London's underworld.
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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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I'll Be Gone in the Dark
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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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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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Talking with Psychopaths and Savages - a Journey into the Evil Mind: A Chilling Study of the Most Cold-Blooded, Manipulative People on Planet Earth
In Talking With Psychopaths and Savages, bestselling author and criminologist Christopher Berry-Dee takes readers deep inside the dark minds of some of the most pitiless and dangerous people alive.
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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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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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Professor and the Parson: A Story of Desire, Deceit and Defrocking
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Traces: The memoir of a forensic scientist and criminal investigator
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Mafia: The Inside Story of Organised Crime