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            In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and its Consequences

            In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and its Consequences (Paperback)

            By Capote, Truman

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            On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, a wealthy farmer, his wife and their two young children were found brutally murdered. Blood all over the walls, the telephone lines cut, and only a few dollars stolen. Heading up the investigation is Agent Al Dewey, but ...all he has are two footprints, four bodies, and lot of questions.
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            ISBN 9780241956830
            Released NZ 12 Jun 2012
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Penguin Essentials
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            Jack the Ripper: The Murders, the Mystery, the Myth

            Jack the Ripper: The Murders, the Mystery, the Myth (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Stapleton, Victor; Illustrated by Tan, Darren

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            Over a century ago terror stalked the streets of Whitechapel. Jack the Ripper's brutal campaign of murder panicked Victorian London at the time, but his legacy reaches out to modernity. If anything the story of Jack is now more confusing, obscure and mysterious than ever. This ti...tle tells the real tale of Jack the Ripper.
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            ISBN 9781472806062
            Released NZ 20 May 2012
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Dramatis Personae
            Language (English)
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            Once a Copper: The Life and Times of Brian 'The Skull' Murphy
              

            Once a Copper: The Life and Times of Brian 'The Skull' Murphy (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

            By Petraitis, Vicki

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            Once a copper, always a copper. At least that's how it seems for Brian 'The Skull' Murphy, long-retired but sought out by a trail of journalists and cops who regularly beat a path to his door. Once known as Australia's toughest cop, The Skull was both charged with manslaughter (a...nd acquitted), then awarded a Valour Award for bravery in the line of duty. It is these two sides to the complex man that intrigue audiences to this day. A non-drinking, Catholic family man, The Skull didn't fit the 1950s police mould and often found himself on the outer among his colleagues. Dodging crooks and corruption on both sides of the thin blue line, The Skull carefully cultivated a reputation for being a 'mad bastard'. Over 40 men felt the sting of his bullets, and many more felt the sting of his fists. But behind Australia's toughest cop lay a personal secret of sexual abuse which Murphy shares publicly for the first time, in the hope that it will help others. This abuse formed the kind of police officer he later became - tough on the bad guys, but fiercely protective towards victims. With today's political correctness and strict rules of conduct, there will never be another big personality copper like Brian 'The Skull' Murphy. This is his story.
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            ISBN 9780369338662
            Released NZ 14 Jun 2020
            Publisher Readhowyouwant
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            Krays: The Final Word

            Krays: The Final Word (Paperback)

            By Morton, James

            The definitive account of the Krays' world, their criminal activities and two lives spent running the Firm. This will be the first wholly objective look at how the twins came to power, fell and, at least in the public eye, rose again.

            ISBN 9781912624911
            Released NZ 23 Apr 2020
            Publisher Mirror Books
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            Hell in the Heartland: Murder, Meth, and the Case of Two Missing Girls
             

            Hell in the Heartland: Murder, Meth, and the Case of Two Missing Girls (Hardback)

            By Miller, Jax

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            The stranger-than-fiction cold case from rural Oklahoma that has stumped authorities for two decades, concerning the disappearance of two teenage girls and the much larger mystery of murder, police cover-up, and an unimaginable truth... On December 30, 1999, in rural Oklahoma, si...xteen-year-old Ashley Freeman and her best friend, Lauria Bible, were having a sleepover. The next morning, the Freeman family trailer was in flames and both girls were missing. While rumors of drug debts, revenge, and police collusion abounded in the years that followed, the case remained unsolved and the girls were never found. In 2015, crime writer Jax Miller--who had been haunted by the case--decided to travel to Oklahoma to find out what really happened on that winter night in 1999, and why the story was still simmering more than fifteen years later. What she found was more than she could have ever bargained for: jaw-dropping levels of police negligence and corruption, entire communities ravaged by methamphetamine addiction, and a series of interconnected murders with an ominously familiar pattern. These forgotten towns were wild, lawless, and home to some very dark secrets.
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            ISBN 9781984806307
            Released NZ 28 Jul 2020
            Publisher Berkley
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            You'll Never See Daylight Again
             

            You'll Never See Daylight Again (Paperback)

            By McCollum, Michaella

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            The gritty prison memoir of Michaella McCollum, one half of the infamous 'Peru Two', imprisoned in a Peruvian jail for attempting to smuggle 11kg of cocaine from Peru to Madrid in August 2013. She was just a regular girl, spending the summer working at a bar in Ibiza, until she w...as approached by a man who asked her if she'd like to make some quick, easy money...and it would change her life forever. This is the truth of her time in prison, told through her own diaries and letters to her mother, family and friends, recounting tales of vicious guards, psychotic inmates and horrendous prison conditions. A brilliantly affecting tale of a naive young girl who starts out in the Ibiza party scene and comes of age in the dark heart of Peru, before finally emerging into the sun a stronger, more confident, mature young woman.
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            ISBN 9781789462081
            Released NZ 11 Jun 2020
            Publisher John Blake Publishing Ltd
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            Flash Crash: A Trading Savant, a Global Manhunt and the Most Mysterious Market Crash in History

            Flash Crash: A Trading Savant, a Global Manhunt and the Most Mysterious Market Crash in History (Hardback)

            By Vaughan, Liam

            • RRP: $54.00
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            'The UK's pre-eminent chronicler of financial crime' New Yorker For fans of Bad Blood and Flash Boys, the story of a trading prodigy who amassed $70 million from his childhood bedroom-until the US government accused him of helping trigger an unprecedented market collapse. On May ...6, 2010, financial markets around the world tumbled simultaneously and without warning. In the span of five minutes, a trillion dollars of valuation was lost. The Flash Crash, as it became known, represented the fastest drop in market history. When share values rebounded less than half an hour later, experts around the globe were left perplexed. What had they just witnessed? Navinder Singh Sarao hardly seemed like a man who would shake the world's financial markets to their core. Raised in a working-class neighbourhood in West London, Nav was a preternaturally gifted trader who played the markets like a computer game. By the age of thirty, he had left behind London's trading arcades, working instead out of his childhood home. For years the money poured in. But when lightning-fast electronic traders infiltrated markets and started eating into his profits, Nav built a system of his own to fight back. It worked-until 2015, when the FBI arrived at his door. Depending on whom you ask, Sarao was a scourge, a symbol of a financial system run horribly amok, or a folk hero-an outsider who took on the tyranny of Wall Street and the high-frequency traders. A real-life financial thriller, Flash Crash uncovers the remarkable, behind-the-scenes narrative of a mystifying market crash, a globe-spanning investigation into international fraud, and the man at the centre of them both.
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            ISBN 9780008270391
            Released NZ 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Newjack: A Year as a Prison Guard in New York's Most Infamous Maximum Security Jail
              

            Newjack: A Year as a Prison Guard in New York's Most Infamous Maximum Security Jail (Paperback)

            By Conover, Ted

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            Takes the reader as close as possible to experience life in Sing Sing, one of America's most notorious high security jails. This title offers an account of how the gruelling world of the prison system brutalizes all who enter it - prison guards and prisoners alike.

            ISBN 9780091940959
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2011
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Zealot: A book about cults

            Zealot: A book about cults (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Thornely, Jo

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            Based on the popular Australian podcast ZEALOT, this is a comprehensive look at cults around the world and why people are drawn to them.

            ISBN 9780733640506
            Published NZ 26 Feb 2019
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Smuggler: A True Story of Marijuana, the Hippie Mafia and One of America's Most Wanted International Drug Traffickers
             

            Smuggler: A True Story of Marijuana, the Hippie Mafia and One of America's Most Wanted International Drug Traffickers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Stratton, Richard

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            An incredible inside account of international drug trafficking from one of America's biggest marijuana smugglers.

            ISBN 9781760293468
            Published NZ 22 Jun 2016
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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