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The Siege at the Villa Lipp

By: Ambler, Eric

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Random House, 1977

Edition: First Edition

275 crisp pp & a whisker under 500g to post. The Siege of the Villa Lipp is a classic Eric Ambler tale of suspense in which a man thrust into a high-stakes situation, far outside of his usual expertise, finds himself at the mercy of forces beyond his control.The plot > The “Able Criminal”, as defined by noted criminologist Frits Krom, strikes with no discernible pattern or method, and flies below the radar of crime syndicates and law enforcement agencies alike. He is... View more info


By: Bowen David

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Robinson, London, 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

What the post-mortem revealed - 40 years as a forensic pathologist. Riveting stories about murders, political scandals and other strange goings on that stretch far beyond what you might expect from a clinical pathologist. View more info

Meaner Than Fiction

By: Cameron, Lindy (ed)

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Australia, Five Mile Press, 2008

218pp in as new order throughout - review/content > MEANER THAN FICTION is a series of pieces written by crime writers, lawyers, academics and those involved in the legal/justice system that demonstrates that the legal system doesn't always dispense justice. The title of the book, MEANER THAN FICTION is an apt one. If these stories had been crime fiction, readers would have been up in arms about unresolved plots and untidy endings. For many of the people in the book th... View more info


By: Carnegie, Margaret (referral)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Southdown Press, 1976

Very Good/Good condition. Clean pages and no inscription. Published to compliment the motion picture "Mad Dog Morgan". Clean cover, v. slight fold mark, rear cover general age, black and white photographs throughout. View more info

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The Sydney Law Review Volume 22 Number 4 2000

By: Cass Burrows Saul Manderson Sharp Bennett Bryan Ellinghaus Eakin

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, LBC Information Services, 2000

An interesting issue with topics - reproductive technology, allowance of silence of accused, mandatory sentencing, genocide, party campaign finance, law of obligations (smoking company) - a quick browse turns speedily into an interesting lengthy read even from moi, a layperson. View more info

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A Murder is Announced

By: Christie, Agatha

Price: $15.00

Publisher: UK, Collins, 1985

288pp & under 500g to post. Faults? bumped/worn corners - Villagers expect a fun game after a Gazette announcement of murder, but when lights flash off, shots ring out, and a masked burglar falls dead, the Inspector and vicar's wife Bunch call in expert Miss Jane Marple. Was Swiss hotel clerk Rudi framed? Miss Letitia Blackstone houses scatty Dora, cousins Julia and Patrick, gardener widow Phillipa, and paranoid cook Mitzi. reviewer says >> This is one of the good ones. ... View more info

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Life Sentence

By: Clayton, Patricia

Price: $35.00

Publisher: UK, The Book Guild, 2002

Clayton is a practising barrister who has written earlier books on business law, but herwe has used a familiar setting for her first novel, a sorry tale of ambition, intrigue, back-stabbing and jealousy within a firm of solicitors (as opposed to within just about any political party!).282 clean white tightly bound pp all in great order. Book MAY once have been touched by Rumpole at Pommeroys after a lengthy case. View more info

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The Moonstone

By: Collins, William Wilkie

Price: $12.00

Publisher: World's Classics, 1987

Suspense, humor, and romance abound in this 1868 mystery, in which a gem stolen from a Hindu shrine resurfaces in an English country home -- with a trio of watchful Brahmins hot on its trail. With a reconstruction of the crime, red herrings and a 'locked-room' puzzle this novel is generally regarded as the first modern detective story. View more info

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No Heroes Inside the FBI's Secret Counter-Terror Force

By: Coulson, Danny & Shannon, Elaine

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Pocket Book Publications, 1999

In a catalog of some of the most notorious criminal events of the last thirty years, Coulson provides his own enthralling firsthand accounts and reflective personal opinions of his experiences in bringing hundreds of murderous extremists and killers to justice -- from the Black Liberation Army police assassins to the treacherous white supremacist terrorists of the Order and the Covenant, Sword and Arm of the Lord; from the Atlanta prison riots to the controversial sieges... View more info

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The Disappeared The stories of 35 historical disappearances from Mary Celeste to Jimmy Hoffa.

By: Crofton, Ian

Price: $18.00

Publisher: UK, Quercus, 2008

French flaps enclose 171 perfect pp plus an index/illustrations & acknowledgement section. Crofton has done a marvellous job in research & presentation, review > Interesting book with several stories I have never heard. The author did a great job updating the stories with current or up to date information. Great job telling the stories concisely. Great book to read if you are interested in real life mysteries. View more info

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Just the Facts Ma'am a Writer's Guide to Investigators and Investigation Techniques

By: Fallis, Greg

Price: $25.00

Publisher: USA, Writers Digest, 1998

Faults? -the front & rear covers have slight curls away from the text, not bent back around to read but a curl nonethelesss (might be the laminate on the cardboard tightening? or might be part of a cunning mystery to get the writing juices flowing?) 246 clean white well bound pages throughout, buy the book & solve a murder or three by lunchtime. View more info


By: Ferguson Ian

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Brolga Books, Adelaide, 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Unlike other true crime titles, Gangland Crimes that Shocked Australia also looks at the impact of the victims of crime. Innocdent bystanders that happen to get in the way finally have their stories heard. Hard to believe and harder to put down you'll be hooked on every gritty truth and ruthless fact. View more info

THE KILLER MINE A Gripping Tale of Mystery and Terror

By: Innes Hammond

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Pan Books, London, 1960

All the hall-marks of Hammond Innes with suspense, excitement, convincing realism - story telling at its best. Name and bookshop stamp on title page, good condition, tight binding. View more info



By: Innes Michael

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Penguin, UK, 1966

"The antics of a seventy-shilling con-man on the run in Oxford, lead Appleby and the police inside the ring fence of a grandiose criminal plot. View more info

A Man of Honour : The Autobiography of a Godfather.

By: Joseph Bonanno

Price: $19.00

Publisher: UK, Andre Deutsch, 1983

Former patriarch of a New York mafia family, pioneer of the double coffin burial, and self-described 'man of honour' For more than 30 years Joseph Bonanno headed one of the most powerful mafia groups in America, running narcotics, gambling and pornography rackets, and ordering the murder of an old friend of his father. Yet he always insisted he was a "man of honour" and "a venture capitalist". Bonanno was supposedly the model for Marlon Brando's Vito Co... View more info