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The Siege at the Villa Lipp

By: Ambler, Eric

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Random House: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011870


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

BODY OF EVIDENCE

By: Bowen David

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Robinson, London: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 008046


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

Seller ID: 009515


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

MAD DOG MORGAN: THE TRUE STORY OF AUSTRALIA'S MOST INFAMOUS BUSHRANGR

By: Carnegie, Margaret (referral)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Southdown Press: 1976

Seller ID: 005007


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

Seller ID: 009866


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

Seller ID: 012532


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

Seller ID: 009407


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

Seller ID: 011962


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

Seller ID: 010370


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

Seller ID: 009744


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

Seller ID: 009647


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

GANGLAND CRIMES THAT SHOCKED AUSTRALIA

By: Ferguson Ian

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Brolga Books, Adelaide: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 008071


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

Seller ID: 012017


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

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OPERATION PAX

By: Innes Michael

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Penguin, UK: 1966

Seller ID: 011847


"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

Seller ID: 009615


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

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Pirates

By: Kemp, Ross

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph: 2009

Seller ID: 013062


237pp with two photo sections, over 500g for posting. Pirates have been around as long as people have used the oceans as trade routes, and their reign on the world's high seas has inspired many a novelist. But the type of pirate Ross Kemp is investigating now is a world away from the cutlass-and-peg-leg stereotype of Treasure Island and Pirates of the Caribbean. The corsairs he meets in Somalia, Indonesia and Nigeria are armed with AK47 assault rifles, RPG-7 rocket launc... View more info

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STRONG WOMEN

By: Kray Roberta

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Sphere, London: 2009

Edition: 1st Soft Cover Edition

Seller ID: 011898


Jo Strong is the youngest widow in the East End. Running her late husband's jewellery shop, mercilessly bullied by her evil mother in law, she is trying to get her life back together again. But then the fourteen you old daughter of one of the East End's most notorious gangsters is kidnapped, and Jo finds herself in a deadly race against time to rescue the girl. And to get her back, she'll have to join forces with damaged but handsome bad boy Gabe Miller, a man who has... View more info

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Trail of the Spellmans

By: Lutz, Lisa

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2012

Seller ID: 013059


373 crisp pp & over 500g to post. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SPELLMAN HISTORY, Isabel Spellman, PI, might be the most normal member of her family. Mom has taken on an outrageous assortment of extracurricular activities—with no apparent motive. Dad has a secret. Izzy’s brother and sister are at war—for no apparent reason. And her niece keeps saying “banana” even though she hates bananas. That’s not to say that Izzy isn’t without her own troubles. Her boyfriend, H... View more info

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The Last Word

By: Lutz, Lisa

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2013

Seller ID: 013060


339 crisp pp & over 500g to post. In The Last Word, Izzy’s troubles are just beginning. After her takeover of Spellman Investigations, her employees are the fur­thest thing from collegial...and Izzy finds herself struggling to pay the bills. But when she is accused of embezzling from a former client, the ridiculously wealthy Mr. Slayter, the stakes become immense. If Izzy gets indicted, she could lose her PI license and the Spellman family’s livelihood, not to menti... View more info

The Wrong Man

By: Neff, James

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Random House: 2001

Seller ID: 009608


Drawing on a decade of research and access to crime-scene evidence, including DNA analyses and interviews, an award-winning investigative journalist offers a definitive account of the controversial murder case....review > The Wrong Man is a gripping and provocative look at the sensational murder trial(s)of Sam Sheppard. While in high school in the 70's, I remember first reading about the case in F. Lee Bailey's book "The Defense Never Rests". Neff's book takes yo... View more info