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The Street Confessions of an Undercover Cop
McCULLOCH, Lachlan
ISBN: 0958607176
Sly Ink Sydney 2001 Reprint
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Mass Market Paperback 210pp Photos.Minimal water damage title page.  Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 002680  Bookseller: Dawes Books
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Close to the Edge
ISBN: 0646116487
Self Published Brisbane 1992 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Paperback 210pp edges yellowed,  Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 004617  Bookseller: Dawes Books
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Blood Stain
LALOR, Peter
ISBN: 1865088781
Allen & Unwin Sydney 2002 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Paperback 314pp. Woman accused of serving up de facto for dinner.  Very Good
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 004865  Bookseller: Dawes Books
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Infamous Australians
Dettre, Andrew
ISBN: 085835845x
Bay Books Sydney 1985 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Paperback 100pp Short stoies supported by photos and images of Australian crime figures from 1788 onwards.  Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007133  Bookseller: Dawes Books
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Catch Me if You Can
ISBN: 186325272x
Bantam Sydney 2000 Reprint
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Mass Market Paperback 277pp  Very Good
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008169  Bookseller: Dawes Books
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Close to the Edge. Gripping True Life Stories by Australian private investigator
Nelson, Allan
ISBN: 0646116487
AALL Graphics Toowong (Brisbane) 1992 First Edition
8vo Soft Cover 210pp. A novelised version by a real P.I.  Near Fine
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29402  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Taken in Contempt When Parents Abduct Their Own Children
Bowles, Robin
ISBN: 073291101X
Macmillan Sydney 2001 First Edition
8vo Large trade Paperback x,358pp. Some heart-breaking stories.  Fine
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30525  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Couldn’t Keep it to Myself
Lamb, Wally
ISBN: 0732278074
Harper Collins Sydney 2003 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Soft Cover [352pps] AS NEW UNREAD remainder marked  Fine
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 002399  Bookseller: Bumblebee Books
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The Last Victim: a True Life Journey Into the Mind of the Serial Killer
Moss, Jason with Kottler, Jeffrey Ph.D.
ISBN: 0732264456
Harper Collins Sydney 2000 
12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Soft Cover [245pps] AS NEW UNREAD  Fine
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 003439  Bookseller: Bumblebee Books
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Over The Edge: A True Story Of Marriage, Money And A Shocking Death
Fleeman, Michael
ISBN: 031298703x
St. Martin's Paperbacks New York, New York, U.S.A. 2004 
 Mass Market Paperback 8 pages of b&w photos. Solid, tight paperback. Very light creasing. Very light mark to first few pages, not affecting the readability. Weight: 150g. Synopsis: HE CALLED IT A TRAGIC ACCIDENT. On a May evening in 1998, the idyllic marriage of wealthy Lake Tahoe couple Peter and Rinette Bergna ended in a crush of metal as their truck plunged 800 feet down a Sierra-Nevada mountainside. Peter was thrown from the vehicle and lived. Rinette, strapped in her seat, died on impact. In time, the grieving widower would meet a new woman, and put the tragic past behind him. Two-and-a-half years later, his life took another fateful turn... AUTHORITIES CALLED IT A CRIME. Bergna, esteemed art appraiser and son of one of California's most prominent attorneys, was indicted for the murder of his wife. Was Rinette's death really an accident-or deliberate homicide to free a controlling killer from a financially and emotionally trying marriage? The contradictory twists and turns of the case resulted in a hung jury. But it was the second trial that would yield even more surprises as a divided community waited for the final stunning verdict.  Very Good-
Price: 8.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 50000000000  Bookseller: 
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Blood Cold: Fame, Sex, and Murder in Hollywood - The True Story of Robert Blake and Bonny Lee Bakley
McDougal, Dennis; Murphy, Mary
ISBN: 0451410734
Onyx Books New York, New York, U.S.A. 2002 
 Mass Market Paperback Some spine creasing, else VG. 8 pages of b&w photos. Weight: 160g. Synopsis: He was Robert Blake, former child actor, acclaimed star of In Cold Blood , an iconic '70's TV detective in Baretta . By the late '90's, he was a troubled has-been coasting on the fumes of past success. She was Bonny Lee Bakley, a Hollywood parasite and con artist known for elaborate Internet sex scams and a shameless pursuit of money and fame. She settled for Blake. It was a doomed relationship that came to a dead end on May 4, 2001, when Bonny was shot to death in a parked car on a dark Hollywood side street. Eleven months later, Blake was charged with the murder of his wife, the mother of their child-a crime that would reveal the sordid secrets of their marriage. Bestselling journalist Dennis McDougal and senior TV Guide correspondent Mary Murphy uncover the lives of two violently dysfunctional lovers who crashed head-on in a squalid soap opera of sexual and physical abuse, alcohol and drugs, desperate betrayals between husband and wife, and rumours of incest, death threats, and murder for hire.  Very Good
Price: 9.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 50000000001  Bookseller: 
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Scream at the Sky: Five Texas Murders and One Man’s Crusade for Justice
Stowers, Carlton
ISBN: 0312998198
St. Martin's Paperbacks New York, New York, U.S.A. 2004 
 Mass Market Paperback 8 pages of b&w photos. Very light creasing. Weight: 165g. Synopsis: An unsolved murder spree that left a town frozen in fear... In rural Texas, just before Christmas in 1984, a young nurse was found raped and murdered in her Wichita Falls home. Within weeks, a second woman was found-her brutalized body dumped in the frozen Texas plains. Over the next seventeen months three more women would fall victim to a faceless evil, fueling the city's fears and baffling authorities whose every lead came to a dead end. For one haunted man the case would never die. A fight for justice as cunning and relentless as the killer himself... Almost fourteen years to the day of the first murder, ambitious investigator John Little reopened the cold-case files determined to deliver closure to the victims' friends and families, and bring a killer to justice. Working on his instincts, following every imaginable clue, Little embarked on an ingeniously clever and exhaustive cat-and-mouse game to trap an elusive serial killer whose sick fantasies would finally be silenced forever.  Very Good
Price: 9.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 50000000002  Bookseller: 
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Tainted Roses: A True Story of Murder, Mystery, and a Dangerous Love
Danielsen, Margie
ISBN: 0312976852
St. Martin's Paperbacks New York, New York, U.S.A. 2000 
 Mass Market Paperback A very good tight, clean copy. 8 pages of b&w photos. Weight: 155g. Synopsis: Margie Danielsen, a divorcée and mother of three, had fantasies of finding the perfect man. Then one night, in a smoky country and western club, she found him. Sean Paul Lanier was charming, handsome, and kind -- everything Margie had dreamed of. Soon after, their whirlwind romance took flight. Sean showered Margie with flowers, jewelry, expensive gifts, and his intense -- sometimes scary -- devotion. And just months after their courtship began, she agreed to marry him. But the honeymoon was soon over. One day Margie turned the TV on to America's Most Wanted and saw the face of her husband, whose real name was Paul Mack -- a fugitive with a lengthy arrest record who was now wanted... for rape and murder. In Tainted Roses, Margie Danielsen tells her harrowing story in riveting, first-hand detail -- from her courtship with Mack to her shocking discovery; from her brave trip to the police station to turn in her husband, to its terrifying aftermath...  Very Good
Price: 5.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 50000000003  Bookseller: 
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An Early Grave: A True Story of Love, Deceit, and Murder in the American Desert
King, Gary C.
ISBN: 0312979266
St. Martin's Paperbacks New York, New York, U.S.A. 2001 
 Mass Market Paperback 8 pages of b&w photos. Solid, tight paperback. Very light creasing / edge wear. Weight: 160g. Synopsis: On September 17, 1998, police found Las Vegas gambling magnate Ted Binion lying dead on the floor of his palatial home, an empty bos of Xanax beside him. The police had been called by Binion's live-in lover, Sandra Murphy, 23, a California girl who had been working in a Vegas strip club when Binion had first met her. At first it seemed it was a fatal drug overdose that killed the handsome multi-millionaire. But was it? A few days later, Binion's "friend" Rick Tabish was arrested for trying to break into a vault where the eccentric millionaire had stored seven million dollars' worth of silver bars and coins. Family members hired ex-homicide detective-turned-private investigator Tom Dillar to start digging into the case. Dillard turned over the evidence he collected to Las Vegas police. What they found led to Binion's death being ruled a homicide and Murphy and Tabish's arrest for murder. The state said they were greedy lovers who'd conspired to kill Binion before they could strike Murphy out of his will, while the defense claimed that his vengeful family was trying to railroad Murphy to keep her from inheriting her fair share of the estate. The two sides collided in court, amid lurid charges and countercharges of physical abuse, drug use and illicit passion, in what became the Southwest's Murder Trial of the Century!  Very Good
Price: 5.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 50000000004  Bookseller: 
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The Surgeon’s Wife : A True Story of Obsession, Rage, and Murder
Crowley, Kieran
ISBN: 0312976410
St. Martin's Paperbacks New York, New York, U.S.A. 2001 
 Mass Market Paperback Solid, tight paperback. Some creasing. Some tanning. 8 pages of b&w photos. Weight: 206g. Synopsis: In the summer of 1985, in his exclusive Upper East Side Manhattan apartment, Robert Bierenbaum, a prominent surgeon and certified genius, strangled his wife Gail to death. He then drove her body to an airstrip in Caldwell, N.J., and dumped it into the Atlantic Ocean from a single-engine private plane. The next day, her reported her missing. Gail's parents had been thrilled to learn she was marrying Robert Bierenbaum. He seemed to be the perfect match for their daughter. He was from a well-to-do family, a medical student who spoke five languages fluently, a skier, and he even flew an airplane. But Gail would come to learn of her husband's dark side. On one occiasion when Robert had tried to choke Gail because he caught her smoking, she filed a police report. She also alleged that he tried to kill her cat because he was jealous of it. For years, her sister pleaded with Gail to run for her life. Even her therapist warned his vulnerable patient that she could eventually die at the hands of the man she married. Fifteen years after this unspeakable, unfathomable crime, a jury found Robert Bierenbaum guilty of murder -- and stripped the mask off of this privileged professional to reveal a monster.  Good+
Price: 9.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 50000000006  Bookseller: 
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Toxic Love: The Chilling True Story of Twisted Passion in the "Murder by Cancer" Case
Guillen, Tomas
ISBN: 0440217938
Dell Books New York, New York, U.S.A. 1995 
 Mass Market Paperback 8 pages of b&w photos. Some creasing/rubbing to covers/spine. Age tan to pages. Book exchange stamp on flyleaf. Weight: 186g. Synopsis: They died in agony. Duane Johnson, a big, strapping Omaha truck driver, and his infant nephew Chad seemed to have a flu -- until they began bleeding inside and out and screaming in pain. Medical personnel's heroic efforts couldn't save them. And soon Duane's toddler daughter and Chad's young parents also lay deathly ill -- and no one knew why. Doctors frantically hunted for a mystery illness. Only a hard-nosed Omaha cop, Lt. Foster Burchard, started looking for a killer. Burchard's gut instincts told him this was homicide. While top researchers raced against time to identify a germ or a poison, Burchard was looking very closely into this all-American family. What he found was a nightmare turned real: a murder founded in Satanism, obsession, and a macabre mind...and a killer who nearly got away with it all.  Good+
Price: 9.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 50000000008  Bookseller: 
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While She Slept: A Husband, a Wife, a Brutal Murder
Collins, Marion
ISBN: 0312933967
St. Martin's Paperbacks New York, New York, U.S.A. 2005 
 Mass Market Paperback Solid, tight paperback. Some spine creasing, else VG. 8 pages of b&w photos. Weight: 135g. Synopsis: When Jill Cahill was leaving to return home after visiting with her family for a week, she turned to her sister with a grin, and said: "If Jeff kills me, you can have all my things." A few days later, she was in a coma in a Syracuse hospital, her skull shattered by a savage beating inflicted by her 37-year-old husband. Six months later, she was dead. Jeff and Jill Cahill seemed to have it all. Two kids, a dog, a nice house of the picket fence variety. But their relationship wasn't as happy as it seemed. Jeff and Jill had been having serious financial problems and were headed towards divorce, legally separated but living in the same house until Jill could afford to move out. But on April 21, 1996 Jeff and Jill had a torrid argument while their kids were upstairs sleeping. In the aftermath, Jeff claimed that his wife had started stabbing him with a kitchen knife-and that was the reason for his taking a Louisville slugger straight to her head. She lay in a coma for nearly six months, and just as she started to show signs of coming out of it... she received a visitor. On October 27th of that same year, staffers at the University Hospital in Syracuse New York, noticed a strange-looking guy lurking in the hallway wearing a wig and outdoor boots. When Jill's nurse went to check on her patient, she found her gasping for air, with bruises around her mouth, and white powder (later to be determined as cyanide) flecked across her chest.  Very Good
Price: 7.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 50000000009  Bookseller: 
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Speed Demon: Reckless Driver... Or Heartless Killer?
Guttenberg, Goldie
ISBN: 078601721x
Pinnacle Books New York, New York, U.S.A. 2005 
 Mass Market Paperback Solid, tight paperback. Light spine creasing, else VG. 8 pages of b&w photos. Weight: 140g. Synopsis: "Don't ever ride in a car driven by Mary Hill." That's what Carrie Brown, 14, was told by her mother, Olympic gymnastics coach Rita Brown. But, it was Carrie's misfortune to be riding in the back seat of Mary Hill's BMW on August 7, 2000 - the first day of school. With her were the driver's daughter, Amy Hill, 13, and fellow eighth-grader Zachary Rockwell, also 13. In less than one-tenth of a mile, Mary Hill has accelerated from zero to seventy miles per hour, tearing along roads posted at nearly half that speed. Mary Hill, 50, was a woman consumed by a rage that belied her outwardly picture-perfect life. Married to multi-millionaire Dennis Hill, 59, she lived with him and their two daughters in a mansion in the exclusive gated community of Wingfield North near Orlando, Florida. She crashed the BMW that day, killing her daughter Amy and Carrie Brown outright and leaving Zack Rockwell with brain damage. Hill herself escaped with relatively minor injuries - but she couldn't escape the law. In a series of sensational trials, prosecutors would pull out all the stops to put away the speed demon who turned her own car into a death trap for the most innocent of victims...  Very Good
Price: 9.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 50000000010  Bookseller: 
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Huckstepp : A Dangerous Life
Dale, John
ISBN: 1865084883
Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited Crows Nest, NSW, Australia 2001 
198 x 129mm Mass Market Paperback Light tanning, else VG. Weight: 330g. Synopsis: A powerful blend of biography and the detective novel, Huckstepp investigates the murder of a charismatic woman who has fascinated many Australians since she first appeared on national television to accuse New South Wales detectives of shooting her boyfriend, Warren Lanfranchi, in cold blood. Throughout her short life, Sallie-Anne Huckstepp lived a dangerous existence. This is a true story, brilliantly told, of a courageous woman who spoke out against corruption and murder.  Very Good
Price: 9.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 50000000014  Bookseller: 
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The Valachi Papers
Maas, Peter
ISBN: 0586033645
Panther  1975 Reprint
 Mass Market Paperback 269pp, index. Story of the Mafia  Good
Price: 4.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 23525  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Shadow of Shame How the Mafia Got Away with the Murder of Donald Mackay
Bottom, Bob
Macmillan Melbourne 1988 Reprint
8vo Paperback Black and White Plates and Index. The shocking story of how the Mafia planned and executed the Murder of Donald Bruce Mackay, police informer, Griffith.  Fine
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 31036  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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The Life and Crimes of Charles Sobhraj
Neville, Richard; Clarke, Julie
ISBN: 033027001X
Pan Books London 1980 First Thus
 Mass Market Paperback xvi,352pp, b&w plates.Horrendous murderer who preyed on tourists in Asia.  Good
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 31041  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Grave Secrets
Reichs, Kathy
ISBN: 0434008400
William Heinemann London 2002 First Edition/First Printing
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Hard Cover [317pps]  Fine
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 000418  Bookseller: Bumblebee Books
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The Night Manager
Le Carre, John
ISBN: 0340592818
Hodder & Stoughton Sydney 1993 First Edition
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Hard Cover [443pps]  Fine
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 000498  Bookseller: Bumblebee Books
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All Through the Night
Higgins Clark, Mary
ISBN: 0684858150
Simon and Schuster New York 1998 
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Hard Cover [179pps] Botton edge slightly rubbed  Fine
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 000532  Bookseller: Bumblebee Books
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Flesh and Blood
Kellerman, Jonathan
ISBN: 1876590718
Doubleday Book Club Sydney 2001 Book Club (BCE/BOMC)
12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Hard Cover [406pps] AS NEW  Fine
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 000624  Bookseller: Bumblebee Books
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Fell of the Dark
Hill, Reginald
ISBN: 0002257653
Harper Collins London 1998 First Edition
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Hard Cover [200pps] unclipped, the authors second novel, this is a reprint of the 1971 edition, number line reads 135798642 first thus, this copy is in mint condition.  Fine
Price: 35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 001163  Bookseller: Bumblebee Books
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Cuba Libre
Leonard, Elmore
ISBN: 0670879886
Viking London 1998 First Edition/Second Printing
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Hard Cover [343pps] unclipped  Fine
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 001169  Bookseller: Bumblebee Books
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Code to Zero
Follet, Ken
ISBN: 0333780760
MacMillan London 2000 First Edition/First Printing
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Hard Cover [374pps]  Fine
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 001213  Bookseller: Bumblebee Books
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The Cardinal of the Kremlin
Clancy, Tom
ISBN: 000223193X
Collins London 1988 First Edition
12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Hard Cover [626pps] unclipped, slight discolouration to outer edges of text block. The authors fourth book.  Fine
Price: 35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 001217  Bookseller: Bumblebee Books
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