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From the chilling In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, to Robert Sabbag's cocaine classic Snowblind via John Dickie's wonderful study of the Mafia, Cosa Nostra, here you’ll find our most popular true crime classics and the most chilling new real-life crime stories. Enjoy your reading and remember, don't have nightmares.

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Our Best True Crime Books

The Last Days of John Lennon
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Fake Law
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Fall
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The Five
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The Haunting of Alma Fielding
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Unnatural Causes
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Bad Blood
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Forensics
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Talking with Psychopaths
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Talking with Serial Killers
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Mindhunter
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When the Dogs Don't Bark
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The Dark Side of the Mind
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Killing For Company
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Redhanded
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Court Number One
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Agatha Christie's mysteries were brimming with the nascent forensic science of the day, and in Murder Isn't Easy pathology technician Carla Valentine delves deep into the Christie canon for evidence of her pioneering forensic writing.

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HEIST
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American Kleptocracy
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The Seven Ages of Death
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Little Sister
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Queens of the Underworld
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Murder Isn't Easy
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Redhanded
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We Are Bellingcat
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Triflers Need Not Apply
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Finding Suzy
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She Kills Me
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Murder: The Biography
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Trejo
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Cult Following
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Rogues' Gallery
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When the Stars Go Dark
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Beyond the Tape
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Perversion of Justice
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2021's Best Paperbacks

The House of Gucci [Movie Tie-in] UK
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I You We Them
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The Last Days of John Lennon
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My Mother, Munchausen's and Me
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Peaky Blinders: The Aftermath
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Manhunt: The Night Stalker
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Fall
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Fake Law
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The Haunting of Alma Fielding
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Inside Parkhurst
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Bloody Valentine
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What Lies Buried
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Murder Under the Microscope
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Bombshell
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The Governor
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Murder at Roaringwater
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Legacy
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Our selection of classic paperbacks

Wicked Beyond Belief
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The Secret Barrister
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Mindhunter
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I'll Be Gone in the Dark
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In Cold Blood
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Helter Skelter
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Catch and Kill
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Papillon
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The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher
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Marching Powder
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Hell's Angels
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The Jigsaw Man
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Homicide
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
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The Executioner's Song
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Columbine
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Hell's Angel
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Drawing from a vast amount of research and lacing their prose with humour, the popular true crime podcasters Bala and Maguire explore the drivers – behavioural, societal and cultural – that turn people into killers.

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Cruel Britannia

The best British true crime books

The Pembrokeshire Murders
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Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son
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Yorkshire Ripper
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Somebody's Mother, Somebody's Daughter
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Killing For Company
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Bloody Valentine
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The Murders at White House Farm
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Murder in the Graveyard
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My Sister Milly
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The Sleep of Reason
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The Great Train Robbery
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The Who's Who of British Crime
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Sexy Beasts
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ROSE WEST: The Making of a Monster
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Face to Face with Evil
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The Black Widow
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Manhunt
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In Search of the Rainbow's End
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The Past is a Dangerous Place

The best historical true crime books

Furious Hours
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The Five
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The Fatal Passion of Alma Rattenbury
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They All Love Jack
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The Professor and the Parson
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Conan Doyle for the Defence
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The Murderer of Warren Street
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City of Light, City of Poison
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The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher
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The Wicked Boy
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The Devil In The White City
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Mr Briggs' Hat
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The Autobiography of Jack the Ripper
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The Napoleon of Crime
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Naming Jack the Ripper
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Digging in the Dark
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Inside 10 Rillington Place
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Victorian Murders
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The Drugs Don't Work

The best books on the drug trade

County Lines
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Mr Nice
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Drug War
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Dopeworld
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Drug Warrior
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The Last Narco
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Snowblind
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Marching Powder
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Zero Zero Zero
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Powder Wars
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Narcoland
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Cocaine Confidential
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Snowing in Bali
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Killing Pablo
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Son of Escobar
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Kilo
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Amexica
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Books Behind Bars

The best prison books 

A Bit of a Stretch
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The Prison Doctor
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Inside Broadmoor
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My Life with Murderers
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A Prison Diary Volume I
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Orange Is the New Black
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Hotel K
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The Damage Done
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Life in Strangeways
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Inside Alcatraz
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Peterhead
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The Parkhurst Years
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Midnight Express
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Banged Up Abroad: Hellhole
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Don't Trust, Don't Fear, Don't Beg
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Close But No Cigar
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Killing Time
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War on the Street

The best books on gangs and gangsters

Peaky Blinders: The Aftermath
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The Peaky Blinders Compendium
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The Dirty Dozen
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The Crossing
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The Vory
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The Mammoth Book of Gangs
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Siberian Education
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Hell's Angel
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Gang War
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Gangster Warlords
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The Gangs Of Manchester
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Hoods
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Young Blood
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Young Guns
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No Angel
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Ultra
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Jimmy The Weed
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Going to the Mattresses

The best books on the Mafia

Gomorrah
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Gotti
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The Irishman
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Mafia, The
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The Honoured Society
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The Ice Man
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The Mafia
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Mafia Princess
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Lucky Luciano
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The Mafia
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Don Vito
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Mafia Hit Man Carmine Dibiase
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My Italians
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Mafia Life
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Vendetta
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Keep it in the Family

The best books on the Krays

Krays: The Final Word
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The Twins - Men of Violence
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The Profession of Violence
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The Krays: The Prison Years
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Bringing Down The Krays
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The Cult Of Violence
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Our Story
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The Kray Madness
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Me and My Brothers
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The Krays: A Violent Business
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One of the Family
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Surviving the Krays
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The meteoric rise and ignominious fall of mogul and swindler Robert Maxwell told with irresistible pace and verve from the acclaimed author of A Very English Scandal.

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Blood and Battery
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We Are Bellingcat
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The Prison Doctor
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How to Solve a Crime
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Notes on an Execution
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Deep Deception
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The Unusual Suspect
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The Good Girls
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Deep Cover
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Small Town Girl
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Vicious, Elegant Bastards
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Ghislaine Maxwell
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A Killer By Design
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The Escape of Jack the Ripper
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On the Trail of Jack the Ripper
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Epstein
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The Conman
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