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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 Secret Barrister
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The Five
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Bad Bridget
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In Cold Blood
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Fake Law
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Talking with Psychopaths
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Forensics
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Mindhunter
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A Taste for Poison
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Nothing But The Truth
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Niddrie Boys
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I'll Be Gone in the Dark
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When the Dogs Don't Bark
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The Good Nurse
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The Pyramid of Lies
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On Saturday, 26 November 1983, an armed gang stole gold bullion worth almost £26 million from the Brink's-Mat security depot near London's Heathrow Airport. It was the largest robbery in world history, and only the start of an extraordinary story. For forty years, myths and legends have grown around the Brink's-Mat heist and the events that followed. The Gold is the conclusion of extensive research and includes exclusive testimony from one of the original robbers who gives his version of events for the first time. The result is the astonishing true story of the robbery of the century.
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Our Best New & Coming Soon True Crime Books

The Gold
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The Betrayal of Anne Frank
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Starvation Heights
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American Mother
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Black and Blue
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Hunting Ghislaine
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Au Revoir Now Darlint
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The Jigsaw Man
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The Snakehead
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The Gotti Wars
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The Poisonous Solicitor
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Unmasked
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Convicting the Moors Murderers
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Great and Horrible News
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Small Town Girl
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A Life Stolen
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Bad Blood
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Our selection of classic paperbacks

In Cold Blood
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Mindhunter
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I'll Be Gone in the Dark
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Papillon
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Helter Skelter
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Catch and Kill
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Hell's Angels
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The Jigsaw Man
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Columbine
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Cosa Nostra
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Marching Powder
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The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher
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Wicked Beyond Belief
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
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The Corner
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Ghettoside
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Homicide
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The Executioner's Song
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From the groundbreaking investigative journalist and award-winning author of Empire of Pain and Say Nothing comes a blistering exposé of the unlikely criminal kingpin of New York's Chinatown, told with pace, power and page-turning skill.
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Cruel Britannia

The best British true crime books

The Gold
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Killing For Company
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Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son
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Bloody Valentine
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The Black Widow
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The Murders at White House Farm
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Manhunt
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Somebody's Mother, Somebody's Daughter
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In Search of the Rainbow's End
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Happy Like Murderers
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My Sister Milly
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The Sleep of Reason
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ROSE WEST: The Making of a Monster
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The Babes in the Woods Murders
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Murder in the Graveyard
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Sexy Beasts
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Do Right and Fear No One
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The Past is a Dangerous Place

The best historical true crime books

The Five
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Bad Bridget
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The Devil In The White City
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Victorian Murders
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The Escape of Jack the Ripper
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The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher
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Conan Doyle for the Defence
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The Wicked Boy
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Inside 10 Rillington Place
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The Fatal Passion of Alma Rattenbury
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Naming Jack the Ripper
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Furious Hours
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They All Love Jack
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The Professor and the Parson
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The Napoleon of Crime
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The Autobiography of Jack the Ripper
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The Murderer of Warren Street
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Mr Briggs' Hat
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In early modern England, murder truly was most foul. Trials were gossipy events packed to the rafters with noisome spectators. Executions were public proceedings which promised not only gore, but desperate confessions and the grandest, most righteous human drama. Bookshops saw grisly stories of crime and death sell like hot cakes.

This history unfolds the true stories of murder, criminal investigation, early forensic techniques, high court trials and so much more.

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The Drugs Don't Work

The best books on the drug trade

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

The best prison books 

The Prison Doctor
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A Bit of a Stretch
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My Life with Murderers
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Inside Broadmoor
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Orange Is the New Black
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A Prison Diary Volume I
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The Damage Done
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Midnight Express
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Hotel K
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Inside Alcatraz
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Don't Trust, Don't Fear, Don't Beg
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The Parkhurst Years
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Banged Up Abroad: Hellhole
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Life in Strangeways
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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

Ultra
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The Vory
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The Crossing
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Jimmy The Weed
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Gang War
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The Mammoth Book of Gangs
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The Official Peaky Blinders Cookbook
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The Gangs Of Manchester
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Hoods
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Hell's Angel
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No Angel
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Deep Cover
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The Dirty Dozen
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Gangster Warlords
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The Peaky Blinders Compendium
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Young Guns
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Going to the Mattresses

The best books on the Mafia

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

The best books on the Krays

Krays: The Final Word
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Our Story
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The Krays: The Prison Years
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Bringing Down The Krays
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The Profession of Violence
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Me and My Brothers
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One of the Family
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The Godfather Of British Crime
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The Cult Of Violence
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Vicious, Elegant Bastards
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The Twins - Men of Violence
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The Kray Madness
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The Krays: A Violent Business
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Surviving the Krays
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