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Forensics and Police Through Time: Australia in Context: Part 1. Nineteenth Century

Forensics and Police Through Time: Australia in Context: Part 1. Nineteenth Century

Louise Steding

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In Forensics and Police through Time, forensic advances, developments in policing and major related events are presented side by side in Australian history. When in their historic and geographic contexts, past investigative methods, outcomes and the many contributors themselves may be better understood. In this volume, the chronology spans from the initial European settlement of Australia to the close of the nineteenth century. It follows the emergence of various forensic specialties, the development of techniques, and their application in early criminal investigations.
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At Hell's Gate

At Hell's Gate

Mark Abernethy

$29.99
He's a big unit. He builds houses and drives a ute. But he isn't your typical tradie.

When a client calls he downs tools and flies into the hot zone in his other guise - as an elite private intelligence contractor.

In four high-octane adventures, The Contractor takes on a counter-surveillance gig in Singapore, a jungle ambush on a bomb-maker in South-East Asia, a cannonball run against the Taliban in Kabul and a gun-deal on a floating armoury in the Indian Ocean.

Will Mike make it back to his BBQ and building site? Or will fate deliver The Contractor At Hell's Gate?
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Mindhunter (Film Tie-in)

Mindhunter (Film Tie-in)

John Douglas ,  Mark Olshaker

$19.99
FBI Special Agent and expert in criminal profiling and behavioural science, John Douglas, is a man who has looked evil in the eye and made a vocation of understanding it. Now retired, Douglas can let us inside the FBI elite serial crime unit and into the disturbed minds of some of the most savage serial killers in the world.

The man who was the inspiration for Special Agent Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs and who lent the film's makers his expertise explains how he invented and established the practice of criminal profiling; what it was like to submerge himself mentally in the world of serial killers to the point of 'becoming' both perpetrator and victim; and individual case histories including those of Jeffrey Dahmer, Charles Manson, Ted Bundy and the Atlanta child murders.

With the fierce page-turning power of a bestselling novel, yet terrifyingly true, Mindhunter is a true crime classic.
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Chasing Phil: Two Undercover FBI Agents After the World's Greatest Con Man

Chasing Phil: Two Undercover FBI Agents After the World's Greatest Con Man

David Howard

$32.99
1977, the Thunderbird Motel. J.J. Wedick and Jack Brennan - Two fresh-faced FBI agents were about to go undercover. Their target: the charismatic, globe-trotting con man Phil Kitzer, who was responsible for swindling (and spending) millions of dollars and who some called the world's greatest. One problem, the FBI under J Edgar Hoover didn't really do undercover operations or fraud investigations. So they did it anyway, making it up as they went along. As the young agents became entangled in Kitzer's outrageous schemes, meeting other members of Kitzer's crime syndicate and powerful politicians and businessmen he fooled at each stop, they also grew to respect him - even care for him. And Kitzer began to think of Wedick and Brennan like sons, schooling them in everything from writing bad checks to picking up women. Chasing Phil by journalist and author David Howard is the story of an incredible round the world manhunt, a charismatic conman and a friendship that changed crime forever.
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The Last Escape: The True Story of the Helicopter Bandit

The Last Escape: The True Story of the Helicopter Bandit

John Killick

$32.99
Career criminal John Killick was involved in the most audacious prison break in Australian history when he escaped from Sydney’s Silverwater prison after his partner in crime Lucy Dudko commandeered a scenic helicopter flight at gunpoint.

Australia’s ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ spent 45 days on the run before being caught… Killick was sentenced to 23 years jail; Dudko to ten. After his release, the pair meet up again but are they the same people? Is the magic still there?

This is John Killick’s story – raw, confronting and redemptive.

This is his story of self-discovery, of a wasted life of years in prison, and one which he hopes will stop other young offenders from making similar mistakes.
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Crime and the Craft: Masonic Involvement in Murder, Treason and Scandal

Crime and the Craft: Masonic Involvement in Murder, Treason and Scandal

Mike Neville

$39.99
Crime and the Craft reveals that the Freemasons have been involved in treason, murder, conspiracy, fraud, and scandal from the time of the English Civil War to the 1980s. Nearly every famous case investigated by Scotland Yard-including Jack the Ripper, Oscar Wilde, Dr. Crippen, the Great Train Robbery, and the Kray Twins-is shown to have Masonic involvement. For the first time, it is shown that some fifty lodges have a link to the Jack the Ripper case-with a known suspect identified as a Mason for the first time. The book uncovers Masonic involvement in police corruption, from the Trial of the Detectives in 1877 to Operation Countryman. The true involvement of notorious gangster, Kenneth Noye, in freemasonry is also revealed, as are the full details of the case of the Mason who made secret signs at the judge during a murder trial at the Old Bailey. This book also describes how members of the Craft have been pioneers in the development of forensic pathology, fingerprint evidence, and the use of images to catch criminals. Crime and the Craft answers the question: 'Is there a relationship between Freemasonry and crime?'
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The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: Bloomsbury Modern Classics

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: Bloomsbury Modern Classics

Kate Summerscale

$17.99
A beautiful new limited edition paperback of The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, published as part of the Bloomsbury Modern Classics list

It is a summer's night in 1860. In an elegant detached Georgian house in the village of Road, Wiltshire, all is quiet. Behind shuttered windows the Kent family lies sound asleep. At some point after midnight a dog barks.

The family wakes the next morning to a horrific discovery: an unimaginably gruesome murder has taken place in their home. The household reverberates with shock, not least because the guilty party is surely still among them. Jack Whicher of Scotland Yard, the most celebrated detective of his day, reaches Road Hill House a fortnight later. He faces an unenviable task: to solve a case in which the grieving family are the suspects.

A true story that inspired a generation of writers such as Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle, this has all the hallmarks of the classic murder mystery - a body; a detective; a country house steeped in secrets. In The Suspicions of Mr Whicher Kate Summerscale untangles the facts behind this notorious case, bringing it back to vivid, extraordinary life.
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