Secondhand True Crime Books

    Michael Finkel: The Art Thief [2023] paperback


    The true story of the world's most prolific art thief, who accumulated a collection worth over $1.4 billion. A spellbinding portrait of obsession and flawed genius, from the bestselling author...

    John Follain: Death in Perugia [2011] paperback


    John Follain, who covers Italy for the Sunday Times, tells the definitive inside story of this extraordinary case. Shortly after 12.30pm on 2 November 2007, Italian police were called to...

    Paul Williams: Gangland [1998] paperback


    Number 1 BestsellerPaul Williams is Ireland's No. 1 award-winning crime reporter, famed for exposing the ruthless gangsters behind Irish crime. In Gangland! he investigates who is pulling the strings behind...

    John Dickie: Cosa Nostra [2004] paperback


    Cosa Nostra is the compelling story of the Sicilian mafia, the world's most famous, most secretive and most misunderstood criminal fraternity. The mafia has been given many names since it...

    Greg Harkin: Stakeknife [2004] paperback


    BESTSELLERAn explosive expose of how British military intelligence really works, from the inside. The stories of two undercover agents -- Brian Nelson, who worked for the Force Research Unit (FRU),...

    Howard Marks: Howard Marks' Book Of Dope Stories [2001] paperback


    Since the Stone Age, drugs have been sniffed to induce sleep, mixed to cure ills, swallowed to stimulate creativity, snorted to increase sexuality, popped for the hell of it and...

    Howard Marks: Mr Smiley [2015] paperback


    Howard Marks is the most famous drug smuggler of his age, and a hero to a generation. On his release from one of America's toughest prisons, Howard made a promise...

    Graham Johnson: Powder Wars [2005] paperback


    Gangster Paul Grimes was a one-man crimewave with a breathtaking capacity to steal. Any villains who got in his way were made to pay - often with their blood. But...

    Paul Williams: Murder Inc. [2014] paperback


    Murder Inc. is the latest blockbuster by Ireland's most respected crime writer and journalist, Paul Williams. Murder Inc. is the definitive account of how organized crime exploded in Limerick from...

    Grann David: Killers of the Flower Moon [2023] paperback



    John Lonergan: The Governor [2010] paperback


    In his talks to communities throughout the length and breath of Ireland, John Lonergan finds himself coming back to one theme: the importance of kindness. It is an unexpected theme...

    David Simon: Homicide [2008] paperback


    The scene is Baltimore. Twice every three days another citizen is shot, stabbed, or bludgeoned to death. At the centre of this hurricane of crime is the city's homicide unit,...

    Mike Floyd: Spy the Lie [2012] paperback


    'The authors . are generous with their tips for a successful interrogation' The Sunday TimesIdentify the signsAsk the right questionsGet to the truthSpy the Lie is a fascinating study of...

    Niamh O'Connor: The Black Widow [2000] paperback


    Number One BestsellerThe incredible story of the murder which gripped the nation.When Tom Nevin was brutally murdered in Jack White's Inn on the morning of 19 March 1996 there was...

    Maresa Fagan: The Killing Of Father Niall Molloy: Anatomy of an Injustice [2022] paperback


    Separating fact from fiction, Anatomy of an Injustice - The Killing of Fr Niall Molloy re-examines the astonishing circumstances surrounding the death of a 52-year-old priest almost forty years ago.In...

    Michaella McCollum: High: My Prison Journey as One of the Infamous Peru Two - NOW A MAJOR BBC THREE DOCUMENTARY [2021] paperback


    The gritty prison memoir of Michaella McCollum, one half of the infamous 'Peru Two', imprisoned in a Peruvian jail for attempting to smuggle 11kg of cocaine from Peru to Madrid...

    Paul Williams: Badfellas [2011] paperback


    Badfellas is the story of how Ireland lost its innocence and became a hotbed of gangsterism, murder and mayhem.Until the explosion of paramilitary violence in the 1970s, Ireland was a...

    Sophie Hayes: Trafficked [2012] paperback


    He'd been her friend for years. He said he loved her. Then she realised she didn't know him at all... When everything seemed to be falling apart in Sophie's life,...

    Kate McCann: Madeleine [2011] paperback


    The decision to publish this book has been very difficult, and taken with heavy hearts My reason for writing it is simple- to give an account of the truth Writing...

    Kate Summerscale: The Haunting of Alma Fielding [2020] hardback



    Michael Connelly: Crime Beat [2006] paperback


    'Death is my beat.' Those words, spoken by the narrator and hero of THE POET, Jack McEvoy, could also apply to Michael Connelly. Time and time again in these riveting...

    Ben Macintyre: The Napoleon of Crime [1998] paperback


    The rumbustious true story of the Victorian master thief who was the model for Conan Doyle's Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes' arch-rival. From the bestselling author of 'Operation Mincemeat' and 'Agent Zigzag'....

    Carl Chinn: Peaky Blinders: The Aftermath: The Real Story Behind The Next Generation Of British Gangsters [2021] paperback


    From the Sunday Times bestselling author, Carl ChinnAs Britain emerges into the mid-twentieth century, change is afoot. Cities are beginning to shift from smog-filled industrial hubs to more efficient metropolitan...

    Damien Lewis: Operation Relentless [2017] paperback


    'The Night Manager meets Narcos' Saul David'To catch this criminal took incredible courage and skill. This is James Bond meets Jason Bourne' Bear GryllsThe new bestseller from the author of...

    David Howard: Chasing Phil: The Adventures of Two Undercover FBI Agents with the World’s Most Charming Con Man [2018] paperback


    'Christ! You guys look like a couple of Feds.' 1977, the Thunderbird Motel.J. J. Wedick and Jack Brennan, two fresh-faced FBI agents, were about to go undercover. Their target: the...

    Dick Kirby: The Sweeney: The First Sixty Years of Scotland Yard's Crimebusting [2011] hardback


    The story of sixty years of Scotland Yard's top crime-busting department has been written over a twenty year period by a former detective who spent over eight years with the...

    Duncan Mavin: Pyramid of Lies [2022] hardback


    An epic true story of ambition, greed and hubris that nearly brought down the British government.'The British version of Bad Blood . . . [but] better' - The Sunday Times'Terrific'...

    Errol Trzebinski: The Life and Death of Lord Erroll [2011] paperback


    The true story of the life and mysterious murder of the most talked-about and glamorous member of Kenya' s notorious Happy Valley set. Since Josslyn Hay, 22nd Earl of Erroll,...

    Helen, CSJ Prejean: The Death of Innocents [2005] paperback


    Sr Helen Prejean has accompanied five men to execution since she began her work in 1982. She believes the last two, Dobie Williams in Louisiana and Joseph O'Dell in Virginia,...

    Jeanine Cummins: A Rip in Heaven [2020] paperback


    The acclaimed author of AMERICAN DIRT reveals the devastating effects of a shocking tragedy in this landmark true crime book: the first ever to look intimately at the experiences of...

    Joyce Robins: Serial Killers and Mass Murderers [1993] paperback


    This is a collection of true-life stories of the most brutal and depraved of killers, the men and women whose crimes have shocked the civilized world and for whom killing...

    Judith Flanders: The Invention of Murder [2011] paperback


    'We are a trading community, a commercial people. Murder is doubtless a very shocking offence, nevertheless as what is done is not to be undone, let us make our money...

    Justine McCarthy: Deep Deception [2009] paperback


    In November 2009 former national and Olympic swimming coach Ger Doyle was convicted of thirty-five sexual offences against children. This is just the most recent of an appalling series of...

    Misha Glenny: DarkMarket [2011] paperback


    * The benefits of living in a digital, globalised society are enormous; so too are the dangers. * The world has become a law enforcer's nightmare and every criminal's dream....

    Paul Williams: Gilligan: The Mob Boss Who Changed the Face of Organized Crime [2022] paperback


    John Gilligan is one of the most notorious and hated criminal figures in Irish history. His name is indelibly etched in the national psyche a quarter of a century after...

    Thomas Morris: The Dublin Railway Murder: The sensational true story of a Victorian murder mystery [2022] paperback


    A thrilling investigation of a true Victorian crime at Dublin railway station, shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction 2022.'All the shocks and surprises of the best crime fiction'...

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