True Crime

    Get your fill of suspense with our selection of true crime books. Browse through our titles and uncover the stories behind some of the most notorious cases.

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    Mark O'Connell: A Thread of Violence [2023] paperback


    From an award-winning author comes a tale of a notorious double-murder, for readers of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, or Emmanuel Carrere's The AdversaryIn 1982 Malcolm Macarthur, the wealthy heir...

    David Grann: Wager The [2023] paperback

    $8.00 – $21.00

    From the international bestselling author of KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON and THE LOST CITY OF Z, a mesmerising story of shipwreck, mutiny and murder, culminating in a court martial...

    Nicola Tallant: Cocaine Cowboys [2023] paperback

    $13.00 – $18.00

    Ireland''s top crime journalist traces the flood of cocaine into Ireland and thosebehind its unprecedented growth. From the first smugglers and their adventures on the high seas to the modern-day...

    David Grann: KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON W2 [2018] paperback

    $8.00 – $15.00


    John Douglas: Mindhunter: Inside the FBI Elite Serial Crime Unit (Now A Netflix Series) [2017] paperback

    $7.00 – $8.00

    ________________________________________The bestselling true story and inspiration behind the hit Netflix show of how one underfunded FBI team became the first to explore the dark world of serial murderers.John Douglas is...

    McGreevy Ronan: The Kidnapping [2023] paperback


    'Garda Sheehan and Private Kelly were killed in front of me . . . I survived in some miraculous way' Don TideyNovember 1983. As top supermarket executive Don Tidey sets...

    Lily Seafield: Irish Murders [2015] paperback


    There are violent events and murders in the history of every country and Ireland is no exception. Through the years, it has had its share of violent murders including the...

    Mike Rothmiller: Bombshell: The Night Bobby Kennedy Killed Marilyn Monroe [2021] paperback


    'Bobby called. He's coming to California. He wants to see me.'Drawing on secret police files, Marilyn Monroe's private diary and never before published first-hand testimony, this book proves that Robert...

    Rusty Young: MARCHING POWDER [2004] paperback


    MARCHING POWDER is the story of Thomas McFadden, a small-time English drug smuggler who was arrested in Bolivia and thrown inside the notorious San Pedro prison. He found himself in...

    Christy Mangan: Cracking the Case [2023] paperback

    $8.00 – $21.00

    Christy Mangan knows how hard it is to solve a murder.In his forty-year career, Mangan participated in or led over 100 murder investigations. And he set up the Garda cold...

    Harry McGee: The Murderer and the Taoiseach : Death, Politics and GUBU - Revisiting the Notorious Malcolm Macarthur Case [2023]

    $12.00 – $18.00

    A Murderer. A Leader. The Scandal of an Era.'Reads like a thriller but is sadly all too true ... a brilliant account of shocking crimes and the dramatic political crisis...

    Asne Seierstad: One of Us [2015] paperback


    On 22 July 2011 Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 of his fellow Norwegians in a terrorist atrocity that shocked the world. Many were teenagers, just beginning their adult lives. In...

    Rachel DeLoache Williams: My Friend Anna [2022] paperback


    *THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE'S MUST-READ BOOKS OF 2019**WITH NEW & EXCLUSIVE AFTERWORD*'Addictive ... a jaw-dropping read' STYLIST'Explosive ... Definitely one for the beach' ELLE'Paints a fascinating...

    Wensley Clarkson: Evil Beyond Belief: The True Story of Harold Shipman, Britain's most prolific serial killer [2019] paperback


    This is the shocking story of a doctor who was addicted to murder: a man who wickedly abused the trust of his patients with horrifying results. He was a pillar...

    Paul Williams: The Monk: The Life and Crimes of Ireland's Most Enigmatic Gang Boss [2021] paperback

    $8.00 – $15.00

    On the streets of the tough Dublin inner-city neighbourhood where he grew up, Gerry Hutch was perceived as an ordinary decent criminal, a quintessential Robin Hood figure who fought the...

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



    Dwyer Fin: A Lethal Legacy [2023] hardback


    From the creator of The Irish History Podcast comes a fascinating look at Irish history through the lens of murder. In A Lethal Legacy, Fin Dwyer charts 200 years of...

    Miles Johnson: Chasing Shadows [2023] paperback


    'Compelling, visceral and highly readable' Oliver Bullough, bestselling author of MoneylandA compulsive true crime thriller about modern-day international drugs trafficking, terrorism and geopolitical intrigue following an investigation driven by one...

    Patrick Radden Keefe: Rogues [2023] paperback


    'Eminently bingeable, religiously fact-checked and seductively globetrotting . . . A preternaturally attentive reporter at work' - The Observer'A new book by Keefe means drop everything and close the blinds;...

    Mark Bowden: Life Sentence [2023] paperback

    $15.00 – $21.00

    Sandtown is one of the deadliest neighbourhoods in the world; it earned Baltimore its nickname Bodymore, Murderland, and was made notorious by 'The Wire.' Drug deals dominate street corners and...

    Professor Kevin Dutton: The Wisdom of Psychopaths [2013] paperback

    $6.00 – $18.00

    'A surprising, absorbing and perceptive book. I found it altogether fascinating' PHILIP PULLMAN______________________________________________________Psychopath. No sooner is the word out than images of murderers, rapists, suicide bombers and gangsters flash across...

    Christopher Berry-Dee: Talking with Psychopaths [2023] paperback


    Having spent years interviewing imprisoned criminals - including notorious serial killers - he discovered that the lack of remorse these people showed was in many ways even more terrifying than...

    Ken Boyle: The Murder of Dr Muldoon [2019] paperback

    $8.00 – $17.00

    A priest and his housekeeper abandon a baby girl on the doorstep of a house near the Black Church in Dublin's north inner city in February 1923. Three local women...

    Jamie Bartlett: The Missing Cryptoqueen [2022] paperback


    'The largest financial scam ever' - Fortune'The bizarre case of OneCoin illustrates how easily a classic scam could be reinvented for the digital age' - Financial Times'The story of OneCoin...

    Patrick Radden Keefe: Snakehead The An Epic Tale Of The [2023] paperback


    'Reads like a mashup of The Godfather and Chinatown, complete with gun battles, a ruthless kingpin and a mountain of cash. Except that it's all true.' TimeIn this thrilling panorama...

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

    $9.00 – $14.00

    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'...

    Truman Capote: In Cold Blood : A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences (Penguin Modern Classics) [2000] paperback

    $8.00 – $15.00

    The chilling true crime 'non-fiction novel' that made Truman Capote's name, In Cold Blood is a seminal work of modern prose, a remarkable synthesis of journalistic skill and powerfully evocative...

    Skip Hollandsworth: MIDNIGHT ASSASSIN - Z16 [2017] paperback


    In the late 1800s, the city of Austin, Texas, was on the cusp of emerging from an isolated western outpost into a truly cosmopolitan metropolis. But beginning in December 1884,...

    Jane Monckton Smith: In Control: Dangerous Relationships -W9 [2022] paperback


    'Groundbreaking' OBSERVER'Blows assumptions about abusive relationships out of the water' CAITLIN MORAN'Offers a strategy for intervention that would save lives' INDEPENDENTEvery four days in the UK, a woman is killed...

    Dick Lehr: Black Mass [2015] paperback

    $5.00 – $7.00

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A gripping true story of violence, double-cross and corruption, Black Mass takes us deep undercover, exposing one of the most outrageous scandals in FBI history.Boston,...

    Ralph Bulger: My James [2013] paperback


    This Sunday Times top ten bestseller is a heartfelt account of his son's murder and his fight for justice by Ralph Bulger.James Bulger was just a few weeks shy of...

    Kate Summerscale: The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher [2011] paperback

    $5.00 – $6.00

    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...

    Hicks Tim: Inside the Mind of the Yorkshire Ripper [2023] paperback


    The police believed Sutcliffe was operating only in the Greater Manchester Police, South Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Metropolitan Police force areas, using his car. In fact, Sutcliffe was operating...

    Dorment Richard: Warhol After Warhol [2023] paperback


    Long-time art critic Richard Dorment reveals the corruption and lies of the art world, and its mystifying authentication processLate one afternoon in the winter of 2003 art critic Richard Dorment...

    Ferrante Louis: Borgata: Rise of Empire [2023] paperback


    The American mafia has long held powerful sway over our collective cultural imagination. But how many of us truly understand how a clandestine Sicilian criminal organisation came to exert its...

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