Browsing posts tagged: True Crime
The Devil Comes to Dartmoor

Many will have heard of the ghostly white lady haunting Tavistock – the notorious Mary Howard, accused of murdering her four husbands. A few may know the true story of her lover, George Cutteford, the puritan lawyer who died illegally imprisoned in the horror of Lydford Gaol, persecuted by Mary’s fourth husband – Sir Richard […]

The Devil’s Tickets

Kansas City, 1929: Myrtle and Jack Bennett sit down with another couple for an evening of bridge. As the game intensifies, Myrtle complains that Jack is a “bum bridge player.” For such insubordination, he slaps her hard in front of their stunned guests and announces he is leaving. Moments later, sobbing, with a Colt .32 […]

The Gamblers

Britain’s foremost writer on crime turns to the disappearance of Lord Lucan. The basis of the upcoming ITV drama, Lucan, starring Rory Kinnear and Christopher EcclestonFor over thirty years, John Pearson has provided us with literary exposures of some of the most enigmatic people and underground organisations of our modern world. The Gamblers follows the […]

Now You Know Crime Scenes

With hit cop TV dramas like the various CSI and Law and Order shows, Bones and Criminal Minds. everybody seems to think they’re a forensics expert. But what do we really know? Now, with Now You Know Crime Scenes, we can all get the dope on:How long does it really take to analyze a DNA […]

Computer-Graphic Facial Reconstruction

This unique books looks at a cost-efficient, fast and accurate means of facial reconstruction–from segmented, decomposed, or skeletal remains–using computer-graphic and computational means.Computer-Graphic Facial Reconstruction is designed as a valuable resource for those scientists designing new research projects and protocols, as well as a practical handbook of methods and techniques for medico-legal practitioners who actually […]

101 Amazing Facts about Jack the Ripper

It is 1888 and the foggy streets of Whitechapel, one of the poorest areas of Victorian London, are gripped by fear. Five women thought have been murdered by the same hand, all but one of their corpses terrifyingly mutilated. But who were these women? And who could the murderer be? This fascinating book contains over […]

Larceny Games

Major League Baseball claims it hasn’t had a game fixed by gamblers since 1919. No points have been shaved in the NBA since 1954. And the NFL states no game of theirs has come under outside influence ever. These, however, are lies. The proof resides in FBI files only recently uncovered and discussed in Larceny […]

I’ll Do My Own Damn Killing

People know of the notorious Benny Binion for opening the Horseshoe and becoming the most successful casino owner in Las Vegas. But before he became the patron saint of World Series Poker, Binion lead the Texas underground in a vicious, nefarious gambling war that lasted over fifteen years. With electrifying details and piquant style, author […]

The British Crime and Prison Quiz Book

Will you be held at gunpoint and find yourself reaching for the panic button or will you be laughing all the way to the bank as you try to answer this quiz book’s 450 testing questions cunningly prepared by former London gangster and nowadays best-selling celebrity author and film-maker Dave Courtney and ex-prison officer Jim […]