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Mrs Kelly: the astonishing life of Ned Kelly's mother

By: Grantlee Kieza

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2018

Seller ID: 9780733338717

ISBN: 0733338712

Condition: New


The astonishing life of Ned Kelly's mother While we know much about the iconic outlaw Ned Kelly, his mother Ellen Kelly has been largely overlooked by Australian writers and historians - until now, with this vivid and compelling portrait by Grantlee Kieza, one of Australia's most popular biographers.When Ned Kelly's mother, Ellen, arrived in Melbourne in 1841 aged nine, British convict ships were still dumping their unhappy cargo in what was then known as the colony of New South Wales. By the time she died aged ninety-one in 1923, having outlived seven of her twelve children, motor cars plied ... View more info

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Bushranger Tracks : Discover the Historic Sites of our Wild Colonial Past

By: Gregory Powell

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2016

Seller ID: 9781742577784

ISBN: 1742577784

Condition: New


The life and times of Australian Bushrangers has long been a fascination for many readers, both in Australia and abroad. Bushranger Tracks is possibly the most comprehensive record of bushranger sites ever published. The fascinating journey into Bushranger history begins at a farm at Boorolite near Mansfield in Victoria where the author came face to face with the Kelly story. About the Author: Greg Powell is a vice president with FMI Capital Advisors, Inc., FMI Corporation's Investment Banking subsidiary. View more info

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Bushranger Tracks II : Beyond the Legends

By: Gregory Powell

Price: $26.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2019

Seller ID: 9781760790141

ISBN: 1760790141

Condition: New


There is more to Australia’s bushranging history than Ned Kelly, Ben Hall and Captain Thunderbolt. Read about Martin Cash, the Wild Scotchman, Moondyne Joe, the Kenniff brothers and many other lesser known bushrangers, as well as the troopers who pursued them, from the colonial past of three states – Tasmania, Western Australia and Queensland. New South Wales and Victoria were not the only places to experience a wild colonial history. View more info

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I Belong to No One [used book]

By: Gwen Wilson

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Hachette: 2015

Seller ID: 0733634079

ISBN: 0733634079

Condition: Good


A teenager in the 1970s, Gwen Wilson grew up in Western Sydney. It was a tough childhood. Illegitimate, fatherless - her mother in and out of psychiatric hospitals; it would have been easy for anyone to despair and give up. Yet Gwen had hope. Despite it all, she was a good student, fighting hard for a scholarship and a brighter future. Then she met Colin. Someone to love who would love her back. But that short-lived love wasn't the sanctuary Gwen was looking for. It was the start of a living hell. Rape was just the beginning. By sixteen she was pregnant, her education abandoned. Austral... View more info

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Little Girls Lost : The stories of Four of Austrlalia's Most Horrific Child Murders [used book]

By: Helen Reade

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Five Mile Press: 2010

Seller ID: 1742482236

ISBN: 1742482236

Condition: Good


Little Girls Lost is the stories of the horrendous murders of four girls & their parents' battles to bring about changes in the law to ease the unbearable burden of homicide for the families and loved ones of the victims who will tragically, but inevitably, follow in their footsteps. View more info

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Papillon

By: Henri Charriere

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Harper Perennial: 2011

Seller ID: 9780007179961

ISBN: 0007179960

Condition: New


An immediate sensation upon its publication in 1969, Papillon is a vivid memoir of brutal penal colonies, daring prison breaks and heroic adventure on shark-infested seas. Condemned for a murder he did not commit, Henri Charriere, nicknamed Papillon, was sent to the penal colony of French Guiana. Forty-two days after his arrival he made his first break for freedom, travelling a thousand gruelling miles in an open boat. He was recaptured and put into solitary confinement but his spirit remained untamed: over thirteen years he made nine incredible escapes, including from the notorious penal... View more info

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The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld [used book]

By: Herbert Asbury

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Arrow Books: 2003

Seller ID: 000987

ISBN: 0099436744

Condition: Good


The Gangs of New York is a tour through a now unrecognisable city of abysmal poverty and habitual violence centred around the infamous slum of Five Points, with its rival Irish and American gangs. Cobbled from legend, memory, police records, the self-aggrandizements of aging crooks, popular journalism, and solid historical research, this is a powerful account of New York City's tumultuos past. Asbury presents the definitive work on this subject, an illumination of the gangs of old New York that ultimately gave rise to the modern Mafia and its depiction in cult films like The Godfather. View more info

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Ned Kelly : A Short Life

By: Ian Jones

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Hachette: 2008

Seller ID: 9780733623431

ISBN: 0733623433

Condition: New


'the best Kelly biography by a country mile' The Australian A bestseller since it was first published, NED KELLY: A SHORT LIFE is acknowledged as being the definitive biography. Ian Jones combines years of research into all the records of the era and exhaustive interviews with living descendants of those involved, to present a vivid and gripping account of one of Australia's most iconic figures. About the Author: Ian Jones is Australia's foremost Ned Kelly historian. A former TV and film producer, he was a producer of the film 'The Lighthorsemen' (he also wrote the script) and also created th... View more info

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The Bagman : Final Confessions of Jack Herbert [used book] [hard to get]

By: Jack Herbert with Tom Gilling

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2004

Seller ID: 0733314120

ISBN: 0733314120

Condition: Good


Jack Herbert's sensational confessions helped send a police commissioner and a cabinet minister to gaol. they led to the most sweeping shakeout of a police force in Australian history. Now, Herbert - the notorious bagman who rolled over to the Fitzgerald Inquiry - tells his story for the first time. Part memoir, part interrogation by best-selling novelist tom Gilling, the Bagman reveals little-known facts about Herbert's childhood, his early career and the tragic loss of his first child. the authors explore how Herbert was recruited into the seemingly impregnable culture of greed and corruptio... View more info

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The Gatton Mystery [used book][hard to get] ***Temporarily Out of Stock***

By: James Gibney and Desmond Gibney

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Australia, Angus and Robertson: 1977

Seller ID: 0207135258

ISBN: 0207135258

Condition: Good


Used book in good condition. There are a number of pages with underlining and some hand written notes. Dust jacket is fair condition with tape repairs. The Gatton Murders, also known as the Gatton Tragedy, the Gatton Mystery and the Murphy Murders, is the name given to an unsolved triple homicide that occurred 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the town of Gatton, Queensland, Australia. Michael Murphy, aged 29, and his younger sisters, Norah (Honora), 27, and Theresa 'Ellen', 18, were killed between 10pm and 4am on 26–27 December 1898, while returning home from a proposed dance that had been cancelled... View more info

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Maximum Security : The inside story of Australia's toughest gaols [used book]

By: James Morton

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2011

Seller ID: 1742610374

ISBN: 1742610374

Condition: Good


Maximum security - the toughest classification in the Australian prison system - exerts a powerful fascination. Housing the nation's worst criminals, the so-called 'intractables', these facilities are settings of violence and despair. Just how rough are these jails within jails, and what's it like to be incarcerated in them? From the brutal regime of colonial Norfolk Island to the sterile cruelty of Jika Jika and Katingal, James Morton, bestselling author of Gangland Australia and Shotgun and Standover, takes us through the history of these sinister places of punishment, which have been hom... View more info

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A Stolen Life : A Memoir [used book]

By: Jaycee Lee Dugard

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Simon and Schuster: 2011

Seller ID: 0857207121

ISBN: 0857207121

Condition: Good


On 10 June 1991, eleven-year-old Jaycee Dugard was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in Tahoe, California. It was the last her family and friends saw of her for over eighteen years. On 26 August 2009, Dugard, her daughters, and Phillip Craig Garrido appeared in the office of her kidnapper's parole officer in California. Their unusual behaviour sparked an investigation that led to the positive identification of Jaycee Lee Dugard, living in a tent behind Garrido's home. During her time in captivity, at the age of fourteen and seventeen, she gave birth to two daughters, bot... View more info

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Sin Bin: The Untold Story of A True Footy Bad Boy [used book]

By: John Elias and Josh Massoud

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2010

Seller ID: 002751

ISBN: 1405040211

Condition: Good


'This is a story that has to be told.' (Alan Jones) Few rugby league players were more notorious than John Elias. The menacing forward not only intimidated his opponents on the paddock; he also led a double life as a career criminal and stand-over man. Starting in the driver's seat of a stolen Holden at age 14, Elias's crimes grew more brazen as his football CV expanded to include over a dozen clubs. Illegal bookmaking rings, fire-arms trading, shootings, brothels, seedy card dens and the biggest match-fixing scandal in the game's recent history were all part of his off-field routine that ev... View more info

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The Innocent Man [used book]

By: John Grisham

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Arrow: 2007

Seller ID: 0099493578

ISBN: 0099493578

Condition: Good


John Grisham's first work of non-fiction, an exploration of small town justice gone terribly awry, is his most extraordinary legal thriller yet. In the major league draft of 1971, the first player chosen from the State of Oklahoma was Ron Williamson. When he signed with the Oakland A's, he said goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big league glory. Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and bad habits - drinking, drugs and women. He began to show signs of mental illness. Unable to keep a job, he moved in with his mother and slept 20 hours a... View more info

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The Innocent Man [used book]

By: John Grisham

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Century: 2006

Seller ID: 1844137902

ISBN: 1844137902

Condition: Good


John Grisham's first work of non-fiction, an exploration of small town justice gone terribly awry, in his most extraordinary legal thriller yet. In the major league draft of 1971, the first player chosen from the State of Oklahoma was Ron Williamson. When he signed with the Oakland A's, he said goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big league glory. Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and bad habits - drinking, drugs and women. He began to show signs of mental illness. Unable to keep a job, he moved in with his mother and slept 20 hours a day o... View more info

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The Last Bushrangers : The Kenniff Brothers

By: John Morrison

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2018

Seller ID: 9781925522730

ISBN: 1925522733

Condition: New


This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of the Kenniff brothers who are considered by many historians as the last bushrangers. The art by John Morrison brings this true story to life from the late 19th century to early 20th century. These villains marauded over such beautiful landscapes in central Queensland such as the Carnarvon Ranges. An absolute collector’s piece. View more info

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Harry Readford alias Captain Starlight

By: John Morrison

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2014

Seller ID: 003972

ISBN: 1925236102

Condition: New


The story of Harry Readford, born in 1841 on the frontier of the infant colony of New South Wales, who became a proficient bushman, stockman, drover, explorer, pioneer and above all, a renowned cattle duffer, has passed into Australian folklore. The pivotal event in the story was the famous cattle theft in 1870, of 1200 head from the Longreach area of Central Queensland, and droving them nearly 1600 kilometres through virtually unexplored desert country deep into South Australia. This feat, and the subsequent "infamous" trial at the Roma courthouse in 1873, was portrayed in Rolf Boldrewood's... View more info

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Leadbelly: Inside Australia's Underworld Wars [used book]

By: John Silvester and Andrew Rule

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Australia, Floradale: 2004

Seller ID: 001669

ISBN: 0975231804

Condition: Good


When the shooting starts in the underworld, war is a short word that covers a lot of ground. It can be a blood feud between criminal families, it can be revenge, exacted by enemies with long memories, old grudges and new information. Then, of course, there are the police, who belong to the biggest gang of all... View more info

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Underbelly: The Gangland War [used book]

By: John Silvester and Andrew Rule

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Floradale: 2008

Seller ID: 003941

ISBN: 0977544060

Condition: Good


They called Carl Williams 'The Truth' but the truth was he was just a fat kid with a pill press and a taste for fast food, women and bucks. He got lucky the day Jason Moran shot him in the belly instead of the head. Carl didn't return the favour: one by one, Moran, his family, and friends were shot dead during an underworld war for extermination. View more info

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Underbelly : A Tale Of Two Cities [used book]

By: John Silvester and Andrew Rule

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Floradale Press: 2010

Seller ID: 0977544095

ISBN: 0977544095

Condition: Good


Made in Melbourne. Slayed in Sydney. Chris Rentakill Flannery was a Melbourne gunman who sold his services to Sin City's highest bidder. He went on the missing list because he didn't realise the future belonged to those who controlled pills and powders, not pistols. A world of corrupt cops, bent politicians and beautiful women who fell for the rich gangsters, and a few detectives trying to stop the tidal wave.This was Australia's underbelly. View more info

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My Father's Keeper : The True Story of a Lost Childhood [used book]

By: Julie Gregory

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Element: 2008

Seller ID: 0007268793

ISBN: 0007268793

Condition: Good


A powerful and compelling memoir of growing up with a schizophrenic father, who hid his mental illness behind a charismatic larger-than-life, gluttonous personality and found logical explanations for the most bizarre ways of thinking. From the international No.1 bestselling author of Sickened. As a child Julie was close to her father. More friend than parent, he would belt her into their tiny car and they'd punch through yellow lights, scarf down candy bars before supper and had their own way of making fun of Julie's mother in a secret language of eye-rolling. She adored her father for hi... View more info

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In My Skin : A Memoir [used book]

By: Kate Holden

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Text Publishing: 2007

Seller ID: 1921351071

ISBN: 1921351071

Condition: Good


Shortlisted, Dobbie Literary Award for a first published book. Shortlisted, Australian Newcomer of the Year, Australian Book Industry Awards. In My Skin describes an extraordinary journey through an often hidden world of heroin and prostitution. Kate's story is one of survival and resourcefulness, and an unflinching look at the consequences of addiction. View more info

Image for Perfect Murder Perfect Town : The Uncensored Story of the JonBenet Murder and the Grand Jury's Search for the Final Truth [used book]

Perfect Murder Perfect Town : The Uncensored Story of the JonBenet Murder and the Grand Jury's Search for the Final Truth [used book]

By: Lawrence Schiller

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 1999

Seller ID: 006095342X

ISBN: 006095342X

Condition: Good


From Lawrence Schiller, the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller American Tragedy, comes the definitive account of the most puzzling homicide in recent history. Nothing reported about this case can possibly prepare the reader for the revelations in this book; the untold story of the investigation into the death of JonBenet Ramsey. The setting is Boulder, Colorado, a town of 90,000 people that sits at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. There lies the story of what really happened to ?ttle Miss Colorado, told not only in frightful detail, but in the words of witnesses, investigators, prosecu... View more info

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Black Snake : The Real Story of Ned Kelly

By: Leo Kennedy and Mic Looby

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Affirm Press: 2018

Seller ID: 9781925584950

ISBN: 192558495X

Condition: New


The story of Ned Kelly is also the untold story of Michael Kennedy, the police sergeant slain and robbed by the outlaw 140 years ago. Both Kennedy and Kelly were Irish immigrants struggling to make their way in the new colonies of Australia - Kennedy was committed to defending the law, while Kelly was hell-bent on breaking it. When their paths crossed one fateful day at Stringybark Creek, it triggered the end for one and the beginning of an incredible myth about the other. Author Leo Kennedy is the great grandson of Sergeant Michael Kennedy. He was raised in the shadow of his great grandfather... View more info

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Black Snake : The Real Story of Ned Kelly

By: Leo Kennedy and Mic Looby

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Affirm Press: 2019

Seller ID: 9781925870428

ISBN: 1925870421

Condition: New


The story of Ned Kelly is also the untold story of Michael Kennedy, the police sergeant slain and robbed by the outlaw 140 years ago. Both Kennedy and Kelly were Irish immigrants struggling to make their way in the new colonies of Australia - Kennedy was committed to defending the law, while Kelly was hell-bent on breaking it. When their paths crossed one fateful day at Stringybark Creek, it triggered the end for one and the beginning of an incredible myth about the other. Author Leo Kennedy is the great grandson of Sergeant Michael Kennedy. He was raised in the shadow of his great grandfather... View more info

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True Colours: Lauren Huxley and her family - From tragedy to triumph [used book]

By: Lisa Davies

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2009

Seller ID: 001072

ISBN: 0732289033

Condition: Good


It was a shocking crime that made headlines around Australia. An innocent young woman, violently attacked in her family home by a total stranger and left to die. Beaten repeatedly and soaked with petrol as her home burned, Lauren Huxley's life was hanging by a thread. Lauren's battle to survive caused an outpouring of public love and support. For her father, Patrick, mother Christine and sister Simone it was like being plunged into hell. Doctors gave Lauren only a five percent chance of survival. Her injuries were among the worst they had ever seen, so horrific that she was barely recognisable... View more info

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Jacks and Jokers #2 Three Crooked Kings

By: Matthew Condon

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, University of Queensland Press: 2014

Seller ID: 000582

ISBN: 0702249963

Condition: New


The much-anticipated sequel to the bestselling Three Crooked Kings In Three Crooked Kings we read about the shocking true story of Queensland and how a society was shaped by almost half a century of corruption. In Jacks and Jokers, the story continues as Terry Lewis becomes police commissioner and the era of corruption at the highest levels of the police and government continues. As the Queensland police become more connected with their colleagues in Sydney, the rise of heavy drugs and crime escalates. Tony Murphy and Glen Hallahan, two of the original 'crooked kings', become more enmeshed w... View more info

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Three Crooked Kings: Terry Lewis, the Rat Pack and the True Story of Crime and Corruption in Queensland

By: Matthew Condon

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, University of Queensland Press: 2013

Seller ID: 000583

ISBN: 0702238910

Condition: New


The first of two explosive investigative books - Underbelly meets the narrative storytelling of Chloe Hooper and Helen Garner In 1949, a young Terence Murray Lewis graduated from the police academy, ready to start his career in law enforcement. Over the next four decades, he rose to the pinnacle of power as the knighted Commissioner of Police in Queensland before his spectacular downfall and imprisonment after the Fitzgerald Inquiry in the late 1980s. Three Crooked Kings follows Lewis' journey through the ranks, as he becomes part of the so-called Rat Pack with detectives Glenn Hallahan and... View more info

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All Fall Down #3 Three Crooked Kings

By: Matthew Condon

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, University of Queensland Press: 2015

Seller ID: 003042

ISBN: 0702253537

Condition: New


The gripping finale to Three Crooked Kings and Jacks and Jokers brings to a close Matthew Condon's best-selling true-crime trilogy. In 1983, the soon-to-be-knighted Police Commissioner Terry Lewis continues to turn a blind eye to the operation of The Joke, a highly organised system of graft payments from illegal gambling, prostitution and illicit drugs. As the tentacles of this fraudulent vice network spread, the fabric holding together the police, judiciary and political system starts to unravel. All Fall Down offers an unprecedented insight into the Fitzgerald Inquiry and Lewis's subsequent... View more info

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On Father's Day : Cindy Gambino's Shattering Account of Her Children's Revenge Murders [used book]

By: Megan Norris

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Bonnier Publishing: 2013

Seller ID: 1743002505

ISBN: 1743002505

Condition: Good


When Robert Farquharson's car veered off the road in 2005 and into an icy dam following a Father's Day access visit, the terrible impact of the tragedy on his former wife, Cindy Gambino, made headline news around the country. But while Cindy struggled to come to terms with the loss of her three little boys, in what her ex-husband maintained was a dreadful freak accident, a more sinister picture soon emerged which would spark one of the most controversial, high profile and protracted legal cases in Australian criminal history. Investigative journalist and author Megan Norris has meticulously ch... View more info