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The Coroner : Investigating Sudden Death [used book]

By: Derrick Hand and Janet Fife-Yeomans

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2004

Seller ID: 0733313256

ISBN: 0733313256

Condition: Good


When the telephone rings in the middle of the night, it is usually bad news. When the telephone rings in the middle of the night and you are the State Coroner, it is invariably someone else's bad news. Derrick Hand was the NSW State Coroner for 20 years. this book takes you with him behind the scenes of his investigations and shows how he pieced together the puzzles thrown up by some of the most notorious deaths in Australia. View more info

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Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker

By: Doug J. Swanson

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Amberley Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003117

ISBN: 1445648172

Condition: New


Benny Binion was many things: a cowboy, a pioneering casino owner, a gangster, a killer, and founder of the hugely successful World Series of Poker. From a Texas backwater, Binion rose to prominence on a combination of vision, determination, and brutal expediency. His formula was simple: run a good business, cultivate the big boys, kill your enemies, and own the cops. Through a mix of cold-bloodedness, native intelligence, folksiness and philanthropy, Binion became one of the most revered figures in the history of gambling, and his showmanship, shrewdness and violence would come to dominate th... View more info

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Sins of the Father: The untold story behind Schapelle Corby's ill-fated drug run [used book][hard to get]

By: Eamonn Duff

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen and Unwin: 2011

Seller ID: 174237817X

ISBN: 174237817X

Condition: Good


The story behind Australia's most famous drug case A reckless father, his dark past, an Adelaide drug trafficker and the Gold Coast beauty school dropout who kept her mouth shut. This is the explosive untold story of Schapelle Corby and how she took the rap for her father's drug syndicate. The result of a three year investigation, Sins of the Father returns to the beginning of Australia's most famous drug case, to a time when nobody had ever heard the name Schapelle Corby. Finally, the missing pieces of the jigsaw fall into place as we are led, step by step, through the important weeks, ... View more info

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The Girl Who Stole Stockings: The True Story of Susannah Noon and the Women of the Convict Ship Friends

By: Elsbeth Hardie

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Australian Teachers of Media: 2015

Seller ID: 003084

ISBN: 187646724X

Condition: New


On 8th April 1811, the ship Friends sailed from England carrying 101 female convicts bound for the penal colony that was New South Wales. The crimes of the women and girls on board ranged from pickpocketing to murder, but most were convicted of theft. Susannah Noon, not yet in her teens, tried to steal four pairs of cotton stockings from a shop in Colchester. It earned her a sentence of transportation for seven years' 'beyond the seas'. It was a sentence that reverberated throughout her lifetime; she never returned to England. What drove most of these women, young and old, to crime was what ... View more info

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The Echo of Silent Screams: The Gold Coast Hitchhike Murders [used book] *** OUT OF STOCK ***

By: Eric Wilson

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Pennon Publishing: 2005

Seller ID: 001671

ISBN: 1877029270

Condition: Good


'The Echo of Silent Screams' is the culmination of many years of exhaustive research by Eric Wilson, the elder brother of one of the murdered girls, into what became known as the Gold Coast Hitchhike Murders. But 'The Echo of Silent Screams' is much more than a murder mystery. It opens up the very soul of one of the families involved in this disturbing case, which still remains unsolved over 28 years later. The $100,000 reward is still current. View more info

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The Origins, Career and Destruction of the Kelly Gang

By: F. Hunter

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, ETT Imprint: 2018

Seller ID: 9781925706604

ISBN: 1925706605

Condition: New


Originally published in 1894 and one of the rarest of all Kellyana, this has been out of print in any form for over 100 years. Fully illustrated with contemporary engravings and photographs, for the 140th anniversary of the events at Stringybark Creek. When Kennedy and Scanlon were gone the other two set about camp work. McIntyre, who had the cooking for the day in hand, had disembarrassed himself of his weapons, so when suddenly confronted by the Kelly Gang, and ordered to throw up his hands, he had no resource but obey. Lonergan, who was armed, instead of doing so, started running with appa... View more info

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Call Me Sasha : Secret Confessions of an Australian Callgirl [used book]

By: Geena Leigh

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen and Unwin: 2015

Seller ID: 1743318863

ISBN: 1743318863

Condition: Good


At just fifteen years old, Geena had no choice but to leave home. Without an education or any real options, she found herself being lured into the sex industry by the promise of big money and the validation of strangers. She turned to drugs and alcohol to numb the pain of day-to-day life as a callgirl and overcome the emotional scars of her past. But even in her darkest hours, Geena refused to accept her circumstances and never stopped striving for freedom and a better life. Eventually she found the strength to turn things around and set herself on a path to a brighter future. Now, Geena... View more info

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Outlaws of the Kimberley Underworld

By: Geoff Allen

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2014

Seller ID: 003984

ISBN: 1925046702

Condition: New


This is the true life story of Smokey, King of the horse-duffers. One hundred years ago, as the Boer War came to an end, the rugged Kimberley Range formed the roughest and most remote cattle-country in Australia. It was five days hard ride from the nearest township of Wyndham to Smokey's Kimberley Underworld hideout. The police patrols sent out to arrest King Smokey faced a daunting task. The few passes through the forbidding King Leopold Ranges were guarded by fierce Aboriginal warriors known as Munjons. The Munjons waged a bitter war with the white stockmen, but for every spearing of the cu... View more info

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The Kelly Gang or The Outlaws of the Wombat Ranges

By: George Wilson Hall

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, ETT Imprint: 2016

Seller ID: 9781925416343

ISBN: 1925416348

Condition: New


The Kelly Gang: Or, The Outlaws of the Wombat Ranges was produced by George Wilson Hall, the owner of the Mansfield Guardian in 1879. It is the first and rarest book on Ned Kelly, there being only four copies known to exist, with none in private hands. Hall was close to several informants and appears to have exceptional first-hand accounts of Stringybark Creek and other Kelly encounters. This new edition includes rare photographs of the participants from the period. View more info

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Forty-Four : A Tale of Survival [used book]

By: Graham Rundle

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Five Mile Press: 2014

Seller ID: 1760061778

ISBN: 1760061778

Condition: Good


At age seven, Graham Rundle was taken by his father for a 'holiday' to Eden Park, a Salvation Army boys' home outside Adelaide. As soon as his father left, Graham was given old clothes to wear and told from now on he was known as '44'. The book vividly portrays what happened to Graham over the following eight years, from 1959 until 1968, living in fear of sexual abuse by the people who were supposed to care for him.This extraordinary book contrasts the dark moments of unbelievable depravity with some of the sweetest and most innocent acts of kindness. As well as portraying life in the home, Gr... View more info

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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 Publishers: 2016

Seller ID: 004500

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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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]

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