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Doing the Business, Charlie Kray and Colin Fry
1 Charlie Kray and Colin Fry Doing the Business
London, UK Blake Publishing 1999 1857823265 / 9781857823264 Mass Market Paperback New 4 1/2" x 7" 
Book is in mint condition. 332 pages plus 16 pages of b&w photographs. Remember the film from 1990 called The Krays? It was about these two thugs from Britain, Reg and Ronnie Kray and their crime family. It was actually a pretty good movie, go rent it, and then come back and get this cool book on the last great story of the Krays, told by the one man who knows all the poop, older brother Charlie. For years, Britain and the world have had a fascination with the Kray gang. Their power during the 60's and beyond was legendary. This story tells about their alliance with the American Mafia and brings us up-to-date on their current whereabouts. For fans of criminals and their activities, this is a great read. The book is unread in NEW condition. There are 32 black & white photographs. In one of the photos, Frank Sinatra's son can be seen chatting away with one of the Krays. 
Price: 5.99 USD
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An Eye for an Eye: Twenty Amazing True Stories of  Women Who Got Even, Clarkson, Wensley
2 Clarkson, Wensley An Eye for an Eye: Twenty Amazing True Stories of Women Who Got Even
London Blake Publishing 1996 1857821165 / 9781857821161 First Edition Mass Market Paperback New 4 3/8" x 7" 
Unread in BRAND NEW condition (warehouse find). It is Out Of Print. Here's another fine collection of women you don't want to piss off and how they got the revenge they so justifiably needed. You probably know these women, they live next door or perhaps you're married to one. You'll thrill to the story of the woman who dressed in thigh-high sexy boots to lure her former lover to her house so she could stab him repeatedly with a knife. And don't get caught with this girl: She cut off her husband's ..um, manhood after he dared kiss another woman, and this was a few years before Lorena Bobbitt. There're other stories of bored nymphomaniacs, fatal attractions and femme fatales. Author Wensley Clarkson examines the dark inner forces which drive women to get even, and explains why juries invariably show compassion to the ladies who commit these shocking crimes of passion. Anyway, here are 20 stories you just can't get enough of. They are true stories collected from Britain and the United States. If you're a fan of Alfred Hitchcock or just enjoy True Crime adventures, then this is the book for you. ; 308 pages 
Price: 7.99 USD
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Hell Hath No Fury, Clarkson, Wensley
3 Clarkson, Wensley Hell Hath No Fury
London, United Kingdom Blake Publishing 1991 0905846931 / 9780905846934 Mass Market Paperback New 4 1/2" x 7" 
Unread, unmarked, pristine. 208 pages plus 8 pages of b&w photographs. True crime murder stories as horrifying as anything written by Stephen King or Dean Koontz. Here are 10 true stories featuring women killers who decided to take matters into their own hands and dish out their own brand of justice. Finally, you can read about the famous Lesbian Vampire Killers, who enjoyed drinking one another's blood. Everything was hunky-dory until that fateful day they decided to go hunting for a man. Then there're the two girls who decided to stop their father from beating their mother once and for all and the Essex housewife who happily poisoned her husband's dinner. And the twin sisters who were so close that they helped each other when it came time to dispose of one of the sister's husband's body. Or the grandmother who struck terror into a Welsh village, decades after she underwent horrific experiences in a Nazi sex camp. 
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Sunday Bloody Sunday, Drew Mackenzie
4 Drew Mackenzie Sunday Bloody Sunday
London, UK Blake Publishing 1992 1857820185 / 9781857820188 First Edition Mass Market Paperback Very Good 4 3/8" x 7" 
Book is unread but slightly shop worn: light scratches to wrappers, slightly bumped corners. Prepare to be shocked as you have never been shocked before! Never have so many outrageous, shocking and downright bizarre true crimes been gathered together between the covers of one book - 41 stories in all! Take the story of the amazing lover who married 105 different women, from Korea to Texas to Florida to Arizona to …Or the mother in Houston who listened helpless over the telephone as her little boy was shot in the head by her husband. Then there was the randy reverend in Michigan who robbed his local banks to pay for sex with good time girls. And then there were the South Carolina identical twins who each accused the other of carrying out a hideous murder. Or the brave policeman who shot dead a burglar - then found the victim was a fellow cop and lifelong friend. This is a spellbinding collection of Drew Mackenzie's finest true crime stories from the pages of the News of the World's SUNDAY magazine plus many completely new cases. But be warned...some of these stories are so terrifying, you won't want to read them alone…; 224 pages 
Price: 4.99 USD
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Roll the Dice : A True Saga of Love, Money and Betrayal, Guppy, Darius
5 Guppy, Darius Roll the Dice : A True Saga of Love, Money and Betrayal
London, United Kingdom Blake Publishing 1996 1857821599 / 9781857821598 Hardcover New in New dust jacket 6" x 9 1/2" 
Unread, unblemished. A fascinating look at the inside of Britain's upper-class, smuggling and the world of high finance. Photos of Princess Diana not seen elsewhere. 310 pages plus 16 pages of mostly color photographs. Darius Guppy is a former playboy who hatched an outlandish scheme to defraud the famous Lloyd's of London for three million dollars, nearly got away with it, but got caught and served time in prison. His account of the plot and its aftermath results in a very entertaining book. Darius Guppy was highly intelligent and his best friend was the brother of Princess Diana. Feeling that Lloyd's of London was responsible for his family's misfortune, Guppy concocted an elaborate plan that fooled not only the New York Police Department, but British detectives, as well. It was only after an accomplice betrayed him, three years later, that Guppy was arrested and sent to prison. Roll the Dice, in a plot right out of a detective novel, is a fascinating look at the inside of Britain's upper-class, smuggling and the world of high finance. Darius Guppy is a terrific story-teller, who makes no apologies for his crime. His story was plastered all over the London tabloids as the smart aleck, rich kid who got exactly what he deserved. For the Princess Diana completists, while this book is not about the Princess, it does contain a couple of photographs of the Princess, not available anywhere else. 
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Voices from an Evil God: The True Story of the Yorkshire Ripper and the Woman Who Loved Him, Jones, Barbara
6 Jones, Barbara Voices from an Evil God: The True Story of the Yorkshire Ripper and the Woman Who Loved Him
London, United Kingdom Blake Publishing, Limited 1996 1857820657 / 9781857820652 Mass Market Paperback New 4 3/8" x 7" 
New, never read, no shelf wear. Slightly tanning text. 390 pages plus 16 pages of b&w photographs. The story of Britain's most notorious mass-murderer of the century related by the Yorkshire Ripper himself and his devoted wife. We've all heard the voices in our heads screaming at us to do some horrible thing. For most, these voices are contained and suppressed, but, for some, the voices get louder and more dominant. Peter Sutcliffe was a mechanic in Britain who heard the voices. He was to become the Yorkshire Ripper, the most feared mass murderer in British criminal history. He was married to a woman who loved him dearly, and had no clue about his actions. Sutcliffe murdered 20 women over a period of time and once he went to trial, he was sentenced to 20 separate life sentences. Even after the trial his wife Sonia simply said she loved him and loathed both his victims and their families. Only one outsider knows the real truth about this extraordinary marriage. Author Barbara Jones spent six years talking with Sutcliffe and his wife (and there're some lovely travel photos in the book with the two women on holiday). Sutcliffe takes the author through each murder, one more chilling than the next, to create a disturbing, yet fascinating portrait of the psyche of a terrifying serial killer. But wait, there's more. As Peter Sutcliffe lives out his life in prison, he is bombarded with letters and marriage proposals from women all over the world. Some even visit him in prison. Go figure! 
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The Many Faces of Jack the Ripper, M. J. Trow
7 M. J. Trow The Many Faces of Jack the Ripper
Chichester, UK Summersdale 1998 1840240164 / 9781840240160 Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 8 1/2" x 11 1/4" Illustrated by Tim Craddock 
Unread, unmarked, minor shelf wear, a few light surface scratches to dj. Illus with over 100 b/w photos. The mystery behind the world's most infamous serial killer -- who murdered prostitutes in London in 1888 -- is revealed in this gripping book that is the first to provide a complete pictorial account of Jack the Ripper's gruesome crimes. Recently discovered archive photographs of the Ripper's victims -- rarely seen by modern readers -- together with atmospheric images of the crime scenes as they are today, make this book a compelling and essential companion to the most famous serial murders which shocked a nation. M.J. Trow is the author of 16 books featuring the popular Inspector Lestrade character. His previous true crime book, "Let Him Have It, Chris" was made into a movie. Now, in The Many Faces of Jack the Ripper, he takes readers deep into the abyss that was Victorian London and using "Silence of the Lambs" style psychological profiling, he brings them closer to the Ripper and his victims than ever before.; B&W Photographs; 192 pages 
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A Deadly Kind of Love, Nicholas Davies
8 Nicholas Davies A Deadly Kind of Love
London, England Blake Publishing 1994 1857821017 / 9781857821017 Mass Market Paperback New 4 1/2" x 7" 
An account of a love triangle gone murderously out of control and how Susan Christie murdered the beautiful blonde wife of her lover. 330 pages plus 8 pages of b&w photographs. 
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Parkhurst Tales 2, Norman Parker
9 Norman Parker Parkhurst Tales 2
London, UK Blake Publishing 1999 1857823176 / 9781857823172 First Edition Mass Market Paperback New 4 3/8" x 7" 
New, unread. Now an educated and respected writer, former inmate Norman Parker returns to the prison which has spawned many stories. 
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Pretty Boy, Roy Shaw with Kate Kray
10 Roy Shaw with Kate Kray Pretty Boy
London, UK Blake Publishing 1999 1857823613 / 9781857823615 First Edition; Fourth Printing Hardcover New in New dust jacket 6" x 9 1/2" 
Unread, unmarked. 16 pages of b&w photographs from Shaw's own collection. The true story of the meanest man in England. This book was # 1 for three weeks on the Sunday London Times' Best-Selling List and Top Ten for three months. An incredible "rags to riches" story of one of England's most hardened criminals who became a success using his fists and his internal rage. For anyone who admires tough guys or macho men with swagger, Pretty Boy fulfils that need quite nicely. Roy Shaw was born in 1936 and, as a youth, began using his fists to intimidate people and get what he wanted. He was in and out of prisons all of his adult life, until finally, in1963, he received an 18-year sentence for armed robbery. But, Shaw was respected for his fighting skills and upon his release from prison, he was asked to "monitor" certain situations at nightclubs, which paid him very well. He also began participating in the sport of bare-knuckles fighting. This was an unlicensed sport, with big money betting on the outcome. Shaw quickly became the most infamous of these fighters, battling until only one man was standing, usually Shaw. His fights with fellow tough-guy, Lenny McLean, became legend in the UK. Through shrewd investments, Shaw has become a millionaire, finally content with his life. Pretty Boy is an unglorified look into the world of thugs, criminals and the seamier side of the system. It shows how one man, whose life became a series of crimes and brutality, came to find the inner peace within himself to become a sort-of folk hero in Britain. Shaw is unapologetic for his actions -- he accepts full responsibility for his life. Pretty Boy is a fascinating book of crime, retribution and, ultimately, redemption. ; 218 pages 
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Brothers in Blood, Tim Brown & Paul Cheston
11 Tim Brown & Paul Cheston Brothers in Blood
London, UK Blake Publishing 1994 1857820967 / 9781857820966 First Edition Mass Market Paperback New 4 3/4" x 7" 
Unread, unmarked. Plus 8 pp of b/w photos. The shocking inside story of the murders of Elizabeth and Nicholas Newall, with shades of the Menendez Brothers. Brothers Rod and Mark celebrated their mother's birthday one evening and hours later, Rod had savagely murdered his mother and father and, with Mark helping scoop up dirt, buried their bodies in a remote valley on a tourist island. In this revealing book, the authors explore the mysteries surrounding this case to show how greed and resentment led to the bloody murders of the Newalls. It's the story of yachts, beautiful women (isn't that always the case), betrayal and unfailing police work.; 254 pages 
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Knightsbridge: The Robbery of the Century, Viccei, Valerio
12 Viccei, Valerio Knightsbridge: The Robbery of the Century
London, United Kingdom Blake Publishing 1993 1857820150 / 9781857820157 Mass Market Paperback New 4 3/8" x 7" 
New & unread. 266 pages plus 16 pages of b&w photographs. On a warm Sunday in July, 1987, 60 million British pounds in cash, jewelry, and cocaine were stolen from the Knightsbridge Safe Deposit Centre. Valerio Viccei, the young brilliant son of an Italian lawyer, and his gang performed the biggest robbery in history. The losers in this heist all appeared to be hugely wealthy, no one was hurt and many ordinary people marveled at the daring and nerve of the raiders.Valerio has been labeled a super stud, a ruthless gunman, and a criminal mastermind, but he is the only man who knows the true story behind this crime, as he was the leader of the group that committed it. Here, in his own words, is that story. Valerio Viccei is a shimmering, exotic, criminal mastermind . . . he lived the life of a Hollywood movie star." --The (London)Times 
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Doctors of Death, Wensley Clarkson
13 Wensley Clarkson Doctors of Death
London, UK Blake Publishing 1993 1857820355 / 9781857820355 Mass Market Paperback New 4 1/2" x 7" 
New, unread, pristine. Here are the absolutely, positively true stories of doctors who go the extra mile and kill their patients. We're not talking Jack Kevorkian here, we're talking about cold-blooded killers who just happened to be doctors. Think about this the next time you're in an examining room. Here's the doctor who literally soaked his wife to death with scorching acid. Then there's the doctor who fell in love with a raving beauty who pushed him to the edge, making him a lethal killer. Or the bullied general practitioner who grew sick of his wife's violence . . . and killed her. Then there was the beautiful older woman, whose sensuous love making helped to push a handsome young doctor to become a cold-blooded murderer. Here is a collection of 12 stories, told in vivid detail, and making you take a second look at the nice doctor who's coming at you with a latex glove. If you're a fan of Alfred Hitchcock or just enjoy True Crime adventures, then this is the book for you. ; 208 pages 
Price: 8.99 USD
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Like A Woman Scorned: True Stories of Women Who Kill, Wensley Clarkson
14 Wensley Clarkson Like A Woman Scorned: True Stories of Women Who Kill
London, UK Blake Publishing 1992 1857820037 / 9781857820034 Mass Market Paperback New 4 3/8" x 7" 
New and unread. Text slightly tanned. Plus 8 pages of b&w photographs. You know the saying, "Never piss off a woman?" Read this book and discover why that's true. Here are 10 chilling, true stories of women who have been .. um, upset, let's say, and decided to do something about it. More fantastic than any fiction story, these women were out for their pound of flesh and got it. Read about the housewife who chopped off her husband's head and kept it in the cupboard in her hall. Then there're the crazy nurses who got their kicks from cold-bloodedly murdering their patients, or the beautiful London girl (only slightly crazy) who savagely stabbed to death her married lover's wife and then set fire to the children. The horrors of this book cannot be denied. If you're a fan of Alfred Hitchcock or just enjoy True Crime adventures, then this is the book for you. ; 200 pages 
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Love You To Death, Darling: True Stories of Wives Who Kill Their Husbands, Wensley Clarkson
15 Wensley Clarkson Love You To Death, Darling: True Stories of Wives Who Kill Their Husbands
London, UK Blake Publishing 1992 1857820126 / 9781857820126 Mass Market Paperback New 4 3/8" x 7" 
Unread, unmarked. 190 pages plus 8 pages of b&w photographs. I tell ya, it's enough to make you want to give up getting married altogether. Here are 12 stories of women who took that "Till death do us part" line a bit too seriously. For one reason or another, maybe the divorce lawyers were too expensive, these women chose to get out of their marriage any way they could, usually with a knife or gun. Master Investigative Reporter Extraordinaire, Wensley Clarkson, has gone above the call of duty to report on these women who have murdered their husbands. You'll reel in horror as you read about the wife who discovered her loving hubby had another wife less than 50 miles away and what she did to him. Then there was the case of the attractive brunette who enlisted her daughter to help her murder her husband as he slept on a sunny nudist beach. Did we mention sex? Of course, we did. It seems there was this husband who wanted sex every minute of the day and night and his wife tried to kill him four times! Now this guy either was stupid or the sex was great, you figure that one out, but anyway, the wife finally succeeded after the fifth time! If you enjoy True Crime adventures, then this is the book for you. 
Price: 4.98 USD
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