Melbourne in the 1920s was a crime-ridden city in which no one was safe. Guns were fired in Fitzroy vendettas, police were shot, gangs operated in hotels and brothels... Through it all strode the notorious Squizzy Taylor, with not a speck of evidence to give him away. The daily press eagerly reported his crimes as he continued to outwit police.
The case of Jack the Ripper - the unidentified serial killer that plagued the East End of London in the late 19th century - is one of the greatest and most famous unsolved murder mysteries of all time. This comprehensive account documents the key events that took place around the time of the brutal Whitechapel killings, speculates over the identity of 'Jack', and details his unfortunate victims. With authentic photographs and well-researched information, this is the only Ripper book you'll need.e.
Powerful emotions can blind even the most reasonable normal person and, in some cases, drive them to commit a crime in the heat of the moment, with terrible consequences. From jilted lovers to rejected suitors, they are all portrayed here in fascinating detail.
Examines the extreme circumstances that have driven sailors and officers to overthrow authority and commit lethal acts of insubordination. This title includes stories that range from mutiny against brutal commanders throughout history to the 'Storozhevoy' mutiny which was the basis for the film "The Hunt for Red October".
What do you do when your wife abducts your children? This title is a provocative journey through complex and controversial territory: child murder, tsunami, international conventions, hatred, cultures at war. It goes to the heart of relations between parents and children, men and women, and between races - to the heart of what it is to be alive.
Though more than half a century has passed since cold-blooded killers. Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, were apprehended, the chilling details of the Moors murders are as intriguing as ever.
Unearth the honor of their crimes in this fascinating account, packed with haunting photographs and harrowing detail that will linger in the mind of the reader long after the last page.
Why is Cape Town one of the most violent cities on earth? What is it that makes gangs so attractive to young people? Why are drugs so easy to find and so widespread? Why are the police seemingly losing control of the crime situation? Top-selling author Don Pinnock answers these questions in Gang Town, and at solutions to the problem.
Skrywer Pieter Pieterse was volksbesit toe hy al skrywende langs sy swembad oorval is. Goue seun van die Afrikaanse letterkunde Uys Krige se kleindogter, haar man, kinders en huishulp is eweneens genadeloos deur hul tuinier en 'n makker om die lewe gebring.
Science at school conjures up images of bleary boffins slumped over bunsen burners. In fact it has many exciting uses in the real world. This accessible, curriculum-linked reference book introduces the reader to the fascinating world of forensic science. Discover how forensic investigation has been used to solve crimes, free the innocent and convict the guilty. Difficult concepts are clearly explained in easy-to-understand language, with eye-catching photographs and clear illustrations. If you thought science was boring, think again. The Science of...series take science into the field and examining how it is used in a variety of exciting professions. Along the way the reader will recognise familiar scientific ideas and experiments, but will begin to see them in an entirely new light!
Just who is Radovan Krejcir? Known as ôBaas Johnö to his underlings, he arrived in South Africa in 2007 under a false passport. He was a fugitive, a powerful Czech multimillionaire, who escaped from prison on fraud charges and fled to the good life in the Seychelles.
Ten headline-grabbing real-life tales of murder involving women. The Marico was the backdrop to the stories of Herman Charles Bosman. It hits the headlines again when a grandmother sprinkles "rat poison" over her lover's sandwiches.
Xu Hongci was an ordinary medical student when he was incarcerated under Mao's regime and forced to spend years of his youth in some of China's most brutal labour camps. Three times he tried to escape. And three times he failed. But, determined, he eventually broke free. This is a memoir of his struggle to retain dignity, integrity and freedom.