True Crime Books

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Search for some shocking True Crime Books right here at The Works. From heartbreaking True Crime Stories to notable villains through history, take a look at our selection below.

It was the Summer of 1940 and underground operative, Witold Pilecki, has accepted a mission to uncover the fate of thousands of people... But when discovering the terrifying Nazi plans, Witold is about to endure a battle over the next two and a half years as he smuggles evidence of Nazi atrocities out of Auschwitz. Shaping the Allies response to the Holocaust, his story has often been forgotten. ...Until now. The first account drawing on unpublished family papers, archival documents and exclusive interviews with resistance fighters, it is time to discover how this individual brought the fight to the Nazis at the heart of their evil designs. A truly enthralling story of resistance and heroism and one man's attempt to change the course of history. 'Gripping, revelatory, surreal' - Simon Sebag Montefiore. 'Remarkable' - Peter Frankopan. Product Information:• ISBN: 9780753558003• Author: Jack Fairweather• Publisher: W T Allen• Format: Hardback• Pages: 505• Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 4cm

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Dr Amanda Brown has treated inmates in the UK’s most infamous prisons – first in young offenders’ institutions, then at the notorious Wormwood Scrubs and finally at Europe’s largest women-only prison in Europe, Bronzefield. From miraculous pregnancies to dirty protests, and from violent attacks on prisoners to heartbreaking acts of self-harm, she has witnessed it all. In this eye-opening, inspirational memoir, Amanda reveals the stories, the patients and the cases that have shaped a career helping those most of us would rather forget. Product Information:• ISBN: 9780008311445• Author: Dr Amanda Brown• Publisher: Harper Collins• Format: Paperback• Pages: 263• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2cm

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Revelatory investigation into the police handling of the Yorkshire Ripper Case which spanned over 14 years. Newly updated to include Sutcliffe’s bid for freedom in 2008, and the verdict from court in 2010. For over twenty years, the dark secrets of the biggest criminal manhunt in British history have remained a closed book. Detectives refused all requests to tell the inside story of the Yorkshire Ripper investigation that logged over two million manhours of police work. The victims who survived maintained a wall of silence. And the detailed forensic evidence, witness statements and autopsy reports have remained locked away – until ‘Wicked Beyond Belief’ was published. Award-winning writer Michael Bilton persuaded the key people to talk. After years of exhaustive research he has revealed the extraordinary truth behind the murder enquiry that left Peter Sutcliffe free to kill again and again. Product Information:• ISBN: 9780007450732• Author: Michael Bilton• Publisher: Harper Collins• Format: Paperback• Pages: 798• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 5.5cm

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Have your ever wanted to hear a killer tell the stories of their crimes in their own words? Ever wondered what makes a murderer tick? When Kate married gangster Ronnie Kray, he introduced her to a world of deadly criminals with which she has been fascinated ever since. In this true crime classic, Kate Kray explores the lives of some of Britain's most dangerous prisoners, conducting first-hand interviews with them in order to better understand their crimes. The result is a book offering an authentic and gripping insight into the criminal mind. From cold contract killings to crimes of passion, this is a fascinating glimpse into the minds of murderers who have been punished with the longest sentence of all. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781789461350• Author: Kate Kray• Publisher: John Blake Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 317• Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.9 x 1.6cm

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A GP in the town of Hyde, Greater Manchester. Dr Harold Frederick Shipman was kind, attentive and never too busy to have a chat with his patients... Little did they know their friendly doctor was on his way to becoming the most prolific serial killer in history. Paying a visit to an elderly patient and administering a lethal injection of heroin with blood-curling professionalism, before returning to his office to falsify medical records and death certificates. There really has never been a killer quite like him. Twenty years on from his landmark trial, Wensley Clarkson's true-crime classic, uses interviews with Shipman's friends and family, the victims families, and peels back the layers of evil one by one. The chilling story of a man addicted to murder. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781789460582• Author: Wesley Clarkson• Publisher: John Blake• Format: Paperback• Pages: 369• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 3cm

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Can you predict killing sprees? What do mass killers have in common? Why do so many of them write manifestos online and what do these tell us? These are some of the questions David J. Krajicek seeks to answer in Mass Killings, on a topic that is becoming increasing urgent and desperate. In recent decades, mass shootings worldwide have increased in their savagery and frequency. Nearly all mass killers are male - and many of them are bound together by misogyny, misanthropy, and racism. They do not just "snap." They plan their assaults for months or years, drawing up detailed battle plans, and accumulating weaponry. They document the process in journals or videos online, understanding that they are leaving evidence which will help the marquee lights of their futile crimes burn brighter and longer. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781788286282• Author: David J. Krajicek• Publisher: Arcturus• Format: Paperback• Pages: 303• Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.5 x 2.5cm

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Details:From the murder of James I and the brutal torture of his betrayers to the beheading of Radical Weavers Baird and Hardie, the history of crime and punishment in Stirling’s Royal Burgh has reflected the passions and prejudices of the Scottish nation. Here are shocking tales of the brutal and the bloody, the sad and the seditious, of the thieves, traitors, murderers and martyrs who shaped the destiny of those who dwell upon the Castle Rock.Richly illustrated, and filled with victims and villains, nobles, executioners and torturers, this book explores Stirling’s criminal heritage and the many grim and ancient punishments exacted inside the region’s churches, workhouses and schools. It is a shocking survey of our nation’s penal history.Ideal for:A well researched and informative read that you won't be able to put down.This paperback book measures: 23 x 16 x 1cm.

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'Every voice raised against racism chips away at its power. We can't afford to stay silent. This book is an attempt to speak'. The book that sparked a national conversation. Exploring everything from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race... Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is the essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand race relations in Britain today. THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ANDWINNER OF THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS NON-FICTION NARRATIVE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018! Product Information: • ISBN: 9781408870587 • Author: Reni Eddo-Lodge • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing • Format: Paperback • Pages: 288 • Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.8 x 2.4cm

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Insights into the world of a Prison Doctor, this time taking us deeper into the walls of Bronzefield, the UK's biggest women's prison. From the drug addicts who call Amanda 'the mother I never had' to the women who've pushed back at domestic abuse, to women close to release in their 70s, who just want to stay in the place that they've always known, these are stories that are heartbreaking, harrowing and heart-warming. Amanda listens, prescribes, and does what she can. After all, she's their doctor. Product Information: ISBN: 9780008385736 Author: Amanda Brown Publisher: Harper Collins Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.8 x 1.9cm

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