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Remembering Anita Cobby, 6
1 6 Remembering Anita Cobby
Australia Random House 2016 192532415X / 9781925324150 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
viii + 232 pages, including 16 pages of unnumbered b/w and colour illustrations. John Cobby finally tells his story, 30 years after the murder of his wife, Anita. On 4 February 1986, John Cobby's life imploded. He was driving up the coast looking for his missing wife, Anita, when over the radio he heard: 'The body of a naked woman has been found in a paddock in western Sydney.' . . . As details emerged of the rape and murder of the gentle nurse and former beauty queen, outrage engulfed Australia. Five men were caught and, amid unprecedented security, jailed for life. For young reporter Mark Morri, the case was a baptism of fire. Told to 'find the husband', he despaired: Cobby had changed his name and disappeared. But the Daily Mirror found him, and Morri's interviews sold like hotcakes. For nearly 30 years, Morri and Cobby kept in touch. In this book John finally opens up, recounting how he and Anita fell in love, suffered the pain of miscarriage and then went travelling. He also explains why they were apart at the time of the murder. Weaving in chilling material from the autopsy and police files, and interviews with detectives who hunted down the killers, Mark Morri explores the ripple effects of the murder that still shocks a nation. Mark Morri, as a crime reporter in the '80s, worked at the Daily Mirror, covering the Sydney gangland murders, the Father's Day Bikie massacre and the abduction of Sydney schoolgirl Samantha Knight. Promoted to Chief of Staff, he still specialised in crime reporting, covering the Port Arthur massacre in 1996 and the backpacker murders by Ivan Milat. He worked for a brief time on the New York Post before coming back to the Daily Telegraph again as Chief of Staff. Over the past thirty-five years, Mark has covered nearly every major crime in Sydney, building contacts throughout the police force (and the criminal world). He is currently the crime editor of the Sydney Daily Telegraph. Extra postage charge may apply. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Presumed Guilty, Alexander, Miriyana
2 Alexander, Miriyana Presumed Guilty
New Zealand Howling at the Moon Pub 1998 0958371792 / 9780958371797 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
176 pages including b/w illustrations. Five cops. But the hunters became the hunted. The Mongrel Mob hatched a plan to bring down one of NZ's top Criminal intelligence units. Accused by the Mob of bank robbery, drug dealing and extortion, these cops were arrested by their own. And now the Mongrel Mob is laughing all the way to the bank. Five cops, who overnight lost their careers,their reputations and watched; their families destroyed, because of a baseless witch hunt orchestrated by criminals - criminals now holding the New Zealand police to ransom. This book reveals how the Mongrel Mob have taken control of parts of New Zealand and are stashing firearms, but the police who try to tackle them lose their jobs. A top anti-crime unit has been disbanded, and the gangs are now ?exing their muscle. This is the incredible story of how it happened, written by the Sunday Star-Times investigative journalist who pursued the story. There are more and more cases emerging of innocent people wrongly accused. In a world of sinking police budgets and sloppy detective work, there is a growing risk that one day YOU could be jailed simply because somebody else had it in for you. lf the police can do this to five of their best officers on the word of criminals, what chance have you got? 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Crime and the Law in Historical Perspective: Selected Readings, Bennett, Michael John; Petrow, Stefan
3 Bennett, Michael John; Petrow, Stefan Crime and the Law in Historical Perspective: Selected Readings
Tasmania School of History and Classics, University of Tasmania 2002 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
183 pages including b/w illustrations. Includes exercise booklet. Marginalia, annotations, underlining and highlighting. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Shadow of Shame: How the Mafia Got Away with the Murder of Donald Mackay, Bottom, Bob
4 Bottom, Bob Shadow of Shame: How the Mafia Got Away with the Murder of Donald Mackay
Australia Sun Books 1988 0725105585 / 9780725105587 Reprint Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
226 pages. The disappearance of Liberal Party candidate and anti-drugs campaigner Donald Mackay from the New South Wales city of Griffith shocked the country and has become one of Australia's longest-running murder mysteries. Mackay vanished from the car park of the Griffith Hotel on July 1977. There is a previous owner name/stamp in the inside front cover. 
Price: 10.50 AUD
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Body of Evidence: What the Post-Mortem Revealed: 40 Years as a Forensic Pathologist, Bowen, David
5 Bowen, David Body of Evidence: What the Post-Mortem Revealed: 40 Years as a Forensic Pathologist
UK Robinson Pub 2003 1841197394 / 9781841197395 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
260 indexed pages including b/w illustrations. Without sensationalism but with a generous dusting of dark forensic humour, David Bowen writes of the trial-making and breaking clues he uncovered during his 40 years as one of London's key forensic pathologists. Following in the footsteps of pioneers such as Bernard Spilsbury and Keith Simpson, it was Bowen who was the first to identify the true nature of the chicken bones found in Denis Nilsen's drain after a complaint by his neighbour and it was Bowen who led the investigation into the grisly contents of the black rubbish bags found in Nilsen's home. In these memoirs we find Bowen's take on many of the famous and challenging cases he worked on, including the tragic Railway Murders of the 1960s; the unsolved London Nude Murders of the 1960s; the baffling death of Robert Calvi, chairman of Italy's largest bank, found hanging from Blackfriars Bridge; the frustrating PC Keith Blakelock case; and the mystery surrounding the apparent Second World War defector Rudolf Hess. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Crime, Shame and Reintegration, Braithwaite, John
6 Braithwaite, John Crime, Shame and Reintegration
U. K. Cambridge Univ Pr 1993 0521356687 / 9780521356688 Reprint Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
226 indexed pages. A contribution to general criminological theory, suggests that the key to why some societies have higher crime rates than others lies in the way different cultures go about the social process of shaming wrongdoers. Shaming can be counterproductive, making crime problems worse. But when shaming is done within a cultural context of respect for the offender, it can be extraordinarily powerful, efficient, and just form of social control. Pencilled activity throughout. Inscription in the first page. 
Price: 19.00 AUD
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The Fat Mexican: The Bloody Rise of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, Caine, Alex
7 Caine, Alex The Fat Mexican: The Bloody Rise of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club
Australia Allen & Unwin 2010 1742373828 / 9781742373829 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
227 indexed pages. Having infiltrated the Bandidos for three years in a landmark police operation, Alex Caine is uniquely positioned to tell the untold story of the Hells Angels' fiercest rivals, the Bandidos. Started in the mid-sixties by a group of Texas malcontents and ex-military who idolised the Hells Angels, the Bandidos now operate in almost every country of the world and are especially potent in Europe, Australia, the US and Canada. The Fat Mexican unearths the violent criminal history of the Bandidos: their four-decades-old battle with the Hells Angels, the terror their global expansion has caused rivals and innocents alike and the internal politics and rivalries that drive them to this day. 
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The Pocket Psycho, Clarke, Dr. John
8 Clarke, Dr. John The Pocket Psycho
Australia Random House 2007 1741664888 / 9781741664881 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good Small 12mo 
154 pages including bibliography. From the bestselling author of "WORKING WITH MONSTERS" Does the following person sound familiar? He/she works inside many of Australia's businesses and corporations. He/she intimidates fellow workers. He/she exhibits impulsive behaviour. He/she demonstrates a lack of remorse. He/she is glib and superficially charming. Workplace psychopaths exist in a variety of workplaces. They are individuals who manipulate their way through life and leave an indelible mark on both their victims and society. They are destructive men and women - cunning, self-centered, ruthless and terrifying. They make working life a living hell for many of us. What motivates these individuals? How can you protect yourself from these 'monsters' who hide behind a veneer of respectability? With new case studies, "frequently asked questions" from victims and key tips on spotting/identifying the workplace psychopath, Dr John Clarke shows you how to recognise and manage a workplace psychopath within your midst. Don't be a victim - be wise to their tricks! DR JOHN CLARKE graduated with a PhD in psychology from Sydney University in 2004. He has lectured to the New South Wales Police Service and the general public on serial sex crime, criminal psychology and white-collar pyschopaths. He consults to law enforcement agencies and members of the legal profession in the area of criminal profiling as well as corporations assessing psychopathy in the workplace. John was nominated for a Ned Kelly Award in 2002 for his first book "TOUCHED BY THE DEVIL". 
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Working with Monsters: How to Identify and Protect Yourself from the Workplace Psychopath, Clarke, John
9 Clarke, John Working with Monsters: How to Identify and Protect Yourself from the Workplace Psychopath
Australia Random House 2005 1740511549 / 9781740511544 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
289 pages. Workplace psychopaths exist in a variety of workplaces. They are individuals who manipulate their way through life and leave an indelible mark on both their victims and society. They are destructive men and women - cunning, self-centered, ruthless and terrifying. They make working life a living hell for many of us. What motivates these individuals? How can you protect yourself from these monsters' who hide behind a veneer of respectability? Don't be a victim - be wise to their tricks! The author graduated with a PhD in psychology from Sydney University in 2004. He has lectured to the New South Wales Police Service and the general public on serial sex crime, criminal psychology and white-collar psychopaths. He consults to law enforcement agencies and members of the legal profession in the area of criminal profiling as well as corporations assessing psychopathy in the workplace. John was nominated for a Ned Kelly Award in 2002 for his first book. Over 20mm, must go opened. 
Price: 11.00 AUD
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In any case: true stories from Australia's most notorious criminal Lawyer, Fraser, Andrew
10 Fraser, Andrew In any case: true stories from Australia's most notorious criminal Lawyer
Australia Pier 9 2012 1743362730 / 9781743362730 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
215 pages. Andrew Fraser has made mistakes in his life. Big mistakes. And he has paid a hefty penalty for them. A flash, arrogant and highly successful criminal lawyer, he made a great deal of money defending a huge range of clients before a spectacular fall from grace in the late 1990s through his cocaine addiction. In Any Case is the compelling blue-chip collection of Fraser's fascinating stories of people he has defended over the years as well as his own battles with the law, and himself. Andrew Fraser used to be one of Australia's leading criminal lawyers, but his focus shifted from success to survival in 2001 when he received a seven year jail sentence for involvement with the importation of a commercial quantity of cocaine. Andrew's journey from top lawyer to prisoner, to Crown witness and crusader against official corruption, has led to his becoming a best-selling author and the inspiration for the critically acclaimed television series Killing Time. He currently lives in Melbourne. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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A Cold Case, Gourevitch, Philip
11 Gourevitch, Philip A Cold Case
U. K. Picador 2003 0330485059 / 9780330485050 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
184 pages. 'A Cold Case' is Philip Gourevitch's dramatic account of a double homicide which took place in 1970s Manhattan. It is also the story of one man's determination, more than 30 years later, to bring the suspect to justice. 
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J'Accuse, Greene, Graham
12 Greene, Graham J'Accuse
U. K. Bodley Head 1982 0370309309 1st Edition Stapled Soft Cover Good 12mo 
69 pages. Organized Crime remains an element of statistics until it is illustrated in actual cases. In Nice, organized crime flourishes, Graham Greene claims, under the tacit protection of the police and the judiciary. J'Accuse gives a vivid pen portrait of a criminal in his protected milieu. In J'Accuse Graham Greene shows himself faithful to his vocation to speak for the victims. Text in English and French. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Criminal Law - Butterworths Student Companions, Jacobs, Joseph H.
13 Jacobs, Joseph H. Criminal Law - Butterworths Student Companions
Australia Butterworths 2001 0409318094 / 9780409318098 5th Edition Stapled Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
125 indexed pages. This quick reference tool provides a valuable collection of the most important and recent cases in Criminal Law. The cases have been skilfully reduced to their core essentials: a brief statement of the facts, the decision and the reason for the decision. This is an excellent study aid for students. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Cold Cases - Australian Crime, Lipson, Norm; Walters, Adam
14 Lipson, Norm; Walters, Adam Cold Cases - Australian Crime
Australia Park Street Press 2008 187662468X / 9781876624682 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
204 pages including b/w illustrations. Six fascinating and famous murder investigations from across Australia. COLD CASES follows each case in compelling detail, including the gory case of the Kirribilli killer whose victim's sexually assaulted and strangled body as found near The Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1984; and the story of Lorraine Whyte, the arsenic poisoner who was charged twice with the murder of her husband. The authors, Norm Lipson and Adam Walters are both experienced crime reporters with extensive contacts in the police forces around the country. They have pulled together some of Australia's most interesting cold cases and described in detail how the perpetrators of the crime were tracked down years after the crimes were committed. A gruesome and gripping read. Moderate wear in the cover and scribbles in page 79. 
Price: 17.00 AUD
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Indelible Evidence: An International Collection of True Crimes Which Have Been Solved by Forensic Science, Miller, Hugh
15 Miller, Hugh Indelible Evidence: An International Collection of True Crimes Which Have Been Solved by Forensic Science
Australia ABC 1991 0733301495 / 9780733301490 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
160 pages including b/w illustrations. Book of the ABC TV TQuantum' series, detailing the forensic investigation of various mysterious crimes in Australia and overseas. Incidents explored include the explosion of the Greenpeace boat in Auckland and several well-known murders. The author has an extensive background in pathology. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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Murdered by the Mob: The mafia hit that shocked Australia., Morris, Rachel
16 Morris, Rachel Murdered by the Mob: The mafia hit that shocked Australia.
Australia ACP Pub 2005 1863965300 / 9781863965309 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
vii + 184 indexed pages. The murder of anti-drugs campaigner Donald Mackay in Griffith in 1977 brought the drug war home to Australians. The murder has never been solved and recently there have been renewed efforts to find the remains. When Mackay was murdered near his van in a hotel car park in Griffith in 1977, Australia’s innocence died with him. His body has never been found, but gruesome rumours abound. Mackay knew too much about too much: the local mafia-run cannabis plantations, the money laundering, the crooked cops. ‘As the net began to close in, he knew his life was at risk. l This book is a gripping account of why the ma?a’s stranglehold on Griffith in the 1970s meant that Donald Mackay had to ‘disappear’, and why the mystery surrounding his fate has never been solved. This is a true story of hitmen and gangsters, floozies and flunkeys. But it also offers hope that high moral values may make for a better world. 
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Inside out: The true story of the Simmonds-Newcombe gaol escape, Newcombe, Les
17 Newcombe, Les Inside out: The true story of the Simmonds-Newcombe gaol escape
Australia Angus & Robertson 1979 0207143293 / 9780207143298 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
158 pages including b/w illustrations. On 9 October 1959 Kevin Simmonds (1935-1966) and Les Newcombe broke out of Long Bay Gaol. ln so doing they set in train one of the most incredible manhunts in K Australian history - a media event which aroused public feeling to fever pitch. The death of a prison warder, the dogged determination of police and the often ingenious desperation of the escapees abruptly focused public attention, not just on the running men but also on the prison system from which they had sprung - its brutality, its systematic denial of hope and humanity. ln this frank and hard-hitting book Les Newcombe tells his story: a story of life in prison and out of it, as free man, prisoner and escapee. Simmonds's ability to keep at bay hundreds of police earned him some public sympathy. The police were lampooned for failing to apprehend him. He spent more than five weeks on the run. 
Price: 13.00 AUD
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Investigative Interviewing Explained, Ord, Brian; Shaw, Gary; Green, Tracey
18 Ord, Brian; Shaw, Gary; Green, Tracey Investigative Interviewing Explained
Australia Butterworths 2008 0409324477 / 9780409324471 2nd Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 8vo 
138 indexed pages. A step-by-step guide to best practice investigative interviewing of victims, witnesses and suspects. This book leads the investigator through basic witness interviews, advanced cognitive interviews and conversation management in suspect interviews. This new edition also includes current best practice in the area of investigative interviewing. Recent cases within Australia have highlighted the dangers of using inappropriate interviewing techniques which can result in both serious miscarriages of justice and lost convictions. With a focus on professionalism and advice on the dangers of 'investigative mindset', this book is appropriate for the inexperienced investigator as well as those interested in further honing their skills. This book is an excellent guide for anyone involved in investigation from private sector internal investigation to detectives investigating serious crime. It deals with a range of interviewing skills and issues relating to: preparation and planning; establishing rapport; questioning; listening; interviewing witnesses; interviewing suspects; and legal aspects of interviewing. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Melbourne's Gangland Killings (Dirty Dozen), Paul Anderson
19 Paul Anderson Melbourne's Gangland Killings (Dirty Dozen)
Australia Hardie Grant Books 2007 1740665740 / 9781740665742 Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
270 pages including b/w and colour illustrations. Award-winning crime journalist Paul Anderson, author of the bestselling Dirty Dozen: Shocking Australian True Crime Stories, takes you through the chilling criminal slayings that have shocked, and continue to shock Melbourne, linking the players and events that make up Melbourne's underworld crime scene. Anderson traces the complicated web back to the Painters & Dockers Union power struggle that claimed at least forty lives between the 1950s and the early 1980s, and delves into the more recent wave of murders that have seen Melbourne become a virtual criminal killing field. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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When Kids Kill: Shocking Crimes of Lost Innocence, Paul, Jonathan
20 Paul, Jonathan When Kids Kill: Shocking Crimes of Lost Innocence
United Kingdom Virgin Books 2003 0753507587 / 9780753507582 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 16mo 
257 pages. In this investigation, Jonathan Paul goes behind the sensational headlines that dominated crimes such as the Bulger killing to argue that children are not 'born killers', but that evil is learned, not innate. Children are increasingly experimenting with drugs and committing offences, but there are those who commit the worst possible crimes: to end another person s life before their own could properly have begun. The cases are shocking but sometimes the path towards them is even more so. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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