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True Crime

General History

Our True Crime imprint began with our well known and loved Foul Deeds & Suspicious Deaths series, which covers fascinating local true crime accounts from all over the country, dating as far back as the 1800's.

More recently we have expanded out to more general true crime titles, books that dig deeper into the criminal mind. Covering a wide range of crime, murders, hangings, Serial Killers, detectives, and the ever expanding Foul Deeds series, these titles will thrill anyone with an interest in this genre of book.








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The Real Sherlock Holmes

On 6 December 1886, Arthur Foster leaves the Queen's Theatre, Manchester with a pocket full of gold and a lady bedecked with diamonds on his arm. He hails a hansom cab unaware that a detective has been trailing him as he crisscrossed the streets of the city. As the cab pulls away, the detective slips inside and arrests the infamous 'Birmingham Forger.'… Read more...

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John Christie of Rillington Place

Sixty years ago, the discovery of bodies at 10 Rillington Place in Notting Hill, London, led to one of the most sensational, shocking and controversial serial murder cases in British criminal history – the case of John Christie. Much has been written about the Christie killings and the fate of Timothy Evans who was executed for murders Christie later… Read more...

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What's Tha Up To Nah?

Martyn continues his wonderful stories about policing during the 1960s and 1970s. As with his previous volume the book is written from the heart, not so much nostalgia as a genuine feeling for the people, animals, places and history of Sheffield. As before, humour and sadness combine so that every chapter really is a compelling read. Life as a traditional… Read more...

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Serial Killers: Murder without Mercy

Serial Killers: Murder without Mercy - True Crime Books They are the criminals who horrify us most… murderers without mercy. They may be driven by greed, hatred, sadistic urges or simply bloodlust. But there is one added ingredient that makes their crimes utterly reprehensible in the eyes of a civilised society – and that is a total lack of remorse… Read more...

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Jack the Ripper: Quest for a Killer

Jack the Ripper: Quest for a Killer - True Crime Book For a hundred and twenty years, the identity of the Whitechapel murderer known to us as Jack the Ripper has both eluded us and spawned a veritable industry of speculation. This book names him. Mad doctors, Russian lunatics, bungling midwives, railway policemen, failed barristers, weird artists,… Read more...

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Britain's Most Notorious Hangmen

Britain's Most Notorious Hangmen- True Crime Books From the dark centuries of the Middle Ages to the 1960s in Britain, the criminal law executed felons and someone had to hang them. Britain has always been a land of gallows, and every town had its hanging post and local 'turn off man.' First these men were criminals doing the work to save their own… Read more...

Jack the Ripper: Quest for a Killer

Jack the Ripper: Quest for a Killer - True Crime Book For a hundred and twenty years, the identity of the Whitechapel murderer known to us as Jack the Ripper has both eluded us and spawned a veritable industry of speculation. This book names him. Mad doctors, Russian lunatics, bungling midwives, railway policemen, failed barristers, weird artists,… Read more...