True Crime Books


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.



Perhaps the most hunted killer of all time is Jack the Ripper, namely because the identity of the Whitechapel murderer has eluded the best manhunters since the 1880's and has created a cottage industry of speculation and finger pointing. The list of suspects runs the gamut from the royal family of England to lunatics of all stripe and national origin, insane doctors, incompetent midwives, policemen and bad lawyers (or barristers, as they are known in Great Britain). Conspiracy theories abound and interpretation of the facts have crossed over into pure imagination. In Quest for a Killer, Mr. Trow present a rational reexamination of the case,using modern forensic techniques and profiling of the list of known suspects, including a previously unknown one. In doing so, he destroys the conspiracy theories, outlines a new motive for the killings and proves the Ripper killed seven women, not five as everyone is led to believe. His suspect, for which he presents a solid, sane case, is Robert Mann,.. Read more

The Past in Review

A compilation of new research into forgotten areas of British history, from a former director of technology at the National Archives. It includes stories of historical scams, cheats and forgeries, providing a fresh insight on criminal history and schemes.

Daily Express

The first full-length biography on Caminada... brings to life not just his own work but the wider world of crime and society in Manchester...

Your Family Tree

Every serving and retired copper has a tale to tell. Unfortunately, training and mind-set causes most of them to produce their story in a staccato and semi-official style which, although clearly relating the facts, serves mainly to cause the reader early evening drowsiness and, ultimately, disinterest! Not so with Kirby's tales. I started reading his police reports forty years ago, have now transferred my attention/allegiance to his books, and can say without fear of contradiction that his ability to turn official and rigid details into readable, interesting and 'arresting' dialogue, marks him out as one who refused to identify with other 'police' authors. The Scourge of Soho accurately recounts events of the early 60's when strip and clip joints in the West End of London caused severe headaches to law enforcement agencies, and financial embarrassment to the gullible customers who innocently crossed their thresh-holds. Legislation to halt the level of street prostitution had driven that.. Read more

Don Gibson

As Ealing Borough Archivist and Local History Librarian, Jonathan Oates is in the perfect spot to poke into grisly crimes and murders. This reassessment uses police and Home Office files within a compelling insight into Christie's life and crimes.

Buckinghamshire Life