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A Plague of Murder

Colin Wilson
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Colin Wilson

Who are they? Where do they come from? Why do they do it? Serial killers are the headline-grabbing criminals of the modern world. With the body count rising, and shallow graves giving up their secrets, almost weekly new names join the list of terrifying murderers, already swollen with the 20th century's most notorious and fearsome criminals. Here are the full stories behind all the most infamous thrill killers: Jeffrey Dahmer, the monster of Milwaukee; Dennis Nilsen, who killed for company; Richard Ramirez, the Night Stalker; Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, the Moors Murderers; Beverly Allitt; the Yorkshire Ripper and many more ...SALES POINTS: Join's Colin Wilson's World Famous Murders and the forthcoming Colin Wilson's World Famous Mysteries; The most shocking stories told by a master of true crime; A big read at a great price. THE AUTHOR Colin Wilson was hailed as a prodigy on publication of The Outsider in 1956. He has since become one of the world's leading Popular criminology writers, his previous books including Robinson's Mammoth Book of True Crime, Colin Wilson's World Famous Murders and the Colin Wilson's True Crime File series.

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Tokyo Underworld

Robert Whiting
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Robert Whiting

In 1945, as part of the Occupation forces sent to postwar Japan Nick Zappetti, a native of Italian East Harlem, entered a world as strange as any he had ever know, In postwar Tokyo, however, he realised there were certain opportunities. He had a failed stint as a professional wrestler, and participated in a fumbled (but famous) diamond heist. He was deported but managed to return with the assistance of the Mafia. Then Nick opened a pizza joint in what would be the centre of Tokyo's nightlife and became "the king of Roppongi and Mafia boss of Tokyo," and the intimate of some of Japan's most notorious underworld figures as well as many of its political and business leaders.Following Zappetti's rising and falling fortunes, and his love-hate relationship with his adopted country, Robert Whiting show us the sinister (and sometimes ridiculous) goings-on among Tokyo's traditional criminal gangs as they developed from local racketeers and gamblers into lynchpins of international finance, politics and corruption. Here is a fresh perspective on postwar Japan and how it went from being a defeated nation to an economic player, with a little help from some less than diplomatic friends.

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Tokyo Vice

Jake Adelstein
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Jake Adelstein
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The Complete History of Jack the Ripper

Philip Sugden
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Philip Sugden
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Empty Promises

Ann Rule
Authors:
Ann Rule

Ann Rule brilliantly dissects the convoluted love affairs that all too often end in violence in this unnerving collection drawn from her personal crime files. From traditional courtships to Internet relationships, the passions that rule the heart can also fuel the destructive fires of rage, jealousy and murder. There are stalkers driven by obsession, gay lovers who learn too late that things are not as they appear, and conjugal visits in the shadow of prison walls. Ann Rule goes far beyond the headlines made by these unusual stories to chronicle the downward spiral that begins when promises are broken - a descent that may wrenchingly unfold to a bloody conclusion, or occur so rapidly that the reader wants to cry 'watch out'.The title story deals with an adulterous affair that slashed the trust in a seemingly ideal marriage, the violence that ensued, and a missing-persons search that was ultimately solved with forensic science, computers, and the dedicated kindness of the victim's friends. Powerful because they strike so close to home, the cases in EMPTY PROMISES will leave readers shaken with the realities of love gone terribly wrong.

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The Stranger Beside Me

Ann Rule
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Ann Rule

The Inside Story of Serial Killer Ted BundyThe International BestsellerAnn Rule was a writer working on the biggest story of her life, tracking down a brutal mass-murderer. Little did she know that the young man who was her close friend was the savage slayer she was hunting . . .TED BUNDY was everyone's picture of a natural 'winner' - handsome, charming, brilliant in law school, successful with women, on the verge of a dazzling career. Fast-forward to January 24, 1989, Ted Bundy is executed. He had confessed to taking the lives of at least thirty-five young women, coast to coast.This is his story: the story of his magnetic power, his unholy compulsion, his demonic double life, and his string of helpless victims. It was written by a woman who thought she knew Ted Bundy, until she began to put all the evidence together, and the whole terrifying picture emerged . . .As recommended by the hosts of the podcast My Favorite Murder.Fascinating further reading for viewers of the Netflix documentary Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes.

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Everything She Ever Wanted

Ann Rule
Authors:
Ann Rule

Joined in a romantic love that most people only ever dream about, Pat Taylor's marriage to Tom Allanson was all she ever wanted. Both came from fine Southern families, and both longed to recreate for themselves a plantation where they would raise horses, grow roses, and move with grace and style in the highest social circles of Atlanta; in short, to be the Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler of their time.But scarcely two months later, their perfect world had erupted into family hatreds, terror, bloodshed and murder, The beautiful estate was mysteriously burned to the ground and Tom Allanson stood accused of the brutal slaying of his own mother and father. Before the terrifying truth about the perpetrator was revealed, other innocent victims were to suffer attempts on their lives as intricate family loyalties and cruel, obsessive jealousies were played out.

Ann Rule

Ann Rule wrote thirty-five New York Times bestsellers. Her first bestseller was The Stranger Beside Me, about her personal relationship with infamous serial killer Ted Bundy. A former Seattle police officer, she used her firsthand expertise in all her books. For more than three decades, she was a powerful advocate for victims of violent crime. She lived near Seattle and passed away in 2015.

Asne Seierstad

Åsne Seierstad was born in 1970 and studied Russian, Spanish and the History of Philosophy at Oslo University. An internationally bestselling author, she has also received numerous awards for her journalism. She has worked as a war correspondent across the world, including Russia, China, Iraq and Afghanistan. Her second book, The Bookseller of Kabul, has sold over two million copies and the paperback was in the Sunday Times top ten for over a year. Her other critically acclaimed works include A Hundred and One Days: A Baghdad Journal and The Angel of Grozny. Following the atrocities in Oslo and Utoya in July 2011, she attended the trial of Anders Breivik and then began work on One of Us, which became a European bestseller. All of Åsne Seierstad's books are published by Virago.

Chester Stern

Chester Stern has been a writer and broadcaster for over thirty years. Married with two children, he has worked for the Mail on Sunday since its launch in 1982 and was the President of the Crime Writer's Association.

Colin Wilson

Colin Wilson, renowned criminologist, TV and radio personality, was one of the most popular and respected writers on both criminology and psychology. He was the best-selling author of more than sixty books, including The Outsider, The Criminal History of Mankind, A Plague of Murder, The Mammoth Book of True Crime and many other works of non-fiction and fiction. He died in 2013.

David Wilson

Professor David Wilson is one of the country's leading criminologists, and has written several academic books and papers on serial killers. He is the co-author of HUNTING EVIL about the Suffolk Murders.

Gregg Olsen

New York Times bestselling author Gregg Olsen has written eight non-fiction books, six novels and has contributed a short story to a collection edited by Lee Child. The award-winning author has been a guest on US and international television shows discussing crime.

Jake Adelstein

Jake Adelstein, a Japanese-schooled Jewish-American, worked for 12 years as a journalist on Japan's largest newspaper, Yomiuri Shinbun. In 2005, he became chief investigator for a US State Department sponsored study of human trafficking in Japan.Now a writer and consultant in Japan and the US, Jake and his family remain under death threats from one of Japan's most notorious crime bosses.

James Morton

James Morton is the author of the hugely successful Gangland series. He has long experience as a solicitor specialising in criminal work and was editor-in-chief of NEW LAW JOURNAL for many years.

James Owen

James Owen is a historian and the author of Nuremberg: Evil on Trial, The Voice of War (with Guy Walters), A Serpent in Eden and Danger UXB. He writes frequently for newspapers and contributes to television and radio programmes. He lives in London.

Jo Thornely

Jo Thornely has been writing opinion pieces, articles and recaps for over ten years, featuring in and on Marie Claire, news.com.au, Yahoo7, The Women's Weekly, King's Tribune, The Punch and Madison, plus voice-over scripts for television and digital projects, pieces for Women Of Letters, Confession Booth and Erotic Fan Fiction, and co-writing Charlotte Dawson's Air Kiss and Tell: Memoirs of a Blow-Up Doll. She is obsessed with cults.

Meredith Hindley

Meredith Hindley is a historian and senior writer for Humanities, the quarterly review of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, Salon, Christian Science Monitor, and Barnes and Noble Review. Hindley received her PhD from American University.

Nigel Cawthorne

Nigel Cawthorne is the author of a number of successful true crime and popular history books. His writing has appeared in over 150 newspapers, magazines and partworks - from the Sun to the Financial Times, and from Flatbush Life to The New York Tribune. He lives in London.

Roger Wilkes

Roger Wilkes is a British journalist and author of three true crime books. He has worked mainly for the BBC in both radio and television, covering major crime stories such as the Jeremy Bamber mystery, the Bulger murder case and the crimes of Fred and Rosemary West.