Category: True Crime

‘The Five’ by Hallie Rubenhold

The Five Famous for nothing more than being victims of Jack the Ripper, the reputations of five women have for years been tarnished by claims that they were simply prostitutes, sex workers who led selfish, pointless lives. But in truth, their stories have never been told. Now, Hallie Rubenhold uncovers the real lives of Polly,…

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‘The Murder of Harriet Monckton’ by Elizabeth Haynes

The Murder of Harriet Monckton November 1843. A young woman, 23-year-old Harriet Monckton, is found dead in the privy behind the chapel in Bromley, Kent. It appears she died from swallowing prussic acid, but when the autopsy reveals she was also six months pregnant, the community begin to wonder who might be responsible, and if…

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‘Kids who Kill: Sandy Charles’ by Kathryn McMaster

Kids who Kill: Sandy Charles When a child is murdered and horribly mutilated in the small community of La Ronge, Saskatchewan, rumours of ritual killings and satanic cults quickly spread among the townsfolk, not helped by the slow reaction of the police to find the killer. In fact, the manner of the killing is so…

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‘Move to Murder’ by Antony M Brown

Move to Murder Liverpool, 1931. A telephone message is left for insurance agent William Wallace at his chess club, informing him that a Mr Qualtrough would like to meet him concerning an endowment policy. But following the instructions the next evening, Wallace finds the address he’s been given doesn’t exist. Returning home, he discovers his…

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‘Kids who Kill: Cristian Fernandez’ by Kathryn McMaster

Kids who Kill: Cristian Fernandez True-crime investigation charting the shocking child murder of two-year-old David Galarraga-Blanco. When police arrest the toddler’s half-brother 12-year-old Cristian Fernandez, it seems they have caught the killer. But they also arrest Cristian’s mother, Bianella Susana, who waited eight long hours before seeking medical help for the toddler. With verbatim accounts…

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‘The Stranger Beside Me’ by Ann Rule

The Stranger Beside Me Former police officer Ann Rule met a charming and charismatic young psychology student at a Seattle crisis clinic, unaware that he would become one of America’s most notorious serial killers. This is the story of their friendship and how it developed and changed between 1971 and 1989, when Ted Bundy was…

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‘Kids who Kill: Eric Smith’ by Kathryn McMaster

Kids who Kill: Eric Smith When a four-year-old boy is found dead, the small community of Savona is shocked and appalled. Clearly this vile deed could only have been committed by a vicious destroyer of lives, a psychopath, a paedophile. But when the killer is discovered, a bigger shock is in store – the murderer’s…

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Kids Who Kill: Joshua Phillips

Kids Who Kill: Joshua Phillips True-crime investigation charting the shocking child murder of Maddie Clifton. When police discovered a 14-year-old boy had hidden the body of his childhood friend under his bed for a week without anyone noticing, they had a lot of questions. How was he able to continue his everyday life as if…

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‘Winter of Frozen Dreams’ by Karl Harter

Winter of Frozen Dreams (Audiobook) When a man turns up at a police station on Christmas Day saying he has buried a corpse, police are led to a naked body dumped in a frozen snowbank. Claiming that he and his fiancé, Barbara Hoffman, discovered the stranger in her apartment, Jerry Davies insists they know nothing…

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‘Heist’ by Howard Sounes

Heist (Audiobook) In February 2006, an unlikely gang of would-be villains stole £53 million from a cash warehouse in Tonbridge, Kent. Rocketing the caper into the annals of British crimes such as the Great Train Robbery, the theft was audacious in its premise and, at times, positively farcical in its execution. Subtitled ‘The True Story…

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