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            18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics

            18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Goldfarb, Bruce

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            The unlikely tale of Frances Glessner Lee and her revolutionary work in forensic science through the creation of the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, a series of dollhouse-sized crime scene dioramas that she used to teach homicide investigators.

            ISBN 9781913068042
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Kilo: Life and Death Inside the Secret World of the Cocaine Cartels

            Kilo: Life and Death Inside the Secret World of the Cocaine Cartels (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Muse, Toby

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            On the way we will meet druglords, contract killers, drug mules, and submarine pilots, all of whom are trying to get ahead in the best way they know how.

            ISBN 9781529103403
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Breaking Good
             

            Breaking Good (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fenech, Simon; Bramwell, Neil

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            • Pub Date
              4 Aug 20

            What would make a champion kickboxer and loving husband and father turn to ice? Simon Fenech, a successful sportsman and committed family man, tried crystal meth for the first time after a traumatic work accident. He was instantly hooked. Soon, he was dealing to support a $1000-a...-day addiction. What followed was a story straight from the plot of Breaking Bad...Simon was shot by underworld hitmen. He came within an inch of losing his life after a horrific knife attack. He was hunted by drug lords and specialist police units - at the same time. And he reached the very depths of misery and despair. But Simon's story didn't end there. He managed to transform his life in a way that will inspire anyone who's either personally felt the devastating effects of ice or seen their loved one's battle with addiction. Breaking Good is a raw, brutally honest and harrowing story of survival. It is also proof that even the most appalling fall from grace can lead to redemption.
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            ISBN 9781760686468
            Published NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Drugs, Guns & Lies: My Life as an Undercover Cop

            Drugs, Guns & Lies: My Life as an Undercover Cop (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Banks, Keith; Smith, Ben

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            'Undercover was like guerrilla warfare; to understand your enemy, you had to walk amongst them, to become them. The trick was to keep an eye on that important line between who you were and who you were pretending to be.' This is the true story of Keith Banks, one of Queensland's ...most decorated police officers and his journey into the drug scene as an undercover operative in the 1980s. In an era of corruption, often alone, with no backup, he and other undercover cops quickly learned to blend into the drug scene, smoking dope and drinking with targets, buying drugs and having dealers arrested. Very quickly, the lines were blurred between his identity as a police officer and the life he pretended to be part of. This is a raw and confronting story of undercover cops who all became casualties of that era, some worse than others and where not everyone with a badge could be trusted.
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            ISBN 9781760877958
            Published NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird
             

            The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird (Hardback)

            By Hammer, Joshua

            • RRP: $55.18
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            A rollicking true-crime adventure about a rogue who trades in rare birds and their eggs - and the wildlife detective determined to stop him.

            ISBN 9781501191886
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            The Case of the Vanishing Blonde
             

            The Case of the Vanishing Blonde (Paperback, Main)

            By Bowden, Mark

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              4 Aug 20

            From Mark Bowden, a 'master of narrative journalism' (New York Times), comes a true-crime collection both deeply chilling and impossible to put down.

            ISBN 9781611854589
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Court Number One: The Trials and Scandals that Shocked Modern Britain
             

            Court Number One: The Trials and Scandals that Shocked Modern Britain (Paperback)

            By Grant, Thomas

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              9 Sep 20

            Court Number One of the Old Bailey is the most famous court room in the world, and the venue of some of the most sensational human dramas ever to be played out in a criminal trial.

            ISBN 9781473651630
            Released NZ 9 Sep 2020
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            What's Left of Me is Yours

            What's Left of Me is Yours (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Scott, Stephanie

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            Within the Tokyo underworld there is an industry which exists to break up marriages. But when Takashi Nakamura is hired to seduce Rina, something unexpected happens - he falls in love. A subtle heartfelt novel from a fresh new talent.

            ISBN 9781474610889
            Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Legacy Trilogy
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            Behind the Horror: True stories that inspired horror movies

            Behind the Horror: True stories that inspired horror movies (Paperback)

            By DK

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            Uncover the twisted tales that inspired the big screen's greatest screams. Which case of demonic possession inspired The Exorcist? What horrifying front-page story generated the idea for A Nightmare on Elm Street? Which film was inspired by an 18th-century Japanese folktale? Unea...rth the terrifying and true tales behind some of the scariest Horror movies to ever haunt our screens, including the Enfield poltergeist case that was retold in The Conjuring 2 and the creepy doll that inspired Chucky in Child's Play. Behind the Horror dissects these and other bizarre tales to reveal haunting real-life stories of abduction, disappearance, murder, and exorcism.
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            ISBN 9780241409435
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
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            The Hollywood Kid: The Violent Life and Violent Death of an Ms-13 Hitman
             

            The Hollywood Kid: The Violent Life and Violent Death of an Ms-13 Hitman (Hardback)

            By Martinez, Oscar; Martinez, Juan; Translated by Washington, John B.; Ugaz, Daniela

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            The compelling story of the life and death of a Salvadoran gangster

            ISBN 9781786634931
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Verso Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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