This is a fascinating collection of true crime stories. Essential reading for anyone interested in crime and the perpetrators of crime. Our booklist includes: Behind Bars, by Anna Leask, gives an insight into the inmates in New Zealand prisons; The Black Widow, the New Zealand suburban housewife who callously staged her husband’s death as a suicide; and Art thieves, Fakers & Fraudsters, reveals the secret criminal activity of the New Zealand art world. No true crime booklist would be complete without a title featuring the lives of the Kray Twins and one about the notorious Mafia. A truly horrifying but gripping collection of books.
A raw, revealing and powerful account of life inside, as told by prison inmates.
From prisoner to PhD student – how one woman turned her jail sentence into an opportunity
An unsolved murder takes one of Australia’s foremost writers of non-fiction into the 1930s Bohemian demi-monde, exploring the fate of a talented young woman trying to make her way in that artistic, sexualised, ‘liberated’ world.
Raw, moving and thought-provoking, Christie is a tribute to a daughter taken too soon.
The Black Widow almost got away with murder. But then her sister-in-law became suspicious...
The unputdownable true story of a man sentenced to death for a crime he didn't commit by the master of the legal thriller! 'Chilling Because It's True' - The Times
Taking us places only John Safran can, Murder in Mississippi paints an engrossing, revealing portrait of a dead man, his murderer, the place they lived and the process of trying to find out the truth about anything.
The fantastic true story of the world's greatest smuggling racket, as told by the creator of James Bond
An explosive first-person account of life with the Krays by the man who took them down
THE DEADLY INSIDE STORY OF ORGANISED CRIME
SHORTLISTED FOR THE NED KELLY BEST TRUE CRIME AWARD. SHORTLISTED FOR THE WALKLEY BOOK AWARD The story of perhaps the biggest miscarriage of justice in Australia
The death of Matthew Leveson and the ten-year search for the truth
Delve into the dangerous DC Universe and discover how Batman became the world’s favourite vigilante.
A collection of titles curated for teachers by our education team at Penguin Random House