Lunatic Soup by Andrew Fraser.. Andrew Fraser’s bestselling and controversial true–crime memoirs are now being adapted into an exciting new television series titled Killing Time. After being convicted and disbarred, Fraser became the confidant of one of Australia’s most notorious serial killers, Peter Dupas. What he learned made him the Homicide Squad’s secret weapon. Angry at his treatment in jail and his excessive sentence, the long–time defence lawyer enjoyed the irony of his situation: the authorities who destroyed his career now needed his cooperation. There was never any doubt that Andrew would give evidence, even though he knew that the defence would try to destroy his credibility by bringing up the past he desperately wanted to forget. Fraser paints a vivid picture of the grim, terrifying, and futile reality of maximum security prison life and of his time spent with the murderers, psychopaths, and paedophiles. Lunatic Soup relates his harrowing experiences of the justice system as a prisoner and on the stand as a witness in a murder trial.
The Playboy, the Prostitute, and the Murder of Bobby Greenlease by John Heidenry.. In 1953, six-year-old Bobby Greenlease, the son of a wealthy Kansas City automobile dealer and his wife, was kidnapped from his Roman Catholic elementary school by a woman named Bonnie Heady, a well-scrubbed prostitute who was posing as one of his distant aunts. Her accomplice, Carl Austin Hall, a former playboy who had run through his inheritance and was just out of the Missouri State Penitentiary, was waiting in the getaway car with a gun, a length of rope and a plastic tarp. The two grifters thought they had a plan that would put them on the road to Easy Street; but, actually, they were on a fast-track to the gas chamber. Shortly after they snatched the little boy, the two demanded a ransom of $600,000.00 from the Greenlease family and it was paid; but, Bobby was already dead, shot in the head by Hall and buried in a flower garden behind the couple’s house, exactly where his body was found by police shortly thereafter. The Greenlease ransom was the highest ransom ever paid in the US to that date and the case held the US transfixed in the same way the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby had done decades earlier. In a bone-chilling account of kidnapping, murder and the dogged pursuit of a child’s killers, John Heidenry crafts a haunting narrative that involves mob boss Joe Costello, a cast of unsavory grifters, hardboiled detectives and a room at the legendary, but now razed, Coral Court Motel on Route 66. Heady and Hall were apprehended quickly, convicted and executed in a rare double execution in the State of Missouri’s gas chamber on a cold December night not long before Christmas. By that time, little Bobby Greenlease was stone cold in his grave and a fickle America had turned back to its Post-War boom. However, one question has never been solved: as Hall was being pursued around Kansas City and St. Louis, half of the ransom was lost and never recovered. Did it end up with the mob via Joe Costello? To this day, no one knows and dead mob bosses tell no tales. In a book that brings to mind films like “Chinatown” and “Double Indemnity”, John Heidenry has written a compelling work that blends true crime and American history to take a close look at one of the United States’ most notorious murders. Free shipping within Thailand for orders of ten books or more.
Master Atlas of Greater London Paperback – Illustrated by Geographers A-Z Map Company..... Our flagship London publication, the Master Atlas of Greater London covers an impressive 1450 square miles with an index of over 100,000 streets and other addresses. Street map coverage extends beyond Greater London and the M25 to include: Hemel Hempstead, St. Albans, Potters Bar, Waltham Cross, Epping, Brentwood, Thurrock, Gravesend, Sevenoaks, Redhill, Reigate, Leatherhead, Woking, Windsor, Slough and Chorleywood. Also included are 18 pages of central London Super Scale mapping (9" to 1 mile) with additional features, greater detail and clarity, extending to: Regent's Park, St. Pancras International Station, Tower Bridge, Bricklayer's Arms Junction, Vauxhall Bridge, South Kensington and Paddington Station. The street mapping has a wealth of additional features, including Postcode districts, one-way streets, Charging Zone Boundaries, Cycle Hire Docking Stations (super scale only) and safety camera locations with speed limits. This flexibound publication also includes: Greater London Postcode map, Congestion Charging Zone overview map, Low Emission Zone and Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) overview map, Eight pages of detailed road mapping at 3" to 1 mile, centred on London and covering 6371 square miles, Transport for London Underground map, London's Rail & Tube Services map, West End Cinema and Theatre maps and a Administrative Boundary Map of the Greater London area. The index section of the atlas lists streets; selected flats, walkways and places of interest; junction, place and area names. A separate index of hospitals, hospices and NHS Walk-in Centres includes address and telephone information. Also indexed separately are National Rail stations, London Tramlink stops, Docklands Light Railway stations, London Underground and Overground stations and River Boat stops covered by this atlas. The Master Atlas of Greater London combines extensive coverage and comprehensive content in a single publication representing great value for money.
Kristallnacht: Prelude to Destruction (Making History) by Martin Gilbert...& many more....