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CRIME, DETECTIVES, SPIES, THRILLERS

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CRIME, DETECTIVES, SPIES, THRILLERS

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1 The Wide World The Magazine for Men
UK George Newnes 1955 Softcover Good None issued 25cm 
Feb 1955 issue, maybe 80 or so pp (numbering seems to run from earlier issues & there's a spinkle of romans for good measure. I think you'll buy this not just for the fiction but the ads are a treat too "Silvikrin Hair oil" or get a corset for men. Index to stories is in map form - a pretty good idea. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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2 The Wide World The True Adventure Magazine for Men
UK George Newnes 1960 Softcover Good None issued 25cm 
June 1960 issue, maybe 80 or so pp (numbering seems to run from earlier issues & there's a spinkle of romans for good measure. I think you'll buy this not just for the fiction but the ads are a treat too "Enjoy life in a Morris Oxford" or get a folding dinghy for fifteen pounds. Index to stories is in map form - a pretty good idea. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Bombshell : the secret story of America's unknown atomic spy Conspiracy, Albright, Joseph & Kunstel, Marcia
3 Albright, Joseph & Kunstel, Marcia Bombshell : the secret story of America's unknown atomic spy Conspiracy
Times Books 1997 Hardcover Excellent Very Good 24.5cm 
Ted Hall was a physics prodigy so gifted that he was asked to join the Manhattan Project when he was only eighteen years old. There, in wartime Los Alamos, working under Robert Oppenheimer and Bruno Rossi, Hall helped build the atomic bomb. But he also worked for others . . . Bombshell tracks Hall from his days as a brilliant schoolboy in New York City, when he came under the influence of his older brother's radical tracts, and on to Harvard, Los Alamos, and Chicago, where Hall continued to spy even after the war was over, passing more secrets while the Soviets were trying to build the Hydrogen bomb. For forty years only a few Russians knew what Ted Hall really did. Now Joseph Albright and Marcia Kunstel reveal the astonishing true story of the atomic spies who got away. Bombshellis history at its most explosive. review >>> It combines outstanding research and compelling narrative. 400pp, 900g for post. 
Price: 26.00 AUD
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4 Blesing Meena WAS YOUR DAD A RUSSIAN SPY
Sun Books, Australia 1986 0725105090 First Edition Soft Cover Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
The personal story of the Combe/Ivanov Arrair by David Combe's wife Meena Blesing. 
Price: 7.00 AUD
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5 Brown A.H. THE FOURTH MAN
Budget Books, London 1980 0710501676 / 9780710501677 First Edition Soft Cover Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 

Price: 10.00 AUD
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6 Callison Brian A SHIP IS DYING
Collins, London 1976 0002224615 / 9780002224611 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Unclipped dust jacket, nice first edition. Name stamp in front. clean pages 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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No Heroes Inside the FBI's Secret Counter-Terror Force, Coulson, Danny & Shannon, Elaine
7 Coulson, Danny & Shannon, Elaine No Heroes Inside the FBI's Secret Counter-Terror Force
Pocket Book Publications 1999 Hardcover Very Good Very Good 25 Cm 
In a catalog of some of the most notorious criminal events of the last thirty years, Coulson provides his own enthralling firsthand accounts and reflective personal opinions of his experiences in bringing hundreds of murderous extremists and killers to justice -- from the Black Liberation Army police assassins to the treacherous white supremacist terrorists of the Order and the Covenant, Sword and Arm of the Lord; from the Atlanta prison riots to the controversial sieges at Ruby Ridge and Waco; and his investigations into the World Trade Center and Oklahoma City bombings. The narrative springs to life with nerve-tingling electricity as Coulson discloses the tactics and the teamwork of HRT snipers, operators, and negotiators, as well as experts in assaults, electronics, and explosives -- and explains why, on our future path to justice, there must be "No Heroes." 593pp & almost a kilo packed for post 
Price: 29.00 AUD
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8 Crofton, Ian The Disappeared The stories of 35 historical disappearances from Mary Celeste to Jimmy Hoffa.
UK Quercus 2008 Softcover Excellent None issued 26.5cm 
French flaps enclose 171 perfect pp plus an index/illustrations & acknowledgement section. Crofton has done a marvellous job in research & presentation, review > Interesting book with several stories I have never heard. The author did a great job updating the stories with current or up to date information. Great job telling the stories concisely. Great book to read if you are interested in real life mysteries. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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9 Dorril, Stephen MI6 Fifty Years of Special Operations
UK Fourth Estate 2000 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 24 Cm 
1.5kgs & 907 Smiley-crisp pp. MI6 is crammed with information for the security service buff and the lay-person alike, and is by turn extraordinary, darkly comical and alarming, but never less than a remarkable insight into a service that operates in our name. To the person in the street, the British secret service conjures up images of the shaken, but never stirred suavity of James Bond. The reality of life inside MI6--the Security Service responsible for British operations outside of the United Kingdom--is a more dark narrative of intrigue and ineptitude, alleges Stephen Dorril, author of this comprehensive and weighty tome. Don't plan to put this on your light reading list, for MI6 is a huge and dense book: 800 pages of text, plus a list of acronyms that runs to six pages and over 60 pages of notes. Dorril begins by observing that "Researching secret agencies--and there are a few more secret than MI6--is obviously a difficult task"; in the light of this he's done an admirable job. Faults? 1.5cm split in cover at spine top & alas, no dj so lower $. 
Price: 40.00 AUD
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10 Dzhirkvelov, Ilya Secret Servant: My Life With the KGB and the Soviet Elite
UK Collins 1987 Hardcover Very Good Very Good 24cm 
398pp & approx 900g to post - review/content >>> The author served in the NKVD/KGB in various capacities for 30 years before heading to the West. Unlike many defectors who left for ideological reasons, Dzirkvelov left because he felt he had been given a raw deal at his last posting in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1980 (while serving as a correspondent for the Soviet News Agency, TASS). Dzirkvelov's accounts are all the more interesting because he is unrepentant about his work and pro-Stalinist views. His discussions of relations between Russians and other Soviet nationalities (Dzirkvelov being a Georgian) are also of interest. He comes off as terribly deluded from reality by his own ideological beliefs. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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11 Ferguson Ian GANGLAND CRIMES THAT SHOCKED AUSTRALIA
Brolga Books, Adelaide 2008 1921221623 / 9781921221620 1st Edition Card Cover Very Good 21cm 
Unlike other true crime titles, Gangland Crimes that Shocked Australia also looks at the impact of the victims of crime. Innocdent bystanders that happen to get in the way finally have their stories heard. Hard to believe and harder to put down you'll be hooked on every gritty truth and ruthless fact. 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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12 Goodman Jonathan THE PASSING OF STARR FAITHFULL
Piatkus Publishing, London 1990 0 86188 844 8 / 9780861888443 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
"The international scandal surrounding the unexplained death of young and beautiful Starr Faithfull captured the imagination of Thirties America. Masterfully told, this fascinating and complex murder case is a true tale of the Jazz Age." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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13 Hawach, Melissa Flight of the Dragonfly: How I Found My Kidnapped Daughters
Australia HarperCollins Harper Collins 2008 Papeback Very Good None issued 20.5cm 
Based on a case that made international headlines in 2006: two small girls, Cedar, 3 and Hannah, 5, were abducted by their Lebanese-Australian father, Joe, and flown into Lebanon in the middle of a war. Their distraught Canadian mother, Melissa Hawach, was left to figure out where her daughters were, if they were safe and what, if anything, she could do to get them back. When the courts and all legitimate avenues failed her, Melissa had to make an agonising decision; should she break the law and snatch the children from their father? And how would she then be able to get them out of the increasingly dangerous Middle East? Gripping and clear-eyed, this is the inside story of a choice no parent should have to make. 371pp well-bound, bw photo mid-section 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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14 Mason David SHADOW OVER BABYLON
Bloomsbury, London 1993 0 7475 1482 8 / 9780747514824 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good in Protective Cover 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
"A tense and detailed account of how a British/American assassination squad managed to get into Iraq and successfully penetrate the defences of the most difficult assassination target in the world." 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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15 Neff, James The Wrong Man
Random House 2001 Hardcover Excellent Excellent 24cm 
Drawing on a decade of research and access to crime-scene evidence, including DNA analyses and interviews, an award-winning investigative journalist offers a definitive account of the controversial murder case....review > The Wrong Man is a gripping and provocative look at the sensational murder trial(s)of Sam Sheppard. While in high school in the 70's, I remember first reading about the case in F. Lee Bailey's book "The Defense Never Rests". Neff's book takes you behind the headlines of this infamous case and moves forward from the day of the crime and through the various incarnations of the case in the state and federal courts. I could not put the book down once I started reading it. 414 pp in great order, close to 1 kg packed wt. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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16 Nigel West, Oleg Tsarev The Crown Jewels The British Secrets at the Heart of the KGB Archives
London Harper Collins 1988 Hardcover Excellent Excellent 24cm 
ex-library but in really tip-top form throughout. This lively account of Soviet foreign intelligence activity in Great Britain during the Cold War is based on documents newly released from the KGB archives, their "crown jewels", as the KGB unofficially called its most valuable assets. Written by Nigel West, called by the Sunday Times "the unofficial historian of the secret services" and Oleg Tsarev, a former KGB lieutenant colonel, The Crown Jewels provides much new information on the activities of all the well-known British pro-Soviet spies, including Kim Philby, Guy Burgess, Donald Maclean, and Anthony Blunt, as well as many lesser-known spymasters and recruiters, reproducing many of their reports for the first time. The book adds unsuspected dimensions to the famous Cambridge ring (including details of Burgess's offer to murder his fellow conspirator Goronwy Rees). It also reveals a completely unknown Soviet network based in London and headed by a named Daily Herald journalist; describes the huge scale of Soviet penetration of the British Foreign Office from 1927 to 1951; explores a previously unknown spy ring in Oxford; and tells about the key role played by Blunt in supervising post-war Soviet espionage activities in London. 
Price: 31.00 AUD
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17 Parkin Sara THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PETRA KELLY
Collins (Pandora) London 1994 004440896x / 9780044408963 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
"In this meticulously researched biography, Sara Parkin goes behind the public charisma of Petra Kelly to reveal the contradictions of her complex character, a woman at once sure of her vision but desperately insecure, wielding massive power in the outside world but wholly dependent in her intimate life. The book also sheds new light on the reasons behind, and circumstances of her death. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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A SPY'S LIFE, Porter Henry
18 Porter Henry A SPY'S LIFE
Orion Books Ltd. UK 2001 0752838598 / 9780752838595 1st Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Book Weighs Over 500gms 24cm 
Robert Cope Harland ended his career as a British spy in an Austrian hospital, after being tortured and beaten during the Velvet Revoution in Prague. He found a new life working with the Red Cross and then the UN. Twelve years later, Harland's plane, carrying a number of UN officials, crashes in mysterious circumstances on its approach to La Guardia airport, New York. It is soon clear to Harland and his former colleagues in M16 that these answeres are to be found in his past. Just over a kilo to post, 402pp 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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19 Reynolds Quentin POLICE HEADQUARTERS
Cassell & Company Ltd., London 1956 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
"This book tells the story of the men who have the job of combating the criminal in New York. It is centred on the experiences of one policeman, Frank Phillips, who joined the force in the Twenties and rose to head the Detective Bureau." 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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20 Shelton, Gene Manhunter the Life and Times of Frank Hamer
NY Berkley Publishing, N.Y. 1997 Paperback Very Good None issued 16cm 
Book has adhesive plastic cover so it'skept really well, previous business stamp inside, spine hardly creased so I'd guess read 3 or so times. Frank Hamer seems to have led a most extraordinary life, minor amongst it being Bonnie & Clyde. If Bonnie & Clyde are classified as minor you can imagine what the rest is like! Francis Augustus Hamer (March 17, 1884 July 10, 1955) was a texas ranger, known in popular culture for his involvement in tracking down and killing the criminal duo Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow in 1934. In a career that spanned the last days of the 'Wild West' well into the automobile age, Hamer acquired legendary status in Texas and the southwest as the archetypal Texas Ranger. He is an inductee to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame. Hamer fought corrupt bankers, police & politicians (& probably should be cloned as soon as possible!) This title is really elusive & fetches top dollar, secure your copy today. Post within Aust will be by insured satchel, - buyer overseas? - it's light enough to avoid the $9 US security fee - email for a quote. 
Price: 160.00 AUD
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