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  • Right Here, Right Now

    Life Stories from America's Death Row

    by Lynden Harris

    Upon receiving his execution date, one of the thousands of men living on death row in the United States had an epiphany: “All there ever is, is this moment. You, me, all of us, right here, right now, this minute, that's love.” Right Here, Right Now collects the powerful, first-person stories of dozens of men on death rows across the country. From childhood experiences living with poverty, hunger, ... Read more

    $28.26 AUD

  • Just Mercy

    a story of justice and redemption

    by Bryan Stevenson

    WINNER OF THE 2015 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTIONWINNER OF THE 2015 DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZEWINNER OF THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD FOR BEST NON-FICTIONNow a major motion-picture starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson.#1 New York Times bestseller, and a widely acclaimed and multi-award–winning book, this is a powerful, true story about the pot... ... Read more

    $15.39 AUD

  • Crimwife

    An Insider’s Account of Love Behind Bars

    by Tanya Levin

    “It’s so sad,” she told me, “because you could have been something. You could have gotten to the top. You’re smart enough. But now you’re going to end up as just another dirty, scummy, rotten crimwife.”How far would you go for love? Some women commit crimes to help their lovers, while others spend years on the run. Tanya Levin gave up her career as a prison social worker to pursue romance with an ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

    A Dragon Tattoo story

    by David Lagercrantz and 1 more

    series Millennium #5
    **THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO LIVES ON.Lisbeth Salander is an unstoppable force:**Sentenced to two months in Flodberga women's prison for saving a young boy's life by any means necessary, Salander refuses to say anything in her own defence. She has more important things on her mind.Mikael Blomkvist makes the long trip to visit every week - and receives a lead to follow for his pains. For him, ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Traitors of the Tower

    by Alison Weir

    A short, sharp shot of royal revenge.More than four hundred years ago, seven people - five of them women - were beheaded in the Tower of London. Three had been queens of England. The others were found guilty of treason. Why were such important people put to death?Alison Weir's gripping book tells their stories: from the former friend betrayed by a man set on being king, to the young girl killed ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Australia's Hardest Prison: Inside the Walls of Long Bay Jail

    by James Phelps

    Welcome to Long Bay, Australia's hardest prison. For the first time, guards and inmates of the notorious South Sydney facility reveal what really goes on behind its towering concrete walls.Opened in 1909 Long Bay Jail, originally a women's reformatory, has a dark and extraordinary history.From ghosts to legendary prisoners, there has been an infamous collection of Long Bay 'guests', including the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Cocaine Diaries

    A Venezuelan Prison Nightmare

    by Paul Keany and 1 more

    'It won't happen to me. That's what I thought when I got on the plane to Venezuela. But it did - I got caught.'Caught smuggling half a million euros' worth of cocaine, Paul Keany was sexually assaulted by Venezuelan anti-drugs officers before being sentenced to eight years in the notorious Los Teques prison outside Caracas. There he was plunged into a nightmarish world of coke-fuelled killings, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Mr Nice

    The Incredible Story of an Unconventional Life

    by Howard Marks

    This is the true story of Howard Marks. He was Britain's most wanted man. He spent seven years in America's toughest penitentiary. You'll like him.During the mid 1980s Howard Marks had forty three aliases, eighty nine phone lines and owned twenty five companies throughout the world. Whether bars, recording studios or offshore banks, all were money laundering vehicles for his main concern: dope ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Veronica's Bird

    Thirty-five years inside as a female prison officer

    by Veronica Bird and 1 more

    Veronica Bird was one of nine children living in a tiny house in Barnsley with a brutal coal miner for a father. Life was a despairing time in the 1950s, as Veronica sought desperately to keep away from his cruelty. Astonishingly, to her and her mother, she won a scholarship to Ackworth Boarding School where she began to shine above her class-mates. A champion in all sports, Veronica at last found ... Read more

    $6.92 AUD

  • Beg For Mercy: Dead Wrong Book 1 (A gripping serial killer thriller)

    by Jami Alden

    series Dead Wrong #1
    Jami Alden's Beg For Mercy is a sizzling, suspenseful tale, perfect for fans of Melinda Leigh, Kendra Elliot, Karen Rose and Laura Griffin.Megan Flynn thought she was falling in love with Cole Williams. That is until he arrested her brother - the only family she has left - for a murder she knows he couldn't have possibly committed. Now, with her heart broken and her brother's life hanging in the ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Banged Up Abroad: Hellhole

    Our Fight to Survive South America's Deadliest Jail

    by James Miles and 1 more

    'There are 3,000 drugged-up psychopaths, armed to the teeth with blades, shooters and bombs. That's the only way I can describe Yare. It's a murderous viper's nest of assassins, cut throats and killers.'When James Miles and his best friend Paul Loseby were caught smuggling ten kilos of cocaine out of Caracas, Venezuela, they couldn't deny their guilt. Young and naive, the lads had thought the one ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Killing Time

    Surviving Dubai's Most Notorious Prisons

    by Karl Williams and 1 more

    "Killing Time is a cracking prison tale that exposes the corrupt, violent underbelly of one of the world's most 'glamorous' cities." Rusty Young, author of Marching PowderKarl Williams was on holiday in Dubai, living it large with two English friends, when they were accused of drug dealing, arrested, and tortured by police. They were innocent, but the authorities didn't care. And so began their ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Prisoner

    How One Woman's Jail Term Was The Making Of Her

    by Kerry Tucker and 1 more

    Kerry Tucker seemed to be a typical suburban mother of two, but she was harbouring a terrible secret: over the years she had stolen $2 million from her employers.When her crime was discovered she was sentenced to seven years at a maximum-security prison, alongside some of Victoria’s most notorious criminals. Being incarcerated with murderers and drug dealers was not nearly as daunting, however, as ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • In the Shadow of Papillon

    Seven Years of Hell in Venezuela's Prison System

    by Frank Kane and 1 more

    Following the collapse of his business and the loss of his home, Frank Kane made a catastrophic decision. In desperation, he agreed to smuggle cocaine out of Venezuela. Almost inevitably, he and his girlfriend, Sam, were caught.The price they paid was a ten-year sentence in the hell of the overcrowded Venezuelan prison system, notorious for corruption and abuse, and rife with weapons and gangs. At ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Secret

    A shocking true story of adultery and murder

    by Deric Henderson

    The killer dentist, his mistress, how they murdered their spouses - and how they almost got away with it.Now a major four-part ITV drama starring James Nesbitt:- 'Unswitchoffable' Guardian- 'James Nesbitt is at his magnetic best' The Times- 'The most grown up drama of the week and it's brilliant' Observer- 'Terrific, intensely gripping' Daily TelegraphMay 1991... ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Pastor and the Painter

    Inside the lives of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran – from Aussie schoolboys to Bali 9 drug traffickers to Kerobokan's redeemed men

    by Cindy Wockner

    A very personal look at Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Cindy Wockner was a journalist reporting the story of two surly drug smugglers. She was there from the beginning and would become a good friend of the two changed men.At 12.35 a.m. on 29 April 2015, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were led out in front of a firing squad. Strapped to wooden crosses, they looked straight down the barrels of ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Secret History of the Bangkok Hilton

    by Chavoret Jaruboon and 1 more

    Bang Kwang Prison is one of the most notorious penal institutions in the world. Located seven miles north of Bangkok city in the Nonthaburi Province, the prison is home to over 8,000 inmates, among them ruthless killers, rapists, drug traffickers, conmen and thieves.The Bangkok Hilton is understaffed, overcrowded, and filled with inmates who struggle with insanity as they spend the first months of ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • The Aquariums of Pyongyang

    by Kang Chol-Hwan and 1 more

    'I beseech you to read this account' - Christopher HitchensA magnificent, harrowing testimony to the voiceless victims of North Korea.Kang Chol-Hwan is the first survivor of a North Korean concentration camp to escape the 'hermit kingdom' and tell his story to the world. This memoir reveals the human suffering in his camp, with its forced labour, frequent public executions and near-starvation ... Read more

    $12.64 AUD

  • Adnan's Story

    The Case That Inspired the Podcast Phenomenon Serial

    by Rabia Chaudry

    NOW A MAJOR HBO DOCUSERIES'The first letter I received after being arrested in 1999 was from Rabia. Since that time until now, she has believed in my innocence and been committed to my exoneration. . . . [T]here is no one better to help tell my story, and no one that I trust more to tell it, than Rabia.' Adnan SyedOn February 28, 2000, Adnan Syed was convicted and sentenced to life plus thirty ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Mayhem

    by Matthew Thompson

    "A Gonzo portrait of the Mad Max of Supermax" Andrew Rule, author of UnderbellyMeet BADNE$$. He's the enigmatic, impulsive, exasperating, destructive, big-hearted Aussie outlaw who stole millions of dollars in daring bank robberies and became a folk hero as big as Ned Kelly when he masterminded two spectacular prison breaks in the space of six weeks.Now Christopher 'BADNE$$' Binse is serving a ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • A Bit of a Stretch

    The Diaries of a Prisoner

    by Chris Atkins

    'Shocking, scathing, entertaining.' Guardian'Incredibly compelling.' The Times'Heart-breaking.' Sunday TimesWhere can a tin of tuna buy you clean clothes? Where is it easier to get 'spice' than paracetamol? Where does self-harm barely raise an eyebrow?Welcome to Her Majesty's Prison Service. Like most people, documentary-maker Chris Atkins didn't spend much time thinking about prison... ... Read more

    $11.65 AUD

  • Almost the Perfect Murder

    The Killing of Elaine O’Hara, the Extraordinary Garda Investigation and the Trial That Stunned the Nation: The Only Complete Inside Account

    by Paul Williams

    'A book that had to be written and it's really well written ... fascinating' Ray D'Arcy, RTÉ Radio 1'A great book ... really comprehensive' Miriam O'Callaghan, RTÉ'Fascinating' Pat Kenny, Newstalk'It is very rare for murder to involve the degree of calculation revealed in this case' Irish TimesFor over a year everyone assumed missing Dublin woman Elaine O'Hara had ended her own life. But after her ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • A Doctor on the Inside

    From the County Jail to the Supermax

    by William Wright

    Get both of Dr. William Wright’s best-selling, award-winning books in a singlevolume!Maximum Insecurity chronicles Wright’s true-life metamorphosis from suburbanear surgeon to life as the sole physician at Colorado’s maximum-security prison.Jailhouse Doc follows Wright’s transition from prison medicine to running theclinic at the county jail. Should be easy right? Not on your life.Told with a ... Read more

    $10.71 AUD

  • The New Jim Crow

    Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colourblindness

    by Michelle Alexander

    The New York Times bestseller and 'Bible of a social movement' (San Francisco Chronicle)Once in a great while a book comes along that radically changes our understanding of a crucial political issue and helps to fuel a social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Lawyer and activist Michelle Alexander offers a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD