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  1. Launched into Eternity

    Launched into Eternity

    Crime and Punishment, Hitmen and Hangmen

    David Leslie

    £9.99

    Launched Into Eternity is a fascinating account of crime and public punishment in Scotland. From bloody Viking penalties to the execution of William Wallace, and from witch hunts and public drownings to the horrific execution in 1820 of three Scots Radicals whose crime was to campaign for a fairer deal for the downtrodden, this is an astonishing and macabre story.


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  2. The Real Taggarts

    The Real Taggarts

    Glasgow's Post-War Crimebusters

    Andrew G. Ralston

    £9.99

    Keeping the streets of Glasgow safe has never been an easy task. From the pre-war razor gangs through to the drug lords of recent times, the city streets have never been free from peril. The Real Taggarts is a fascinating insight into the men whose job it was to keep Glasgow safe and the remarkable contribution they made, much of which has never before been revealed.


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  3. Craiginches: Life in Aberdeen's Prison, Bryan Glennie

    Craiginches

    Life in Aberdeen's Prison

    Bryan Glennie

    and Scott Burns

    £9.99

    A unique insight into prison life in Craiginches, showing both the difficulties and dangers that were a part of everyday life and the rewarding side of the job when inmates gave something positive back to society.
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  4. Manuel: Portrait of a Serial Killer, A.M. Nicol

    Manuel

    Portrait of a Serial Killer

    A. M. Nicol

    £8.99

    MANUEL – Portrait of a Serial Killer tells the full story from start to finish, from his birth in the USA and his love of gangster movies to his life of crime that would ultimately end on the gallows after one of the most sensational trials in legal history.
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  5. Carstairs: Hospital for Horrors, David Leslie

    Carstairs

    Hospital for Horrors

    David Leslie

    £9.99

    Carstairs is no ordinary hospital. It is effectively a prison holding the most seriously demented and dangerous men in our society.
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  6. Peterhead Porridge, James Crosbie

    Peterhead Porridge

    Tales from the Funny Side of Scotland's Most Notorious Prison

    James Crosbie

    £7.99

    Funny, sad and at times barely believable, Peterhead Porridge is a unique insight into the other side of prison life.
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  7. Liverpool: Gangs, Vice and Packet Rats, Malcolm Archibald

    Liverpool: Gangs, Vice and Packet Rats

    19th Century Crime and Punishment

    Malcolm Archibald

    £9.99

    Liverpool in the nineteenth century was a place full of stories of assault, robbery and murder as well as poachers, footpads and highwaymen who preyed on the unwary. This is the story of crime and punishment in 19th century Liverpool's underworld.
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  8. Glasgow: The Real Mean City, Malcolm Archibald

    Glasgow: The Real Mean City

    True Crime and Punishment in the Second City of the Empire

    Malcolm Archibald

    £7.99

    The police had an often thankless task and The Real Mean City chronicles the century-long struggle of the forces of law and order to bring peace to a troubled city.
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  9. Lighting Candles, David Leslie

    Lighting Candles

    A Paramilitary's War with Death, Drugs and Demons

    David Leslie

    £9.99

    This remarkable, colourful account of one man's nightmare journey through blood, bombs, bullets and smuggling is a mix of tragedy, fear and humour and is a unique insight into the world of major crime.
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  10. Fishermen, Randies and Fraudsters, Malcolm Archibald

    Fishermen, Randies and Fraudsters

    Crime in the 19th Century Aberdeen and the North East

    Malcolm Archibald

    £9.99

    Hugging the coast and crammed between two rivers, Aberdeen grew up isolated from Scotland's other urban centres. Yet Aberdeen experienced its share of crime in the 19th century. The city was plagued by a plethora of prostitutes, ravaged by riots and aggravated by assaults.
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  11. Whisky, Wars, Riots and Murder, Malcolm Archibald

    Whisky, Wars, Riots and Murder

    Crime in the 19th Century Highlands and Islands

    Malcolm Archibald

    £9.99

    Although the nineteenth-century elite looked on the Highlands and Islands as a sporting paradise, for the indigenous population it was a turbulent place.
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  12. Ancestors in the Arctic, Malcolm Archibald

    Ancestors in the Arctic

    A Photographic History of Dundee Whaling

    Malcolm Archibald

    £14.99

    For over 160 years, Dundee sent ships to the Arctic to hunt the whales. It was a brutal, dangerous business but one which was vital to the economy of the city.
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  13. Crimestopper, Bryan McLaughlin

    Crimestopper

    Fighting Crime on Scotland's Streets

    Bryan McLaughlin

    £7.99

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    Brutal murders, bizarre crimes, eccentric crooks and Scotland's toughest gangsters – all in a day's work for one of Glasgow's top police officers. Crimestopper is an astonishing memoir from one of our top police officers – sometimes shocking, at times hilarious or macabre, but always utterly fascinating.
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  14. Glasgow: The Real Mean City, Malcolm Archibald

    Glasgow: The Real Mean City

    Malcolm Archibald

    £9.99

    There cannot be many cities where crime could mean anything from stealing a ship to singing a seditious song, but nineteenth-century Glasgow was a unique place with an amazing dynamism. The Real Mean City chronicles the century-long struggle of the forces of law and order to bring peace to a troubled city.
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  15. Peterhead, Robert Jeffrey

    Peterhead

    The Inside Story of Scotland's Toughest Prison

    Robert Jeffrey

    £9.99

    Peterhead - The Inside Story of Scotland's Toughest Prison tells the remarkable story of a truly grim institution with a fearsome reputation.
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