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Mango Books publishes non-fiction books for lovers of crime, detection and mystery.

We are proud to have been approached by Lady Lucan to publish her memoirs, working closely with her before her sad death on 25 September. Her final wish was that we ensure her story is told, even after her passing. The book will be published on 1 December 2017.

We are the official publisher of the Notable British Trials series, being granted exclusive permission to add new titles to the imprint by owner William Hodge. We also published the limited edition 25 Years of The Diary of Jack the Ripper by Robert Smith, which saw worldwide media coverage resulting in orders for twice as many copies as were available.

 


 

LATEST NEWS

 

LADY LUCAN'S MEMOIRS TO BE PUBLISHED IN DECEMBER.

In March 2017 we began work on A Moment In Time, the memoirs of Veronica, 7th Countess of Lucan.

Over subsequent months the manuscript was finalised and photographs scanned from Lady Lucan’s private albums.

The book was approved last weekend, our final contact with Lady Lucan being on Sunday, 24th September - the day before her death.

This is Lady Lucan’s story, told in her own words.

To be published on 1st December 2017. Pre-order here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

OFFICIAL NOTABLE BRITISH TRIALS SERIES TO BE REVIVED, NEW TITLES COMING TO CHERISHED 54-YEAR SERIES

17 August 2017

MANGO BOOKS today announced that the world-renowned book series NOTABLE BRITISH TRIALS, published from 1905 to 1959 by William Hodge, is to be revived with new cases added to the existing catalogue of 83 titles. After a gap of 58 years, Mango Books has been granted exclusive permission by William Hodge Holdings to use the official series imprint, and three new titles are currently in preparation. These will become nos. 84, 85 and 86 in the NBT series, with the first scheduled for publication in September 2017. Further volumes are being planned.

Adam Wood of Mango Books commented: “We are honoured to have been entrusted with the safekeeping of the revered Notable British Trials imprint, and very excited to be in a position to bring new trials to the collection. Our intention is to adhere as closely as possible to the famous NBT brand, both in terms of aesthetics and the vision of the original publisher.”  

Laurence Hodge of William Hodge Holdings said: “We are delighted to support Mango Books’ exciting plans to bring the Notable British Trials series into the 21st century, and look forward to seeing which cases will be selected to add to the existing catalogue.”

The first title to be added to the series will be TRIAL OF ISRAEL LIPSKI, edited by M.W. Oldridge. Lipski was a Jewish immigrant to London’s Victorian East End who seemingly poisoned the pregnant wife of a fellow resident at his Batty Street lodgings and then attempted suicide by draining the remaining drops of acid from the bottle. When the locked door to her room was broken open, Miriam Angel was found dead, with Israel Lipski lying unconscious under her bed.

M.W. Oldridge said: “It is a great privilege to be asked to bring the Notable British Trials series back to life with this publication. The strange circumstances of Miriam Angel’s death, and the social and political ramifications of Israel Lipski’s trial, all make this case one which stands naturally alongside the equally remarkable cases covered by the original series.”

Subsequent titles currently in preparation are the cases of LOUISE MASSET, the first person executed in the 20th century, who murdered her three-year-old son and left his body at Dalston Junction railway station, and PERCY LEFROY MAPLETON, the infamous railway murderer of Mr Frederick Isaac Gold on the Brighton line in 1881.

Read full details and pre-order here.

 


 

25 YEARS OF THE DIARY OF JACK THE RIPPER: THE TRUE FACTS by Robert Smith

3 August 2017

2017 marks a quarter of a century since the document known as the diary of Jack the Ripper first came to the attention of the Ripper world.

This new book, by the diary's custodian and owner Robert Smith, is a strictly limited edition. It has two main objectives: for the very first time to provide a same-size colour facsimile of the document, and to offer a record and an assessment of what has been discovered about the physical artefact and its contents since it emerged 25 years ago on 9th March 1992.

Read full details and buy here.


We are a new, independent publishing company with a background in design, print and marketing, and just as importantly an interest in historical true crime spanning more than 35 years.

Mango Books was formed to provide an opportunity for authors of historical non-fiction books who might struggle to be published by a mainstream company due to the subject matter not being 'commercial' enough.