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Odyssey of Terror, Blair, Ed with Captain WIlliam R. Haas
1 Blair, Ed with Captain WIlliam R. Haas Odyssey of Terror
Nashville, TN Broadman Press 1977 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good to Near Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some generalized rubbing and edge wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. All edges of the text block have noticeable toning / darkening. The dust jacket has edge wear and rubbing along with several small edge nicks and dings. There is some generalized rubbing to the front dust jacket panel. "Eighty-three-year-old Alvin Fortson of Arkansas on the first flight of his life....Little did they know that they would become enmeshed in a web of terror..." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Stealing through Life, Booth, Ernest
2 Booth, Ernest Stealing through Life
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1929 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The gilt lettering on the spine has faded and is rubbed. There is some light bumping to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on both front endpaper and dedication page. "This book was written with the idea of showing several years of a so-called hardened criminal's life. I have tried not to play favourites in presenting any characters. If some names be obviously changed, or localities left vague, the change does not detract fro the scene. "Considered a habitual criminal, hotel clerk Ernest Booth was sentenced to life in prison in 1924 for robbing the Allendale branch of the Oakland Bank. He began writing while serving his life term at Folsom Penitentiary to help support his wife. In 1927 his writings came to the attention of H.L. Mencken, who began publishing his stories in The American Mercury. The next year his story "Ladies of the Mob" was made into a film. Because of his writing successes and a lung condition, Booth was granted a parole in 1937. By that time he had spent 23 of his 39 years behind bars. In September of 1941 Booth was arrested and questioned over the murder of wealthy socialite, Mrs. Florence Stricker, but was eventually released for lack of evidence." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Murder of the Romanovs The Authentic Account  (including The Road to the Tragedy by Alexander Kerensky), Bulygin, Captain Paul  (and Alexander Kerensky)
3 Bulygin, Captain Paul (and Alexander Kerensky) The Murder of the Romanovs The Authentic Account (including The Road to the Tragedy by Alexander Kerensky)
New York Robert M. Mcbride & Company 1935 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is rubbing to the spine and much of the lettering is rubbed off. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers are noticeably toned. "The presence of these two contributions between the same covers is a publisher's arrangement and not a matter of collaboration, though it has been accpetbed by the two authors. They can hardly have ever met, and they are men of totally different antecedents, temperament and political views." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Strange Death of Marilyn Monroe, Capell, Frank A.
4 Capell, Frank A. The Strange Death of Marilyn Monroe
Staten Island, NY Herald of Freedom 1964 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade paperback book with cardstock covers and a stapled binding. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "This is the story of an American girl who was used by materialistic avaricious people, by false friends with bad advice, by sex-depraved V.I.P.'s." Included is a newspaper article on the subject. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Cell 2455 Death Row A Condemned Man's Own Story, Chessman, Caryl
5 Chessman, Caryl Cell 2455 Death Row A Condemned Man's Own Story
New York Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1954 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning edge wear and bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks, wrinkles and creases. "Caryl Chessman has been sentenced to die in the gas chamber of California's San Quentin Prison. His life was consecrated to Crime, to violence against society." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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SLIP-UP The Inside Story of the Wild International Hunt for the Last of the Great Train Robbers, Delano, Anthony
6 Delano, Anthony SLIP-UP The Inside Story of the Wild International Hunt for the Last of the Great Train Robbers
New York Quadrangle / The New York Times Book Co. 1975 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine - condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is a light, but noticeable bump to the top rear corner of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has several small edge tears and nicks. There is some light fading to the white spine of the dust jacket and a bit of beginning ground-in dirt as well. "Ronald Biggs was - is - the most wanted crook of our time. Highwayman, professional fugitive, bon vivant and indefatigable Casanova; he is the last man still at large from the gang that pulled off England's Great Train Robbery and got away with a never-equalled haul of $6 million. Every cop from Scotland Yard was - is - aching to clap the cuffs on him." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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St. Peter's Banker: Michele Sindona, DiFonzo, Luigi
7 DiFonzo, Luigi St. Peter's Banker: Michele Sindona
New York Franklin Watts 1983 2nd Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Ginger Giles 
Cover Art; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has some minor bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners. "On a warm spring night in 1969 Michele Sindona's Mercedes slid through the gates of the Vatican without even a check on his identification. In a private meeting with Pope Paul VI, Sindona was given complete control of the Vatican's foreign investments. " 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Counterplot, Epstein, Edward Jay
8 Epstein, Edward Jay Counterplot
New York Viking Press 1969 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. The dust jacket has a couple of smallish edge tears, nicks and small chips. "One of the few things most critics and defenders of the Warren Commission agree on is that Edward Jay Epstein's first book, Inquest, unlike some of its competitors, was a serious and responsible work, raising questions that still remain unanswered." 
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HOAX The Inside Story of the Howard Hughes - Clifford Irving Affair, Fay, Stephen, Lewis Chester and Magnus Linklater
9 Fay, Stephen, Lewis Chester and Magnus Linklater HOAX The Inside Story of the Howard Hughes - Clifford Irving Affair
New York Viking Press 1972 067037430X / 9780670374304 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is a bit of beginning bumping to the spine ends of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has a couple of small nicks and beginning edge tears to the spine ends and edges along with a vertical crease to the front dust jacket flap. "It is a story with many extraordinary characters and odd coincidences, and it covers the waterfront - from highpowered struggles within one of America's largest and most mysterious industrial complexes to mellow lunchtime deals among acquisitive publishers..." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Red Nights of Paris From the Coup Double and Policiers et Rastas, Goron (English version by Florence Crewe-Jones)
10 Goron (English version by Florence Crewe-Jones) The Red Nights of Paris From the Coup Double and Policiers et Rastas
New York G. W. Dillingham Company 1912 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
The author, Goron was the chief of the Sūreté - Head of the Secret Service of France) during the late 1890's. This book has been translated by Florence Crewe-Jones and combines portions of two of Goron's biographical books: Coup Double, and, Policiers et Rastas. (1847-1933) French soldier from 1865, and police officer from 1881, eventually head of the Sūreté, best known for Les Memoires de M Goron: Ancien Chef de la Sūreté ["Memoires of Monsieur Goron: Former Head of the Sūreté"] (1897). "Scarce. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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The Trials of Jimmy Hoffa (the Autobiography), Hoffa, James R. (as told to Donald I. Rogers)
11 Hoffa, James R. (as told to Donald I. Rogers) The Trials of Jimmy Hoffa (the Autobiography)
Chicago, IL Henry Regnery Company 1970 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There is some very light staining to the top edge of the text block. The dust jacket has a couple of edge nicks and some light rubbing and wear to the spine ends and corners. "Jimmy Hoffa is nothing if not controversial. To rise from a modest background to the presidency of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters is in itself likely to stir up controversy." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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By Right Of Sword A Defense of Capital Punishment, Based on a Searching Examination of History, Theology and Philosophy, Irvine, Leigh H.
12 Irvine, Leigh H. By Right Of Sword A Defense of Capital Punishment, Based on a Searching Examination of History, Theology and Philosophy
New York Baker & Taylor Company 1915 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
This book is in Very Good condition and was possibly issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The front cover of the book has some ground-in dirt and spotting / foxing. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. "Among the Pacific Coast writers, Mr. Leigh H. Irvine, author of the Iron Highway...and others, is attracting attention throughout the country, by the strong and masterful manner in which he is placing the various labor and other problems before the people. It is often a fact that labor reformers and writers who address themselves to the wage-earner fail to make themselves understood..." "Although some U. S. States began abolishing the death penalty, most states held onto capital punishment. Some states made more crimes capital offenses, especially for offenses committed by slaves. In 1838, in an effort to make the death penalty more palatable to the public, some states began passing laws against mandatory death sentencing instead enacting discretionary death penalty statutes. The 1838 enactment of discretionary death penalty statutes in Tennessee, and later in Alabama, were seen as a great reform. This introduction of sentencing discretion in the capital process was perceived as a victory for abolitionists because prior to the enactment of these statutes, all states mandated the death penalty for anyone convicted of a capital crime, regardless of circumstances. With the exception of a small number of rarely committed crimes in a few jurisdictions, all mandatory capital punishment laws had been abolished by 1963. (Bohm, 1999) " 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Abduction: Fiction Before Fact (Containing Text of Black Abductor), James, Harrison (edited and with an introduction by Al Ellenberg)
13 James, Harrison (edited and with an introduction by Al Ellenberg) Abduction: Fiction Before Fact (Containing Text of Black Abductor)
New York Dell-Grove 1974 1st Edition Thus Paperback Very Good- 
This is a mass market paperback book. The book is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket . The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light edge wear, rubbing and bumping. There are two small tears to the front spine joint - one at the top edge that nicks inward a bit and another at the bottom edge. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, but with some light, generalized toning to the pages due to the acid content of the paper. "Sometime in 1972 , a furtive publishing outfit based in California issued a shabbily produced paperback novel entitled Black Abductor. The cover crudely depicted two men - one a ruggedly handsome, Afroed black, the other a sandy-thatched white - roughly handling the splayed, nude form of a young brunette in transports of ecstasy or terror, or both. The 188-page novel was true to its cover. Black Abductor could be summarazied as an interracial sexual senario for ideological terror....By early April 1974, these same words had been brought to bear in public speculation about another abduction, this one as real as urgent headlines and newscasts: the kidnapping of Patricia Hearst." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Long Line Rider The Story of Cummins Prison Farm, Keith, K. Wymand
14 Keith, K. Wymand Long Line Rider The Story of Cummins Prison Farm
New York Mcgraw-Hill Book Company 1971 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked notation regarding where he purchased the book on the front endpaper. the dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and edge wear, especially to the spine ends. "This atrocity took place at Cummins Prison Farm, the Arkansas State Penitentiary. The shocking, behind-the-scenes story of exploitation and modern-day slavery is told by a man who was there - a man who tasted the weevily pease, smelled the rotten turnip greens, felt the pain of the captain's boots and the lash of the leather strap." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Crimes' Paradise The Authentic Inside-Story of the Urschel Kidnapping, Kirkpatrick, E. E.
15 Kirkpatrick, E. E. Crimes' Paradise The Authentic Inside-Story of the Urschel Kidnapping
San Antonio, TX Naylor Company 1934 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Good Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Good only condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book has edge wear, bumping, rubbing and fraying to the spine ends, corners and spine joints. The Spine of the book has a couple of horizontal tears that have been repaired. The text pages are generally clean, though there are spots of occasional foxing throughout, along with a couple of edge tears to the foredges of some pages. The front endpaper has the faded inked signature that has been blotted out (and the blotting is also somewhat faded). Unfortunately, whatever was used to blot out the name left burn replications of itself on the pastedown page, the half title page, the reverse of the frontis, and slightly on the title page. This copy has been signed by the author in ink on the title page. Sketches and Layouts in the book are by Daniel Esser. "Whatever may be the depths of his cultural attainments or the extent of his education, there is rarely to be found a man who does not turn to detective tales for relaxation and enjoyment...In his splendid book, Mr. Kirkpatrick pays a well deserved tribute to (J. ) Edgar Hoover and the men of his organization." "Charles Frederick Urschel (March 7, 1890 – September 16, 1970) was a Texas oilman and kidnap victim of George "Machine Gun Kelly" Barnes. Urschel eventually thwarted the crime by carefully noting every piece of evidence of his whereabouts during his captivity despite being blindfolded and leaving fingerprints on every surface he could reach. After being released after the ransom was delivered, Urschel was able to supply ample information for the FBI to solve the crime." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 125.00 USD
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ANATOMY OF PRISON, Klare, Hugh J.
16 Klare, Hugh J. ANATOMY OF PRISON
London, England Hutchinson & Company 1960 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is clean and bright, but does have some lightly ground-in dirt to the white portions of the rear cover. "Few subjects arouse more controversy than prison reform and few people are better qualified than Hugh J. Klare, Secretary of the Howard League for Penal Reform, to write a penetrating and constructive book about the problems, the implications of which directly or indirectly touch the lives of all of us." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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FLAG ON DEVIL'S ISLAND, Lagrange, Francis with William Murray
17 Lagrange, Francis with William Murray FLAG ON DEVIL'S ISLAND
New york Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1961 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Francis Lagrange 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is an ink stamped previous owner's name on the front endpaper. Illustrated throughout with full color plates by the author, Francis Lagrange. The dust jacket has been priceclipped and has some light edge wear, rubbing and bumping. "Francis Lagrange, known professionally and to his intimates as Flag, has been one of the great art forgers and counterfeiters of modern times. During his career in crime he forged postage stamps, Gaugins, Italian primitives, and then turned his hand to French, British, American, Dutch, and Swedish bank notes." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Manson in His Own Words The Shocking Confession of the Most Dangerous Man Alive, Manson, Charles (as told To Nuel Emmons)
18 Manson, Charles (as told To Nuel Emmons) Manson in His Own Words The Shocking Confession of the Most Dangerous Man Alive
New York Grove Press 1986 1st Edition; 1st Printing Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "We have called him a devil and quarantined him behind such labels as the most dangerous man alive. But Charles Manson remains a shocking reminder of our own humanity gone awry." 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Deadly Illusions Jean Harlow and the Murder of Paul Bern, Marx, Samuel and Joyce Vanderveen
19 Marx, Samuel and Joyce Vanderveen Deadly Illusions Jean Harlow and the Murder of Paul Bern
New york Random House 1990 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a small rectangle of rubbing to the front endpaper. The dust jacket is crisp and clean with just a hint of bumping to the top spine end. "In 1932, Paul Bern, one of Metro-Goldwyn Mayer's to producers, was found shot to death in his Beverly Hills home just two months after marrying Jean Harlow, motion pictures' newest, most beautiful and most glamorous superstar." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Mounted Justice True Stories of the Pennsylvania State Police, Mayo, Katherine
20 Mayo, Katherine Mounted Justice True Stories of the Pennsylvania State Police
Boston,MA Houghton Mifflin Company 1923 3rd Printing Hardcover Very Good 
SIGNED EDITION. This book has been signed by the author and Superintendent of the Pennsylvania State Police Lynn George Adams. The book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. This copy was sold as a fundraiser for the Pennsylvania State Police Pension fund. The book and its contents are in general clean, bright condition. The Spine ends and corners of the book covers have some rubbing, light bumping and light fraying. The gilt lettering on the front cover and spine have rubbed, with the lettering to the spine completely missing. The spine of the book has some fading as well. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have generalized toning. There is a glued in plate with the author''s signature on the front pastedown and a glued in explanation of the pension fund scheme on the rear pastedown page. "Early one Saturday morning in August 1913, a peculiarly brutal murder was committed at Maaikenshof, the estate of my friend Miss M. Moyca Newell, in Bedford Hills, New York. The victim was Sam Howell, a fine young American, contractor's foreman on a building job." 
Price: 150.00 USD
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