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 ANSON, JAY, The Amityville Horror
ANSON, JAY
The Amityville Horror
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1977. Reprint. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good 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 bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but has some rubbing, edge wear and a couple of small semi-closed edge tears. "The Amityville Horror is a book by American author Jay Anson, published in September 1977. It is also the basis of a series of films released from 1979 onward. The book is claimed to be based on the paranormal experiences of the Lutz family, but has led to controversy and lawsuits over its truthfulness. " (from Wikipedia). Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket .
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Book number: 39788
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1636]
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Keywords: True Crime Jay Anson Amityville, NY Murder Metaphysics True Crime

 ASHTON-WOLFE, H. (HARRY ASHTON-WOLFE), Crimes of Violence and Revenge
ASHTON-WOLFE, H. (HARRY ASHTON-WOLFE)
Crimes of Violence and Revenge
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1929. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying. The cloth covers have spots of ground-in dirt . The text pages are generally clean and bright, though there are spots of foxing throughout. There is a previous owner's inked name and chinese "chop" on the front endpaper. "A marvellous combination of Action Man, cheerleader for ‘modern’ scientific detection, adventurous ashton-wolfemaster of disguise and shameless name-dropper, Harry Ashton-Wolfe doesn’t just recount the cases, he inhabits them. He’s an important part of investigating teams in Paris tracking down fiendishly cunning criminals, such as the Eurasian Hanoi Shan; he gets locked up and threatened with death by vicious gangsters; he is at the elbow of the greatest forensic scientists of the day, such as Edmond Locard of the Surete, and earlier, the legendary Alphonse Bertillon; he is allowed to peruse the ”secret archives” of the Paris Prefecture; by chance, he recognises a famous anarchist bandit, Jules Bonnot, as having once been his chauffeur; he dons disguises such as that of a Parisian apache or a Corsican bandit to infiltrate criminal rings (delightfully, his books sometimes include photographs of him in disguise, complete with picturesque hats and moustaches! ) " (From the website Feathers of the Fireside). Good .
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Book number: 37250
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2727]
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Keywords: True Crime Harry Ashton-wolfe Criminals Essays True Crime

 BOYD, JULIAN P. AND W. EDWIN HEMPHILL, The Murder of George Wythe Two Essays
BOYD, JULIAN P. AND W. EDWIN HEMPHILL
The Murder of George Wythe Two Essays
Williamsburg, VA: Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1958. 2nd Printing. Paperback. B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized paperback with cardstock covers and a glued spine. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is a small edge nick to the top front spine joint. The text pages are clean and bright. "George Wythe (WITH; 1726 – June 8, 1806) was the first American law professor, a noted classics scholar, and a Virginia judge. The first of the seven Virginia signatories of the United States Declaration of Independence, Wythe served as one of Virginia's representatives to the Continental Congress and the Philadelphia Convention. Wythe taught and was a mentor to Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, Henry Clay and other men who became American leaders. BOrn into a wealthy Virginia planter family, Wythe established a legal career in Williamsburg, Virginia after studying under his uncle. He became a member of the House of Burgesses in 1754 and helped oversee defense expenditures during the French and Indian War.". Very Good+ .
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Book number: 35791
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2181]
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Keywords: True Crime Julian P. Boyd W. Edwin Hemphill George Wythe American Law Law Lawyers Revolutionary America True Crime

 DIFONZO, LUIGI, St. Peter's Banker: Michele Sindona
DIFONZO, LUIGI
St. Peter's Banker: Michele Sindona
New York: Franklin Watts, 1983. 2nd Printing. Hardcover. 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. ". Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 31721
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 23 | JP¥ 3272]
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Keywords: True Crime Crime Luigi DiFonzo The Vatican Catholic Church finances Fraud Franklin National Bank True Crime

 DOUGHERTY, GEORGE S. (GEORGE SAMUEL), The Criminal As a Human Being
DOUGHERTY, GEORGE S. (GEORGE SAMUEL)
The Criminal As a Human Being
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1924. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking 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 bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. Both endpapers have noticeable toning. "George Samuel Dougherty (April 5, 1865 – July 16, 1931) was an American law enforcement officer, detective and writer. He was considered one of the leading detectives in the United States, first for the Pinkerton Detective Agency and then as a private investigator, and was responsible for the capture of many notorious criminals during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. While serving as Second Deputy Police Commissioner and head of the NYPD Detectives Bureau, he is credited for his assistance in solving the 1912 murder of Herman Rosenthal which ultimately resulted in the conviction and execution of the Lenox Avenue Gang and NYPD police detective Lieutenant Charles Becker. He also introduced the modern-day fingerprinting to the police force.". Very Good .
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Book number: 36316
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.75 | £UK 27 | JP¥ 3817]
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Keywords: True Crime George S. Dougherty Criminal Behavior Pinkerton Detectives Law Enforcement Prisons True Crime

 EPSTEIN, EDWARD JAY, Counterplot
EPSTEIN, EDWARD JAY
Counterplot
New York: Viking Press, 1969. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. 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.". Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 31116
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2181]
Catalogue: True Crime
Keywords: True Crime Edward Jay Epstein Warren Commission Jim Garrison Assassination Conspiracy Theories True Crime

 FERBER, NAT, I Found out a Confidential Chronicle of the Twenties
FERBER, NAT
I Found out a Confidential Chronicle of the Twenties
New York: Dial Press, 1939. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have somlight bumping, rubbing and wear. The spine of the book has some fading and toning and the lettering on the spine has dulled (not rubbed). The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed, with an inscription by the author, on the front endpaper. There is another former owner's gift notation as well. The front endpaper also includes a smallish rectangular area with some paper loss where a former owner's address label was removed. "Having built the reputation of his New York papers on battling the power of the corrupt political machine known as Tammany Hall, it was only natural that, when two Tammany-backed stock swindlers went on trial in New York, the Hearst papers took a serious interest in the outcome. After the defendants, Fuller and McGee, were acquitted in spite of what was generally considered overwhelming evidence of guilt, Hearst unleashed his attack dogs. In full, spare-no-expense style, the mode in which Hearst was at his most dangerous as a journalist, the editor of the New York American, Victor Watson, ordered the paper’s top investigative reporter, Nat Ferber, to get to the bottom of the case. Ferber found exactly what Hearst had hoped for: one Eddie Eidlitz, a former associate of the defense lawyer William J. Fallon who had won acquittal for the Tammany swindlers. Eidlitz was willing to testify that Fallon had participated in corrupting the jury. Thus began the sensational, front-page prosecution of William Fallon." This book covers a number of the famous cases journalist Nat Ferber covered over the years, including the Seabury Inquiry, the E. M. Fuller and Co. Bankruptcy trial, Racketeer Arnold Rothstein (the Brain) and more. Ferber was an investigative journalist dealing with many of the most famous criminal enterprises of his day. ; Signed by Author. Very Good .
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Book number: 35485
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 136.25 | £UK 115 | JP¥ 16360]
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Keywords: True Crime Nat Ferber Criminal Behavior Racketeering Jury Fixing Journalists Investigative Journalism Hearst Newspaper True Crime

 FULLER, JAMES AND YUMI GAY, Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary 1934-1963
FULLER, JAMES AND YUMI GAY
Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary 1934-1963
San Francisco, CA: Asteron Production, 1985. 7th Printing. Paperback. B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book with illustrated cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The spine of the book has several light creases and the covers have some small spots of rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. Included are two laid in items - a flier on the Gardens of Alcatraz and a Self-Guided Trail of Alcatraz. "Alcatraz Island is located in San Francisco Bay, 1.25 miles (2.01 km) offshore from San Francisco, California, United States. The small island was developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison (1828) , and a federal prison from 1934 until 1963. Beginning in November 1969, the island was occupied for more than 19 months by a group of Native Americans from San Francisco, who were part of a wave of Native activism across the nation, with public protests through the 1970s. In 1972, Alcatraz became part of a national recreation area and received designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.". Very Good .
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Book number: 36481
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1091]
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Keywords: True Crime James Fuller Yumi Gay California Californiana Alcatraz Island Alcatraz Prisons True Crime

 GORON (ENGLISH VERSION BY FLORENCE CREWE-JONES), The Red Nights of Paris from the Coup Double and Policiers Et Rastas
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. This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking 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 bumping, rubbing and edge wear. The covers have some lightish ground-in dirt, edge wear and water spotting. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. The front inner hinge has cracked. The author, Goron was the chief of the Sûreté - 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 Sûreté, best known for Les Memoires de M Goron: Ancien Chef de la Sûreté ["Memoires of Monsieur Goron: Former Head of the Sûreté"] (1897). "Scarce.. Very Good .
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Book number: 34239
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 113.5 | £UK 95.75 | JP¥ 13634]
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Keywords: True Crime Goron Florence Crewe-Jones Police Criminal Justice France Paris, France True Crime

 GUNTHER, MAX, D.B. Cooper What Really Happened
GUNTHER, MAX
D.B. Cooper What Really Happened
Chicago, IL: Contemporary Books, Inc, 1985. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in 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. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but does have some toning to the flap edges. "D. B. Cooper is a media epithet popularly used to refer to an unidentified man who hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft in the northwest United States, in the airspace between Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 24, 1971. He extorted $200,000 in ransom (equivalent to $1,240,000 in 2018) and parachuted to an uncertain fate. Despite an extensive manhunt and protracted FBI investigation, the perpetrator has never been located or identified. It remains the only unsolved case of air piracy in commercial aviation history." (from Wikipedia). Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 38073
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Keywords: True Crime Max Gunther D. B. Cooper Hijacking Airplane Accidents True Crime

 IRVINE, LEIGH H., By Right of Sword a Defense of Capital Punishment, Based on a Searching Examination of History, Theology and Philosophy
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. 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) ". Very Good .
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Book number: 33752
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 59 | £UK 50 | JP¥ 7089]
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Keywords: True Crime Leigh H. Irvine Death Penalty Capital Punishment Crime Law True Crime

 KIRKPATRICK, E. E., Crimes' Paradise the Authentic Inside-Story of the Urschel Kidnapping
KIRKPATRICK, E. E.
Crimes' Paradise the Authentic Inside-Story of the Urschel Kidnapping
San Antonio, TX: Naylor Company, 1934. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. 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. Good .
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Book number: 32698
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 113.5 | £UK 95.75 | JP¥ 13634]
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Keywords: True Crime E. E. Kirkpatrick Charles F. Urschel Signed Editions Kidnapping Machine Gun Kelly Mobsters FBI True Crime

 KRANTZ, PROFESSOR SHELDON, ROBERT A. BELL, JONATHAN BRANT, AND MICHAEL MAGRUDER, Model Rules and Regulations on Prisoners' Rights and Responsibilities
KRANTZ, PROFESSOR SHELDON, ROBERT A. BELL, JONATHAN BRANT, AND MICHAEL MAGRUDER
Model Rules and Regulations on Prisoners' Rights and Responsibilities
St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Co, 1973. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Paperback. This is an oversized paperback book with illustrated covers and a glued spine. The book is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some rubbing and bumping. There is a one inch+ tear to the top front spine. The text pages are clean and bright. "In the United States, the Prison Litigation Reform Act, or PLRA, is a federal statute enacted in 1996 with the intent of limiting "frivolous lawsuits" by prisoners. Among its provisions, the PLRA requires prisoners to exhaust all possibly executive means of reform before filing for litigation, restricts the normal procedure of having the losing defendant pay legal fees (thus making fewer lawyers willing to represent a prisoner) , allows for the courts to dismiss cases as "frivolous" or "malicious", and requires prisoners to pay their court fees up front if they have three previous instances of a case having been dismissed as "frivolous." ". Very Good- .
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Book number: 36696
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2181]
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Keywords: True Crime Prof. Sheldon Krantz Robert A. Bell Prisoners Prisoners Rights Regulations Prison Reform Prison Regulation True Crime

 LINDNER, ROBERT M., Stone Walls and Men
LINDNER, ROBERT M.
Stone Walls and Men
New York: Odyssey Press, 1946. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. 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 spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is generally clean and bright, but has several small edge tears and has a couple of chips, especially to the spine ends. "Robert M. Lindner (May 14, 1914 – February 27, 1956) was an American author and psychologist, best known as the author of the 1944 book Rebel Without A Cause: The Hypnoanalysis Of A Criminal Psychopath, from which the title of Nicholas Ray's 1955 film was adapted. His book described a psychopath as someone who is "incapable of exertions for the sake of others". Lindner's arguments on gambling psychology are well regarded and have been noted as "definitive statements" by the American Academy of Political and Social Science.". Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket .
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Book number: 37202
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 23 | JP¥ 3272]
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Keywords: True Crime Robert M. Lindner Penitentiaries Criminals True Crime

 MANSON, CHARLES (AS TOLD TO NUEL EMMONS), Manson in His Own Words the Shocking Confession of the Most Dangerous Man Alive
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. ISBN: 1562824317. Book Club Edition. 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.". Fine in Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 30188
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 41 | £UK 34.5 | JP¥ 4908]
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Keywords: True Crime Charles Manson Nuel Emmons Murder Mass murder Psychology Biography True Crime

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