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Without Mercy: Obsession and Murder Under the Influence by  Gary Provost - First Edition - 1990 - from Grimalkin Books (SKU: 001330)

Without Mercy: Obsession and Murder Under the Influence

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Without Mercy: Obsession and Murder Under the Influence

by Provost, Gary

  • Used
  • fine
  • Hardcover
  • First
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Steelton, Pennsylvania
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About This Item

New York: Pocket Books, Inc., 1990. This Stated First Printing from January 1990 also has the required number line ending in a "1". Both the book and the unclipped dust jacket are in Fine condition. This true crime in the heart of suburbia (the Florida Redlands) involved an International House of Pancakes, an alcoholic waitress, her obsession for a gay manager, the manager's ill-fated llover and IHOP owner, and two unlikely hit men. The book also deals with the issue of capital punishment, since the waitress, Dee Casteel, was the first woman in Florida sentenced the electric chair. The book is bound in red-orange boards with black spine cloth and gilt lettering. I've placed the dust jacket into a Brodart protective sleeve. The book measures 6 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches and includes 252 pages. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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Grimalkin Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
Without Mercy: Obsession and Murder Under the Influence
Provost, Gary
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
First Edition
Pocket Books, Inc.
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
True Crime, Corporal Punishment, Gay Crime
Bookseller catalogs
Mystery and True Crime; Gay Literature and Art;
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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Grimalkin Books

Grimalkin Books is located in Steelton, Pennsylvania, the first town south of Harrisburg. We specialize in older, unusual books and sets, often literary, artistic, or historical. "Grimalkin" is old English for an old gray cat, mainly because the owner, Bob Amsel, is a cat lover. All books subject to prior sale. Payment must be received within 10 days of the order or item will be returned to stock. We accept money orders, bank checks, personal checks (allow time to clear), PayPal or MasterCard/Visa through Biblio's credit card processing service. International orders must be paid in US dollars and can be paid via PayPal, credit card (through ABE), or International Postal Money Order. Your purchase will be carefully packaged to protect it during shipping. Books may not be returned just because the buyer has changed his mind. Only books with actual defects that were not mentioned by the seller in the listing may be returned. Please insure returns for their full value.

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