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The Jack the Ripper: A-Z

By Begg, Paul

London: Robson Books, 1991. 1st edition. hardback with dust jacket. Very Good. octavo. x + 335pp., b/w plates, text ills., maps, indexes, Compiled by three of the worldÕs leading experts on the subject. Signs of use & paper toning o/w a very good reading / reference copy


The Ultimate Jack the Ripper Companion: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

By Skinner, Keith & Evans, Stewart P.

New York: Carroll & Graf, 2000. 1st edition. hardback with dust jacket. Nice copy. octavo. xii + 692pp., colour & b/w plates, sources, appends., index, Inc. All Scotland Yard reports; Witness statements; Lost files; Extensive press accounts; Rate photographs


Badfellas: Crime, Tradition and New Masculinities

By Winlow, Simon

Oxford: Berg, 2001. 1st edition. softback with stiff wrappers. As New. octavo. x + 192pp., bibliog., index, The first sustained analysis of organised crime & violence to use covert research methods


Stavisky: A Confidence Man in the Republic of Virtue

By Jankowski, Paul F.

Ithica: Cornell University Press, 2018. 1st edition. hardback with dust jacket. As New. large octavo. xiv + 326pp., b/w plates, bibliog., index, Account of the Russian-born swindler & con-man who charmed his way to the heights of the French Republic before coming to a mysterious end on Mont Blanc. Nice copy in a slightly chipped dust jacket


Heads I Win: The True Story of David Gee, Australia's most Audacious Coin Forger

By Watson, Jeffrey; Don Thomas & Jack Bennett

Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1986. 1st edition. hardback with dust jacket. Nice copy. octavo. viii + 175pp., b/w plates, index, Scarce title


The Missing Beaumont Children: 50 Years of Mystery and Misery

By Madigan, Michael

Adelaide: Elvis Press, 2015. various eds.. softback with stiff wrappers. As New. octavo.. 253pp., b/w plates, references, index, First edition & very scarce


The Beast of Jersey

By Paisnel, Joan

London: New English Library, 1981. reprint new edition. softback with stiff wrappers. Nice copy. small octavo. 176pp., Very nice copy


The Secret History of the Coningham Case. (Illustrated with Photographic Facsimiles of the Documents in the Case and Many Others that were not Produced in Court) / 'Zero'.

By ÔZeroÕ [Daniel Green)

Sydney: (Finn Brothers, Printers), 1901. 1st edition. original boards. Very Good. octavo. xvii + 360pp., b/w plates, text ills., facsimiles, appendix, Arthur Coningham, who played test cricket for Australia,sued his wife for divorce and named Dr. O'Haran, private secretary to Cardinal Moran, as co-respondent. Author details the perjurious defence of OÕHaran. Ownership stamp of Mr. Justice J. A. Keely. Worn & battered copy, however complete reading / reference copy of a fascinating item highlighting the virulent Catholic / Protestant divide in late Victorian Sydney


The Ripper Legacy: Life and Death of Jack the Ripper

By Howells, Martin & Keith Skinner

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1987. 1st edition. dust jacket. Nice copy. octavo. xiii + 209pp., b/w pls., bibliog., index, First book to positively identify Montague Druitt as the Ripper. Dust jacket sunned at spine o/w a nice copy


Naming Jack the Ripper: New Crime Scene Evidence, a Stunning Forensic Breakthrough, the Killer Revealed

By Edwards, Russell

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 2014. 1st edition. hardback with dust jacket. As New. octavo. 312pp., col. & b/w pls., maps, appendix, index, Brilliant read


To Encourage the Others: Startling New Facts on the Craig / Bentley Murder Case

By Yallop, David A.

London: W. H. Allen, 1971. 1st edition. dust jacket. Nice copy. octavo. 305pp., b/w pls., ep maps, appends., index, Shows that if evidence had not been suppressed, Derek Bentley would not have hanged


One of Your Own: The Life and Death of Myra Hindley

By Lee, Carol Ann

Edinburgh: Mainstream, 2010. 1st edition. softback with stiff wrappers. Nice copy. octavo. 463pp., b/w pls., notes, bibliog., index, On November 15, 2002, Myra Hindley died in prison, one of the rare women whose crimes were deemed so indefensible that 'life' really did mean 'life'. Without a doubt Britain's most notorious murderess, her death has done nothing to diminish the shadow she casts across our collective consciousness. But who was the woman behind the headlines?


Murderess : A Study of the Women Executed in Britain since 1843

By Wilson, Patrick

London: Michael Joseph, 1971. 1st edition / 1st printing. hardback with dust jacket. As New. octavo. 318pp., Fascinating study of the 68 women executed between 1843 & 1950. Nice copy in like unclipped dust jacket


The Great Train Robbery: Crime of the Century: The Definitive Account

By Russell-Pavier, Nick & Stewart Richards

London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2012. 1st edition. hardback with dust jacket. As New. octavo. vi + 441pp., b/w pls., maps, appends., index, The crime, the investigation, the trial, the two escapes from high-security prisons


Salvation and Suicide, Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and Jonestown

By Chidester, David

Bloomington: Indiana U. P., 2003. revised edition. hardback in original cloth. As New. octavo. xxviii + 190pp., notes, No dust jacket. Re-issued for the 25th anniversary of the mass suicides at Jonestown; features a new prologue that considers the meaning of the tragedy for a post-Waco, post-9/11 world. ÔFor the author, Jonestown recalls the American religious commitment to redemptive sacrifice, which for Jim Jones meant saving his followers from the evils of capitalist societyÕ


Heavy Allies

By Grogan, Wayne

Blackheath: Brandl & Schlesinger, 2008. 1st edition. softback with stiff wrappers. As New. octavo. lix + 459pp., b/w pls., index, A factional account of State-sanctioned organised crime & drug-dealing in 1970s Australia, emanating from the jungles of Vietnam & stoked by American interference, especially the role of the Nugan Hand bank


Stealing Through Life

By Booth, Ernest

New York: Alfred Knopf, 1929. 1st edition. hardback in original cloth. Nice copy. octavo. 308pp., ÔBooth's career as a thief was punctuated by several brief stays in county jails and over half of a five-year sentence at San Quentin. He secured an excellent inmate job at San Quentin (photographer), but after a parole denial, soured on it and used the position as a front to appropriate saleable items from the administrationÕ. No dust jacket but a very nice crisp copy in bright purple cloth boards


Through the Shadows with O. Henry

By Jennings, Al

New York: H. K. Fly Company, 1921. 1st edition. hardback in decorated cloth. Nice copy. octavo. 320pp., col. frontis., b/w pls., book deals with Jennings' prison life and his friendship with O. Henry, who was confined in the same prison. An Oklahoma outlaw, Six-Guns Al Jennings and O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) may have served time together in the Columbus, Ohio, Penitentiary. Jennings describes the horrors of prison life. Nice tight copy in bright decorated cloth boards


Final Verdict

By St. Johns, Adela Rogers

London: Cape, 1963. 1st edition. hardback with dust jacket. Nice copy. octavo. 445pp., Biography of Earl Rogers, the celebrated American defence lawyer, written by his daughter. A vivid vision of Los Angeles & San Francisco in the early 20th Century. Neat ownership signature o/w nice copy


Great Issues in Private Courts

By Furneaux, Rupert

London: Kimber, 1964. 1st edition. hardback with dust jacket. Nice copy. octavo. xxii + 227pp., frontis., b/w pls., index, ÔThe decision of the 'private courts' - the disciplinary findings of the Ecclesiastical Courts, of the General Medical Council, the Bar Council and the Law Society - have had a profound influence on the everyday life of the English community. The author has drawn on cases over the previous 50 years to show what powers these courts wield, and how they have exercised their authority.Õ


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