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VIDOCQ, A BIOGRAPHY Picaroon of Crime

by Stead, Philip John

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Published
1953
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Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket; Second printing warmly inscribed by the author on front endpaper. Book is straight with lig
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Second Printing
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London: Staples. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket; Second printing warmly inscribed by . the author on front endpaper. Book is straight with light top edge soil; . jacket with edge chips and tears.. 1953. Second Printing. Hardcover. The Vidocq of legend is a monstrous figure - the convict who escaped from the galleys and became a chief… Read more
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THE STORY OF SCOTLAND YARD

by Thomson, Sir Basil

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Published
1936
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Very Good with no dust jacket; Book is straight and clean with edge foxing and some scratches to red cloth boards.
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Book Club Edition
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New York: The Literary Guild. Very Good with no dust jacket; Book is straight and clean with edge foxing . and some scratches to red cloth boards.. 1936. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Sir Basil Thomson took charge of the administrative branch of Scotland Yard, the Criminal Investigation Department, in June of 1913. The world, by comparison, was a… Read more
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SCOTLAND YARD

by Scott, Harold

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Published
1954
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Very Good with no dust jacket; Address stamp to front enpaper, also what looks like the Dewey Decimal Classification for this b
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First Edition
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London: Andre Deutsch. Very Good with no dust jacket; Address stamp to front enpaper, also what . looks like the Dewey Decimal Classification for this book, however, this . does not appear to be an ex-library.. 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Details the inner workings of Scotland Yard as told by Sir Harold Scott, the Commissioner of the Metroplitan Police… Read more
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ARSENIC UNDER THE ELMS Murder in Victorian New Haven

by McConnell, Virginia A.

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Published
1999
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Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Has been gently read.
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First Edition
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9780275962975
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Westport: Praeger. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Has been gently read.. 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. A fascinating view of Connecticut in Victorian times as glimpsed through the unrelated, but disturbingly similar murders of two young women near New Haven in the late 1800s. ; 9.5 X 6.4 X 1.0 inches; 288 pages .
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CHASING THE DEVIL My Twenty-Year Quest to Capture the Green River Killer

by Reichert, David

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Published
2004
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Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Signed by the author on title page. Remainder mark top edge near spine.
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First Edition
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9780316156325
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New York: Little, Brown and Company. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Signed by the author on title page. . Remainder mark top edge near spine.. 2004. First Edition. Hardcover. For twenty years, Sheriff David Reichert of King County, Washington, was a man obsessed with a single, all-consuming obsession: to capture the most notorious serial killer in… Read more
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SHOCKING CASES FROM DR. HENRY LEE'S FORENSIC FILES

by Lee, Henry C. & Jerry Labriola

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Published
2010
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Fine in Fine dust jacket; Inscribed by Jerry Labriola on front endpaper. Fine book in like jacket.
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First Edition
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9781591027751
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Amherst: Prometheus. Fine in Fine dust jacket; Inscribed by Jerry Labriola on front endpaper. . Fine book in like jacket.. 2010. First Edition. Hardcover. Presents Dr. Henry Lee's investigation in five cases, including the Phil Spector Case, the Priest's Ritual Murder of a Nun, the Brown's Chicken Massacre and atrocities in Croatia and Bosnia. ; 9.0 X 6.1… Read more
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THE TRUE STORIES OF CELEBRATED CRIMES: Adventures of the World's Greatest Detectives

by Barton, George

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Published
1909
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Good with no dust jacket; Edge wear and spotting to burgundy boards. Paper spine titles a bit tanned. Illustration on page 249
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First Edition (?)
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New York: McKinlay Stone & Mackenzie. Good with no dust jacket; Edge wear and spotting to burgundy boards. Paper . spine titles a bit tanned. Illustration on page 249 creased vertically.. 1909. First Edition (?). Hardcover. Contains the accounts of 15 famous cases, and a 41-page account of Adam Worth and the theft and recovery of Gainsborough's "Duchess of… Read more
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FINGERPRINTS: The Origins of Crime Detection and the Murder Case That Launched Forensic Science

by Beavan, Colin

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Published
2001
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Fine in Fine dust jacket; Fine book in like jacket.
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First Edition
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9780786866076
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New York: Hyperion. Fine in Fine dust jacket; Fine book in like jacket.. 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. It is almost impossible to imagine that prior to the twentieth century, there was no reliable way to distinguish between the guilty and the innocent. All that changed in Britain in 1905 when the bloody bodies of an elderly couple… Read more
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THE MONSTER OF FLORENCE

by Preston, Douglas

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Published
2008
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Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Page edges lightly toned.
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First Edition
ISBN
9780446581196
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New York: Grand Central Publishing. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Page edges lightly toned.. 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. Douglas Preston fulfilled a longtime dream when he moved with his family to a villa in Florence. Upon meeting journalist Mario Spezi, Preston was stunned to learn that the olive grove next to his home had been the… Read more
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THE HOLLYWOOD MURDER CASEBOOK

by Munn, Michael

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Published
1988
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Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket; Some toning to edges; back panel rubbed.
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First US Edition
ISBN
9780312014438
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New York: St Martins Press. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket; Some toning to edges; back panel . rubbed.. 1988. First US Edition. Hardcover. Thirteen cases are described from William Desmond Taylor, to Thelma Todd, Sharon Tate, Bruce Lee, Gig Young, among others. ; 8.2 X 5.5 X 1.0 inches; 192 pages .
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JOURNAL OF THE DEAD: A Story of Friendship and Murder in the New Mexico Desert

by Kersten, Jason

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Published
2003
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Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket with crinkling and light wear.
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First Edition
ISBN
9780060184704
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New York: Harper Collins. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket with crinkling and light wear.. 2003. First Edition. Hardcover. In the summer of 1999, best friends Raffi Kodikian and David Coughlin set off on a cross-country trek in the spirit of Jack Kerouac"s On the Road. The two stopped for an overnight trip in Carlsbad Caverns… Read more
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SAFE HARBOR: A Murder in Nantucket

by McDonald, Brian

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Published
2006
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Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Hint of a lean, else fine.
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First Edition
ISBN
9780312358754
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New York: St. Martin's Press. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Hint of a lean, else fine.. 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. With its gleaming white beaches and magnificent estates, the island of Nantucket is home to some of America's richest families. In October 2004, it was the scene of a tragic murder. This is the sotry of… Read more
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FATAL ANALYSIS: A True Story of Professional Privilege and Serial Murder

by Obler, Martin

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Published
1997
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Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Some small spots of soil to fore edge; jacket with light wrinkles.
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First Edition
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9780882821528
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New Horizon Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Some small spots of soil to fore edge; . jacket with light wrinkles.. 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. 0882821520 . The psychologist of a serial killer describes his early attempts to help his new client before discovering that he was behind recent murders, his terror when he learned the… Read more
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THE TELLTALE CORPUS DELICTI: Stories of Murderers Who Couldn't Lose the Bodies

by Sanders, Bruce

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Published
1968
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Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly rubbed with toning to spine.
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First Edition
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9780498065965
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New Jersey: A. S. Barnes. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly rubbed with toning to . spine.. 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. 0498065960 . A collection of twelve classic cases of murder that have one thing in common: the killers, whether they slew with calculated ingenuity or In a moment of passion , whether they were… Read more
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HOW TO SOLVE A MURDER : The Forensic Handbook

by Kurland, Michael

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Published
1995
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Near Fine; Appears unread.
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First Edition; First Printing
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9780028604107
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New York: Macmillan. Near Fine; Appears unread.. 1995. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. 0028604105 . Revealing how contemporary investigators solve complicated crimes with seemingly sketchy evidence, a behind-the-scenes look at a forensic crime lab discusses such modern techniques as DNA analysis, ballistics, blood samples, and psychopathology. ; Trade PB .
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A GALLERY OF ROGUES : Portraits in True Crime

by Kurland, Michael

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Published
1994
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Near Fine; True crime reference work in A to Z format, covering criminals and lawmen.
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First Printing
ISBN
9780671850326
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New York: Prentice Hall. Near Fine; True crime reference work in A to Z format, covering criminals . and lawmen.. 1994. First Printing. Softcover. Trade PB .
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DEADLY ILLUSIONS : Jean Harlow and the Murder of Paul Bern

by Marx, Samuel; Vanderveen, Joyce

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Published
1990
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Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Hint of lean to book. Two small dents to jacket front panel at spine edge.
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First Edition
ISBN
9780394582184
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New York: Random House. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Hint of lean to book. Two small dents . to jacket front panel at spine edge.. 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. 0394582187 . Disputes the suicide verdict in the 1932 shooting death of director Paul Bern, and presents new evidence of a murder and cover-up. .
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CRIMES OF VIOLENCE AND REVENGE

by Ashton-Wolfe, H.

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Published
1929
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Good with no dust jacket; Yellow boards with red lettering and red-stained top edge. Eleven accounts of crime in Europe and Mex
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First Edition
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Boston: Houghton and Mifflin. Good with no dust jacket; Yellow boards with red lettering and red-stained . top edge. Eleven accounts of crime in Europe and Mexico. Front hinge . cracked at title page. Fraying to corners and spine ends with a tear to . head. Boards still bright but soiled, especially to spine.. 1929. First Edition. Hardcover.
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HOFFA'S MAN : The Rise and Fall of Jimmy Hoffa As Witnessed by His Strongest Arm

by Franco, Joseph; Hammer, Richard

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Published
1987
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Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Remainder mark to bottom edge near spine. Light edge soil. Jacket has some shelf wear and a
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First Edition
ISBN
9780135177648
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New York: Prentice-Hall. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Remainder mark to bottom edge near . spine. Light edge soil. Jacket has some shelf wear and a tiny tear to . bottom front corner.. 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. 0135177642 . Tells the inside story of the Teamsters Union, payoffs, power struggles, and Hoffa's disappearance. .
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DEATH AT THE PRIORY : Sex, Love, and Murder in Victorian England

by Ruddick, James

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Published
2001
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Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Book leans a bit. Jacket lightly wrinkled along edges.
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First American Edition
ISBN
9780871138323
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New York: Atlantic Monthly Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Book leans a bit. Jacket lightly . wrinkled along edges.. 2001. First American Edition. Hardcover. 0871138328 . Filled with love, greed, intrigue, violence, and a wealth of suspects, a riveting true account details the unsolved murder of successful attorney Charles Bravo, a cruel man who tormented… Read more
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