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WAR OF WORDS: A True Tale of Newsprint and Murder

by Read, Simon

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Published
2009
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Fine
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First Edition, First Printing.
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$15.00

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New York: Union Square Press, 2009. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. A True Crime account of the 1880 shooting death of Charles de Young, the founder of the San Francisco Chronicle, the leading newspaper in the western U.S. from the 1870s until well into the 1990s. In 1879, de Young and the Chronicle began a… Read more
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TOO LATE TO SAY GOODBYE

by Rule, Ann

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Published
2007
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Near Fine
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First Edition, First Printing.
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9780743238526
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$10.00

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New York: Free Press/Simon & Schuster, 2007. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Another bestseller from Rule, widely acknowledged as the "Queen of True Crime." In late 2004, Jean Corbin, mother of two living with her husband, Bart, in a posh home in an upscale Atlanta suburb, was found dead, a bullet in her head… Read more
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THE LOVE PIRATE AND THE BANDIT'S SON

by James, Laura

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Published
2009
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Fine
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First Edition, First Printing.
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$15.00

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New York: Sterling Publishing Co., 2009. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. The author, a lawyer and historian, makes a diligently-researched case that the 1924 unsolved murder of Zeo Zoe Williams, a beautiful, ruthless Ohio high school dropout, who discovered marrying a series of wealthy men was an easy way to make a living, was committed by… Read more
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DIRTY CASH: Organized Crime In The 21st Century

by Southwell, David

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Published
2002
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Very Good to Near Fine
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First Edition, First Printing.
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9780753507025
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$9.75

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London: Virgin Books, Ltd., 2002. First Edition, First Printing. . Mass Market Paperback. Very Good to Near Fine/No Jacket. A survey of organized crime as it currently exists in the new century by experienced True Crime writer and reporter Southwell, who asserts that crime has gone global with large criminal enterprises in several dozen countries competing for billions… Read more
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TRUE CRIME

by Fido, Martin

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Published
2005
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Very Good to Near Fine
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First Printing, Second Edition.
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9780681071384
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$14.75

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London: Carlton Books Ltd., 2005. First Printing, Second Edition. . Trade Paperback. Very Good to Near Fine. Subtitled, "The Infamous Villains of Modern History and Their Hideous Crimes," Fido's "True Crime" utilizes an out-of-the-ordinary tabloid newspaper format with numerous photographs to chronicle the actions of some of the worst of the world's criminals beginning in 1800 and spanning… Read more
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DUMMY

by Tidyman, Ernest

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Published
1974
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Good Plus
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Book Club (BCE/BOMC).
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$6.50

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Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1974. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). . Hardcover. Good Plus/Good Plus. Tidyman, an Academy Award-winning screenwriter of 'The French Connection' and author of the "Shaft" novels, wrote this True Crime account of one of the most unusual murder cases in the history of the U.S. criminal justice system. In 1965, Donald Lang, a young African… Read more
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THE DIAMOND SMUGGLERS

by Fleming, Ian

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Published
1964
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Near Fine to Fine
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First Printing, First Edition Thus.
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$14.00

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New York: Collier Books, 1964. First Printing, First Edition Thus. . Mass Market Paperback. Near Fine to Fine. Vintage Paperback, Collier AS 554 V; Originally published in 1957 as a series of articles in the London Sunday Times, this book is Fleming's True Crime account of South African diamond smuggling netting $30 million a year until the Diamond… Read more
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THE POET AND THE MURDERER

by Worrall, Simon

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Published
2002
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Fine
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First Edition, First Printing.
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9780525945963
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$18.75

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New York: Dutton/Penguin, 2002. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. The True Crime story of Mark Hoffman, a near genius and perhaps the greatest liteerary forger of the 20th century as well as one of its most remorseless murderers; boards and text are clean, tight, square; dustjacket shows only very minimal surface and edgewear. Collectable.
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THE DEFENSE NEVER RESTS

by Bailey, F. Lee

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Published
1972
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Good Plus to Very Good
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First Printing, First Edition Thus.
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$7.75

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New York: Signet/New American Library, 1972. First Printing, First Edition Thus. . Mass Market Paperback. Good Plus to Very Good. Vintage Paperback, Signet W5236; a True Crime collection of some of F. Lee Bailey's early cases, the ones that earned him his reputation as a defense attorney and trial lawyer, including the Sam Sheppard retrial; the Boston Strangler;… Read more
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DEATH AT THE PRIORY

by Ruddick, James

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Published
2002
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Very Good
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First Printing, First U.S. Edition.
ISBN
9780871138323
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$10.75

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New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2002. First Printing, First U.S. Edition. . Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. A True Crime account of a sensational murder among the elite in Victorian England in 1875 when the second husband of a beautiful and wealthy woman was poisoned in a case that captured headlines for weeks and ultimately remained unsolved until author… Read more
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MY DARK PLACES

by Ellroy, James

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Published
1996
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Fine
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First Edition, First Printing.
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9780679441854
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$24.75

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New York: Knopf, 1996. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. This is the True Crime memoir of author James Ellroy, whose mother, Jean, was murdered in Los Angeles in 1958 when the author was ten years old. This book is the story of the police investigation of the murder, which remained unsolved, and of Ellroy's own investigation… Read more
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UNTIL YOU ARE DEAD. The Book of Executions in America

by Drimmer, Frederick

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Published
1990
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Very Good
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First Edition, First Printing.
ISBN
9780806511849
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$13.75

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New York: Citadel Press/Carol Publishing Group, 1990. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. A painstakingly researched history of legal execution in the U.S., including John Wilkes Booth, Nat Turner, Sacco and Vanzetti, Ruth Snyder, Ted Bundy, Gary Gilmore and many more, as well as those put to death and later found to be innocent; illustrated… Read more
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TRIALS OF AN EXPERT WITNESS: Tales Of Clinical Neurology And The Law

by Klawans, Harold L., M.D.

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Published
1991
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Very Good
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First Edition, First Printing.
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9780316496834
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$14.75

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Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1991. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. Dr. Klawans, well-known as an expert witness in cases involving neurological disease and disorders, discusses some of his most noteworthy trials as well as commenting on several famous cases such as the Twinkie insanity defense, poet Ezra Pound's alleged insanity and whether epilepsy… Read more
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LIFE & DEATH IN MOHAWK COUNTRY

by Johansen, Bruce E.

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Published
1993
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Fine
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First Edition, First Printing.
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9781555919061
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$22.75

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Golden, CO: North American Press, 1993. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. A careful, detailed description and analysis of what became known as the Mohawk Civil War or the Mohawk Gambling War of 1989-90 in the Akwesasne community on the border between Upstate New York and Canada, requiring massive intervention by the U.S. and Canadian governments as… Read more
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CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE (A Death In The Night)

by Schiller, Lawrence

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Published
2002
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Fine
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First Edition, First Printing.
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9780060006655
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New York: HarperCollins, 2002. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Schiller's fourth True Crime book, presents a truly unusual case: a young New Jersey doctor sues Ford Motor Company for wrongful death, claiming his pregnant wife was killed by a faulty air bag in a minor accident in the family's Explorer. But Ford, after an exhaustive investigation,… Read more
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ECHOES IN THE DARKNESS

by Wambaugh, Joseph

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Published
1987
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Very Good
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First Edition, First Printing.
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9780688068899
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$11.00

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New York: Perigord Press/William Morrow, 1987. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Wambaugh's third non-fiction title is this True Crime account of the 1979 murder of a Philadelphia teacher that became known as the "Main Line Murder Case;" boards and text are clean, tight, square; dustjacket shows only minor surface and edgewear, no tears or… Read more
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THE MAUL AND THE PEAR TREE

by James, P.D. & Critchley, T.A.

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Published
1986
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Fine
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First Printing, First U.S. Edition.
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9780892961528
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$16.00

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New York: Mysterious Press, 1986. First Printing, First U.S. Edition. . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. James' venture into True Crime details what became known as the Ratcliffe Highway Murders that resulted in seven deaths in two London families in 1811; with drawings and other line illustrations; light remainder mark on bottom edge, o/w text and boards are clean, tight, square;… Read more
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MURDER TWO: THE SECOND CASEBOOK OF FORENSIC DETECTION

by Evans, Colin

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Published
2004
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Very Good
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First Edition, First Printing.
ISBN
9780471215325
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$26.00

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Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. Evans' sequel to his earlier "The Casebook of Forensic Detection: How Science Solved 100 of the World's Most Baffling Crimes;" covers 100 cases solved by forensic science on four continents over almost a two hundred year period; it's an excellent reference… Read more
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THE MURDER OF NAPOLEON

by Weider, Ben & Hapgood, David

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Published
1983
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Very Good to Near Fine
Edition
First Printing, First Paperback Edition.
ISBN
9780425060506
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$7.25

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New York: Berkley Books, 1983. First Printing, First Paperback Edition. . Mass Market Paperback. Very Good to Near Fine. the True Crime account of the investigation of a Swedish dentist, Dr. Sten Forshufvud, into the death of Napoleon Bonaparte after his exile to St. Helena and his conclusion, with documentation, that the former emperor was murdered, a victim… Read more
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NO DEADLY DRUG: The Anatomy of a Celebrity Murder Trial

by MacDonald, John D.

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Published
1968
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Very Good
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First Edition, First Printing.
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$30.00

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Garden City: Doubleday, 1968. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Very Good/Good Plus. Novelist John D. MacDonald's foray into True Crime resulted in this painstaking, 656-page account of the first murder trial of Dr. Carl Coppolino in New Jersey in 1966. This story, which covers every detail of the trial from jury selection to the final verdict without… Read more
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