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Dead and Buried: the Horrible History of Bodysnatching
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Dead and Buried: the Horrible History of Bodysnatching

By Adams, Norman

New York: Bell Publishing Company, 1972. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. First Edition, First Printing (letterline on copyright page begins with "a") in clean dust jacket. Clean gray boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs.152 pages. Clean dust jacket has a few tiny edge nicks and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The horrible history of body-snatching, which reached its peak at the beginning of the 19th century. Fron Land's End to John o'Groats, people lived and died in terror of the bodysnatchers, for the old saying you are worth more dead than alive was never as true as in those days, when the ressurectionists busied themselves in the graveyards of the land at the dead of night--in search of "things for the surgeon."

$20.00

Thunderstruck
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Thunderstruck

By Larson, Erik

New York: Crown, 2006. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Dark blue boards with black spine, gold lettering on spine. N obumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with map-illustrated endpapers - no names or bookplates. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 463 pages with index. A true story of love, murder and an amazing age of science and invention.

$18.00

Pinkerton's Great Detective: The Amazing Life and Times of James McParland
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Pinkerton's Great Detective: The Amazing Life and Times of James McParland

By Beau Riffenburgh

New York: Viking, 2013. First Edition, First Printing. Hardback. Fine/Fine. First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Gift quality, as new condition. Clean dove gray boards with charcoal spine, red stamped lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 384 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author presents the first biography of Mcparland and the agency's cloak-and-dagger methods. Both action-packed and meticulously researched, this book brings readers along on McParland's most challenging cases.

$18.00

The Hoax
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The Hoax

By Irving, Clifford

Sagaponack, New York: Permanent Press, 1981. First American Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First American Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Clean red boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. One corner tip has tiny bump. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 378 pages. Clean dust jacket has edge wear, short closed edge tears, no chips, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The amazing story of Clifford Irving and the Howard Hughes hoax; the ultimate caper, involving daring, treachery, and corruption.

$25.00

The Monster of Florence
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The Monster of Florence

By Preston, Douglas

New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2008. First Edition, First Printing. Unknown. Fine/Fine. Stated First Edition (First Printing, with full number line on copyright page), in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean ivory boards with black spine, gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean map-illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 322 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A remarkable and harrowing true story of murder, mutiliation, suicide, and vengeance.

$15.00

I, Willie Sutton
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I, Willie Sutton

By Reynolds, Quentin

New York: Farrar, Straus & Young, 1953. Later printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. Very clean book in unclipped dust jacket. Unfaded orange paper-covered boards with gray cloth spine, brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. 273 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, a few short closed edge tears; nice photo and bio of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover The personal story of the most daring bank robber and jail breaker of his time.

$30.00

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

By Berend, John

New York: Random House, 1994. Later printing. Hardback. Very Good/Near Fine. Later printing, SIGNED by author John Berend. Black paper-covered boards with black cloth spine, metalic lettering on spine. Small water stain at base of cloth spine front and back. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Signed by author on front free endpaper: "John Berend." 388 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A gorgeous and haunting blend of true crime mystery and travel book that exposes Savannah, Georgia as the alluring place it has always been and will always be, not only because of the place, but because of the people.

$15.00

U.S. Marshals
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U.S. Marshals

By Earp, Mike and David Fisher

New York: William Morrow, 2014. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean unfaded black boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean decorated endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. 361 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This book tells the thrilling inside story of today's U.S. marshals in their own words. Based on interviews with more than fifty current and former deputies, as well as Earp's personal case notes, here are the greatest cases, hairiest arrests, and most unforgettable moments, all revealed for the first time.

$20.00

A Thief's Primer
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A Thief's Primer

By Jackson, Bruce

New York: Macmillan, 1969. Stated First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Fine. Stated First Printing in unclipped dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. Very slight fading. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. 243 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The life and times of an American character, a safe-cracker and check-passer, who makes his living completely outside the law but has some principles about it.

$20.00

Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do: The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in a Free Society
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Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do: The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in a Free Society

By McWilliams, Peter

Los Angeles, California: Prelude Press, 1993. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket - as new condition. Burgundy boards with darker burgundy cloth spine, metallic lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Wonderful black and white illustrations. 815 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The idea behind this book is simple: As an adult, you should be allowed to do with your person and property whatever you choose, as long as you don't physically harm the person or property of another. Many interesting facts in this book that will shock you.

$22.00

Yours for Eternity: A Love Story on Death Row
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Yours for Eternity: A Love Story on Death Row

By Damien; Davis, Lorri Echols

New York: Blue Rider Press (Penguin Group), 2014. First Edition, First Printing. Hardback. FIne/Fine. First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition. Clean maroon boards with blind stamped metallic lettering on cover, brown spine with stamped metallic lettering. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. 427 pages. Clean dust jacket is unworn, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. One of the most unlikely -- and unforgettable -- true love stories. Damien Echols was just eighteen years old when he was condemned to death for a crime he didn't commit. His case--that of the infamous "West Memphis Three" -- gained notoriety after a documentary, "Paradise Lost", exposed the biased nature of the trial and Echols as the charming--and tragic--figure at its center. New York City Architect Lorri Davis saw the documentary and was forever changed. She sent a letter to Damien, from which sprung a 16 year correspondence.

$15.00

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

By Berendt, John

New York: Random House , 1994. Later printing. Hardback. Fine/Fine. Later printing, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded black boards with metallion author initials on cover, metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Flat signed "John Berendt" on front free endpaper. No other marks. 388 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (25.00/35.00 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$30.00

Gift of Time
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Gift of Time

By Varna, Andrew

New York: G. P. Putnam's , 1956. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Very clean black cloth boards with green lettering on spine. No fading, or fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 207 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), unchipped, with a few short closed edge tears and very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The dangers and excitement of smuggling on a large scale revealed by a successful master of the craft.

$20.00

Spy Book: The Encyclopedia of Espionage
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Spy Book: The Encyclopedia of Espionage

By Polmar, Norman and Thomas B. Allen

New York: Random House , 1996. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY...First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped original clean dust jacket. Clean pale yellow boards with black cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 633 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$25.00

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

By Berendt, John

New York: Random House , 1994. Later printing. Hardback. Very Good+/Fine. Later printing, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Black boards with black cloth spine, metallic lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, narrow line of fading to base of cloth. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. Signed "John Berendt" on half-title page. 388 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$18.00

Corpse Nature, Forensics, and the Struggle to Pinpoint Time of Death
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Corpse Nature, Forensics, and the Struggle to Pinpoint Time of Death

By Sachs, Jessica

New York: MJF Books, 2001. First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Printing (full number line on copyright page) in clean bright unchipped dust jacket. Very clean cream boards with black cloth spine, red metallic lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. As new condition. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 270 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The terrible and beautiful truth about what happens to our bodies when we die, and new breakthroughs in science which help law enforcement in determining the actual time of death.

$12.00

Crimes of the 20th Century
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Crimes of the 20th Century

By Miscellaneous

New York: Crescent, 1991. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition, First Printing, in clean original dust jacket. Very clean glossy boards with silver lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 320 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Large format (approx. size: 9-1/2" x 11").

$20.00

The Poison Trail
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The Poison Trail

By Boos, William F., M.D.

Boston / New York: Hale, Cushman & Flint, 1939. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. First Edition, First Printing (stated "First Printing, April 1939" on copyright page. Clean unfaded brown cloth boards with dark brown lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Very faint browning to front free endpaper from enclosed newspaper clipping; no names, writing or bookplates. 380 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few very tiny edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. In this unique book a well known toxicologist tells the story of man's constant struggle against his most insidious enemy. He draws fully from his own experiences as a physician in his special field; as consultant in the use of poison for industrial purposes and foods; and as an expert witness in many of the famous civil and criminal cases of the last twenty years.

$30.00

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

By Berendt, John

New York: Random House , 1994. First Edition, First Printing. Hardback. Fine/Near Fine. First Edition, First Printing with correct number line and all correct first edition points, in clean dust jacket. Clean unfaded dark green boards with black cloth spine, metallic lettering on cover (author's initials) and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 388 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, small price clip at upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. . To assist in determining the first edition, first printing these are the identifying points: Dustjacket price of $23.00 on front inside flap. On page eleven, line thirty-two contains the spelling error "fmr" instead of "for." The Random House correct number line of (2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3) above first edition statement on copyright page. On rear of dustjacket - Ann Beattie is listed first. On later printings each letter of the alphabet represents an additional ten thousand printing and appears only on later printings. The first printing of this book will not contain letters or the number "1" in the number line. On later printings, the rear of dustjacket Edmund White is listed first. This is one of the most misrepresented first edition, first printing books of the 21st century.

$100.00

Ella - A Story of the White Slave Traffic
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Ella - A Story of the White Slave Traffic

By Wright, John C.

Harbor Springs, Michigan: John C. Wright, 1911. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/no dust jacket. Rare First Edition of this book on white slave traffic. Clean beige cloth covered boards with decorated cover (black eagle against a background of white) , white lettering. Light bumping to corners, no fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. Very slight rubbing to lettering and decoration on cover. Published privately by John C. Wright, Harbor Springs, Michigan in 1911. Preface by the author. 132 pages. A story based on prostitution in Chicago, and the white slave traffic.

$125.00

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