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MAN ALONE
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MAN ALONE

By Doyle, William (with Scott O'Dell)

New York: Bantam Books, 1954. 184 pp. Bantam Book 1247. Light edgewear with a crease on the upper right corner of the front cover and a faintly creased spine; no interior markings. Cover art by Binger. This is the true story of one man's twenty years in prison. It is a story of true despair, bleak optimism and high courage... It is a violent, blood-splattered, first-person account of life in one of the toughest big houses by an unusual cop-killer and robber. Serving life, the author was paroled after twenty years for saving the lives of six prison guards under heroic circumstances.. First Paperback Printing. Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Binger;.

$9.95

MURDERERS' ENGLAND
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MURDERERS' ENGLAND

By Butler, Ivan

London: Robert Hale, 1973. 224 pp. Green boards lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated with black and white plates. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The Contents are: Introduction; They Died of a Fever; Inscrutable Orientals; Suffer Little Children; On the Scent; On the Beach; Gentlemen Do Not Hang Me High; Deep Frozen or Smoked; Watch Your Step; Waterbabies; and The Rabbit Catcher Who Caught Himself; followed by an epilogue and an index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

THE BIKER TRIALS - Bringing Down the Hells Angels
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THE BIKER TRIALS - Bringing Down the Hells Angels

By Cherry, Paul

Toronto: ECW Press, 2005. (x) 404 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs. The Chapters are: The Peak; Mom; Arrests en Masse; The Hits; An Ocean of Cash; Santa Claus aka Gerald Matticks; Project Rush: Guilty Pleas and Surprises; Stephane Sirois: A Man Inside; Stephane Gagne: Trigger Man; Serge Boutin: Nowhere to Go but Out; The Columbian Connection; The View from the Other Side; and A Jury Decides; followed by a conclusion and the cast of characters.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good+. 8vo.

$14.95

THE GANGS OF NEW YORK
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THE GANGS OF NEW YORK

By Asbury, Herbert

Toronto: Avon Books, 1950. 217 pp. followed by a glossary of slang. Canadian Avon edition with no number. Edge and corner wear with some creasing on the spine; no interior markings. From the days of the murderous Five Points Gang to the more recent underworld mobs led by such men as Owney Madden and Little Augie, Asbury's chronicle races along with scarcely a pause for breath. Here are true accounts of astonishing characters and their exploits, of Kit Burns and his rat pit, of Mag and Sadie the Goat, of crime infested hellholes and sporting places.... First Printing - First Thus. Paperback. Very Good.

$19.95

THE INCREDIBLE MRS CHADWICK - The Most Notorious Woman of Her Age
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THE INCREDIBLE MRS CHADWICK - The Most Notorious Woman of Her Age

By Crosbie, John S.

Toronto: McGraw Hill Ryerson, 1975. 240 pp. Personalized inscription by John S. Crosbie on the front free endpaper. Black boards lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated with black and white plates. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket; aside from the author's inscription, no interior markings. Chadwick was the name used by a woman who defrauded several U.S. banks out of millions of dollars by claiming to be an illegitimate daughter and heiress of Andrew Carnegie. Her real name was Elizabeth Begley of Eastwood, Ontario.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

THE MA AND PA MURDERS - and Other Perfect Crimes: True Crime Stories
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THE MA AND PA MURDERS - and Other Perfect Crimes: True Crime Stories

By Solomon, Louis

Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1976. 157 pp. Orange cloth lettered in black on the spine; illustrated with black and white photographs. Light edge and corner wear on the dustjacket with some minor rubbing on the front panel; price clipped; no interior markings. The Chapters are: The Great Free Fall Felony: The Highjacking of Northwest Airlines 305; Murder on Fifth Avenue: The Strangling of Serge Rubinstein; The Ten Hot Old Masters: The Brooklyn Museum Art Theft; The Man with the Monkey Nose: The Kidnapping of Charley Ross; The Vanishing Bones: The Double Disappearance of Peking Man; and The Ma and Pa Murders: The Lizzie Borden Case.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG - Ned Kelly
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TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG - Ned Kelly

By Carey, Peter

England: Faber and Faber, 2002. 424 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with creasing on the spine; no interior markings. Quite a number of films have been made about the Austrailian bushranger but perhaps the most notable is the one from 1970, directed by Tony Richardson and starring Mick Jagger in the title role. The Chapters are: His Life Until the Age of 12; His Life Ages 12 - 15; His Life at 15 Years of Age; His Life at 16 Years of Age; His Early Contact with Senior Policemen; Events Precipitated by the Arrest of Harry Power; His Life Following His Later Release from Pentridge Gaol; 24 Years; The Murders at Stringybark Creek; The History Is Commenced; His Life at 25 Years of Age; Conception and Construction of Armour; His Life at 26 Years of Age; The Siege at Glenrowan; and Death of Edward Kelly.. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. 12mo.

$14.95

DOCTORS WHO KILL
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DOCTORS WHO KILL

By Haines, Max

Toronto: Signet Books - New American Library, 1994. (xiv) 240 pp. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Sadly, Max Haines, one of the finest crime writers ever, recently passed away at the age of 86. And these are just the doctors who kill people on purpose. The Contents are: Dr James Belany; Dr John Webster; Dr William Palmer; Dr William King; Dr Thomas Smethurst; Dr Edmund Pommerais; Dr Edward Pritchard; Dr George Lamson; Dr Philip Cross; Dr Neill Cream; Dr Robert Buchanan; Dr Henry Meyer; Dr J. Herman Feist; Dr Walter Wilkins; Dr Hawley Crippen; Dr Robert MacGregor; Dr Arthur Waite; Dr Wilmer Hadley; Dr Thomas Young; Dr Herman Schmitz; Dr Thomas Dreher; Dr Frank Loomis; Dr harold Guilfoyle; Dr Benjamin Knowles; Dr Pierre Bougrat; Dr James Snook; Dr Marcel Petiot; Dr Alice Wynekoop; Dr Buck Buxton; Dr Merrill Joss; Dr Robert Clements; Dr John Adams; Dr Bob Rutledge; Dr Florence Whittingham; Dr Sam Sheppard; Dr Yves Evenou; Dr Peter Drinkwater; Dr Bernard Finch; Dr Geza de Kaplany; Dr Carlo Nigrisoli; Dr John Branion; Dr John Hill; Dr Claudius Giesick; Dr Charles Friedgood; Dr Lewis Graham; Dr Ken Taylor; and Dr Samson Dubria.. First Paperback Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good+.

$9.95

MOBSTERS, GANGSTERS AND MEN OF HONOUR: Cracking The Mafia Code
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MOBSTERS, GANGSTERS AND MEN OF HONOUR: Cracking The Mafia Code

By de Champlain, Pierre

Toronto: Harper Collins Publishers, 2004. 261 pp. Quarter-bound in green on green boards; lettered in silver on the spine; headband; illustrated with black and white plates. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The Contents are: The Birth of a National Criminal Organization; The Structure and Organization of Cosa Nostra; Becoming a Made Member; The Code of Conduct; Rules of Conduct; Territories and Areas of Jurisdiction; Rules Regarding Criminal Activities; The Judicial System of Cosa Nostra; and The Code of Murder; followed by an index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

VINTAGE VICTORIAN MURDER
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VINTAGE VICTORIAN MURDER

By Sparrow, Gerald

London: Arthur Barker, 1971. 160 pp. Brown boards lettered in gilt on the spine; red upper edge. Light rubbing at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Murder and the Author; Hanged by the Neck; The Victorians; Liverpool Society; The Room Downstairs; The Physician; Murder in the Raj; The Ultimate Horror; The Affaire; Murder in the Sun; The Trend Setters; and The Summing Up.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

BRIEF TO COUNSEL
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BRIEF TO COUNSEL

By Cecil, Henry (pen name used by Henry Cecil Leon)

London: Michael Joseph, 1958. 185 pp. Black boards decorated in white on the spine. Light rubbing at the corners of the dustjacket with a short closed tear on the right of the rear panel; slight darkening on the spine; price intact; no interior markings. The Contents are: Foreword by the Hon. Mr Justice Devlin; The Way Ahead; The Four Qualities; On Examinations; A Chapter of Explantions; Which Branch; Choosing a Master; Pupil; Barrister's Clerk; Second Year; Life at the Bar; Behaviour in Court; Behaviour Out of Court; The Solicitor; The Solicitor's Managing Clerk; Conferences; Judge or Master in Chambers; Opinions; The Leading Question; Hardy Annual; What Do You Do When You Know Your Client Is Guilty; Junior and Q. C.; Dock Brief; Woman at the Bar; Without Prejudice; and General Rules and Conclusion; followed by an appendix and an index.. Fourth Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Edward Ardizzone;. 8vo.

$9.95

PAINTED BLACK - From Drug Killings to Heavy Metal - The Alarming True Story of How Satanism Is Terrorizing Our Communities
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PAINTED BLACK - From Drug Killings to Heavy Metal - The Alarming True Story of How Satanism Is Terrorizing Our Communities

By Raschke, Carl A.

New York: Harper and Row Publishers, 1990. (x) 276 pp. Quarter-bound in red cloth on red boards; lettered in black on the spine; headband; illustrated with black and white plates. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; wrinkled on the front panel; price intact; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Part One: The Siege: The Horror; Murder on Main Street; Bad Moon Rising: The Epidemic of Satanic Crime in America. Part Two: The Geneology of Darkness: The Occult Underworld; The Aesthetics of Terror; The Age of Satan; The Strange World of Dr Michael Aquino. Part Three: Mise en Scene: Heavy Metal Music and the New Theater of Cruelty; Fantasy Role-Playing Games and the Devil's Bargain; Where Are the Children. Part Four: Apocalypse Now: The Metaphysics of Violence; and Twilight of the Idols; followed by sources and an index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

LADIES WHO KILL
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LADIES WHO KILL

By Kuncl, Tom; Einstein, Paul

New York: Pinnacle Books, 1990. 212 pp. Light edge and corner wear with some creasing on the spine; previous owner's name on the inside of the back cover; no other interior markings. The Contents are: Janice Buttrum; Rosalie Grant; Judith Ann Neelley; Priscilla Ford; Sharon Faye Young; Karla Windsor; Velma Barfield; Attina Marie Cannaday; Patricia Ann Thomas Jackson; Annette Louise Stebbing; Lois Nadine Smith; and Andrea Felice Hicks Jackson.. Third Printing. Paperback. Very Good.

$7.95

THE WALL IS STRONG - The Life of a Prison Governor
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THE WALL IS STRONG - The Life of a Prison Governor

By Clayton, Captain Gerold Fancourt

London: John Long, 1958. 188 pp. Black boards decorated in gilt and white on the spine. Wear at the corners of the dustjacket with a few small nicks and chips around the edges; price intact; no interior markings. The Contents are: New Wine in Old Bottles; Then and Now; A Door Closes; Appointed to Prison Service; The Grim Grey Prison in the City; Should a Man Hang for Murder; The Dorchester Experiment; Bottomley - The Man Who Hypnotized a Prison; The Army Man; The Gentleness I Found in Dartmoor; Mutiny; The Anatomy of Escape; Pity the Vanquished; The Dartmoor Mutineers; Governor on the Spot; The Awkward Years; The War and 18b; and Looking Back; followed by an index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

POINT BLANK
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POINT BLANK

By Grosso, Sonny; Rosenberg, Philip (afterword by John J. Meglio)

New York: Avon Books, 1979. (xv) 316 pp. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Part One: The Trap: Fish Fry; Carlo Danzie; The Washington Connection. Part Two: The Investigative Plan: A Man of His Word; The Caruso Taps; Missing Link; Some Other Consideration; The Passport Gambit; The Split; The Stakeout; The Plant; Point Blank; Advice of Counsel; Palm Sunday. Part Three: Of Accidental Judgments Casual Slaughters: Good Friday; Point of No Return; A Dead Man's Name; Property Clerk; and Tip from a Dead Stool.. First Paperback Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good+.

$7.95

BATTLE AT ALCATRAZ - A Desperate Attempt to Escape the Rock
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BATTLE AT ALCATRAZ - A Desperate Attempt to Escape the Rock

By Lageson, Ernest B.

Omaha, Nebraska: Addicus Books, 1999. (ix) 281 pp. Trade paperback format. Signed by Ernest B. Lageson on the inside of the front cover. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; aside from the author's writing, no interior markings. Illustrated with a map. In May 1946, six inmates of Alcatraz attemped to escape. The result was one of bloodiest uprisings in the history of American prisons.. Signed by Author. Sixth Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

THE HANGMAN IS NEVER LATE - Three Centuries of Newfoundland Justice
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THE HANGMAN IS NEVER LATE - Three Centuries of Newfoundland Justice

By Fitzgerald, Jack (foreword by Hon. Edward Roberts)

St. John's, Newfoundland: Creative Book Publishing, 2001. (xiii) 229 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Cover art by Maurice Fitzgerald. A trunk shipped C.O.D. from Toronto to Argentia turns out to contain a human body. A newspaper editor is ambushed and both his ears are cut off. A ship sinks and seventy-six passengers are believed to be victims of fate - until a diver discovers the grisly truth. The history of Newfoundland is full of chilling tales of murder and mayhem... The Chapters are: The Eighteenth Century: The Murdering Cobhams; A Harbour Main Murder; Murder at Fermeuse; Court Judge Murdered; Hanged for Killing a Cow; Harbour Front Murder; Mutiny at St John's. Early Nineteenth Century: Treason in St. John's; Murder on Southside Rd; Murderer with a Conscience; Whatever Happened to Mary James; Child Murdered at Harbour Grace; Edward Jordan Hanged; Murder in Bonne Bay; The Duel; Mutiny Murder Near St Pierre; Butchered at Harbour Grace; Catherine Snow; Bigotry Leads to Crime; Highway Man Hanged. Later Nineteenth Century: The Commerskie Mass Killings; Politician Murdered; Alfreda Pike; A Harbour Grace Double Murder; The Artist at HMP; Escape from HMP; Guillotine; Scrooge of Water Street; Sadistic Inmate Escapes HMP; Murder on Springdale Street; Triple Murder at Mundy Pond; Murdered in New Gower St Tavern. Early Twentieth Century: The Cape Broyle Murder; Harbour Main Graveyard; Policeman Attacked; Prison Escape; Newfoundlander Murdered in Jamaica; Assyrian Feud on Water Street; Murder Near Buchanan Street; Children Jailed; Who Was Jacques Millere; Newfoundlander Charged in New York; Smart Lawyer; The Killing of John Sears; Moonshiners; Triple Murder on Carter's Hill; Tom Beckett Hanged; New Year's Eve Murder at Corner Brook; Rum Runners; Newfoundland Rangers; Lake Family Murdered; The Bizarre Water St Cafe Killing; Water Street Riot; Alfred Beaton. Later Twentieth Century: Murder at Gander; Mary Allen Strangled; Murder at St Phillip's; Valdmanis; The Escape of Jim Robbins; The Sand Pits Murders; Constable Hooey Shot; Constable William Moss; The C.O.D. Murder; RCMP Officer Shot; Murdered on Prince of Wales Street; Child Kidnapped; The Murder of Mona Johnson. Justice Potpourri: Hangmen and Executioners; The Many Methods of Execution; Lawyers; Origins of the Term 'Admitted to the Bar'; Magistrates; Judgement Recovery; Problems with Witnesses; Penitentiary Conditions 1869 - 1932; and Early Newfoundland Justice.. Third Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Maurice Fitzgerald;. 8vo.

$19.95

UNDERCOVER AGENTS: Narcotics
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UNDERCOVER AGENTS: Narcotics

By Agnew, Derek

New York: Macfadden Bartell Books, 1964. 143 pp. Macfadden Book 50-200. Edge and corner wear with creasing on the front hinge and an uncreased spine; previous owner's initials on the inside of the back cover. The Chapters are: Background to a Disease; Anti-Narcotics Bureau; Operation Montgeron; Battle of the Mountains; The Red Tide; A Scented Trail; The Girl Who Talked Too Much; Mr White - Agent Extraordinary; The 107th Street Mob; Amazon Drama; Travellers in Death; The Killer Flower; and The U.N. at Work.. First American Edition. Paperback. Very Good.

$7.95

KILLING TIME - The Senseless Murder of Joseph Fritch
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KILLING TIME - The Senseless Murder of Joseph Fritch

By Hemsworth, Wade

Toronto: Viking - The Penguin Group, 1994. 284 pp. Black and red boards lettered in red on the spine; headband; illustrated with black and white photographs. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; creased on the front flap of the dj; price intact; no interior markings. The Chapters are: The Crime; Steve Olah: Bully to Brilliant Psychopath; Jamie Ruston: Contents Under Pressure; Like Gasoline and a Match; Steve's Last Cry for Help; The Big Job; We Just Did It to Have a Good Time; And Then There Were Two; The Crown's Jewel; The Voice Said Kill Kill Kill; Jamies Tears; The Jury Decides; Jamie's Fate; and Why the Hell Don't They Act on It.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

THE LAST DANCE - Murder in Canada
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THE LAST DANCE - Murder in Canada

By Boyd, Neil

Scarborough, Ontario: Prentice Hall Canada, 1988. (ix) 286 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine. Review copy with the publisher's label pasted in on the front endpaper. The Chapters are: Murder in Canada; Killings: Our History; Killing Family; Killing Acquaintances; Killing for Money; Killing for Sex; and Emotionally Disturbed and Mentally Handicapped Killing.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good+. 8vo.

$19.95

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