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Image for The Life of Guiteau and the Official History of the Most Exciting Case on Record: Being the Trial of Guiteau for Assassinating Pres. Garfield. Containing a Full Account of the Shooting of President Garfield, and All the Events from That Date Until the Dastardly Wretch Was Brought to Trial; and Including a Full Account of ALl the Testimony of the Experts and Other Celebrated Witnesses; All the Speeches and Remarks Made by the Cunning Assassin during His Trial for Life; His Great Efforts to Escape the Gallows by Feigning Insanity, Etc.; with all the Scenes and Incidents Attending This Very Interesting and Remarkable Trial.

The Life of Guiteau and the Official History of the Most Exciting Case on Record: Being the Trial of Guiteau for Assassinating Pres. Garfield. Containing a Full Account of the Shooting of President Garfield, and All the Events from That Date Until the Dastardly Wretch Was Brought to Trial; and Including a Full Account of ALl the Testimony of the Experts and Other Celebrated Witnesses; All the Speeches and Remarks Made by the Cunning Assassin during His Trial for Life; His Great Efforts to Escape the Gallows by Feigning Insanity, Etc.; with all the Scenes and Incidents Attending This Very Interesting and Remarkable Trial.

By: Alexander, H.H.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: National Publishing Company: 1882

Seller ID: 2266912

Condition: Good


Boards rubbed with several spots, pencil gift note inside, minor surface tear from sticker removal on front endpaper. 1882 Hard Cover. 856 pp. 8vo. An account of the assassination of President James Garfield by Charles J. Guiteau, who was upset that Garfield repeatedly rejected his job applications, and shot him at a railroad station. Garfield died two months later of infection, and Guiteau was sentenced to hang for the crime. View more info

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The Hammer Conspiracies

By: Aloi, Frank A.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Parthenon / 20th Century Books: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269617

ISBN: 0866490469

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original (quite a bit scarcer than the 2nd printing in plain black wrappers). Wrappers lightly rubbed, ink name and a few faint spots inside front wrapper. 1982 Trade Paperback. 564 pp. 8 1/4 x 5 1/4. Pictorial front wrapper. Details investigations of mafia activity in Rochester, New York, the subsequent trials, and the debacle that followed. It is a story of perjured detectives, gang wars, organized crime, overthrown convictions, imprisoned l... View more info

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Fighting The Traffic in Young Girls; or, War on the White Slave Trade - A Book Designed to Awaken the Sleeping and to Protect the Innocent, with an Astounding Report of Chicago's Vice Commission

By: Bell, Ernest A.; Sims, Edwin W.; Coote, William Alexander; Sutherland, D.F.; Dedrick, Florence Mabel; Amigh, Ophelia; Crittenton, Charles N.; Reynolds, James Bronson; Hall, Winfield SCott; Belfield, William T.; Parkin, Harry A.; Shearer, J.G.; Brooking,

Price: $25.00

Publisher: G.S. Ball / L.H. Walter: 1911

Seller ID: 2130067

Condition: Good


Boards rubbed with minor loss from bottom edge of picture plate mounted on front board, hinges loosening, front & rear free endpapers absent. 1911 Hard Cover. 482 pp. 8vo. A history of the white slave trade, and a cautionary guide designed to improve the safety of young women who may be the targets of slave traders. Includes true accounts of the lives of several victims, with photographs throughout. View more info

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story

By: Berendt, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Random House, New York: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2172308

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes original jacket, as well as belly band advertising the film starring Kevin Spacey and John Cusack, which was directed by Clint Eastwood. Minimal wear to corners.Near Fine. 1994 Hard Cover. 388 pp. 8vo. Author's first book. Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful ... View more info

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The Black Hand: The Bloody Rise and Redemption of Boxer Enriquez, a Mexican Mob Killer

By: Blatchford, Chris

Price: $15.00

Publisher: William Morrow: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206002

Condition: Very Good


Rear jacket lightly rubbed. 2008 Hard Cover. An intense and shocking inside look at the inner workings of La Eme, the Mexican Mafia (La Familia Mexicana), The Black Hand is the story of loyal soldier Rene “Boxer” Enriquez, his life of crime, and his ultimate redemption. Award-winning investigative journalist and author Chris Blatchford tells the never-before-told true story of the most powerful gang in America—and one of the most brutal and ruthless criminal or... View more info

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Dying for the Truth: Undercover Inside the Mexican Drug War

By: Blog Del Narco

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Feral House: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205935

ISBN: 1936239574

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2013 Soft Cover. What is the value of telling the truth? For independent blog reporters in the midst of the Mexican Drug War, it's as important as their very lives, which are threatened on a daily basis.Blog del Narco is a heavily visited website, both in Mexico and the rest of North America, and it reveals the horrible savagery of the drug cartels. More than this, it also speaks of corruption and violence from the government itself.Ma... View more info

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Adirondack Tragedy: The Gillette Murder Case of 1906

By: Brownell, Joseph W.; Wawrzaszek, Patricia A.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Heart of the Lakes Publishing: 1986

Seller ID: 2269153

ISBN: 0932334458

Condition: Very Good


A few faint creases to wrappers, light general wear. 1986 Trade Paperback. 216 pp. Relive the heart-wrenching story of one of the most famous crimes in New York's history; the murder of Grace Brown by Chester Gillette at Big Moose Lake. Made famous by a media frenzy fueled by the sensational newspaper reporting of 1906, this crime of the century seeped into the American culture. The story of Chester and Grace was the inspiration for Theodore Dreiser's novel An American T... View more info

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Profilers: Leading Investigators Take You Inside The Criminal Mind

By: Campbell, John H.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Prometheus: 2004

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2206001

ISBN: 1591022665

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 2004 Hard Cover. In this compilation of expert articles internationally recognized homicide investigators, most of them pioneers in developing the science and the art of profiling, share their insights gained from years of experience tracking the perpetrators of some of the most notorious crimes.Among the subjects discussed are: dealing with hostage situations, child abduction and murder in the David Meirhofer case, interviewing Jeffrey Dahmer, a... View more info

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Rifleman: The Untold Story of Stevie Flemmi, Whitey Bulger's Partner

By: Carr, Howie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Frandel: 2013

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2273831

ISBN: 0986037206

Condition: Near Fine


SIGNED by author. First edition. An exceptional copy. 2013 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Stevie the Rifleman Flemmi was, for forty years, one of the most feared gangsters in Boston, and for much of that time, he was the partner of Whitey Bulger, the sixteen-year fugitive with a $2 million reward on his head who was captured in 2011. Flemmi has been convicted of ten murders and took the Fifth Amendment when asked about ten others. His cohort, B... View more info

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Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing

By: Conover, Ted

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2202398

ISBN: 0375726624

Condition: Very Good


Pages lightly dog-eared. 2001 Trade Paperback. 331 pp. Acclaimed journalist Ted Conover sets a new standard for bold, in-depth reporting in this first-hand account of life inside the penal system at Sing Sing.When Ted Conover’s request to shadow a recruit at the New York State Corrections Officer Academy was denied, he decided to apply for a job as a prison officer himself. The result is an unprecedented work of eyewitness journalism: the account of Conover's year-long... View more info

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Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper Case Closed

By: Cornwell, Patricia Daniels

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Berkley Books: 2002

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2263062

ISBN: 0425192733

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Faint crease to spine. 2002 Mass Market Paperback. In this book, Cornwell makes a strong case that Jack the Ripper was actually a London painter. View more info

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Billy Bathgate

By: Doctorow, E.L.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Plume: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2268740

ISBN: 0452280028

Condition: Very Good


Ink letters and faint smudge on blurb page. 1998 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 323 pp. A new edition of a classic best-seller follows young Billy Bathgate through 1930s New York as he becomes involved with the nefarious schemes of the fascinating mobster Dutch Schultz and begins a potentially deadly affair with Dutch's paramour. View more info

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The Company She Keeps: The Dangerous Life of a Model Turned Mafia Wife

By: Durante, Georgia

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Signet: 2008

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2274237

ISBN: 0451225686

Condition: Good


First printing. Spine and front wrapper creased, minor tear along top edge of front wrapper, light sticker adhesive on front wrapper. 2008 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 469 pp. Memoirs of a 'Kodak Girl', who married a businessman linked to the mob, and was a victim of domestic abuse. Georgia Durante’s beginnings were in Upstate New York when at the age of twelve, the radiant little girl began her national modeling career. At... View more info

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The Company She Keeps

By: Durante, Georgia

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Celebrity Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276217

ISBN: 1580291058

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Inscribed and signed by author on front endpaper. Jacket lightly toned. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 456 pp. Memoirs of a 'Kodak Girl', who married a businessman linked to the mob, and was a victim of domestic abuse. Georgia Durante’s beginnings were in Upstate New York when at the age of twelve, the radiant little girl began her national modeling career. At seventeen, Georgia Durante became the 'Kodak Girl' immortalized... View more info

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Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws: My Infiltration of America's Deadliest Biker Gangs

By: Falco, Charles; Droban, Kerrie

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books: 2013

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2261005

ISBN: 125004846X

Condition: Near Fine


Spine head very lightly bumped. 2013 Trade Paperback. ix, 253 pp. The basis for the hit TV series Gangland Undercover! The gripping account from an ex-con who went undercover to help the ATF infiltrate three of America's most violent biker gangs. Despite lacking any experience with motorcycle gangs, Charles Falco infiltrated three of America's deadliest biker gangs: the Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws. In separate investigations that spanned years and coasts, Falco risked hi... View more info

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Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, 1934-1963

By: Fuller, James

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Asteron: 1995

Seller ID: 1539581

Condition: Good


Back corner creased and a bit curled. 1995 Soft Cover. 43 pp. History of the Island, biographies of the famous prisoners and the escape attempts. Black and white photographs of the prison and prisoners. View more info

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Killing for You: A Brave Soldier, a Beautiful Dancer, and a Shocking Double Murder

By: Greenberg, Keith Elliot

Price: $3.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks: 2017

Seller ID: 2276092

ISBN: 0312545088

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased. 2017 Mass Market Paperback. vi, 280 pp. Twenty-six-year-old actor Daniel Wozniak was unemployed, facing eviction, and deep in debt for his upcoming wedding. So he devised a diabolical plan: He asked his neighbor Sam Herr, a young war veteran, to help him move some things into the attic of an empty theater. There, Wozniak shot Herr twice in the head before taking his ATM card and cell phone. Hours later,Wozniak performed on stage with his fiancée in a loca... View more info

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Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us

By: Hare, Robert D.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Guilford Press: 1999

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2265341

ISBN: 1572304510

Condition: Very Good


Light general wear. 1999 Trade Paperback. xiii, 236 pp. Most people are both repelled and intrigued by the images of cold-blooded, conscienceless murderers that increasingly populate our movies, television programs, and newspaper headlines. With their flagrant criminal violation of society's rules, serial killers like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy are among the most dramatic examples of the psychopath. Individuals with this personality disorder are fully aware of the con... View more info

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The Hand of Hauptmann: The Handwriting Expert Tells the Story of the Lindbergh Case

By: Haring, J. Vreeland

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hamer: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2051450

Condition: Good


Front hinge just starting, page ridges foxed. 1937 Hard Cover. 361, [1] pp. An examination of the handwriting on the kidnapping note of the Lindbergh kidnapping. View more info

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Scotland Yard

By: Harrison, Richard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ziff-Davis Publishing Company: 1949

Seller ID: 2277828

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Edges and gilt on spine lightly rubbed, a few light stains to a few pages. 1949 Hard Cover. xi, 269 pp. An authentic, intramural and operational presentation of the Yard which records the patience, perseverance of its men, the coordination of the divisions. From the files, a sequence of cases and their completion provides a working knowledge of the C.I.D. as they track down murderers, blackmailers, drug dealers, anarchists, spies, etc. and the special branches... View more info

The Peltzer Case (Famous Trials Series)

By: Harry, Gerard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1928

Seller ID: 2278336

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, minor general wear. 1928 Hard Cover. vii, 243 pp. Except, perhaps, for the more recent Dreyfus affair, no criminal case of the nineteenth century has so profoundly stirred society as that revealed at the Court of assizes in Brabant, on the 22nd of December, 1882, where sentence of death was passed on the brothers Armand and Leon Peltzer for the willful murder of Guilliaume Bernays. View more info

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Bailup! A Pictorial History of Australia's Most Notorious Bushrangers, Including a Complete Transcript of Ned Kelly's Jerilderie Letter

By: Hocking, Geoff

Price: $12.00

Publisher: The Five Mile Press: 2002

Seller ID: 1976286

ISBN: 1865039136

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. 2002 Large Softcover. 192 pp. Numerous color and black & white illustrations throughout. Hocking examines the deeds of the desperate, the dispossessed and the downright dastardly within the context of Australian republican aspirations, reconciliation and the changed attitudes to political freedoms in Great Britain and its territories. Such attitudes allow for a review of the way Australia's colonial history has always been considered... View more info

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Bloody Falls of the Coppermine: Madness, Murder, and the Collision of Cultures in the Arctic, 1913

By: Jenkins, McKay

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Random House: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265791

ISBN: 0375507213

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2005 Hard Cover. xvi, 278 pp. In the winter of 1913, high in the Canadian Arctic, two Catholic priests set out on a dangerous mission to do what no white men had ever attempted: reach a group of utterly isolated Eskimos and convert them. Farther and farther north the priests trudged, through a frigid and bleak country known as the Barren Lands, until they reached the place where the Coppermine River dumps into the Arctic Ocean. Their fate, and the fate of... View more info

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A Death in Belmont

By: Junger, Sebastian

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harper: 2007

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2261492

ISBN: 0060742690

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. An exceptional copy. 2007 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. In the spring of 1963, the quiet suburb of Belmont, Massachusetts, is rocked by a shocking murder that fits the pattern of the infamous Boston Strangler, still at large. Hoping for a break in the case, the police arrest Roy Smith, a black ex-con whom the victim hired to clean her house. Smith is hastily convicted of the murder, but the Strangler's terror continues. And ... View more info

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Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA

By: Junkin, Tim

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2004

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2200971

ISBN: 1565124197

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Top page edges at rear of book faintly stained.Jacket lightly stained. 2004 Hard Cover. 294 pp. Charged with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in 1984, Kirk Bloodsworth was tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in Maryland’s gas chamber. From the beginning, he proclaimed his innocence, but when he was granted a new trial because his prosecutors improperly withheld evidence, the second trial also resulted in conviction. Bloodsworth read every bo... View more info

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The Ruby Cover-Up

By: Kantor, Seth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Zebra Books: 1992

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2206297

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Spine creased, wrappers lightly rubbed, pages lightly toned. 1992 Mass Market Paperback. 450 pp. A veteran newsman who witnessed Jack Ruby's killing of Lee Harvey Oswald throws light on Ruby's role in the Kennedy assassination and the Warren Commission findings.KEYWORDS: SETH KANTOR RUBY JACK COVER-UP COVER UP BIOGRAPHY TRUE CRIME LEE HARVEY OSWALD KENNEDY JOHN ASSASSINATION WARREN COMMISSION View more info

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American Scoundrel: The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles

By: Keneally, Thomas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Nan A. Talese / Doubleday: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276822

ISBN: 0385501390

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 397 pp. By the author of Schindler's List. On the last Sunday of February 1859, Dan Sickles, a charming young congressman from New York, murdered his good friend Philip Barton Key (son of Francis Scott Key)–who was also his wife’s lover–in Washington’s Lafayette Square. The shooting took place directly across the street from the White House, the home of Sickles’... View more info

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The Rochester Mob Wars

By: Kenny, Blair

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Blair Publishing: 2017

Seller ID: 2204620

ISBN: 1532341261

Condition: Fine


New from publisher. Some copies have minor scuffs to the wrappers which appear to have occurred in transit from the publisher. 2017 Trade Paperback. 208 pp. A history of the mob's influence and activities in Rochester, New York, by a third generation Teamster from Local #118, with a chapter on The Hammer Conspiracy, which will evoke for those familiar with the subject the title of Frank Aloi's earlier work on the same topic. Black-and-white photographs and facsimiles of ... View more info

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Life on the Edge: The Life and Times of Benny Morganti

By: Kenny, Blair

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Blair Publishing: 2018

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274869

ISBN: 0692039600

Condition: Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Direct from the author. 2018 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 82 pp. An account of the life of a mobster in Rochester, New York, by a third generation Teamster from Local #118. Black-and-white photographs and facsimiles of original documents throughout. View more info

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The Rochester Mob Wars

By: Kenny, Blair

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Blair Publishing: 2017

Seller ID: 2275488

ISBN: 1532341261

Condition: Very Good


Crease on front corner. 2017 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 208 pp. A history of the mob's influence and activities in Rochester, New York, by a third generation Teamster from Local #118, with a chapter on The Hammer Conspiracy, which will evoke for those familiar with the subject the title of Frank Aloi's earlier work on the same topic. Black-and-white photographs and facsimiles of original documents throughout. View more info