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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 law enforcement officers and prosecutors, faulty police work, and corrupt officials. Vincent 'Jimmy the Hammer' Massaro was hi... View more info

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The French Quarter: An Informal History of the New Orleans Underworld

By: Asbury, Herbert

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press: 2003

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2290938

ISBN: 1560254947

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Faint edge wear. 2003 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Home to the notorious Blue Book, which listed the names and addresses of every prostitute living in the city, New Orleans's infamous red-light district gained a reputation as one of the most raucous in the world. But the New Orleans underworld consisted of much more than the local bordellos. It was also well known as the early gambling capital of the United States, and sported one of the most violent records of street crime in the country. In The French Quarter, Herbert Asbury, author of The Gangs of ... View more info

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The Barbary Coast: An Informal History of the San Francisco Underworld

By: Asbury, Herbert

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press: 2002

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2290939

ISBN: 1560254084

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Ink name on endpaper. 2002 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. The history of the Barbary Coast properly begins with the gold rush to California in 1849. If the precious yellow metal hadn't been discovered ... the development of San Francisco's underworld in all likelihood would have been indistinguishable from that of any other large American city. Instead, owing almost entirely to the influx of gold-seekers and the horde of gamblers, thieves, harlots, politicians, and other felonious parasites who battened upon them, there arose a unique criminal district ... View more info

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The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld

By: Asbury, Herbert; Borges, Jorge Luis

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2290937

ISBN: 1560252758

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Faint edge wear. 2001 Trade Paperback. xvi, 366 pp. The Gangs of New York has long been hand-passed among its cult readership. It is a tour through a now unrecognizable city of abysmal poverty and habitual violence cobbled, as Luc Sante has written, “from legend, memory, police records, the self-aggrandizements of aging crooks, popular journalism, and solid historical research.” Asbury presents the definitive work on this subject, an illumination of the gangs of old New York that ultimately gave rise to the modern Mafia and its depiction in films like The Godfather. “A universal... View more info

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The Empty Glass: A Novel

By: Baker, J.I.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Blue Rider Press: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201987

ISBN: 0399158197

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Page ridges faintly toned.Near Fine. 2012 Hard Cover. 324 pp. In the early-morning hours of August 5, 1962, Los Angeles County deputy coroner Ben Fitzgerald arrives at the home of the world's most famous movie star, now lying dead in her bedroom, naked and still clutching a telephone.  There he discovers The Book of Secrets - Marilyn Monroe's diary - revealing a doomed love affair with a man she refers to only as The General.  In the following days, Ben unravels a wide-ranging cover-up and some heartbreaking truths about the fragile, luminous woman behind the celebrity.  So... View more info

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Jack the Ripper: The Definitive History

By: Begg, Paul

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Longman: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285384

ISBN: 058250631X

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 310 pp. England in the 1880s was a society in transition, shedding the skin of Victorianism and heading towards a more modern age. Promiscuity, moral decline, prostitution, unemployment, poverty, police inefficiency ... all these things combined to create a sense of uncertainty and fear. The East End of London became the focus for that fear. Here lived the uneducated, poverty-ridden and morally destitute masses. When Jack the Ripper walked onto the streets of the East End he came to represent everyt... View more info

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The Scotland Yard Files: 150 Years of the C.I.D., 1842-1992

By: Begg, Paul; Skinner, Keith

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Headline: 1993

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2285474

ISBN: 0747239630

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. A very nice copy. 1993 Mass Market Paperback. 306 pp. As the ingenuity of criminals has developed over time, so have the techniques for catching them. The murderer Dr. Crippen's attempted getaway was foiled by the first use of radio at sea, and fingerprint evidence first secured a conviction as far back as 1902. Keith Skinner, a leading crime historian, and Alan Moss, a former Chief Superintendent, have trawled through the archives and selected twelve such fascinating 'firsts' from the history of the world-famous Scotland Yard - including the first 'wanted' picture in the pres... View more info

Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders [Charles Manson]

By: Bugliosi, Vincent; Gentry, Curt

Price: $35.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company Inc: 1974

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2294802

ISBN: 039308700X

Condition: Good


Book club edition. Boards lightly soiled, top edge foxed, jacket rubbed with several light creases. 1974 Hard Cover. 502 pp. Revealing the story behind the Manson family, conspiracy, and investigation, a twenty-fifth anniversary edition narrates Deputy D.A. Vincent Bugliosi's determined prosecution, the psychological profiles on the case, and its impact on the nation. View more info

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In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences

By: Capote, Truman

Price: $2,250.00

Publisher: Random House: 1965

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2263973

Condition: Fine


Limited edition, #285 of 500, signed & numbered by Capote on colophon, which states 'Of the first edition of In Cold Blood five hundred copies have been printed on special paper and specially bound.' Lacks slipcase issued with this edition, but is only the more attractive for it (the slipcase was a rather plain red paper over cardboard). 1965 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 343 pp. 8vo. Finely rebound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full brown morocco with gilt titles, rules, and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. The collector who had these rebound include... View more info

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In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences

By: Capote, Truman

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Random House: 1965

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 2288326

Condition: Good


Seventh printing. Half-inch by half-inch chip along top edge of rear jacket panel, one inch tear along spine edge of rear jacket panel. Light stain to page base, ink gift note on second blank. 1965 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 343 pp. Deckled edge. Capote's award-winning True Crime novel follows a cold-blooded murderer. An account of a true crime. In 1959 four members of the Clutter family were murdered in Holcomb, Kansas. In April of 1965, two men were hanged for the crime. This book was published the same year as the death of the accused. View more info

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In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences

By: Capote, Truman

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Random House: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290324

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket price clipped, jacket lightly stained along base (appears faintly on boards), a few 1/2 - 1 inch closed jacket tears. 1965 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 343, [1] pp. 8vo. Deckled edge. Capote's award-winning True Crime novel follows a cold-blooded murderer. An account of a true crime. In 1959 four members of the Clutter family were murdered in Holcomb, Kansas. In April of 1965, two men were hanged for the crime. This book was published the same year as the death of the accused. 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, Bulger, is charged with nineteen more. Rifleman is the story of Flemmi's life of crime, as told to federal and state law enfor... View more info

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The News from Whitechapel: Jack the Ripper in the Daily Telegraph

By: Chisholm, Alexander; DiGrazia, Christopher-Michael; Yost, Dave

Price: $18.00

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.: 2002

Seller ID: 2287724

ISBN: 0786413859

Condition: Good


Sticker remnant. 2002 Soft Cover. The story of Jack the Ripper unfolds through contemporary newspaper accounts from the Daily Telegraph. View more info

Etched in Arsenic: A New Study of the Maybrick Case

By: Christie, Trevor L.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd.: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294621

ISBN: 0245596836

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A few small chips and small tears to jacket edges. 1969 Hard Cover. 288 pp. Account of the Florence Maybrick murder trial in 1889. Florence Elizabeth Chandler Maybrick (3 September 1862 – 23 October 1941) was an American woman convicted in Great Britain of murdering her husband, James Maybrick. View more info

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Capote: A Biography

By: Clarke, Gerald

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks: 2010

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2265318

ISBN: 1439187509

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. A nice copy,. 2010 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 638 pp. An American original, Truman Capote was one of the best writers of his generation, a superb and almost matchless stylist. His short stories made him a literary celebrity while still in his teens, and for the next thirty years he was a comet of genius, fame, and finally self-destruction. His first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms, published in 1948, was followed ten years later by Breakfast at Tiffany's, which introduced to the world one of American literature's most endearing heroines, the... View more info

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Capote: A Biography

By: Clarke, Gerald

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2196424

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages lightly toned, newspaper clipping and magazine clipping about Truman Capote inserted into book.Jacket very lightly toned. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 631 pp. An American original, Truman Capote was one of the best writers of his generation, a superb and almost matchless stylist. His short stories made him a literary celebrity while still in his teens, and for the next thirty years he was a comet of genius, fame, and finally self-destruction. His first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms, published in 1948, was followed ten years later by ... View more info

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The Man Who Hunted Jack the Ripper; Edmund Reid and the Police Perspective

By: Connell, Nicholas; Evans, Stewart P.; Whittington-Egan, Richard

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Rupert Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286370

ISBN: 1902791053

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 1999 Hard Cover. xiii, 198 pp. In 1888 the unknown brought death and terror to the streets of Victorian London's East End. This book tells the story of Detective Inspector Edmund Reid who was head of the Whitechapel detective force. He was then transferred to the notorious East End and was to lead the pursuit for Jack the Ripper. 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 passage into storied Sing Sing prison as a rookie guard, or newjack.As he struggles to become a good officer, Conover angers... View more info

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Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper Case Closed

By: Cornwell, Patricia

Price: $10.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285058

ISBN: 0399149325

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 387, [1] pp. 8vo. The number-one New York Times-bestselling novelist Patricia Cornwell is known the world over for her brilliant storytelling, the courage of her characters, and the state-of-the-art forensic methods they employ. In this headline-making new work of nonfiction, Cornwell turns her trademark skills for meticulous research and scientific expertise on one of the most chilling cases of serial murder in the history of crime-the slayings of Jack the Ripper that terrorized 1880s London. With the masterful intu... 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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The Serpents Among Us: How to Protect Your Children From Sexual Predators, a Police Investigator's Perspective

By: Crough, Patrick

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Millstone Justice: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2287929

ISBN: 0615287654

Condition: Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author with smiley face and no inscription. A fine copy. 2009 Trade Paperback. 363 pp. With his book, The Serpents Among Us, Patrick Crough has provided a priceless resource for anybody who loves kids. Drawing on his twenty years of experience as a major crimes investigator, Patrick has chronicled some of his most memorable cases. In page after page, he lets us in on his conversations with some of our culture's most heinous criminals - child molesters. Each story takes us deeper into the minds of these depraved predators. Though at times difficu... View more info

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Jack the Ripper and the London Press

By: Curtis, L. Perry, Jr.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285378

ISBN: 0300088728

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 2001 Hard Cover. viii, 354 pp. Press coverage of the 1888 mutilation murders attributed to Jack the Ripper was of necessity filled with gaps and silences, for the killer remained unknown and Victorian journalists had little experience reporting serial murders and sex crimes. This engrossing book examines how fourteen London newspapers?dailies and weeklies, highbrow and lowbrow?presented the Ripper news, in the process revealing much about the social, political, and sexual anxieties of late Victorian Britain and the role of journalists in reinforcing social nor... View more info

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Low Light: The Plot to Blackmail J. Edgar Hoover [Birth of Organized Crime in Jazz Age Atlantic City] (A Novel)

By: Cutler, Stanley J.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Outskirts Press: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202345

ISBN: 1432752545

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Faint crease to front wrapper. 2010 Trade Paperback. 244 pp. Low Light is a mystery thriller set in 1929 when Jazz Age gangsters try to neutralize America's FBI Chief. The infamous political boss, Nucky Johnson, and his partner, the gangster Meyer Lansky, enlist an ex-boxer to take blackmail pictures of the only man who stands in the way of their scheme to form a national crime syndicate. Based on the true story of an historic meeting in Atlantic City when the American Mafia was born, this fast-paced tale involves bootleggers, gamblers, gun molls, flappers, IRA gunmen, and anti... View more info

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My Dark Places

By: Ellroy, James

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2286575

ISBN: 0679441859

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. An excellent copy. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 351 pp. In 1958, when James Ellroy was 10 years old, his mother's body was found in a run-down town near Los Angeles. The murderer was never found; the case remains unsolved. This remarkable book--part unflinching autobiography, part vivid reportage--tells an extraordinarily gripping story about the failed murder investigation, uncovering Ellroy's daring, revelatory journey into and through his most forbidding memories. View more info

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Alcatraz: A Definitive History of the Penitentiary Years

By: Esslinger, Michael; Coon, Darwin E.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ocean View Publishing: 2012

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2281449

ISBN: 0970461402

Condition: Near Fine


Revised edition. Stain on top page ridge. 2012 Large Softcover. xii, 451 pp. Introduction by former inmate Darwin E. Coon. Alcatraz - A Definitive History of the Penitentiary Years is a comprehensive reference with hundreds of pages of historic photographs, documents, and information that breaks away from traditional tourist style books. This book is the result of years of intensive research, and navigates the Island's history through rarely seen documents, interviews, and historic photographs. Historian Michael Esslinger thoroughly details the prominent events, inmates, and life inside the mo... View more info

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Jack the Ripper: Scotland Yard Investigates

By: Evans, Stewart P.; Rumbelow, Donald

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The History Press: 2010

Seller ID: 2285034

ISBN: 0750942290

Condition: Near Fine


Pages very faintly toned. 2010 Large Softcover. x, 305 pp. Drawing on their unparallel knowledge of the Jack the Ripper murders and their professional experience as police officers, the two doyens of serious Ripper writing join forces for the first time to write the definitive book on the case from the perspective of the police investigation. As the title declares, this is the complete investigation and is full of new insights and information on the murders and who might have committed them. The authors reopen every aspect of the case and offer a balanced account that does not favor any one su... View more info

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The Ultimate Jack the Ripper Companion: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

By: Evans, Stewart P.; Skinner, Keith

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc.: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285393

ISBN: 0786707682

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 692 pp. Includes all of Scotland Yard's reports, witness statements, lost files, extensive press accounts, and rare photographs. A reference to one of the great unsolved murder sprees in history examines the events in London in the 1880s when a string of prostitute murders paralyzed the country and shocked the world. 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 his life, suffering a fractured neck and a severely torn shoulder, working deep under cover to bring violent sociopaths to just... View more info

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Jack the Ripper: The Final Chapter

By: Feldman, Paul H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Virgin: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285028

ISBN: 1852276770

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Bottom edge of front jacket panel lightly bumped. 1998 Hard Cover. xiv, 385 pp. Since October 1992 the Diary of Jack the Ripper, which purported to be written by James Maybrick, was believed to have been a hoax. However, not one person has attempted to explain how it was forged or by whom. This book claims that this is because the diary is genuine. Feldman suggests that James Maybrick was the notorious Whitechapel Murderer, and that the largest and most detailed investigation on the subject ever to be undertaken led the author through the smokescreen of an official cover-up, via... View more info

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The Crimes, Detection and Death of Jack the Ripper

By: Fido, Martin

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books: 1993

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2284747

ISBN: 1566195373

Condition: Very Good


Page ridges faintly foxed. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 239 pp. This book re-examines all the sensational details of the murders ascribed to Jack the Ripper. It investigates the roles and reliability of the policemen involved in the murder inquiry and analyzes the evidence against all the suspects--checking them against the personality patterns of other sexual serial murderers. The author, whose conclusion was endorsed by the Scotland Yard & the F.B.I., provides a convincing identification of the Ripper. View more info