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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 Hammer Conspiracies

By: Aloi, Frank A.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Parthenon / 20th Century Books: 1982

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2295665

ISBN: 0866490469

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Wrappers lightly rubbed. 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 hit by the mob. His death generated conspiracy prosecutions against what was alleged to be the top echelon of the organization in Rochester, New Yo... 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 Diary of a Resurrectionist, 1811-1812

By: Bailey, James Blake

Price: $8.00

Publisher: General Books: 2009

Seller ID: 2295276

ISBN: 1151372110

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 2009 Trade Paperback. 75 pp. The Diary of a Resurrectionist-To Which Are Added an Account of the Resurrection Men in London and a Short History of the Passing of the Anatomy Act here reprinted is only of a fragmentary character. It is, however, unique in being an actual record of the doings of one gang of the resurrection-men in London. Many persons have expressed a wish that so interesting a document should be published. 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.  S... View more info

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Jack the Ripper: Anatomy of a Myth

By: Beadle, William

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Wat Tyler Books: 1995

Seller ID: 2296793

ISBN: 0952448904

Condition: Near Fine


A few light smudges to jacket. 1995 Hard Cover. x, 181 pp. Extremely well-researched and comprehensive book. Beadle covers all the facts and reviews nearly every previous theory on the case. His case for Bury as the Ripper is perhaps not as strong as he would have it seem, but the book itself is a wonderful overview of the case. 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. 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 everything that was wrong with the area and with soc... 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

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The Woman Who Murdered Black Satin: The Bermondsey Horror

By: Borowitz, Albert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ohio State University Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296707

ISBN: 0814203205

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket wrinkled. Page ridges lightly foxed. 1981 Hard Cover. x, 337 pp. Marie Manning (1821 – 13 November 1849)[1] was a Swiss domestic servant who was hanged on the roof of London's Horsemonger Lane Gaol on 13 November 1849, after she and her husband were convicted of the murder of her lover, Patrick O'Connor, in the case that became known as the Bermondsey Horror. It was the first time a husband and wife had been executed together in England since 1700.[2] The novelist Charles Dickens attended the public execution, and in a letter written to The Times on the same day wrote, ... View more info

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to The Mafia

By: Capeci, Jerry

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Alpha Books: 2001

Seller ID: 2298824

ISBN: 0028642252

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear. 2001 Soft Cover. Here is the most comprehensive introduction to and explanation of the most infamous crime organization in history. Completely updated with more than 70 pages of new material and photographs, it includes information about the shifts in power and tightening of ranks of different families after convictions of their key members; new inside information on the role of the families in Chicago, Boston, Las Vegas, Rochester, and even Montreal; and updates on the DeCavalcante family who bragged they were the real Sopranos on FBI wiretaps. 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. 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 enforcement after he pleaded guilty in 2003. The or... 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

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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: $9.00

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

ISBN: 0671228110

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 ange... 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 difficul... View more info

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The Mild Murderer: The True Story of the Dr. Crippen Case

By: Cullen, Tom

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1977

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2296706

ISBN: 039525776X

Condition: Near Fine


Jacket lightly rubbed. 1977 Hard Cover. 211 pp. A true story: Hawley Harvey Crippen poisoned his wife (known by her stage name Belle Elmore), mutilated and buried her remains in the coal cellar, and fled London with his mistress-secretary, Miss Ethel Le Neve. Their capture, after a breathtaking chase across the Atlantic, was credited to wireless telegraphy, used for the 1st time in fighting crime. 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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The Trial of John George Haigh (The Acid Bath Murder) (Notable British Trials Series)

By: Dunboyne, Lord

Price: $25.00

Publisher: William Hodge & Company, Ltd.: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297119

Condition: Good


First edition. Former library copy - usual marks. No jacket. Front hinge starting. 1953 Hard Cover. 271 pp. John George Haigh (/he??/; 24 July 1909 – 10 August 1949), commonly known as the Acid Bath Murderer, was an English serial killer who was convicted for the murders of six people, although he claimed to have killed nine. Haigh battered to death or shot his victims and disposed of their bodies using sulfuric acid before forging their signatures so he could sell their possessions and collect large sums of money. 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