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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. 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

By: Farson, Daniel

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296792

ISBN: 0718110501

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor general wear to jacket. Top page ridge lightly foxed. 1972 Hard Cover. 143 pp. Somewhat outdated, but still looked upon as one of the founding texts on the case. Farson was among the first to originally posit the Montague John Druitt theory. 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

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Who Killed Hanratty?: An Investigation Into the Notorious A6 Murder (Penguin True Crime)

By: Foot, Paul

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1988

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2285120

ISBN: 0140109544

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Minor crease to rear wrapper, pages faintly toned. 1988 Trade Paperback. 443 pp. Reexamines the A6 murder and the trial of James Hanratty, revealing negligence, obstinacy and ineptitude among the highest powers of the land. View more info

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Conan Doyle for the Defense: The True Story of a Sensational British Murder, a Quest for Justice, and the World's Most Famous Detective Writer

By: Fox, Margalit

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Random House: 2018

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2299077

ISBN: 0399589457

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2018 Hard Cover. xxvii, 319 pp. After a wealthy woman was brutally murdered in her Glasgow home in 1908, the police found a convenient suspect in Oscar Slater, an immigrant Jewish cardsharp. Though he was known to be innocent, Slater was tried, convicted, and consigned to life at hard labor. Outraged by this injustice, Arthur Conan Doyle, already world renowned as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, used the methods of his most famous character to reinvestigate the case, ultimately winning Slater’s freedom. With “an eye for the telling detail, a forensic sense of ev... View more info

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The Last Victim: The Extraordinary Life of Florence Maybrick, the Wife of Jack the Ripper

By: Graham, Anne E.; Emmas, Carol; Skinner, Keith

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Headline: 1999

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2284771

ISBN: 0747262063

Condition: Near Fine


Sticker on rear wrapper, pages very faintly toned. 1999 Mass Market Paperback. xxii, 327 pp. August, 1889. Twenty-seven-year-old Florence Maybrick is sentenced to death for poisoning her husband, Liverpool cotton broker James Maybrick, in one of the most infamous trials in British legal history. But what was the truth behind Maybrick¹s death? And how was it connected to a spate of terrible murders in London¹s East End? Florence¹s turbulent life ? her marriage to a man widely believed to be the most notorious serial killer of all time, her sensational trial and imprisonment ? is the stuff of... View more info

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Zodiac

By: Graysmith, Robert

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Berkley Books: 1987

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2285475

ISBN: 0425098087

Condition: Good


Spine and wrappers creased, minor tear along top edge of front wrapper, page ridges faintly foxed. 1987 Mass Market Paperback. 337 pp. A sexual sadist, the Zodiac killer took pleasure in torture and murder. His first victims were a teenage couple, stalked and shot dead in a lovers’ lane. After another slaying, he sent his first mocking note to authorities, promising he would kill more. The official tally of his victims was six. He claimed thirty-seven dead. The real toll may have reached fifty. Robert Graysmith was on staff at the San Francisco Chronicle in 1969 when Zodiac first struck, tri... View more info

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Maria Marten: The Murder in the Red Barn

By: Haining, Peter

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Images Publication: 1992

Seller ID: 2285109

ISBN: 0948134313

Condition: Near Fine


Owner stamp on first few pages. 1992 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 144 pp. The Red Barn Murder was a notorious murder committed in Polstead, Suffolk, England in 1827. A young woman, Maria Marten, was shot dead by her lover William Corder. The two had arranged to meet at the Red Barn, a local landmark, before eloping to Ipswich. Maria was never seen alive again and Corder fled the scene. He sent letters to Marten's family claiming that she was in good health, but her body was later discovered buried in the barn after her stepmother spoke of having dreamed about ... 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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The True Face of Jack the Ripper

By: Harris, Melvin

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Limited: 1994

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2284769

ISBN: 1854797263

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Sticker on rear wrapper, pages faintly toned. 1994 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 216 pp. Melvin Harris, one of the world's top experts on Jack the Ripper, was instrumental in exposing the so-called 'Ripper Diaries.' Drawing on newly uncovered material on the man and the murders and using modern FBI methods of tracing serial killers Harris builds a totally convincing case against the man he names as the true Ripper; a man who was interviewed by police at the time and had inside information on the killings. the book also includes for the fir... View more info

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Jack the Ripper: The Bloody Truth

By: Harris, Melvin

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Columbus Books: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287721

ISBN: 0862873282

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket rubbed. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. When the gruesome diaries of James Maybrick were unearthed 10 years ago, the last piece of a century-old puzzle was in place. The discovery offered the strongest evidence yet as to the true identity of Jack the Ripper. It suggests that Maybrick, a Liverpool merchant who, furious with his American wife’s infidelity, went periodically to London to butcher prostitutes who walked the streets close to where he had first seen his wife with her lover. Now, Shirley Harrison presents startling new evidence th... View more info

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The Ripper File

By: Harris, Melvin

Price: $7.00

Publisher: W.H. Allen: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287723

ISBN: 1852271019

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink inscription. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. A work on Jack The Ripper focusing on contemporary media accounts of the killings. 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 (The Flying Squad, Railway Police, Port of London Authority) as well as the departmental divisions (Medical Service; Laborat... View more info

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Jack the Ripper: The American Connection -- Includes the Diaries of James Maybrick

By: Harrison, Shirley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Blake: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285386

ISBN: 185782590X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Faint smudge on page ridge. 2003 Hard Cover. Include the diaries of James Maybrick. When the gruesome diaries of James Maybrick were unearthed 10 years ago, the last piece of a century-old puzzle was in place. The discovery offered the strongest evidence yet as to the true identity of Jack the Ripper. It suggests that Maybrick, a Liverpool merchant who, furious with his American wife’s infidelity, went periodically to London to butcher prostitutes who walked the streets close to where he had first seen his wife with her lover. Now, Shirley Harrison presents startling new evide... View more info

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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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The Christie Caper (Death on Demand No. 7)

By: Hart, Carolyn G.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Bantam: 1991

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2291353

ISBN: 0553074040

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Jacket spine faded. 1991 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. A group of Christie buffs. . .In honor of Agatha Christie's one hundredth birthday, mystery bookstore owner Annie Laurance Darling plans a week-long celebration of mystery, treasure hunts, title clues, and Christie trivia. Yet even as the champagne is chilling and the happy guests begin arriving on Broward's Rock Island, Annie feels a niggling sense of doom. But the last thing she or her guests expect is that the scheduled fun and mayhem will include a real-life murder. The unexpected arrival ... View more info

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Victorian Murderesses: A True History of Thirteen Respectable French and English Women Accused of Unspeakable Crimes

By: Hartman, Mary S.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Robson Books: 1985

Seller ID: 2285583

ISBN: 0860513432

Condition: Near Fine


Sticker on rear wrapper. 1985 Trade Paperback. x, 318 pp. The image of Victorian womanhood -- that of respectable, middle-class mother and wife -- will be shattered far all who read Mary Hartman's fascinating and often shocking account of the lives of thirteen French and English women accused of murder. Her carefully researched and vividly dramatic investigation of why these thirteen women took such direct and desperate action gives a unique view of life behind the closed curtains of Victorian drawingroom society. View more info

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The Henry Hendryx Murder Case: A True Happening in Cuba, New York, 1876

By: Hendryx, Louise

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Louise Hendryx: 1990

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2298315

Condition: Good


Signed by author with inscription, To Helen Pentacost--A friend at church and club. Stain along edge. 1990 Trade Paperback. 292 pp. Ever since I was a child I have heard friends and relatives discuss the Henry Hendryx murder case. He was a distant cousin so I was interested. The more I heard and the more I read, the more interested I became. I could not come to a conclusion about the case, nor has anyone been able to solve it for certain. The people in Cuba and in the area have always been divided in their opinions. Finally, after all these years, I decided to write in book form all the inform... View more info

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Dune: House Corrino (Dune House Trilogy Series Book 3)

By: Herbert, Brian; Anderson, Kevin J.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2298257

ISBN: 0553110845

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 496, [4] pp. 8vo. Maps on endpapers. The triumphant conclusion to the blockbuster trilogy that made science fiction history! In Dune: House Corrino Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson bring us the magnificent final chapter in the unforgettable saga begun in Dune: House Atreides and continued in Dune: House Harkonnen. Here nobles and commoners, soldiers and slaves, wives and courtesans shape the amazing destiny of a tumultuous universe. An epic saga of love and war, crime and politics, religion and revolution, this ma... View more info

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Dune: House Corrino (Dune House Trilogy Series Book 3)

By: Herbert, Brian; Anderson, Kevin J.s

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276337

ISBN: 0553110845

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A couple tiny spots on page ridge. 2001 Hard Cover. 496, [4] pp. 8vo. Maps on endpapers. The triumphant conclusion to the blockbuster trilogy that made science fiction history! In Dune: House Corrino Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson bring us the magnificent final chapter in the unforgettable saga begun in Dune: House Atreides and continued in Dune: House Harkonnen. Here nobles and commoners, soldiers and slaves, wives and courtesans shape the amazing destiny of a tumultuous universe. An epic saga of love and war, crime and politics, religion and revolution, this magnificent n... View more info

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Unsolved Crimes: Infamous Cases That Have Puzzled the Greatest Minds

By: Herman, Sarah

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Metro Books: 2018

Seller ID: 2279284

ISBN: 1435166612

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 2018 Trade Paperback. A compendium of crimes left unpunished, from gruesome violence to high-profile theft. View more info

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The Ripper Legacy: The Life and Death of Jack the Ripper

By: Howells, Martin; Skinner, Keith

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson: 1987

Seller ID: 2285395

ISBN: 0283993774

Condition: Very Good


Top edge of jacket bumped, jacket flaps lightly toned. Top page ridge faintly foxed, a few light smudges on page ridges. 1987 Hard Cover. xiii, 208 pp. The gruesome series of five unsolved murders of prostitutes in Whitechapel, London during the autumn of 1888, has always haunted the public's imagination. There have been many attempts to identify the murder, but until now none has been entirely credible. The achievement of Martin Howells and Keith Skinner lies in the integrity and tenacity of their investigates. They invite us to share the frustrations and the triumphs of their five years' que... View more info

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The Jack the Ripper Location Photographs: Dutfield's Yard and the Whitby Collection

By: Hutchinson, Philip

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Amberley: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285048

ISBN: 1848687842

Condition: Fine


First edition - a paperback original. A fine copy. 2009 Trade Paperback. 95 pp. Ripper Murders From Old Photographs is not a standard retelling of the story of the Whitechapel Murders but the tale of historically important photographs connected to the case, discovered by the author in 2007. Half of the book deals with The Whitby Collection. This is a surviving series of 27 images taken by the amateur criminologist John Gordon Whitby in 1961. They show many of the murder locations and related streets as they looked at that time. The book will not only tell the known facts about the photographer... View more info

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A Book of Remarkable Criminals

By: Irving, H. B.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: George H. Doran: 1918

Seller ID: 2297120

Condition: Good


No jacket. Light stains, loss to spine head, front hinge starting. 1918 Hard Cover. viii, 315 pp. CONTENTS: Introduction; The Life of Charles Peace: His Early Years - Peace in London - His Trial and Execution; The Career of Robert Butler: The Dunedin Murders - The Trial of Butler - His Decline and Fall; M. Derues: The Climbing Little Grocer - The Game of Bluff; Dr. Castaing: An Unhappy Coincidence - The Trial of Dr. Castaing; Professor Webster; The Mysterious Mr. Holmes: Honour Amgonst Thieves - The Wandering Assassin; Partnership in Crime: The Widow Gras: The Charmer - The Wounded Pigeon; Vit... View more info

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Trial of Mrs. Maybrick (Notable British Trials Series)

By: Irving, H.B.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: William Hodge & Company, Ltd.: 1922

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2290596

Condition: Near Fine


Second edition. Ink owner stamp on front and rear endpaper. 1922 Hard Cover. 354 pp. 8vo. An account of the trial of Florence Maybrick, who was convicted of murder after poisoning her husband with arsenic. Bruce Robinson recently released a book entitled They All Love Jack: Busting the Ripper, in which he argues that the victim's brother was Jack the Ripper. View more info

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Jack the Ripper

By: Jakubowski, Maxim

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Castle Books: 2009

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2295685

ISBN: 078581616X

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Faint edge wear. 2009 Hard Cover. A collection of sixteen essays on the true identity of Jack the Ripper. View more info