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Murder Without Death

By: Birge, Jack E., M.D.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: (n.p.), Jack E. Birge: (c.1981)

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 14199

Condition: Very Good


[light exterior wear, tiny tear at top of spine; binding solid, internally clean]. Trade PB Self-published account of some miscarriage of justice done unto the author, although in the absence of a summarizing cover blurb, it's a little hard to figure out exactly what it was without actually reading the book. Apparently he ran afoul of the powers that be in Carrollton, Georgia (his introduction refers obliquely -- or is it metaphorically? -- to the "shark" who ra... View more info

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After Prison -- What?

By: Booth, Maud Ballington

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Fleming H. Revell Company: (c.1903)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14293

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [worn but still solid copy, some exterior soiling, white lettering on spine and front cover rubbed but still readable, rear hinge cracked but not separated; school library property label (see description) on front pastedown, unused circulation slip affixed to rear pastedown, no other library markings]. (B&W photo frontispiece) An impassioned plea for the humane treatment and rehabilitation of prisoner inmates, the author's attitude pretty much summed up... View more info

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Convicting the Innocent: Sixty-Five Actual Errors of Criminal Justice

By: Borchard, Edwin M.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Garden City Publishing Co. , Inc.: (c.1932)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 13908

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [good solid copy, moderate shelfwear, some spotting/scuffing to rear cover]. (B&W photographs) "The sixty-five cases, although susceptible of dramatic presentation, are set forth in simple narrative form to indicate how the error occurred and how it was later discovered and unraveled. The cases were taken somewhat at random, for cases of this type are not systematically reported. The research was usually begun from a clue often afforded by a gover... View more info

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Rock Solid: Two Cops' Obsessive Manhunt for One of America's Most Dangerous Criminals

By: Bose, Frank, and Bob Barchiesi, as told to Dolph LeMoult

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1992)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14964

ISBN: 0-399-13659-2

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice-looking copy, no significant wear, just a couple of very tiny spots on top edge, slight residue on front pastedown from removed label; jacket shows only faint handling wear, still bright and clean]. (B&W photographs) Story of the two New York cops who brought down Alejandro Lopez, "known as 'The Man,' kingpin of a vast criminal empire extending from the bowels of New York City to the lush coastlines and luxurious mansions of Puerto Rico." In the face of L... View more info

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Portraits of Guilt: The Woman Who Profiles the Faces of America's Deadliest Criminals [*SIGNED*]

By: Boylan, Jeanne

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5545

ISBN: 0-671-03485-5

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[tight, lovely, as-new copy]. (B&W photographs, drawings) SIGNED boldly on the title page by the author, a "facial identification specialist" described in the jacket copy as "the investigative world's secret weapon." Among the cases which her uncannily accurate sketches have helped to solve have been the Polly Klaas kidnapping, Susan Smith's drownings of her own children, the Oklahoma City bombing, and the Unabomber case. Signed by Author View more info

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Deathman Pass Me By: Two Years on Death Row

By: Brasfield, Philip, with Jeffrey M. Elliot

Price: $15.00

Publisher: San Bernardino CA, Borgo Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4228

ISBN: 0893702641

Condition: Near Fine


[a tight, clean, unread copy, with just a trace of edgewear]. (Borgo Bioviews, No. 3) Series Trade PB (B&W photographs) First-person narrative by a man convicted of first degree murder and kidnapping in Wichita County, Texas, in 1978, and sentenced to death by lethal injection -- despite no hard evidence (and what evidence there was containing obvious irregularities), court-appointed attorneys who mounted no defense, witnesses who either refused to testify or could not b... View more info

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Off the Straight and Narrow

By: Colgate, Caroline Bayard

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Lee Furman, Inc.: (c.1937)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15590

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[good solid clean copy, light shelfwear, tiny tear in binding at top of spine; jacket a bit scuffed, with moderate soiling and light edgewear, vertical crease down middle of spine]. This is "the story of one woman's adventures on the other side of the track." A woman of "wealth and social position," Mrs. Colgate decided to devote her efforts to "befriending some who scoffed at friendship -- wayward men, delinquent children, prisoners, and inmates of... View more info

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Ten Thousand Public Enemies

By: Cooper, Courtney Ryley

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Blue Ribbon Books: (c.1935)

Edition: 4th printing

Seller ID: 17465

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight copy with only minimal wear, small piece torn away at top corner of one page (no text affected); jacket a bit worn along top and bottom edges, small tear at bottom corner of front panel, a little bit of scuffing to spine]. (B&W photographs) "An inside picture of the underground workings of crime in the United States and a description, with hundreds of hitherto unknown details, of the workings of the forces of law and order seeking to detect and capture o... View more info

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Barred from the Bar: A History of Women and the Legal Profession

By: Garza, Hedda

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Franklin Watts: (c.1996)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17196

ISBN: 0-531-11204-7

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[brand-new book, tight, clean and flawless except for some extremely light surface wear to the jacket]. Women Then -- Women Now Series (B&W photographs) "The phenomenon of women lawyers is as recent as the women's rights movement that began in the late 1960s, but the struggle of women to obtain equality before the bar is as old as the United States. Beginning with Abigail Adams, wife of President John Adams, the history of women and the law is recounted with narrat... View more info

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Our Lawless Police: A Study of the Unlawful Enforcement of the Law

By: Hopkins, Ernest Jerome

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1931

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 20925

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [ex-private library, with three small "call numbers" written in white ink on the spine (keyed to some individualized cataloging methodology); the book itself is solid and clean, with a few interesting "extras" added by its one-time owner: his bookplate (Howard Hamilton Bliss, featuring a photo of himself out rock-climbing), several small summary reviews of the book affixed to the ffep, and a five-line pencilled critique of the book (appar... View more info

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An International Casebook of Crime

By: Hyde, H. Montgomery, with John H. Kisch

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Barrie and Rockliff: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5363

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[moderate wear, mild edge-soiling; jacket worn/torn at top of spine, a little wear and some slight insect-chewing evident along top edge of rear panel, rear panel a bit soiled]. Accounts, "from a number of countries [of] ten of the most remarkable criminal cases that have occurred since the last war." Chapters deal with Caryl Chessman (U.S.); Gordon Lonsdale and the Navy spies (England); Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel (U.S.); murderer Brian Donald Hume (tried ... View more info

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Murder in the Synagogue

By: LoCicero, T.V.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs NJ, Prentice-Hall, Inc.: (c.1970)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13108

ISBN: 0-13-606590-2

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [good solid copy, light soiling to page edges, minor shelfwear; jacket shows some wear at extremities, ragged tear at top of spine with associated wrinkling/creasing, uneven browning to rear panel, light markings on spine]. The story of a shocking murder-suicide that took place in Detroit in 1966, in front of the congregation Shaarey Zedek, when Rabbi Morris Adler was assassinated by a young man (who was known to be a devoted admirer of the Rabbi) who th... View more info

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FBI Girl

By: Marlowe, March

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Arcadia House: (c.1959)

Edition: 1st Edition (see note)

Seller ID: 15397

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice copy, spine a little turned but virtually no significant shelfwear, the only blemishes being small strips of black residue at bottom of front pastedown and rear fep (remnants of old jacket protector, now removed and replaced); jacket itself is bright and attractive, looks almost brand-new except for some slight fading to narrow strips along the top and the right-hand side of the front panel]. "The thrilling story of a career girl in government service." Ma... View more info

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The Genteel Murderer [Dorothy B. Hughes's copy, signed]

By: Norman, Charles

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15425

Condition: Near Fine


(no dust jacket) [nice clean copy, minimal handling wear, very slight bumping at top front corner; review copy, with publisher's slip laid in; see note about signature]. (B&W frontispiece) An account of the life and crimes of Thomas Griffiths Wainewright, artist, writer, and poisoner. This copy of the book is distinguished by bearing the SIGNATURE of underappreciated crime novelist Dorothy B. Hughes on the ffep; no doubt she received this review copy in her capacity as ... View more info

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Caught in the Act: The True Adventures of a Divorce Detective [*SIGNED*]

By: Pearce, William W., with William Hoffer

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Stein and Day: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8808

ISBN: 0-8128-1891-1

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[nice tight copy, faint soiling to top edge; mostly-white jacket shows some soiling, minor chipping at top of spine, slight fading and small sticker-removal scar to spine]. An interesting INSCRIPTION by the co-author (Hoffer) on the ffep: "To my friend Billy Hayes -- If you enjoy reading this book, just wait till you see my next one!" The "next one" to which he refers is " Midnight Express" -- thus the inscribee of this book was the selfsame Bill... View more info

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Blye, Private Eye

By: Pileggi, Nicholas

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chicago, Playboy Press: (c.1976)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22585

ISBN: 0-87223-475-4

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean book, a little shelfwear to bottom edge and top of spine but apparently unread; jacket is clean and flawless except for a small and almost-invisible closed tear at the top of the rear panel]. A journalistic examination of "The Real World of the Private Detective," who sees his main job as being "to ease his clients through a system that's so extraordinarily indifferent, so corrupt, and characterized by such sloppy paperwork that even the ba... View more info

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Murder of a Mafia Daughter: The Life and Tragic Death of Susan Berman

By: Scott, Cathy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Fort Lee NJ, Barricade Books Inc.: (c.2002)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19132

ISBN: 1-56980-238-6

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[bottom front corner of book bumped, no other significant wear; jacket shows light surface rubbing only]. (B&W photographs) The subject of this book, writer Susan Berman, was "reared in the lap of Las Vegas luxury as the daughter of Dave Berman, a notorious casino mogul and mafia leader. It wasn't until college -- well after her father's death -- that she learned what he really did. She ultimately dedicated her life to learning about Vegas and its underworld chiefs... View more info

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John Marshall's Law: Interpretation, Ideology, and Interest

By: Shevory, Thomas C.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Westport CT/London, Greenwood Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21431

ISBN: 0-313-26804-5

Condition: Fine


(no dust jacket, as issued) [nice clean book with no discernible wear; essentially as new]. (Contributions in Legal Studies, No. 77) Series An examination of the legal career of John Marshall, the fourth Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and his influence in various areas of American law. Chapter titles are: "Law and Language in Anglo-Saxon Jurisprudence"; "John Marshall and the Interpretive Enterprise"; "John Marshall as Republican"; "... View more info

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The Story of a Prison [*Stacy Keach's prison library copy*]

By: Southerton, Peter

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Reading, Berkshire (U.K.), Osprey Publishing Ltd.: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15401

ISBN: 0-85045-260-0

Condition: Good in Near Fine dj


(price-clipped) [book is only lightly worn, but with tape marks on both pastedowns and endpapers, numerous notes in ink on rear fep; jacket is in almost perfect condition, with just a smidge of surface wear]. Beginning with a history of Reading Gaol, a "rather horrific account of cruelties practised upon the criminal," the book examines the history of penal practice in Britain from the 16th century to the present day. The jacket blurb declares it to be "of ... View more info

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The Sewers of Gold

By: Spaggiari, Albert (translated by Martin Sokolinsky)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Granada Publishing Limited: 1979

Edition: 1st U.K. edition

Seller ID: 22444

ISBN: 0-246-11131-3

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[bottom corners moderately bumped, otherwise a nice clean book with minimal wear; jacket shows some wear at extremities, particularly some rubbing and dog-earing to the top corners]. (B&W photographs, map) True-crime account of "the most audacious bank robbery of the century," perpetrated on a Société Générale bank in Nice, France, in July 1976. The author was "the mastermind behind the caper, [an] adventurer and dreamer, who pulled it off and got away.... View more info