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True Crime

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1 Ashton-Wolfe, H. CRIMES OF VIOLENCE AND REVENGE
Boston Houghton and Mifflin 1929 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Yellow boards with red lettering and red-stained top edge. Eleven accounts of crime in Europe and Mexico. Front hinge cracked at title page. Fraying to corners and spine ends with a tear to head. Boards still bright but soiled, especially to spine. 

Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 Earley, Pete PROPHET OF DEATH : The Mormon Blood-Atonement Killings
New York William Morrow 1991 068810584X / 9780688105846 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Book has remainder mark. Jacket has light shelf wear. 
Based on trial transcripts and interviews with Lundgren's associates, this work describes how the Mormon priest ritually sacrificed two of his best friends and their three children . 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
3 Franco, Joseph; Hammer, Richard HOFFA'S MAN : The Rise and Fall of Jimmy Hoffa As Witnessed by His Strongest Arm
New York Prentice-Hall 1987 0135177642 / 9780135177648 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Remainder mark to bottom edge near spine. Light edge soil. Jacket has some shelf wear and a tiny tear to bottom front corner. 
Tells the inside story of the Teamsters Union, payoffs, power struggles, and Hoffa's disappearance. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
4 Kurland, Michael A GALLERY OF ROGUES : Portraits in True Crime
New York Prentice Hall 1994 0671850326 / 9780671850326 First Printing Softcover Near Fine; True crime reference work in A to Z format, covering criminals and lawmen. 
Trade PB 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
5 Kurland, Michael HOW TO SOLVE A MURDER : The Forensic Handbook
New York Macmillan 1995 0028604105 / 9780028604107 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Near Fine; Appears unread. 
Revealing how contemporary investigators solve complicated crimes with seemingly sketchy evidence, a behind-the-scenes look at a forensic crime lab discusses such modern techniques as DNA analysis, ballistics, blood samples, and psychopathology. ; Trade PB 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
6 Marx, Samuel; Vanderveen, Joyce DEADLY ILLUSIONS : Jean Harlow and the Murder of Paul Bern
New York Random House 1990 0394582187 / 9780394582184 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Hint of lean to book. Two small dents to jacket front panel at spine edge. 
Disputes the suicide verdict in the 1932 shooting death of director Paul Bern, and presents new evidence of a murder and cover-up. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
7 Obler, Martin FATAL ANALYSIS: A True Story of Professional Privilege and Serial Murder
New Horizon Press 1997 0882821520 / 9780882821528 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Some small spots of soil to fore edge; jacket with light wrinkles. 
The psychologist of a serial killer describes his early attempts to help his new client before discovering that he was behind recent murders, his terror when he learned the man was stalking his fiancee, and his struggle with his ethical obligations. ; 1.16 x 9.32 x 6.36 Inches; 309 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
8 Ruddick, James DEATH AT THE PRIORY : Sex, Love, and Murder in Victorian England
New York Atlantic Monthly Press 2001 0871138328 / 9780871138323 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Book leans a bit. Jacket lightly wrinkled along edges. 
Filled with love, greed, intrigue, violence, and a wealth of suspects, a riveting true account details the unsolved murder of successful attorney Charles Bravo, a cruel man who tormented his wife Florence, in a mystery that paints an intriguing portrait of Victorian culture and one woman's fight to exist in this repressive society. 35,000 first printing. Of Victorian culture and one woman's fight to exist in this repressive society. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
9 Sanders, Bruce THE TELLTALE CORPUS DELICTI: Stories of Murderers Who Couldn't Lose the Bodies
New Jersey A. S. Barnes 1968 0498065960 / 9780498065965 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly rubbed with toning to spine. 
A collection of twelve classic cases of murder that have one thing in common: the killers, whether they slew with calculated ingenuity or In a moment of passion , whether they were hopelessly mad or all too terrifyingly sane, attempting to conceal their crimes by hiding or destroying the bodies of their victims. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
TALKED TO DEATH:  The Life and Murder of Alan Berg, Singular, Stephen
10 Singular, Stephen TALKED TO DEATH: The Life and Murder of Alan Berg
New York Beech Tree Books 1987 0688061540 / 9780688061548 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Light foxing to top edge. Jacket back panel lightly toned. 
Tells the story of Alan Berg, the abrasive radio talk-show host who was murdered by right-wing extremists, and describes the trial of his killers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
11 Smyth, Frank THE DETECTIVES : Crime and Detection in Fact and Fiction
Philadelphia Lippincott 1978 0397012535 / 9780397012534 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Front board bowed; corner wear to bottom. Jacket with rubbing to back panel. 
Forever trapped between the law and the law-breaker, the gut reaction and the facts, the truth and the alibi, the detective has universally become an intriguing figure, a compelling character in fiction, a hero and sometimes an inti-hero. But how true to life are these fictional Images? This book provides some clues, comparing popular detectives of books, movies, and television with the real-life detectives whose most famous cases are presented here in fascinating detail. ; 191 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
12 Wolfe, Linda THE PROFESSOR AND THE PROSTITUTE : And Other True Tales of Murder and Madness
Boston Houghton and Mifflin 1986 039540049X / 9780395400494 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Slight lean and edge fading to book. Jacket has top edge wrinkling and shelf rubbing. 
Ten accounts exploring the psychological forces that drive affluent people to destroy themselves and others focus on a New England professor's obsession with a prostitute, the drug-related deaths of twin gynecologists, and other cases. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


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