Category: True Crime


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THE STRANGLER!, The Story of Terror in Boston

By: Banks, Harold K.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Avon V2173, 1967

Edition: First Edition

This one began as a series of newspaper articles concerned with establishing by due process of law whether a man being kept in protective custody by the state was the serial killer he claimed to be. The publisher called this one "The true crime story of the century," and for the victims and their families, no doubt it was, but there were still more than thirty years go go in that particular century, and up to that point, no one had heard of a nasty little weasel... View more info

The Investigation of Murder

By: Camps, Professor Francis E., with Richard Barber

Price: $11.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph Ltd., 1966

Edition: First Edition

the authors take a look at what part is played by scientists in murder investigations, examining in Part One famous cases (Jack the Ripper, Emmett-Dunne, Christie, Maybrick, and others), then in Part Two suggesting such future possibilities as criminological institutes in learned environments, which would permit murder to be examined in both sociological and psychological contexts; black cloth, 144 pgs. incl. Appendices, illustrated; thick bump to top right corner of bac... View more info


By: Cooper, Saul

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Hillman 133, 1959

Edition: First Edition

144 pages. A sensationalist view of the notorious criminal's life and loves. Slant, tanned pages. View more info


By: Cooper, Saul

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Hillman 133, 1960

Edition: 1st Hillman edition

sensationalist view of the notorious criminal's life and loves; just a bit of slant, light edgewear, light chipping to spine ends, thin crease top right edge of front cover and top left edge of rear, light rubbing; View more info

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The Real Ma Barker

By: deFord, Miriam Allen

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Ace 51200, 1970

Edition: First Edition

deFord gives us the violent life-and-death story of the "mastermind of a whole family of killers." 139 pages + 5 pages of advertisement for other Ace titles, illustrated. Some rubbing, a bit of edgwear, thin line of chipping to top edge of back cover, light dampstaining to top edge of last few pages, two library stamps (one to inside front cover, one to first end paper). View more info

Famous Trials 7, Oscar Wilde

By: Hyde, H. Montgomery

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Penguin 1857, 1962

Edition: 1st Penguin edition

The story of Wilde's conviction on charges of gross indecency with male persons. Cover illustration by Toulouse-Lautrec. Some spine roll, nicks to spine ends, moderate handling wear, tanning. Internally tight and clean. View more info


By: Porrello, Rick

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Barricade Books, 1995

Edition: First Edition

The story of the third-ranked Mafia organization in America, and "the Sugar War, a Prohibition-era series of conflicts over control of corn sugar, a primary ingredient in hooch, bootleg booze." Also "offers the first detailed look at the life of Angelo 'Big Ange' Lonardo," who became the Cleveland Mafia's boss. Black boards w/black cloth backstrip w/silver spine lettering, 240 pages (including references, index, brief author biography), illustrated. Mi... View more info

Freedom on Trial

By: Reitman, Bob

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PEC, No Number, 1966

Edition: First Edition

the story of publisher Ralph Ginzburg and his legal troubles stemming from the erotica he published; Foreward by Sloan Wilson; previous owner's signature and stamps, general wear; View more info

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BALLAD OF THE WHISKEY ROBBER, A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts (signed)

By: Rubinstein, Julian

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Little, Brown & Company, 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

First printing w/complete number sequence. The story of Attila Ambrus, "one-time pelt smuggler, professional hockey goalie (possibly the worst in the sport's history), pen salesman, Zamboni driver, gravedigger, church painter, roulette addict, building superintendent, whiskey drinker, and native of Transylvania who's decided that the best thing to do with his time is to rob as many banks as possible." This copy signed, on title page, by Rubinstein. Maroon boar... View more info

A HAND IN THE WATER, The Many Lies of Albert Walker (signed)

By: Schiller, Bill

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Toronto, HarperCollinsPublishers/Harper Collins, 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

A story of murder, betrayal, multiple identities and ruthless ambition, all surrounding a Canadian financier "who disappeared without a trace in 1990 along with millions of dollars of investors' money--and his 15-year-old daughter, Sheena. Years later they are discovered living togther as man and wife along with two small children in a small English village." Tan boards, 290 pages, illustrated. Tiny remainder mark to bottom edge. An unread copy. View more info

I TAKE THE RAP, The True Story of One Man's War on Society

By: Shelly, Gordon

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Popular Giant/Eagle Books G239, 1958

Edition: 1st Popular Library/Eagle Books edition

Canadian printing. A juvenile delinquent/New Orleans jazzman/drug addict/intimate of Hollywood lovelies/hopeless alcoholic/popular disc jockey offers the story of his life, "from juvenile delinquency to adult crime." 143 pages, cover illustration by Mitchell Hooks. Light surface wear, tanned pages. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Born To Kill

By: Shirley, Glenn

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Monarch MA393, 1963

Edition: First Edition

True crime. The story of William (Billy) E. Cook, "whose orgy of violence overshadowed anything in the John Dillinger-Pretty Boy Floyd era." 126 pages. Slant, uneven fore-edge, impressions, tanning, moderate general wear. View more info

MY STRANGEST CASE, by Police Chiefs of the World

By: Singer, Kurt (ed.)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Garden City, Crime Club/Doubleday, 1958

Edition: 1st US edition

from a cat burglar in Honolulu to an Australian wife-murderer (nine wives in all), eighteen law-enforcement officers each recount the strangest case of his career; included among the eighteen are Frederick Cherrill (ex-Chief Superintendent of Scotland Yard) J. Edgar Hoover (Director, F.B.I.), Mike Gier (ex-Police Chief of three western Canadian cities), and accounts of crimes from Czechoslovakia, Japan, the U.S.S.R., Germany, Ecuador, and so on; dj illustration by Tony P... View more info

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WHAT JUSTICE IS THIS?, The Vernon Boudreau Story (signed)

By: Steele, Shirley Moore

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press, 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Steele, on half-title

In 1962, two-year-old Vernon Boudreau died, his death officially described as accidental. Three decades later, children of the woman who had been babysitting him when he died claimed that he had been murdered, a charge supported by expert testimony. After a preliminary trial the accused appealled to the Supreme Court of Canada, whose judges decided that because it had been so long since the boy's death, her actual trial should be stayed in order to protect her rights. ... View more info

Murder in Edinburgh

By: Winton, Keith

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Edinburgh Impressions 009923, 1985

Edition: First Edition

Winton takes a peek at a number of murders committed in Edinburgh throughout the centuries, beginning in 1566 with the killing of David Rizzo, and ending with the death of Mrs. Bertha Merrett in 1926. In between, we have the stories of John Kincaid, Lord Forrester, Archbishop James Sharp, Philip Stanfield, Sir George Lockhart, Captain J. Cayley, Robert Irvine, Captain John Porteous, William Begbie, William Howatt, the West Port murders (Burke and Hare, of course), Elizab... View more info