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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: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2261017


5th printing. A fine copy. 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 gan... View more info

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Fighting The Traffic in Young Girls; or, War on the White Slave Trade - A Book Designed to Awaken the Sleeping and to Protect the Innocent, with an Astounding Report of Chicago's Vice Commission

By: Bell, Ernest A.; Sims, Edwin W.; Coote, William Alexander; Sutherland, D.F.; Dedrick, Florence Mabel; Amigh, Ophelia; Crittenton, Charles N.; Reynolds, James Bronson; Hall, Winfield SCott; Belfield, William T.; Parkin, Harry A.; Shearer, J.G.; Brooking,

Price: $25.00

Publisher: G.S. Ball / L.H. Walter: 1911

Seller ID: 2130067


Boards rubbed with minor loss from bottom edge of picture plate mounted on front board, hinges loosening, front & rear free endpapers absent. 1911 Hard Cover. 482 pp. 8vo. A history of the white slave trade, and a cautionary guide designed to improve the safety of young women who may be the targets of slave traders. Includes true accounts of the lives of several victims, with photographs throughout. View more info

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story

By: Berendt, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Random House, New York: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2172308


First edition. Includes original jacket, as well as belly band advertising the film starring Kevin Spacey and John Cusack, which was directed by Clint Eastwood. Minimal wear to corners. Near Fine. 1994 Hard Cover. 388 pp. 8vo. Author's first book. Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful... View more info

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The Black Hand: The Bloody Rise and Redemption of Boxer Enriquez, a Mexican Mob Killer

By: Blatchford, Chris

Price: $15.00

Publisher: William Morrow: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206002


Rear jacket lightly rubbed. 2008 Hard Cover. An intense and shocking inside look at the inner workings of La Eme, the Mexican Mafia (La Familia Mexicana), The Black Hand is the story of loyal soldier Rene “Boxer” Enriquez, his life of crime, and his ultimate redemption. Award-winning investigative journalist and author Chris Blatchford tells the never-before-told true story of the most powerful gang in America—and one of the most brutal and ruthless criminal or... View more info

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Dying for the Truth: Undercover Inside the Mexican Drug War

By: Blog Del Narco

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Feral House: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205935


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2013 Soft Cover. What is the value of telling the truth? For independent blog reporters in the midst of the Mexican Drug War, it's as important as their very lives, which are threatened on a daily basis. Blog del Narco is a heavily visited website, both in Mexico and the rest of North America, and it reveals the horrible savagery of the drug cartels. More than this, it also speaks of corruption and violence from the government itself.... View more info

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The Coin Store: A True Story of Drug Cartels, Mobsters, Cops and Agents

By: Burns, Patrick

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Patrick Burns: 2016

Seller ID: 2265342


A fine copy. 2016 Trade Paperback. vi, 172 pp. Pablo Escobar was the King of Cocaine, the wealthiest and most violent criminal in the world. By the 1980s his Medellin Drug Cartel was responsible for smuggling several tons of cocaine into America each and every day, killing thousands of people along the way. The end result was hundreds of millions of dollars in profits, cash profits. In response, and as part of President Reagan’s War on Drugs, Congress created the Money... View more info

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Profilers: Leading Investigators Take You Inside The Criminal Mind

By: Campbell, John H.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Prometheus: 2004

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2206001


An exceptional copy. 2004 Hard Cover. In this compilation of expert articles internationally recognized homicide investigators, most of them pioneers in developing the science and the art of profiling, share their insights gained from years of experience tracking the perpetrators of some of the most notorious crimes. Among the subjects discussed are: dealing with hostage situations, child abduction and murder in the David Meirhofer case, interviewing Jeffrey Dahmer,... 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


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-lo... 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: 2260982


First edition. Ink date on front endpaper, boards lightly smudged. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 387 pp. 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 exp... 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


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 Black Dahlia (Movie Tie-In)

By: Ellroy, James

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Mysterious Press: 2006

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2204288


Wrapper edges lightly rubbed. 2006 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 337 pp. On January 15, 1947, the torture-ravished body of a beautiful young woman is found in a Los Angeles vacant lot. The victim makes headlines as the Black Dahlia-and so begins the greatest manhunt in California history.Caught up in the investigation are Bucky Bleichert and Lee Blanchard: Warrants Squad cops, friends, and rivals in love with the same woman. But both are ... View more info

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Manson in His Own Words

By: Emmons, Nuel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 1986

Seller ID: 2206278


Top page corners very faintly creased. 1986 Trade Paperback. 232 pp. We have called him a devil and quarantined him behind such labels as the most dangerous man alive. But Charles Manson remains a shocking reminder of our own humanity gone awry. This astonishing book lays bare the life and the mind of a man whose acts have left us horrified. His story provides an enormous amount of new information about his life and how it led to the Tate-LaBianca murders, and reminds us... 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


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 hi... View more info

Image for The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime

The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime

By: Flanders, Judith

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265459


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2013 Hard Cover. In this fascinating exploration of murder in nineteenth century England, Judith Flanders examines some of the most gripping cases that captivated the Victorians and gave rise to the first detective fiction. View more info

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Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, 1934-1963

By: Fuller, James

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Asteron: 1995

Seller ID: 1539581


Back corner creased and a bit curled. 1995 Soft Cover. 43 pp. History of the Island, biographies of the famous prisoners and the escape attempts. Black and white photographs of the prison and prisoners. View more info

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Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us

By: Hare, Robert D.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Guilford Press: 1999

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2265341


Light general wear. 1999 Trade Paperback. xiii, 236 pp. Most people are both repelled and intrigued by the images of cold-blooded, conscienceless murderers that increasingly populate our movies, television programs, and newspaper headlines. With their flagrant criminal violation of society's rules, serial killers like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy are among the most dramatic examples of the psychopath. Individuals with this personality disorder are fully aware of the con... 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


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

Image for Bailup! A Pictorial History of Australia's Most Notorious Bushrangers, Including a Complete Transcript of Ned Kelly's Jerilderie Letter

Bailup! A Pictorial History of Australia's Most Notorious Bushrangers, Including a Complete Transcript of Ned Kelly's Jerilderie Letter

By: Hocking, Geoff

Price: $12.00

Publisher: The Five Mile Press: 2002

Seller ID: 1976286


First edition - a paperback original. 2002 Large Softcover. 192 pp. Numerous color and black & white illustrations throughout. Hocking examines the deeds of the desperate, the dispossessed and the downright dastardly within the context of Australian republican aspirations, reconciliation and the changed attitudes to political freedoms in Great Britain and its territories. Such attitudes allow for a review of the way Australia's colonial history has always been considered... View more info

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Bloody Falls of the Coppermine: Madness, Murder, and the Collision of Cultures in the Arctic, 1913

By: Jenkins, McKay

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Random House: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265791


First edition. 2005 Hard Cover. xvi, 278 pp. In the winter of 1913, high in the Canadian Arctic, two Catholic priests set out on a dangerous mission to do what no white men had ever attempted: reach a group of utterly isolated Eskimos and convert them. Farther and farther north the priests trudged, through a frigid and bleak country known as the Barren Lands, until they reached the place where the Coppermine River dumps into the Arctic Ocean. Their fate, and the fate of... View more info

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A Death in Belmont

By: Junger, Sebastian

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harper: 2007

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2261492


1st printing. An exceptional copy. 2007 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. In the spring of 1963, the quiet suburb of Belmont, Massachusetts, is rocked by a shocking murder that fits the pattern of the infamous Boston Strangler, still at large. Hoping for a break in the case, the police arrest Roy Smith, a black ex-con whom the victim hired to clean her house. Smith is hastily convicted of the murder, but the Strangler's terror continues. And ... View more info

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Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA

By: Junkin, Tim

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2004

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2200971


1st printing. Top page edges at rear of book faintly stained. Jacket lightly stained. 2004 Hard Cover. 294 pp. Charged with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in 1984, Kirk Bloodsworth was tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in Maryland’s gas chamber. From the beginning, he proclaimed his innocence, but when he was granted a new trial because his prosecutors improperly withheld evidence, the second trial also resulted in conviction. Bloodsworth read every b... View more info

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The Ruby Cover-Up

By: Kantor, Seth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Zebra Books: 1992

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2206297


2nd printing. Spine creased, wrappers lightly rubbed, pages lightly toned. 1992 Mass Market Paperback. 450 pp. A veteran newsman who witnessed Jack Ruby's killing of Lee Harvey Oswald throws light on Ruby's role in the Kennedy assassination and the Warren Commission findings. KEYWORDS: SETH KANTOR RUBY JACK COVER-UP COVER UP BIOGRAPHY TRUE CRIME LEE HARVEY OSWALD KENNEDY JOHN ASSASSINATION WARREN COMMISSION View more info

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The Rochester Mob Wars

By: Kenny, Blair

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Blair Publishing: 2017

Seller ID: 2204620


New from publisher. Some copies have minor scuffs to the wrappers which appear to have occurred in transit from the publisher. 2017 Trade Paperback. 208 pp. A history of the mob's influence and activities in Rochester, New York, by a third generation Teamster from Local #118, with a chapter on The Hammer Conspiracy, which will evoke for those familiar with the subject the title of Frank Aloi's earlier work on the same topic. Black-and-white photographs and facsimiles of ... View more info

Image for A Cast of Killers: The Sensational True Story of Hollywood's Most Scandalous Murder--Covered Up for Sixty Years and Solved at Last by the Great Film Director King Vidor

A Cast of Killers: The Sensational True Story of Hollywood's Most Scandalous Murder--Covered Up for Sixty Years and Solved at Last by the Great Film Director King Vidor

By: Kirkpatrick, Sidney D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton: 1986

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2200953


5th printing. A few smudges to page edges, pages faintly toned. Jacket toned, jacket spine edges bumped. 1986 Hard Cover. xi, 301 pp. On February 1, 1922, the distinguished silent-film director William Desmond Taylor was shot to death in his Los Angeles bungalow by an unknown assailant. Reports of strange activities at the scene of the crime circulated soon after. When the police arrived, was the head of Paramount Studios burning a bundle of papers in the fireplace, and ... View more info

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Sixty Miles of Border: An American Lawman Battles Drugs on the Mexican Border

By: Kirkpatrick, Terry

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Berkley: 2012

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2206242


Faint crease to rear wrapper. 2012 Trade Paperback. Terry Kirkpatrick worked one of the toughest jobs in America: a U.S. Customs agent on the border between Arizona and Mexico. He’s seen it all and done more for over twenty years in a job that many officers quit before they make it six months.  These are the gritty and graphic true stories of Terry and his fellow “Border Rats” as they patrol America’s modern badlands, where bullets are currency and blood is tak... View more info

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In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

By: Larson, Erik

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Broadway Books: 2011

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2199465


Reprint. Lightly rubbed. 2011 Trade Paperback. xviii, 448 pp. Erik Larson has been widely acclaimed as a master of narrative non-fiction, and in his new book, the bestselling author of Devil in the White City turns his hand to a remarkable story set during Hitler's rise to power. The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. A mild-mannered professor... View more info

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Thunderstruck

By: Larson, Erik

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Crown Publishers: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266066


First edition. Spine ends lightly pushed. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. A true story of love, murder, and the end of the world’s great hush. In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men—Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication—whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time. Set in E... View more info

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If I Am Missing or Dead: A Sister's Story of Love, Murder, and Liberation

By: Latus, Janine

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1519569


First edition. Near Fine. 2007 Hard Cover. 307 pp. In April 2002, Janine Latus's youngest sister, Amy, wrote a note and taped it to the inside of her desk drawer. Today Ron Ball and I are romantically involved, it read, but I fear I have placed myself at risk in a variety of ways. Based on his criminal past, writing this out just seems like the smart thing to do. If I am missing or dead this obviously has not protected me... That same spring Janine Latus was struggling t... View more info

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Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a Devil's Deal

By: Lehr, Dick; O'Neill, Gerard

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Public Affairs: 2012

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2202396


Stain to page ridges and pages that does not obscure text, pages 127-142 paper-clipped. 2012 Trade Paperback. xx, 417 pp. James Whitey Bulger became one of the most ruthless gangsters in US history, and all because of an unholy deal he made with a childhood friend. John Connolly a rising star in the Boston FBI office, offered Bulger protection in return for helping the Feds eliminate Boston's Italian mafia. But no one offered Boston protection from Whitey Bulger, who, in... View more info

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Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three

By: Leveritt, Mara

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Atria Books: 2003

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 2265831


7th printing. Tiny crease to spine. 2003 Trade Paperback. In 2011, one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in American legal history was set right when Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley were released after eighteen years in prison. Award-winning journalist Mara Leveritt’s The Devil’s Knot remains the most comprehensive, insightful reporting ever done on the investigation, trials, and convictions of three teenage boys who became known as the West... View more info