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How to Try a Murder: the Handbook for Armchair Lawyers
Kurland, Michael
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Death At the Priory: Love, Sex and Murder in Victorian England
Ruddick, James
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Sins of the Father: the Landmark Franklin Case a Daughter, a Memory, and a Murder
Franklin, Eileen; Wright, William
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Innocence and Arsenic: Studies in Crime and Literature, Borowitz, Albert
1 Borowitz, Albert Innocence and Arsenic: Studies in Crime and Literature
0060104139 / 9780060104139; SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR - who says, regarding this book, "I decided to stake out a special area of the crime field for my writing. Having a great interest in literature and music, I decided to concentrate on cases in which writers or musicians are brought into direct confrontation with crime. " Choosing several true murders, from strange to wicked, the author has brought together a brilliant and witty collection of short stories using biographical information to determine what happened, or may have happened. Black and red 1/2 cloth with black lettering. The price is clipped on the jacket, and there is a gift message on the ffep. This is gift quality - very well-cared for.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author(s)
Harper & Row, Publishers
New York, NY, 1977, First Edition
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Unspeakable Acts, Ordinary People: the Dynamics of Torture, Conroy, John
2 Conroy, John Unspeakable Acts, Ordinary People: the Dynamics of Torture
0520230396 / 9780520230392; This is a riveting book that exposes the potential in each of us for acting unspeakably. John Conroy sits down with torturers from several nations and comes to understand their motivations. His compelling narrative has the tension of a novel. He takes us into a Chicago police station, two village in the West Bank, and a secret British interrogation center in Northern Ireland, illustrating the experience of the victim, the rationalizations of the torturer, and the seeming indifference of the bystander. The torture occurs in democracies that ostensibly value justice, due process, and human rights, and yet the perpetrators and their superiors escape without punishment, revealing much about the dynamics of torture. 304 pages including bibliographical notes and an index. The front cover has a few small dimples on it. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Univ Of California Pr
Berkeley, CA, 2001, First Softcover Edition
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3 Dawidoff, Nicholas The Catcher Was a Spy : the Mysterious Life of Moe Berg
0679415661 / 9780679415664; A baseball player and a spy, he was one of the most colorful men to pursue either line of work. He played in the major leagues from 1923 through 1939 and them became a coach for the Boston Red Sox. It was not, however, as a player that berg earned his highest accolades, but as a dugout savant. A month after Pearl Harbor, the day after his father - who never approved of Berg's choice of career - died, Berg announced his departure from baseball and entered the world of diplomacy and espionage. But only now has the extent of his work for the OSS in determining Germany's atomic bomb capabilities has been revealed. The jacket is a slightly wrinkled at the spine top. 453 pages including index, 16 pages of photographs, no marks or tears. Price clipped. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Knopf Publishing Group
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1994, Second Printing
Hardcover, Cloth
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The Black Dahlia, Ellroy, James
4 Ellroy, James The Black Dahlia
This movie tie-in of the same name relates the horrors of a true crime that occurred in 1947. A torture-ravished body of a beautiful young woman is found in a vacant lot in Los Angeles. It is the need to know who her twisted killer was that becomes the real story, and the emotions of the two police officers searching for her killer. Includes an afterword. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Mysterious Pr
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2006, Reprint

Price: 11.50 USD
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5 Flook, Maria Invisible Eden: a Story of Love and Murder on Cape Cod
0767913744 / 9780767913744; On the surface, Christa Worthington's life had the appearance of privilege and comfort. She was a descendant of prominent New Yorkers. Her sparkling journalism earned the fashion world's respect. But she had turned her back on a glamorous career and moved to the remote Cape Cod town of Truro where she had summered as a child. When she was found murdered just after New Year's Day in 2002, her toddler daughter clinging to her side, her violent death brought to the surface the many unspoken mysteries of her life. The murder is still unsolved. 406 pages, with references. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Broadway Books
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2003, Fifth Printing
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6 Franklin, Eileen; Wright, William Sins of the Father: the Landmark Franklin Case a Daughter, a Memory, and a Murder
0517582074 / 9780517582077; I saw the silhouette of my father with the sun coming up behind him. And he had his hands up above his head with a rock in them. " With those chilling words, a 29 year-old California woman accused her father in court of having killed her best friend 20 years ago. After wracking indecision, Eileen went public with her shocking accusation, pitting father and family against daughter in the cruel glare of national publicity. George Franklin was tried and convicted on January 29, 1991; he was sentenced to life in prison. This is the harrowing, moving story of a dreadful crime and one daughter's courageous struggle to overcome her own fears to see that justice would ultimately be served. 353 pages, including 8 pages of photographs. The binding has three small stains on the front, one on the back. The bottom corners are lightly worn. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Crown Publishers, Inc.
New York, New York, U. S. A., 1991, First Edition
Near Fine in Fine dust jacket

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7 Gallagher, Richard I'Ll be Watching You: True Stories of Stalkers and Their Victims
1852279311 / 9781852279318; Stalking is on the increase. And it isn't only celebrities who become the targets of irrational and desperate individuals. Men and women with everyday jobs who lead ordinary lives can just as easily become someone else's obsession. Since John Lennon's murder in 1980 the world has recognized the danger that lies behind this insidiious and threatening behavior, but has been slow to act against it. It is only as recently as 1997 that the Protection from Harrassment Act brought stalking on to the British statute books. In this thoroughly researches, serious investigation into a disturbing phenomenon, the author interviews victims, police, psychologists - and those who 'stalk the stalkers' - to provide remarkable accounts of obsession, delusion and terror. Includes notes and bibliography. Black cloth cover, 8 pages of illustrations and letters. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Virgin Publishing Ltd.
United Kingdom, 2001, 
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8 Giancana, Antoinette; Renner, Thomas C. Mafia Princess: Growing Up in Sam Giancana's Family
0688026206 / 9780688026202; The binding has no wear, but has the remains of a sticker on the front. 304 pages, including an index. Photographs are included. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
William Morrow & Company
New York, 1984, 
Near Fine with no dust jacket

Price: 5.54 USD
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9 Kurland, Michael How to Try a Murder: the Handbook for Armchair Lawyers
0785815325 / 9780785815327; From evidence to ex parte, learn how the prosecution and defense plan their cases. The judge, the jury, the eyewitness, the expert witness, direct examination, cross examination, grand jury, the death penalty, and more! Included are many famous cases, using a fictional narrative and real-life stories to illustrate each step of the art and craft of a murder trial. From the discovery of the body, to trial procedures and strategy, to the conviction and sentencing, this engrossing look at our legal system includes explanations of the various elements of a trial. Readers intrigued by true crime will find court documents and questionnaires from the headline-grabbing trials of O. J. Simpson, Theodore Kaczynski and so on, as well as "trials of the century, " including those of Sacco and Vanzetti, Bruno Hauptmann, Dr. Sam Sheppard and others. Whether you're an arm chair attorney or a murder maven, How to Try a Murder gives everything you need to prosecute, defend, render a verdict, and pronounce sentence on the trial of the moment. Includes appendices, glossary, bibliography, and index.; Octavo (standard book size); 202 pages
Castle Books
Edison, New Jersey, U. S. A., 2002, 
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10 Ruddick, James Death At the Priory: Love, Sex and Murder in Victorian England
0871138328 / 9780871138323; NEW - In 1875, the beautiful widow Florence Ricardo married the handsome and successful young attorney Charles Bravo, hoping to escape the scandals of her past. As they settled into the Priory, her posh mansion outside London, the couple seemed to be living a charmed life. But Bravo proved to be a brutal and conniving man; the marriage was not happy. Then one night while preparing for bed, Bravo suddenly collapsed. Though the greatest English physicians of the era were summoned to his side, they could do nothing, and three days later he died an agonizing death. The doctors agreed that Charles Bravo had been poisoned. The investigation dominated the press for weeks, as the list of suspects grew to include Florence; her secret lover, the eminent doctor James Gully; Mrs. Cox, her longtime companion. But ultimately no murderer could be determined, and despite the efforts of numerous historians, criminologists and other writers, the case has never been definitely solved. Until now. 209 pages including an index, list of references, and 8 pages of photographs. The endpapers show the layout of the Priory. The jacket has some scuffing on the back. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Atlantic Monthly Press
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2002, First American Edition
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Illustrated by Photographs; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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