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True Crime

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Forty Years of Murder, Simpson (CBE), Professor Keith
Forty Years of Murder

Camps on Crime, Camps, Francis E.
Camps on Crime

Crime's Strangest Cases - Extraordinary but true stories from over five centuries of legal history, Seddon, Peter
Crime's Strangest Cases - Extraordinary but true stories from over five centuries of legal history

Exposure - Inside the Olympus Scandal - How I Went from CEO to Whistleblower, Woodford, Michael
Exposure - Inside the Olympus Scandal - How I Went from CEO to Whistleblower

Violent Murders, Dunning, John
Violent Murders

Venona - Decoding Soviet Espionage in America, Haynes, John Earl;   Klehr, Harvey
Venona - Decoding Soviet Espionage in America

The Family Story, Denning, Lord
The Family Story

Portrait of a Killer - Jack the Ripper - Case Closed, Cornwell, Patricia
Portrait of a Killer - Jack the Ripper - Case Closed

 

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Inside the Red Mansion, August, Oliver
1 Inside the Red Mansion
August, Oliver. John Murray, London, 2007. first edition, Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 268pp. Near Fine/Near Fine. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper is near fine. The story of one of China's biggest and most flamboyant criminals. Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: China, crime, gangs. 5808

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Camps on Crime, Camps, Francis E.
2 Camps on Crime
Camps, Francis E.. David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1973. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 143mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 181+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Book has been handled, spine and boards bumped, foxing to block edges and rear endpaper, else clean. Dustwrapper has been handled, some light wear to edges. A review of some famous murders by a sometime Professor of Forensic Medicine. Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: murder, forensic, gas, Ripper. 13559

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Tales of the British Columbia Provincial Police, Clark, Cecil
3 Tales of the British Columbia Provincial Police
Clark, Cecil. Gray's Publishing Ltd., Sidney, British Columbia, 1971. first edition, Hardback, 235mm x 156mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 183+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Spine bumped, some spotty staining to right block edge, gift inscription on paper affixed to front endpaper, some light fox-like staining in vicinity. Book otherwise tight and clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has slight bumping and chipping along top edges, with barely visible flattened tears. Else clean and presentable, with protection. Stories of rum runners, murderers, and felons in the gold mining communities of British Columbia Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: Provincial, Canada, police. 965

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Autobiography of a Murderer, Collins, Hugh
4 Autobiography of a Murderer
Collins, Hugh. Macmillan, London, 1997. first edition, Hardback, tall 8vo maroon cloth boards, white titles, first edition, 200pp. Black and white illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is not new but seemingly little read with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has light edge wear and evidence of handling. "An honest, riveting story of violence and atonement" - and all true, as penned by a convicted Scottish murderer, serving life. Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: murder, Barlinnie, Glasgow, jail. 1272

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Portrait of a Killer - Jack the Ripper - Case Closed, Cornwell, Patricia
5 Portrait of a Killer - Jack the Ripper - Case Closed
Cornwell, Patricia. Little, Brown, London, 2002. first edition, Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 387+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Block a little tanned around edges, top of spine a little bumped but still very good condition. Dustwrapper has a little shelfwear along top edges. A major writer of crime fiction turns her attention and formidable investigative powers to the most notorious of all British murder cases and draws a most remarkable conclusion... Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: Ripper, Whitechapel, Sickert. 8902

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The Family Story, Denning, Lord
6 The Family Story
Denning, Lord. Butterworths, London, 1981. first edition, Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 270+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +++. Book is tight and clean save for grubby top block edge, spine also creased. Small mark to front endpaper and opposite board. Includes ephemeral Daily Telegraph obituary of Lord Denning from 1999. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. Publsihed while the author still served as the UK's most senior judge, this is Lord Denning's account of his family life in the war-torn twentieth century. Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: Denning, war, Hampshire, Rolls. 9250

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Violent Murders, Dunning, John
7 Violent Murders
Dunning, John. Mulberry Editions, 1992. first thus, Hardback, 237mm x 157mm decorated boards, xxiv prelims, 248pp. Good +++/Good +++. Tight and clean save for some foxing to block edges, inner boards and endpapers, some tanning also to edges. Dustwrapper is clean and bright, though creased at base of spine. Originally published in Britain in 1977 as "Truly Murderous," this is a collection of accounts of fifteen such crimes - mostly in Germany. Introduced by Colin Wilson. Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: Murder, crime, passion. 9550

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London's Armed Police - 1829 to the Present, Gould (M.B.E.), Robert W.;   Waldren, Michael J.
8 London's Armed Police - 1829 to the Present
Gould (M.B.E.), Robert W.; Waldren, Michael J.. Arms and Armour Press, London / New York / Sydney, 1986. first edition, Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 222pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Book has been read. Spine and boards bumped, with front board having slipped 6mm in front of rear. Pages and plates clean. Dustwrapper has been handled and has some light wear. History of the armed units of the Met. Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: Metropolitan, firearms, Sidney, Bentley. 5505

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Venona - Decoding Soviet Espionage in America, Haynes, John Earl;   Klehr, Harvey
9 Venona - Decoding Soviet Espionage in America
Haynes, John Earl; Klehr, Harvey. Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 1999. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm red and black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 487+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Owners inscription. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. Private library sticker on inner front flap. Page-turning account of a super-secret US counter-espionage program - a kind of Ultra fror the Cold War. Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: Espionage, Soviet, Rosenberg. 9252

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Tales from the Newgate Calendar, Heppenstall, Rayner
10 Tales from the Newgate Calendar
Heppenstall, Rayner. Constable, London, 1981. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 140mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 254pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is very good save for a notable indentation at base of front board near spine. Pages all clean. Dustwrapper has been handled with some line indentations. Tales of past London criminals gleaned from original written sources. Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: London, Turpin, Sheppard, Newgate. 5796

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The Man Who Rocked the Boat, Keating, William J.;   Carter, Richard
11 The Man Who Rocked the Boat
Keating, William J.; Carter, Richard. Victor Gollancz, London, 1956. first edition, Hardback, 22cm x 14cm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiii prelims, 296pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Spine a little faded, block edges dusty, top corners of boards bumped, book otherwise tight and clean. Bill Keating's amazing story of how he exposed gangsters and corruption in mid 20th century New York. Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: New York, D.A., Longshoremen, racket. 308

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The Worlds of Chippy Paterson, Lewis, Arthur H.
12 The Worlds of Chippy Paterson
Lewis, Arthur H.. Victor Gollancz, London, 1961. first thus, Hardback, 224mm x 142mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 311pp. Very Good/Good +. Book is not new and has been handled but still tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has some light shelfwear, darkening to spine and base of front. The professional life of a defense advocate in Philadelphia in the early decades of the 20th century, detailing Patterson's involvement with gangsters, pimps, contract killers and other low life types. First UK edition. Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: murder, trial, jail, electric chair. 292

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Sentenced and Tried - The Stalinist Purges in Czechoslovakia, Loebl, Eugene
13 Sentenced and Tried - The Stalinist Purges in Czechoslovakia
Loebl, Eugene. Elek, London, 1969. first thus, Hardback, 220mm x 143mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 272pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is a little darkened by age else clean, tight and unmarked. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some darkening of age and a little wear here and there but still presentable. Translated from the German by Maurice Michael, this is an account of the so-called Slansky trial - a grim episode in the history of Communist Czecholslovakia. Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: Czechoslovakia, Communism, trial. 550

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Parkhurst Tales: Behind the locked gates of Britain's toughest jails, Parker, Norman
14 Parkhurst Tales: Behind the locked gates of Britain's toughest jails
Parker, Norman. Smith Gryphon, London, 1996. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 6th impression, , ix prelims, 241pp. plus index, Good +++/Good +. Spine a little bumped, some dusting to top block edge, book otherwise clean and tight. Dustwrapper has some edgewear and evidence of handling. A hard-hitting account of life behind British bars by a reformed killer after half a lifetime on the inside. Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: prison, jail, Krays, porridge. 431

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A Price Too High, Rawlinson, Peter
15 A Price Too High
Rawlinson, Peter. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1985. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 264pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good. Book has been read. Top of block dusty. Dustwrapper has spine faded, some shelfwear and tear along right edge of front board at base. Memoirs of a bon-vivant barrister and political figure, well-connected in society. Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: Rawlinson, barrister, Conservative. 5812

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Nightmare - The Ernest Saunders Story, Saunders, James
16 Nightmare - The Ernest Saunders Story
Saunders, James. Hutchinson, London, 1989. first edition, Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiv prelims, 288pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has been handled and has some light shelfwear. The story of the downfall of a senior British industrialist, by his son. Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: Saunders, Guinness, Distillers. 5806

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Crime's Strangest Cases - Extraordinary but true stories from over five centuries of legal history, Seddon, Peter
17 Crime's Strangest Cases - Extraordinary but true stories from over five centuries of legal history
Seddon, Peter. Portico, London, 2012. first thus, Hardback, 205mm x 135mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 168pp. Black and white illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections save for a single scratch to front. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with little or no wear. Small red smudge on rear. First published in 2005 as "Law's Strangest Cases," this is a nice little collection of short accounts of bizarre criminal cases from Britain and the world beyond. Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: parrot, court, murder, law. 13549

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Beyond the Call of Duty - memoirs of an Excise Man, Sheppard (M.B.E.), Horace
18 Beyond the Call of Duty - memoirs of an Excise Man
Sheppard (M.B.E.), Horace. Old Museum Press, Bramber, West Sussex, 1998. first edition, Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 424pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Inscribed by author. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper (now protected and secured) has a little wear. Price sticker on rear. Privately-published recollections of 42 years' service for HM Custome & Excise Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: Customs, excise, smuggling. 5811

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Forty Years of Murder, Simpson (CBE), Professor Keith
19 Forty Years of Murder
Simpson (CBE), Professor Keith. George G. Harrap, London, 1979. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 144mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 3rd impression, , 328+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book has been handled but still clean with minimal wear. Just one stain on pp.10-11. Dustwrapper has light wear from handling, spine colour faded. Memoirs of an eminent Home Office pathologist who was involved with investigations into some famous British murders. Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: Hanratty, Lucan, acid, wigwam. 13561

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Not for the Faint-Hearted - My Life fighting crime, Stevens, John
20 Not for the Faint-Hearted - My Life fighting crime
Stevens, John. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2005. first edition, Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, ix prelims, 338pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Middle pages a little irregular at edge when book is closed, possibly as produced. Otherwise near fine. Dustwrapper has some light shelfwear else near fine. Memoirs of London's erstwhile top cop. Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: Metropolitan, police,. Stevens. 5805

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A Kind of Justice - Two Studies in Treason, Thomson, George Malcolm
21 A Kind of Justice - Two Studies in Treason
Thomson, George Malcolm. Hutchinson, London, 1970. first edition, Hardback, 216mm x 137mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xvi prelims, 220pp. Good/Good. Boards faintly stained in places. Top of block dusty with a hint of foxing, pages clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some creasing to flaps, discoloured top edge of spine and adjacent. Account of the Gowrie Conspiracy and the so-called Skin of the Red Fox story - two tales of treason from 17th and 18th Century Scotland. Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: Scotland, treason, Gowrie, '45. 5785

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Dangerous Precincts - The Mystery of the Wakeford Case., Treherne, John
22 Dangerous Precincts - The Mystery of the Wakeford Case.
Treherne, John. Jonathan Cape, London, 1987. first edition, Hardback, tall 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 184pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book is tight, pages clean, though block is perhaps a little darkened by age, front board is bumped at bottom corner and rear board has some white marks around top corner. Gripping account of a strange criminal case which gripped Britain in the early 1920s. Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: Wakeford, Peterborough, crime. 1269

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Beyond Belief - a Chronicle of Murder and its Detection, Williams, Emlyn
23 Beyond Belief - a Chronicle of Murder and its Detection
Williams, Emlyn. Parragon Book Service, first thus, Hardback, 226mm x 137mm decorated boards, 380pp. plus index, Very Good/Good +++. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has a little shelfwear. Price sticker on rear. No date given for this republication of Williams' memorable 1967 account of the Moors Murderers, but certainly post-1987 and likely c. 2000. Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: Moors Murders, Williams. 5813

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Exposure - Inside the Olympus Scandal - How I Went from CEO to Whistleblower, Woodford, Michael
24 Exposure - Inside the Olympus Scandal - How I Went from CEO to Whistleblower
Woodford, Michael. Portfolio Penguin, London, 2012. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 258pp. plus index, Good +++/NoWrapper. Just a little evidence of handling of right block edge, else very good. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. Ultimate insider's guide to a major financial scandal. Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: Olympus, finance, fraud. 9554

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Rape in Paradise, Wright, Theon
25 Rape in Paradise
Wright, Theon. Arthur Barker, London, 1967. first thus, Hardback, tall 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 299pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but still tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal wear. The first full account of the sensational Massie rape case of 1931 in Hawaii. First UK edition. Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: Hawaii, Massie, rape. 1274

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