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Inside the Red Mansion

By: August, Oliver

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 2007

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5808

Condition: Near Fine


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 View more info

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Camps on Crime

By: Camps, Francis E.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1973

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13559

Condition: Good +


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 View more info

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Tales of the British Columbia Provincial Police

By: Clark, Cecil

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Sidney, British Columbia, Gray's Publishing Ltd.: 1971

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 965

Condition: Good +


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 protecti... View more info

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Portrait of a Killer - Jack the Ripper - Case Closed

By: Cornwell, Patricia

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Little, Brown: 2002

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8902

Condition: Very Good


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... View more info

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The Family Story

By: Denning, Lord

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Butterworths: 1981

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9250

Condition: Good +


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 acco... View more info

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Violent Murders

By: Dunning, John

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Mulberry Editions: 1992

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 9550

Condition: Good +++


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,... View more info

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London's Armed Police - 1829 to the Present

By: Gould (M.B.E.), Robert W.; Waldren, Michael J.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London / New York / Sydney, Arms and Armour Press: 1986

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5505

Condition: Good +


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 View more info

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Death of a Baronet - The Lawford Hall Murder

By: Harris, Anthony

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Studley, Warwickshire, Brewin Books: 2011

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15726

Condition: Very Good


Paperback, 24cm x 17cm , ix prelims, 150+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is clean with little or no wear. Superbly researched account of the 1780 murder of an aristocrat at his family home in Warwickshire, and of the subsequent trial and latter-day interest in the case. Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: murder, Boughton, Dickens, poison View more info

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Tales from the Newgate Calendar

By: Heppenstall, Rayner

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1981

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5796

Condition: Good +++


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 View more info

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The Man Who Rocked the Boat

By: Keating, William J.; Carter, Richard

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1956

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 308

Condition: Good +++


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 View more info

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The Worlds of Chippy Paterson

By: Lewis, Arthur H.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1961

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 292

Condition: Very Good


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 ed... View more info

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Sentenced and Tried - The Stalinist Purges in Czechoslovakia

By: Loebl, Eugene

Price: £22.50

Publisher: London, Elek: 1969

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 550

Condition: Good +++


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: Czechoslov... View more info

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Parkhurst Tales: Behind the locked gates of Britain's toughest jails

By: Parker, Norman

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Smith Gryphon: 1996

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 431

Condition: Good +++


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 View more info

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A Price Too High

By: Rawlinson, Peter

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1985

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5812

Condition: Good +++


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 View more info

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Nightmare - The Ernest Saunders Story

By: Saunders, James

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1989

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5806

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

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

By: Seddon, Peter

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Portico: 2012

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 13549

Condition: Very Good


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 beyon... View more info

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Beyond the Call of Duty - memoirs of an Excise Man

By: Sheppard (M.B.E.), Horace

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Bramber, West Sussex, Old Museum Press: 1998

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 5811

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

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Forty Years of Murder

By: Simpson (CBE), Professor Keith

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap: 1979

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13561

Condition: Good +++


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, aci... View more info

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Not for the Faint-Hearted - My Life fighting crime

By: Stevens, John

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2005

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5805

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

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Brother One Cell - Coming of Age in South Korea's Prisons

By: Thomas, Cullen

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Sidgwick & Jackson: 2006

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16144

Condition: Good +


Paperback, 214mm x 134mm , 408pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Book is clean with light wear from handling, edges tanned and grubby in places, foxing to top edge. An American drug smuggler's account of three and a half years in the South Korean prison system. Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: hashish, jail, Confucian View more info

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A Kind of Justice - Two Studies in Treason

By: Thomson, George Malcolm

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1970

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5785

Condition: Good


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: Scotlan... View more info

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Dangerous Precincts - The Mystery of the Wakeford Case.

By: Treherne, John

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1987

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 1269

Condition: Good +


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, P... View more info

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Beyond Belief - a Chronicle of Murder and its Detection

By: Williams, Emlyn

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Parragon Book Service:

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 5813

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

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Rape in Paradise

By: Wright, Theon

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Arthur Barker: 1967

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 1274

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info