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Innocence and Arsenic: Studies in Crime and Literature

By: Borowitz, Albert

Price: $11.96

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper & Row, Publishers: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003996


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 det... View more info

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Unspeakable Acts, Ordinary People: the Dynamics of Torture

By: Conroy, John

Price: $12.88

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, Univ Of California Pr: 2001

Edition: First Softcover Edition

Seller ID: 002684


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... View more info

The Catcher Was a Spy : the Mysterious Life of Moe Berg

By: Dawidoff, Nicholas

Price: $7.36

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Knopf Publishing Group: 1994

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 000813


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 dip... View more info

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The Black Dahlia

By: Ellroy, James

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Mysterious Pr: 2006

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003921


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 View more info

Invisible Eden: a Story of Love and Murder on Cape Cod

By: Flook, Maria

Price: $12.88

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Broadway Books: 2003

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 003185


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 ... View more info

Sins of the Father: the Landmark Franklin Case a Daughter, a Memory, and a Murder

By: Franklin, Eileen; Wright, William

Price: $6.90

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001980


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 Jan... View more info

I'Ll be Watching You: True Stories of Stalkers and Their Victims

By: Gallagher, Richard

Price: $5.98

Publisher: United Kingdom, Virgin Publishing Ltd.: 2001

Seller ID: 002662


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 brou... View more info

Mafia Princess: Growing Up in Sam Giancana's Family

By: Giancana, Antoinette; Renner, Thomas C.

Price: $5.54

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company: 1984

Seller ID: 000545


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. View more info

How to Try a Murder: the Handbook for Armchair Lawyers

By: Kurland, Michael

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Edison, New Jersey, U. S. A., Castle Books: 2002

Seller ID: 002462


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 engr... View more info

Death At the Priory: Love, Sex and Murder in Victorian England

By: Ruddick, James

Price: $7.36

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Atlantic Monthly Press: 2002

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 002145


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 s... View more info