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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Berendt, John
1 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Berendt, John
New York Random House 1994 0679429220 / 9780679429227 Later printing Hardback Very Good+ Fine Jacket Signed
Later printing, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Black boards with black cloth spine, metallic lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, narrow line of fading to base of cloth. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. Signed "John Berendt" on half-title page. 388 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024472

Price: 18.00 USD
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Berendt, John
2 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Berendt, John
New York Random House 1994 0679429220 / 9780679429227 First Edition, First Printing Hardback Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing with correct number line and all correct first edition points, in clean dust jacket. Clean unfaded dark green boards with black cloth spine, metallic lettering on cover (author's initials) and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 388 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, small price clip at upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. . To assist in determining the first edition, first printing these are the identifying points: Dustjacket price of $23.00 on front inside flap. On page eleven, line thirty-two contains the spelling error "fmr" instead of "for." The Random House correct number line of (2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3) above first edition statement on copyright page. On rear of dustjacket - Ann Beattie is listed first. On later printings each letter of the alphabet represents an additional ten thousand printing and appears only on later printings. The first printing of this book will not contain letters or the number "1" in the number line. On later printings, the rear of dustjacket Edmund White is listed first. This is one of the most misrepresented first edition, first printing books of the 21st century. 023170

Price: 185.00 USD
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The Poison Trail, Boos, William F., M.D.
3 The Poison Trail
Boos, William F., M.D.
Boston / New York Hale, Cushman & Flint 1939 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (stated "First Printing, April 1939" on copyright page. Clean unfaded brown cloth boards with dark brown lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Very faint browning to front free endpaper from enclosed newspaper clipping; no names, writing or bookplates. 380 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few very tiny edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. In this unique book a well known toxicologist tells the story of man's constant struggle against his most insidious enemy. He draws fully from his own experiences as a physician in his special field; as consultant in the use of poison for industrial purposes and foods; and as an expert witness in many of the famous civil and criminal cases of the last twenty years. 023483

Price: 30.00 USD
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Murder in the Adirondacks: "An American tragedy" revisited, Brandon, Craig
4 Murder in the Adirondacks: "An American tragedy" revisited
Brandon, Craig
Utica, New York North Country Books 2006 0932052436 / 9780932052438 Second Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Second hardcover printing, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. 100th Anniversary Edition. Very clean, unfaded red cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blank endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Signed by the author: "Craig Brandon" on title page beneath his printed name. Illustrated. 380 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, no wear, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The true story of the Chester Gillette-Grace Brown muder case, which was the basis for Theodore Dreiser's classic novel "An American Tragedy" and the movie "A Place in the Sun" with Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor. This book is the first complete account of the fascinating facts behind the fiction. 024300

Price: 35.00 USD
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Fingerprints - Fifty Years of Scientifc Crime Detection, Browne, Douglas G. and Alan Brock
5 Fingerprints - Fifty Years of Scientifc Crime Detection
Browne, Douglas G. and Alan Brock
London George G. Harrap 1953 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition statement on copyright page, in clean original jacket. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Tiny spots of wear to two corner tips and top spine corner. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 224 pp. with index. Illustrated with black and white plates. Foreword by Ex-Chief Superintendent F. R. Cherrill, M.B.E. Dustjacket is price clipped, has chip at top spine edge (maximum depth 3/4" - title unaffected). Very small chip at base of front panel, a few tiny nicks and closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. First full non-technical account of fingerprinting and its various uses. History and development of the science, with discussion of particular cases in which fingerprinting has played a significant role. 020401

Price: 30.00 USD
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Holes in Time, Costantino, Frank (as told to John Caldwell)
6 Holes in Time
Costantino, Frank (as told to John Caldwell)
Atlanta, Georgia Cross Roads Books 1979 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good + Jacket Signed
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, SIGNED by author, in clean unclipped original jacket. Clean purple boards with gold lettering on spine. A few spots of light surface wear at base of spine, no fraying, no fading. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no previous owner names, writing or marks. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "Charles - Thank you for your prayer & support - Your Brother in Christ - Frank Costantino." 184 pp. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with one 1/3: closed edge tear, very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Autobiography of a gangster who found a new life in Christ. 020666

Price: 25.00 USD
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Elizabeth is Missing, De La Torre, Lillian
7 Elizabeth is Missing
De La Torre, Lillian
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1945 Stated First edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean beige cloth boards with gold and red decoration on cover, red title box with gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 266 pgs. + index. Clean unfaded dustjacket with photo of author on front inside flap; small neat cross-out to price at top corner of front flap; very shallow tiny chips at top and bottom spine edge, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. True Crime mystery, the intriguing story of the four-weeks disappearance of Elizabeth Canning in the fifteenth century London; she now lies buried near Hartford, Connecticut. 017606

Price: 35.00 USD
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News of a Kidnapping, Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
8 News of a Kidnapping
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
New York Random House Inc 1997 0375400516 / 9780375400513 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
First American Edition stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean tan boards with unfaded black spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Corner tips sharp and unworn, slightest hint of bumping at base spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 291 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Chronicles the kidnappings of ten Colombian men and women--all journalists but one--by the Medellin drug boss Pablo Escobar. 018864

Price: 35.00 USD
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A Little Girl is Dead, Golden, Harry
9 A Little Girl is Dead
Golden, Harry
Cleveland and New York World Publishing 1965 Stated First Printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket Jacket Signed
"First Printing" stated on copyright page, SIGNED by author on front free endpaper. Brown cloth boards, no fading, hint of very light soiling. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean (slight browning to endpapers). 363 pp. with bibliography. 019798

Price: 20.00 USD
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Thunderstruck, Larson, Erik
10 Thunderstruck
Larson, Erik
New York Crown Publishers 2006 1400080665 / 9781400080663 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine near fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean blue-black boards with clean black spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying, mere hint of surface wear at top and bottom spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean map-illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 463 pp. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Set in Edwardian London and on the stormy coasts of Cornwall, a true story of love and murder in a changing world of science, seances, invention, magicians, and Scotland Yard detectives. 018228

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Trial of Adolf Eichmann, Lord Russell of Liverpool
11 The Trial of Adolf Eichmann
Lord Russell of Liverpool
London Heinemann 1962 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine near fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 324 pages with index. Clean jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (30 s net on front inside flap), no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023772

Price: 25.00 USD
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No Deadly Drug, MacDonald, John D.
12 No Deadly Drug
MacDonald, John D.
Garden City Doubleday 1968 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Hint of slightest surface wear to spine edges, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean red endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 656 pp. Jacket is clean (very slight age-toning), unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (7.95 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A very nice collectible quality copy of MacDonald's book about the murder trial of Doctor Carl Coppolino. 019583

Price: 95.00 USD
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Crimes of the 20th Century, Miscellaneous
13 Crimes of the 20th Century
Miscellaneous
New York Crescent 1991 0517052466 / 9780517052464 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean original dust jacket. Very clean glossy boards with silver lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 320 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Large format (approx. size: 9-1/2" x 11"). 024323

Price: 20.00 USD
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Studies in Murder, Pearson, Edmund
14 Studies in Murder
Pearson, Edmund
New York Modern Library 1939 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Modern Library No. 113. Toledano binding no. 8. Clean red cloth boards with dark blue title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with black top stained upper page edges. Clean Kent style endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 346 pages. 024521

Price: 12.00 USD
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Spy Book: The Encyclopedia of Espionage, Polmar, Norman and Thomas B. Allen
15 Spy Book: The Encyclopedia of Espionage
Polmar, Norman and Thomas B. Allen
New York Random House 1996 0679425144 / 9780679425144 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY...First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped original clean dust jacket. Clean pale yellow boards with black cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 633 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024981

Price: 25.00 USD
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Death at the Priory - Sex, Love, and Murder in Victorian England, Ruddick, James
16 Death at the Priory - Sex, Love, and Murder in Victorian England
Ruddick, James
New York Atlantic Monthly Press 2001 0-87113-832-8 / 9780871138323 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ near fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean yellow-beige boards with bright gold lettering on spine. Light bumping to spine corners, no fraying or wear, corner tips are sharp and unworn. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with floor paln of crime scene. No names, writing or marks. 209 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white plates. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. True crime story of a murder in 1875 in a posh mansion outside London, the death by poisoning of Charles Bravo. 017986

Price: 20.00 USD
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Corpse Nature, Forensics, and the Struggle to Pinpoint Time of Death, Sachs, Jessica
17 Corpse Nature, Forensics, and the Struggle to Pinpoint Time of Death
Sachs, Jessica
New York MJF Books 2001 1567317022 / 9781567317022 First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Printing (full number line on copyright page) in clean bright unchipped dust jacket. Very clean cream boards with black cloth spine, red metallic lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. As new condition. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 270 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The terrible and beautiful truth about what happens to our bodies when we die, and new breakthroughs in science which help law enforcement in determining the actual time of death. 024362

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Traitor, Thaw, Harry K.
18 The Traitor
Thaw, Harry K.
Philadelphia Dorrance and Co. 1926 First edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Very slight bumping to top and bottom spine edge, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers (one tiny spot, smaller than a pea on front free endpaper). No names, writing or bookplates. 271 pgs. Illustrated with black & white plates. Unfaded dustjacket is price clipped at top corner of front inside flap, has shallow chipping at bottom spine edge (1/4"), tiny chip at top spine front corner, very short closed edge tear at rear panel bottom edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. True crime story. On a winter's night in 1906--Harry K. Thaw (author of this book), murdered Stanford White, one of America's leading architects, because of his seduction of Evelyn Nesbit, glamorous young model and showgirl. For 20 years the book was supressed by the millionaire Thaw Family. 017871

Price: 40.00 USD
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Frontier Justice - The Rise and Fall of the Loomis Gang, Torrey, E. Fuller
19 Frontier Justice - The Rise and Fall of the Loomis Gang
Torrey, E. Fuller
Utica, New York North Country Books 1992 0932052916 / 9780932052919 Later printing Paperback Fine 
Very clean trade paperback. No fading, chipping or creasing - as new condition. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 263 pages with index. A fascinating and well-documented account of the infamous family whose criminal activity terrorized the residents of Central New York in the nineteenth century. 024872

Price: 20.00 USD
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Ella - A Story of the White Slave Traffic, Wright, John C.
20 Ella - A Story of the White Slave Traffic
Wright, John C.
Harbor Springs, Michigan John C. Wright 1911 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket 
Rare First Edition of this book on white slave traffic. Clean beige cloth covered boards with decorated cover (black eagle against a background of white) , white lettering. Light bumping to corners, no fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. Very slight rubbing to lettering and decoration on cover. Published privately by John C. Wright, Harbor Springs, Michigan in 1911. Preface by the author. 132 pages. A story based on prostitution in Chicago, and the white slave traffic. 022887

Price: 125.00 USD
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