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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Berend, John
1 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Berend, John
New York Random House 1994 0679429220 / 9780679429227 Later printing Hardback Very Good Near Fine Jacket Signed
Later printing, SIGNED by author John Berend. Black paper-covered boards with black cloth spine, metalic lettering on spine./ Small water stain at base of cloth spine front and back. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Signed by author on front free endpaper: "John Berend." 388 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A gorgeous and haunting blend of true crime mystery and travel book that exposes Savannah, Georgia as the alluring place it has always been and will always be, not only because of the place, but because of the people. 026569

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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 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

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Berendt, John
3 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Berendt, John
New York Random House 1994 0679429220 / 9780679429227 Later printing Hardback Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Later printing, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded black boards with metallion author initials on cover, metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Flat signed "John Berendt" on front free endpaper. No other marks. 388 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (25.00/35.00 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025562

Price: 30.00 USD
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Berendt, John
4 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: 100.00 USD
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The Poison Trail, Boos, William F., M.D.
5 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

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Fingerprints - Fifty Years of Scientifc Crime Detection, Browne, Douglas G. and Alan Brock
6 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

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Holes in Time, Costantino, Frank (as told to John Caldwell)
7 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

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Yours for Eternity: A Love Story on Death Row, Damien; Davis, Lorri Echols
8 Yours for Eternity: A Love Story on Death Row
Damien; Davis, Lorri Echols
New York Blue Rider Press (Penguin Group) 2014 039916619X / 9780399166198 First Edition, First Printing Hardback FIne Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition. Clean maroon boards with blind stamped metallic lettering on cover, brown spine with stamped metallic lettering. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. 427 pages. Clean dust jacket is unworn, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. One of the most unlikely -- and unforgettable -- true love stories. Damien Echols was just eighteen years old when he was condemned to death for a crime he didn't commit. His case--that of the infamous "West Memphis Three" -- gained notoriety after a documentary, "Paradise Lost", exposed the biased nature of the trial and Echols as the charming--and tragic--figure at its center. New York City Architect Lorri Davis saw the documentary and was forever changed. She sent a letter to Damien, from which sprung a 16 year correspondence. 025668

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Elizabeth is Missing, De La Torre, Lillian
9 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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U.S. Marshals - Inside America's Most Storied Law Enforcement Agency, Earp, Mike and David Fisher
10 U.S. Marshals - Inside America's Most Storied Law Enforcement Agency
Earp, Mike and David Fisher
New York William Morrow 2014 0062227238 / 9780062227232 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean unfaded black boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean decorated endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. 361 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This book tells the thrilling inside story of today's U.S. marshals in their own words. Based on interviews with more than fifty current and former deputies, as well as Earp's personal case notes, here are the greatest cases, hairiest arrests, and most unforgettable moments, all revealed for the first time. 026562

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News of a Kidnapping, Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
11 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
12 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

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13 The Hoax
Irving, Clifford
Sagaponack, New York Permanent Press 1981 0932966144 / 9780932966148 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First American Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Clean red boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. One corner tip has tiny bump. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 378 pages. Clean dust jacket has edge wear, short closed edge tears, no chips, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The amazing story of Clifford Irving and the Howard Hughes hoax; the ultimate caper, involving daring, treachery, and corruption. 026731

Price: 25.00 USD
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A Thief's Primer, Jackson, Bruce
14 A Thief's Primer
Jackson, Bruce
New York Macmillan 1969 First Hardcover Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
Stated First Printing in unclipped dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. Very slight fading. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. 243 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The life and times of an American character, a safe-cracker and check-passer, who makes his living completely outside the law but has some principles about it. 026476

Price: 20.00 USD
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Thunderstruck, Larson, Erik
15 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

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The Trial of Adolf Eichmann, Lord Russell of Liverpool
16 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.
17 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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Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do: The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in a Free Society, McWilliams, Peter
18 Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do: The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in a Free Society
McWilliams, Peter
Los Angeles, California Prelude Press 1993 0931580536 / 9780931580536 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket - as new condition. Burgundy boards with darker burgundy cloth spine, metallic lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Wonderful black and white illustrations. 815 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The idea behind this book is simple: As an adult, you should be allowed to do with your person and property whatever you choose, as long as you don't physically harm the person or property of another. Many interesting facts in this book that will shock you. 026087

Price: 22.00 USD
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Crimes of the 20th Century, Miscellaneous
19 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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Spy Book: The Encyclopedia of Espionage, Polmar, Norman and Thomas B. Allen
20 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

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