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Sisters in Crime: The Rise of the New Female Criminal

By: Adler, Freda; Adler, Herbert M.

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004291

ISBN: 0070004153

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Red cloth with black lettering, corners worn, a little edge wear and rubbing, owner's name on front end paper. Jacket in new Brodart protector, with four chips about 1" deep, some shallow tears and edge wear. Text is clean and unmarked. ; 287 pp, references, index. ; 7 ¾" X 9 ¾" Tall; 287 pages; "A landmark in the study of female crime. Freda Adler's total reassessment of the scope, depth, and implications of female crime shows that the excepti... View more info

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The Fabric of Guilt

By: Block, Eugene B.

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York, Curtis Books: 1968

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 006289

Condition: Good+


Minor edgewear, edge trace where paper adhered to front wrap. A tight, clean copy. Murder, Sexual Assault, Kidnapping, Robberies - "Chilling crimes beyond belief - and their even more extraordinary solutions . . . true-life accounts by a master reporter."; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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The Maul and the Pear Tree

By: James, P. D.; Critchley, T. A.

Price: $4.75

Publisher: New York, NY, Warner Books, Incorporated: 1996

Edition: Tenth Printing

Seller ID: 001680

ISBN: 0445405627

Condition: Near Fine


Slight edge wear, two small spots on front cover. A clean, tight copy. "During a dark night in December 1811, in London's East End, a tradesman, his young wife, sleeping baby, and a shop boy were battered to death in their home. Days later, a pub owner, his wife, and a servant were similarly killed. No motive was found." James and police historian Critchley recreate this infamous crime, scouring old records and proving the wrong man was arrested. Then the... View more info

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The Maul and the Pear Tree

By: James, P. D.; Critchley, T. A.

Price: $10.50

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press: 1986

Seller ID: 005422

ISBN: 089296152X

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


234 pp, bibliography, list of persons involved, b/w illustrations and reproductions, endpapers have map of the Ratcliffe Highway area. Blue cloth spine over orange boards. Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear, binding fairly tight. Jacket has slight edge wear, some rubbing, spine slightly sunned. An attractive copy. "During a dark night in December 1811, in London's East End, a tradesman, his young wife, sleeping baby, and a shop boy were batt... View more info

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The Maul and the Pear Tree

By: James, P. D.; Critchley, T. A.

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press: 1996

Seller ID: 005777

ISBN: 0445405627

Condition: Good


Spine slightly slanted, cover creased and scuffed a bit with 1/2" tear, corners bumped. Text is clean and unmarked. "During a dark night in December 1811, in London's East End, a tradesman, his young wife, sleeping baby, and a shop boy were battered to death in their home. Days later, a pub owner, his wife, and a servant were similarly killed. No motive was found." James and police historian Critchley recreate this infamous crime, scouring old records... View more info

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Lament for the Molly Maguires

By: Lewis, Arthur H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books: 1969

Seller ID: 005753

Condition: Good


Cover creased, some edgewear and bumping. Text is starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked. "A century ago, terror stalked the coal fields of eastern Pennsylvania. Men were gunned down on the open road and even in their own parlors. In one county alone, there were 142 unsolved murders in thirteen years. The ruthless group of Irish immigrants who tyrannized so many thousnads called themselves the Molly Maguires. The man who infiltrated and finally broke the... View more info

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The Valachi Papers

By: Maas, Peter

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1969

Seller ID: 000502

Condition: Very Good


Spine is somewhat scuffed. Normal shelf wear, Slightly cocked. "If Joe Valachi were released from prison today, he would be dead in 24 hours . . . and the Cosa Nostra would pay his killer $100,000! Joe Valachi was one of the Mafia's most loyal soldiers. For more than thirty years he survived in an organization where failure means death. His career encompassed burglary, slot machines, shylocking, numbers, narcotics and, according to Justice Department estimat... View more info

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

By: Ruddick, James

Price: $7.95

Publisher: New York, Grove Press: 2003

Seller ID: 005144

ISBN: 0802139744

Condition: Good


209 pp, index, chapter notes, references. Corners bumped including some pages, covers bowed out, pp. 149-159 are wavy from having gotten wet. Text is clean and unmarked throughout. "In 1875 the beautiful widow Florence Ricardo married the handsome and successful young attorney Charles Bravo. One night he suddenly collapsed, and three days later he died an agonizing death. His doctors immediately determined that he had been poisoned. Despite the efforts of nume... View more info