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Another City, Not My Own: A Novel in the Form of a Memoir, Dunne, Dominick
1 Another City, Not My Own: A Novel in the Form of a Memoir Dunne, Dominick
Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket 1997 Crown. 4 library booksale inkstamps on endpapers; otherwise like new. 384pp. Language: English. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority -- Surface or Airmail only. 'Drawing from his intimate coverage of the O.J. Simpson trial for Vanity Fair, bestselling author Dominick Dunne offers a gripping novel based on the murders that shocked the world. Told from the point of view of Gus Bailey, the writer whom readers have met in previous Dunne novels, Another City, Not My Own uses real names and places as it weaves the story of the O.J. trial with the personal trials that Bailey endures as he faces his own mortality.'--Ingram. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Bad Cop, Bad Cop: A Badge, a Gun and No Mercy, Sargeant, Jack (editor)
2 Bad Cop, Bad Cop: A Badge, a Gun and No Mercy Sargeant, Jack (editor)
Very Good. 
Paperback. Mass-market paperback 1st printing 2003 Virgin Books. Very clean; no marks or creases; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 242 pages. Language: English. '[L]ooks at notorious cases of good cops gone bad--and those who plain started out that way.'--from back cover. Keywords: true crime, police, policeman, constable, officer, law enforcement, Harold Challenor, Metropolitan, Operation Countryman, Rodney King, LAPD, Oakland Riders, Abner Louima, Justin Volpe, NYPD, G. J. Schaefer, Denis Tanner, Joseph Gray, Kent McGowen, killing spree, murder, murderer, brutality, torture, corruption. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Crimes of New York: Stories of Crooks, Killers, and Corruption from the World's Toughest City, Willis, Clint (editor)
3 Crimes of New York: Stories of Crooks, Killers, and Corruption from the World's Toughest City Willis, Clint (editor)
Very Good. 
Paperback. New softcover 1st edition 2003 Thunder's Mouth Press. REMAINDER MARK at bottom page edge. Otherwise, in pristine, gift-giving condition. 290pp, Bibliography. Language: English. Adrenaline Classics Series. From Booklist: 'True-crime aficionados rejoice! This collection of writings about the denizens of NYC's dark side is brutally good. Here are murderers and thieves and white-collar crooks and vigilantes; here are familiar names like Bernhard Goetz and Boss Tweed; here's an excerpt from Herbert Asbury's Gangs of New York; and here's another from Rogues' Gallery, an 1886 portrait of hundreds of criminals written by Thomas Byrnes, New York City chief of detectives in the late 1800s. Here are essays by Pete Hamill, Calvin Trillin, and Lillian Ross; here, if you can believe your luck, is a Jeeves and Wooster story by P. G. Wodehouse. Willis, who has put together several collections for Adrenaline Books, is an imaginative anthologist, offering readers an enormous bang for their buck. The book is a collage, a collection of word pictures that vividly brings to life New York's criminal past and present.'-- David Pitt. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Crimes of New York: Stories of Crooks, Killers, and Corruption from the World's Toughest City, Willis, Clint (editor)
4 Crimes of New York: Stories of Crooks, Killers, and Corruption from the World's Toughest City Willis, Clint (editor)
Good. 
Paperback. Softcover 1st edition 2003 Thunder's Mouth Press. REMAINDER MARK at bottom page edge. Crease to back cover. Superclean; never read; spine uncreased. 290pp. Language: English. Adrenaline Classics Series. 'True-crime aficionados rejoice! This collection of writings about the denizens of NYC's dark side is brutally good. Here are murderers and thieves and white-collar crooks and vigilantes; here are familiar names like Bernhard Goetz and Boss Tweed; here's an excerpt from Herbert Asbury's Gangs of New York; and here's another from Rogues' Gallery, an 1886 portrait of hundreds of criminals written by Thomas Byrnes, New York City chief of detectives in the late 1800s. Here are essays by Pete Hamill, Calvin Trillin, and Lillian Ross; here, if you can believe your luck, is a Jeeves and Wooster story by P. G. Wodehouse. Willis, who has put together several collections for Adrenaline Books, is an imaginative anthologist, offering readers an enormous bang for their buck. The book is a collage, a collection of word pictures that vividly brings to life New York's criminal past and present.'-- David Pitt, Booklist. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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Crimes of New York: Stories of Crooks, Killers, and Corruption from the World's Toughest City, Willis, Clint (editor)
5 Crimes of New York: Stories of Crooks, Killers, and Corruption from the World's Toughest City Willis, Clint (editor)
Good. 
Paperback. Softcover 1st edition 2003 Thunder's Mouth Press. REMAINDER MARK at bottom page edge. Deep CREASE in spine; binder's error. Front/back uncreased. Superclean; never read. 290pp. Language: English. Adrenaline Classics Series. 'True-crime aficionados rejoice! This collection of writings about the denizens of NYC's dark side is brutally good. Here are murderers and thieves and white-collar crooks and vigilantes; here are familiar names like Bernhard Goetz and Boss Tweed; here's an excerpt from Herbert Asbury's Gangs of New York; and here's another from Rogues' Gallery, an 1886 portrait of hundreds of criminals written by Thomas Byrnes, New York City chief of detectives in the late 1800s. Here are essays by Pete Hamill, Calvin Trillin, and Lillian Ross; here, if you can believe your luck, is a Jeeves and Wooster story by P. G. Wodehouse. Willis, who has put together several collections for Adrenaline Books, is an imaginative anthologist, offering readers an enormous bang for their buck. The book is a collage, a collection of word pictures that vividly brings to life New York's criminal past and present.'-- David Pitt, Booklist. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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6 Headline Justice: Inside the Courtroom: The Country's Most Controversial Trials Wilson, Theo
Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition HARDCOVER w/ dustjacket 1996 Thunder's Mouth Press. Superclean; no marks; only light wear. Tiny archivally-repaired rip to jacket. 238pp. Language: English. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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Killer Spy: The Inside Story of the FBI's Pursuit and Capture of Aldrich Ames, America's Deadliest Spy, Maas, Peter
7 Killer Spy: The Inside Story of the FBI's Pursuit and Capture of Aldrich Ames, America's Deadliest Spy Maas, Peter
Very Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1995 Diane Publ. Clean; pages bright; binding tight. Jacket has average wear; scratches. SIGNED by author Peter Maas (Serpico, Valachi Papers) on title page. 243pp, B/W photos. Language: English. Keywords: espionage, military, intelligence, operations, Soviet, United States. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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NYPD: Stories of Survival from the World's Toughest Beat, Willis, Clint (editor)
8 NYPD: Stories of Survival from the World's Toughest Beat Willis, Clint (editor)
Very Good. 
Paperback. 1st softcover printing 2002 Thunder's Mouth Press. REMAINDER MARK at bottom page edge. Otherwise very clean; no marks in text; no creases; pages bright; binding tight; never read. 299 pages; black-and-white photos. Language: English. Takes you inside the gritty, tough life of being a cop in New York City. 12 entries. Contributors: Marcus Laffey, Joe Poss, Herbert Asbury, Thomas Byrnes, Bill Davidson, Mike McAlary, Michael Norman, Henry R. Schlesinger, Joel Sayre, Studs Terkel. Keywords: police, city, urban, anthologies. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Prince of Thieves: The Memoirs of the World's Greatest Forger, Boyer, Brian D.
9 Prince of Thieves: The Memoirs of the World's Greatest Forger Boyer, Brian D.
Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1975 Dial. Clean text; 1 library sale inkstamp on last page; remainder mark. Jacket intact with small closed rips; age-tanning. Language: English. Story of man FBI called best free-hand forger ever. Keywords: forgery, criminals, autobiography. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Someone Is Stalking Me, Dvorchak, Robert J.
10 Someone Is Stalking Me Dvorchak, Robert J.
Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket 1993 Dell BOOK CLUB EDITION. Noticeable average wear to jacket. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 345 pages; black-and-white photos. Language: English. 'An account of the murder of Diane King describes how a man obsessed with the Michigan TV newscaster stalked her, terrorized her, and finally shot her in her driveway in front of her two children.'--Ingram. '[P]robes the bizarre psychological dynamics behind the shocking crime--as it tells the harrowing tale of a woman trapped in a nightmare of lies spun by a psychopath who plotted her death...while he whispered softly of love.'--from jacket flap. Keywords: true crime, stalker, obsessed fan. No ISBN. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Custom of the Sea: A Shocking True Tale of Shipwreck, Murder, and the Last Taboo, Hanson, Neil
11 The Custom of the Sea: A Shocking True Tale of Shipwreck, Murder, and the Last Taboo Hanson, Neil
Very Good. 
Hardcover. 1st U.S. edition hardcover with dustjacket 1999 John Wiley and Sons. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; price intact on flap. Light wear to jacket. 315pp, Bibliography, B/W photos. Language: English. 'An exciting, historically accurate depiction of a disastrous 19th-century sea journey and its equally horrific legal aftermath, Hanson's book recounts events that led to the official outlawing of survival cannibalism. When the Mignonette sank in a storm off the coast of Africa in 1884, Captain Tom Dudley and his 3-man crew escaped in a small lifeboat, out of sight of land and with almost no food or water. After a couple of weeks, 3 of the dehydrated and desperate men killed their young, dying mate to survive. Using a wide range of historical documents and research, freelance writer Hanson leaves nothing to the imagination. But this graphic depiction is essential to setting up the book's second half, which follows the intricate and mostly specious legal arguments used by Queen Victoria's High Court of Justice to sacrifice the survivors on the altar of legal precedent in order to ban forever a custom of the sea that was taken for granted by most sailors of the era. Much of Hanson's success comes from the dialogue, most of which is culled from actual recorded personal accounts and court records.'--Publishers Weekly. Keyword: cannibal. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Kirtland Massacre: The True and Terrible Story of the Mormon Cult Murders, Sasse, Cynthia Stalter; Widder, Peggy Murphy
12 The Kirtland Massacre: The True and Terrible Story of the Mormon Cult Murders Sasse, Cynthia Stalter; Widder, Peggy Murphy
1556113099 / 9781556113093 Like New. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1991 Donald Fine. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; only a hint of shelfwear. Gift-giving condition. 302 pages; Index; black-and-white photos. Language: English. 'Those who do not follow a cult or believe in sadistic prophets may find it difficult to understand how over a dozen educated, seemingly decent people were able to assist in the murders of Dennis and Cheryl Avery and their 3 children in Kirtland, Ohio. However, Sasse, who prosecuted the perpetrators, and Widder make a strong attempt to explain how Jeffrey Lundgren gathered his followers in a bizarre Mormon commune, isolated from society. ... With the discovery of the decomposing bodies, the faithful pointed without hesitation to Lundgren. None of those who bound the victims or stood lookout or ran the chainsaw to cover the noise of the shots felt any blame for the murders. This study in cult mentality and abdication of responsibility is a useful addition to true crime collections.'--Lois Walker, Library Journal, 1991. Keywords: kidnapping, mass murder, extremist, faction, Latter-day Saints, religious, demagogue, theology, sect, apocalyptic, Second Coming, Zion, sexual, perversion, splinter, trial, scripture. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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