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COPS

By: Baker, Mark

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Pocket: 1986

Seller ID: RWARE0000045253

ISBN: 0671614460

Condition: Good


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GREAT CRIMES AND TRIALS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

By: Begg, Paul

Price: ¥2,200.00

Publisher: Ironbark: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000026010

ISBN: 0330274848

Condition: Very Good


A tight clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-library edition. Based on the BBC-TV series. View more info

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BADFELLAS

By: Benacquista, Tonino

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000034249

ISBN: 1904738435

Condition: Very Good


Under cover of darkness, an American family moves into a villa in Cholong-s ur-Avre in Normandy. Fred Blake, the father, tells everyone he is there to write a history of the Allied landings. His wife Maggie gets involved in a local charity; their teenage children enrol in the lycee. At first glance a family like any other. But Fred's real name is Giovanni Manzoni - an ex-Ma fia boss who has grassed and is now part of the FBI's witness-protection pr ogram. And his record in other locations would indicate that his cover is n ot likely to last very long. View more info

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BEFRIEND AND BETRAY: INFILTRATING THE HELLS ANGELS, BANDIDOS AND OTHER CRIM INAL BROTHERHOODS

By: Caine, Alex

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing: 2009

Seller ID: RWARE0000031886

ISBN: 1845965329

Condition: Very Good


The Hells Angels. The Bandidos. Asian triads. Russian mobsters and corrupt cops. Even the KKK. Just part of a day's work for Alex Caine, an undercover agent who has seen it all. After a tour in Vietnam and a stretch in prison on marijuana-possession cha rges, Caine fell into the cloak-and-dagger world of a contracted agent. Tha nks to his quick-wittedness and tough but unthreatening demeanour, Caine co uld fit into whatever unsavoury situation he found himself. Over 25 years, his assignments ran the gamut from mean bikers to triad toughs. When a job was over, he'd slip away to a new part of t... View more info

PORTRAIT OF A KILLER : JACK THE RIPPER - CASE CLOSED

By: Cornwell, Patricia

Price: ¥450.00

Publisher: Time Warner Books UK: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000006420

ISBN: 0751533599

Condition: Very Good+


Patricia Cornwell uses the demanding methods of modern forensic investigati on to re-examine the evidence in the Jack the Ripper murders. Naming the ki ller as the artist, Walter Sickert, Cornwell details the evidence for this conclusion and reveals the reaction from a senior police officer. View more info

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PORTRAIT OF A KILLER: JACK THE RIPPER -- CASE CLOSED

By: Cornwell, Patricia

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Berkley: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000018182

ISBN: 0425192733

Condition: Very Good


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Jack the Ripper was renowned artist Walter Sickert (1860-1942) according to Cornwell, in case anyone hasn't yet heard. The evidence Cornwell accumulates toward that conclusion in this brilliant, personal, gripping book is very strong, and will persuade many. In May 2001, Cornwell took a tour of Scotland Yard that interested her in the Ripper case, and in Sickert as a suspect. A look at Sickert's "violent" paintings sealed her interest, and she became determined to apply, for the first time ever, modern investigatory and forensic techniqu... View more info

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THE FIRST FAMILY TERROR, EXTORTION, REVENGE, MURDER, AND THE BIRTH OF THE A MERICAN MAFIA

By: DASH, MIKE

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 2009

Seller ID: RWARE0000032266

ISBN: 1847371736

Condition: Very Good


Before Al Capone and Lucky Luciano, there was the one-fingered, cunning Giu seppe Morello and his murderous coterie of brothers. Had it not been for Mo rello, the world may never have heard of 'men of honour', the code of omert a or Mafia wars. This explosive book tells the story of the first family of New York, and how this extended close-knit clan of racketeers and murderer s left the backwaters of Sicily to successfully establish themselves as the founding godfathers of the New World. First Family will explain in thrilli ng, characterful detail how the American Mafia established itself so s... View more info

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MY DARK PLACES

By: Ellroy, James

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd: 1997

Seller ID: RWARE0000013763

ISBN: 0099549611

Condition: Very Good


James Ellroy's trademark is his language: it is sometimes caustically funny and always brazen. When he's hitting on all cylinders, as he is in My Dar k Places, his style makes punchy rhythms out of short sentences using lingo such as "scoot" (dollar), "trim" (sex), and "brace" (to interrogate). But the premise for My Dark Places is what makes it especially compelling: Ellr oy goes back to his own childhood to investigate the central mystery behind his obsession with violence against women--the death of his mother when he was 10 years old. It's hard to imagine a more ps... View more info

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OVERKILL

By: Fox, James Alan

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Dell: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000011468

ISBN: 0440221897

Condition: Very Good


In a study that will be of interest primarily to criminologists, Fox and Le vin (Mass Murder) categorize serial killers into three types: those who mur der for thrills, those who believe they have a mission (e.g., to rid the wo rld of sin) and those who kill for expediency or profit. The authors mainta in that most serial killers are not insane, although many are sociopathic a nd most are loners. The same qualities apparently hold true for mass murder ers, with the additional characteristic that they are often individuals who have lost all hope. The authors' conclusions are disheartening: desp... View more info

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MURDER PLUS: TRUE CRIME STORIES FROM THE MASTERS OF DETECTIVE FICTION

By: Gerald, Marc

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Pharos Books: 1992

Seller ID: RWARE0000032574

ISBN: 0886876621

Condition: Very Good


A collection of twenty-five true crime stories culled from the pages of old pulp magazines features works by such masters of detective fiction as Jim Thompson, Dashiell Hammett, Robert Bloch, Ellery Queen, Harlan Ellison, and others. Simultaneous. View more info

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THE INNOCENT MAN: MURDER AND INJUSTICE IN A SMALL TOWN

By: Grisham, John

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2006

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000013303

ISBN: 0385517238

Condition: Fine/Fine


A highly collectible first edition/printing, protected in a new brodart wra pper. John Grisham tackles nonfiction for the first time with The Innocent Man, a true tale about murder and injustice in a small town (that reads like one of his own bestselling novels). The Innocent Man chronicles the story of Ron Williamson, how he was arrested and charged with a crime he did not commit, how his case was (mis)handled and how an innocent man was sent to death row. Grisham's first work of nonfiction is shocking, disturbing, and enthralling--a must read for fiction and nonfiction fans. View more info

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THE INNOCENT MAN: MURDER AND INJUSTICE IN A SMALL TOWN

By: Grisham, John

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Random House Publishing Grou: 2014

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: RWARE0000045521

ISBN: 0345532015

Condition: Good


John Grisham's first work of nonfiction, an exploration of small town justi ce gone terribly awry, is his most extraordinary legal thriller yet. In the major league draft of 1971, the first player chosen from the State o f Oklahoma was Ron Williamson. When he signed with the Oakland A's, he said goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big league glory. Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and bad habits drinking, drugs, and women. He began to show signs of mental illness. Unabl e to keep a job, he moved in with his mother and slept twenty hours ... View more info

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WORLD'S GREATEST CRIMES OF PASSION

By: Healey, Tim

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Bounty Books: 1997

Seller ID: RWARE0000041910

ISBN: 1851528687

Condition: Very Good


This book tells the stories of crimes committed in the frenzies and frustra tions of love - violent and tragic endings to a love story that has gone wr ong. Passion, jealousy, revenge, and despair are the themes, and the eterna l triangle is often the pattern. Here are true-life tales of romance, myste ry and horror! View more info

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VENOM IN THE BLOOD

By: Hoffman, Eric Van

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Dutton Adult: 1990

Seller ID: RWARE0000012919

ISBN: 1556112068

Condition: Very Good/Good


In 1978 Gerald Gallego and his common-law wife Charlene began a three-year spree of kidnapping, rape and murder in California and Nevada. Eventually t hey took 10 lives. Former L.A. policeman-lawyer-judge van Hoffmann presents in-depth portraits of this oddly matched pair, he a sociopath raised in th e streets, his father executed for murder, and she an indulged, extremely i ntelligent daughter of upper-middle class parents, a bisexual passive in he r dealings with men and aggressive with women. The couple, we're told, coul d not achieve sexual satisfaction without raping, then killing young g... View more info

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THE INNOCENT MAN

By: john-grisham

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: DE33: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000045802

ISBN: 0440296641

Condition: Good


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ALL SHE WANTED

By: Jones, Aphrodite

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Pocket Books: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000042493

ISBN: 0671526677

Condition: Good


Explores the controversial life and violent death of twenty-one-year-old Te ena Brandon, who posed as a man in her flight from the law and her family, and who shared romantic relationships with several young women before she w as exposed and murdered. Original. View more info

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TACOMA CONFIDENTIAL: A TRUE STORY OF MURDER, SUICIDE, AND A POLICE CHIEF'S SECRET LIFE

By: LaRosa, Paul

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Signet: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000010851

ISBN: 0451217268

Condition: Very Good+


LaRosa, a journalist and TV producer who was won two Emmy Awards, does a fi ne job detailing the tragic chain of events that led to the 2003 murder of Crystal Brame at the hands of her estranged husband, David Brame, the chief of police of Tacoma, Wash., who immediately killed himself. That this murd er-suicide came as a shock to the local citizens was a testament both to th e timidity of the press and the mishandling of David Brame's growing instab ility and violence by city government, including fellow members of the poli ce force. View more info

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BLACK MASS: WHITEY BULGER, THE FBI, AND A DEVIL'S DEAL

By: Lehr, Dick

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: PublicAffairs: 2015

Seller ID: RWARE0000044346

ISBN: 1610395530

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. A New York Times Bestseller A Boston Globe Bestseller An ABA Indie Bestseller James "Whitey" Bulger became one of the most ruthless gangsters in US histo ry, and all because of an unholy deal he made with a childhood friend. John Connolly a rising star in the Boston FBI office, offered Bulger protection in return for helping the Feds eliminate Boston's Italian mafia. But no on e offered Boston protection from Whitey Bulger, who, in a blizzar... View more info

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THE CRIME OF SHEILA MCGOUGH

By: MALCOLM, JANET

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Granta Books: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000032935

ISBN: 1862078416

Condition: Very Good


In the winter of 1996, the writer Janet Malcolm received a letter from a st ranger - a disbarred lawyer named Sheila McGough, who had recently been rel eased from prison, and who wrote that she been convicted of crimes she had not committed. McGough's was an obscure fraud case, just as McGough herself was obscure: a fifty-four- year- old woman who when Malcolm met her 'looke d and sounded like a blandly wholesome heroine of fifties movies', toiling in the lower reaches of the American legal profession. Malcolm, however, de cided to look into her alleged crime. Out of her investigations and her... View more info

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DEAD MEN DO TELL TALES

By: Maples, William R.

Price: ¥1,400.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1994

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000010850

ISBN: 0385474903

Condition: Very Good/Near Fine


A highly collectible first edition (as stated)not an ex-lib or book club ed ition. Maples' first exposure to his career came as a freshman in college when a class he wanted was full and his adviser then suggested he take the survey course on anthropology. Maples was fortunate, as will be any reader with a strong stomach who picks up his book. He tells how he learned to look at mangled bodies and continues to explain how he learned to both see and observe and how he discovered such fruitful techniques as tasting bone samples. Although it tends to be lifeless, forensic anthropology is not a cut-... View more info