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1 INTERNATIONAL DETECTIVE CASES. Brilliant Solutions By Celebrated Detectives. May 1936
New York Artvision Publishing 1936 First Edition Paperback Good 8vo 
256pp. Red covers creased at spine edge, little dusty but VG internally. Cases include: France - The Devil's Dowry (Voirbo); Belgium - Appointment with Death (Peltzer case); England - Wanted for Murder (Steinie Morrison); Scotland - Three Steps in Crimson (Jessie M'Lachlan), and crimes from Turkey, Canada, Australia, India, Rumania, Africa etc. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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2 THE GREAT MURDER TRIAL. Centennial, Woodstock, Ontario
not stated 1990 First Edition Illustrated Card Covers VG 8vo 
16pp + Programme. Illus. in text. The front cover states 'We want to rope you into the 100th Anniversary of the Birchall-Benwell Affair, October 26 to 28th 1990, Woodstock, Ontario, Canada' and the folded Programme lists the events to take place, including talks, a dinner, bus tour, Benwell Memorial Service, and even a Play. The booklet gives a brief account of the infamous murder case when Reginald Birchall and his wife Florence, lured two young men to Canada with promises of including them in a money-making land scheme. Frederick C. Benwell was ultimately found dead in the Blenheim Swamp, but the other young man, Douglas Pelly, recognised the victim's picture in the newspaper and contacted detective John Wilson Murray and revealed the story about the Birchalls. Organized by the Birchall Committee 1989-1990 and The Princeton Benwell Committee 1990. A nice clean copy. (postage will be adjusted on this light item). 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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3 ANDERSON, Frank W THE DEATH OF ALBERT JOHNSON. Frontier Book No. 16
Alberta, Canada Frontier Books 1968 First Edition illustrated Card Covers VG 8vo 
56pp. Illus. in text. Very slight mark to front cover where label probably removed. Previous owner's address inside cover,still very clean internally. The story of Albert Johnson, the infamous 'Mad Trapper of Rat River' and the attempts by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to capture him in the snowy North West Territories in 1931/32. The story of the heroic police officers, the siege and the aftermath. Who was Albert Johnson? Very well illustrated with photographs of the participants and the weapons, the locations of the events etc. (postage will be adjusted on this lighter item). 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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4 BRETT, Peter THE BEAMISH CASE
Melbourne University Press 1966 First Edition Card Covered Booklet VG 8vo 
57pp. Card covers a little dusty. A dispassionate and objective discussion of a case of murder which occurred in Western Australia in 1959 for which a man named Beamish, a deaf mute, was sentenced to life. Several years after he was convicted another man, called Cooke, who was responsible for five other murders and was himself later executed, confessed to the crime in question. The Supreme Court of Western Australia was asked by the State Government to consider whether this confession should lead to a re-consideration of Beamish's conviction, but after a hearing before the same judges who had sat at his trial and appeal, decided it was superfluous. This book, however, endeavours to show that this conclusion was reached by unsound reasoning, that a miscarriage of justice may have occurred and that the Executive should intervene. A disturbing case. Two newspaper cuttings on the case are enclosed which have tanned inside the cover, o/w pages very clean. (postage adjusted for this lighter item). 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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5 BRYANT, Alan MURDER MOST 'ORRID and Thieving, Robbing, Housebreaking, Piracy, Not Overlooking Highway Robbery
Cumbria Regentlane 1997 1900821257 / 9781900821254 First Edition Paperback Fine 8vo 
164pp. Dastardly deeds and crimes committed during the period 1700-1836. Twenty-eight chapters on criminals from around the country, including Eugene Aram, Elizabeth Brownrigg, Jack Sheppard, Richard Turpin, Earl Ferrers, Catherine Hayes, John Rann, Captain Kidd, Henry Fauntleroy, David Hoggart etc. and other lesser-known but equally brutal criminals. A nice copy in illustrated card covers. 
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6 BUNGAY, Mike & Brian Edwards BUNGAY ON MURDER.
Christchurch, NZ Whitcoulls Publishing 1984 Trade Paperback Soft Cover with adhesive clear cover. VG 8vo 
267pp. Illus. Clear plastic adhesive cover affixed. Ten case histories of homicide from New Zealand told by a top defence lawyer. Section 1 covers ten short cases; Section 2 relates the shooting of a jeweller in Wellington in 1972 with the Murderer's Story; Section 3 covers the murder of a young woman on Pekekariki Brach in 1976, along with the trial of the accused. Some unusual cases told in a strong and thought-provoking manner. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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7 COOKRIDGE, E.H. TRAITOR BETRAYED
London Pan 1962 Original Paperback Soft Cover Sl. chipped covers, still VG  
191pp. Pages lightly browned. The full story of George Blake, the spy employed by MI6, sentenced at the Old Bailey in 1961 to 42 years imprisonment, told by a former secret agent who knew Blake for 18 years. Includes Index.  
Price: 5.00 GBP
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8 CROY, Homer JESSE JAMES Was My Neighbour
New York Dell Books 1960 First Dell Paperback Paperback VG PB 
256pp. VG minor creasing to corner. Ink stamp to endpaper, o/w very clean internally with pages just a little tanned. The story of the man who became a legend in his own time and the James Gang, taken from oldtimers who had known them, Frank's son Bob and Jesse James Jr. Index. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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9 HOLCROFT, Fred MURDER, TERROR AND REVENGE IN MEDIEVAL LANCASHIRE. The Legend of Mab's Cross
Wigan Heritage Service Publications 2 1992 1874496005 / 9781874496007 First Edition Card Covered Booklet VG VG 8vo 
32pp. Illus. in text. A very nicely presented edition with illustrated card dust-jacket over plain card covers. The story of the legend of Mab's Cross which has been handed down from generation to generation in the Wigan area. Sir William Bradshaigh and his wife Lady Mabel were certainly real characters. But did he serve in the Crusades? Thinking him dead, did Lady Mabel take a Welsh knight as her second husband? Did Sir William return in disguise? Did he kill the Welsh knight? An interesting study of the story of murder, terror and revenge. Well illustrated. A nice copy. (postage will be adjusted on this lighter item). 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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10 LACEY, F.W THE STRANGE STORY OF THE BOOTLE CORPORATION FRAUDULENT BONDS
Southport Sefton Libraries 1994 1874516022 / 9781874516026 First Edition Thus Illustrated Card Covers Fine 8vo 
32pp.. Illus. in text. First produced by the author in typescript in 1962, this edition has been extended and published in full for the first time. What happened to the 24,000 obtained by fraud by Thomas Draper Pierce, a former Town Clerk of the Borough of Bootle-cum-Linacre? He absconded after his frauds were discovered in 1883 and the money just disappeared. The story of the baffling events. Well illustrated. A very nice copy on a piece of fascinating local history. (postage will be adjusted on this light item). 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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11 LAMBERT, Richard S NOT GUILTY
London Mellifont Press Reprint Illus. Card Covers VG 8vo 
96pp. Foxing to endpapers and final page little marked. Cover sl. creased. Not dated but the earlier editions published around the 1930s showed a price of 3d, whereas this slightly smaller format shows 9d. The story of the murder of Jonathan May who was attacked on July 16th, 1835 whilst on his way home from Moreton Fair in Devon. He was found badly injured on the Exeter Road and died the following evening. Two men called Edmund Galley and Thomas Oliver were tried for the crime. Galley protested his innocence throughout and even Oliver confirmed this at the trial's end. Oliver hanged but Galley was transported, but influential people fought his cause and he was eventually pardoned in 1879. A remarkable case. (The author's hardback edition of this case was published around 1936). 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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12 PATON, John THIS HANGING BUSINESS. A Dialogue on a Train
London National Council for the Abolition of the Death Penalty 1938 First Edition Card Covered Booklet VG 8vo 
12pp. Very sl. creased on corner of covers, with slight marks where staples rusted. A booklet published by the Council in which the author relates a conversation on a train journey with two passengers discussing the Death Penalty. One felt that it should not be abolished but that hangings should be done 'quietly' and not made entertainment for idle men and women to gloat over. The other felt that it was supposed to be such a terrible object lesson that people would learn by it, but felt it should not be continued. An interesting discussion. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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13 PEMBERTON, Max - Editor THE GREAT STORIES OF REAL LIFE. PART 8
London Newnes First Edition Illus. Card Covers VG 4to 
Pages numbered from 81 - 160 in this 8th edition in a series that was published fortnightly. Not dated but c1924. Illus. in text. Covers little rubbed and worn at edges, but internally VG. Lightly foxed on fore-edge. Chapters include The Phantom King by Mrs. Belloc-Lowndes; The Druce Case by Sir John Hall; The Strangest Clue on Record by Max Pemberton (Milsom & Fowler); The Romance of the Erskines of Mar and Kellie by Thornton Hall and The Strange Story of Marie Lafarge by Philip Curtin. Well illustrated. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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14 PEMBERTON, Max - Editor THE GREAT STORIES OF REAL LIFE. Part 9.
London Newnes First Edition Illus. Card Covers VG 4to 
Covers rubbed and little worn at extremes, but internally clean. Light foxing to fore-edge. Pages numbered 161-240 in the 9th edition of the series that was published fortnightly. Not dated but c1924. Chapters cover The Lady and the Emperor by Max Pemberton; The Amazing Story of Adelaide Bartlett by Philip Curtin; The Yelverton Marriage Case by Harry Furniss; The Fenayrou Tragedy by H. Greenhough Smith; The Tragedy of Belgrade by Herbert Vivian; The Return of Martin Guerre by R.D.S. McMillan and The Battersea Flat Mystery by Edgar Jepson. 
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15 ROWLAND, John CRIMINAL FILES.
London Pedigree Books 1957 First paperback Edition Paperback VG 8vo 
191pp. The famous criminologist selects some of the most sensational crimes of the day. Includes the Brighton Trunk Murder of 1934; Buck Ruxton; Mrs Elvira Barney; Herbert Leonard Mills; The Croydon Mystery; Gangsters in Leeds, A.A. Rouse and the Burning Car murder, etc. Illustrated covers showing price of 2/6. 
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16 SAMUELS, Charles & Louise THE GIRL IN THE HOUSE OF HATE. The Story and All the Facts of the Lizzie Borden Murders.
New York Gold Medal 1953 1st original paperback VG covers little worn at edges 8vo 
144pp. The story of the infamous events in Fall River, MA in 1893 when Lizzie Borden's parents were found horribly done to death and Lizzie was arrested and tried for the crimes. The whole world was spellbound by one of the most brilliant and hard-fought trials in criminal history. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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17 SCADUTO, Tony LUCKY LUCIANO. The Man Who Modernised the American Mafia.
London Sphere Books 1976 Reprint Soft Cover VG  
208pp. Based on years of research, interviews with mobsters who worked for Luciano, close friends and associates - the full story of Salvatore Charles Luciano, No.1. Godfather of them all. Originally published in 1975 under name of Sciacca. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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18 STEIGER, Brad with an Afterword By Dr. W. John Weilgart THE MASS MURDERER
New York Award Books 1967 First Edition Paperback VG 
160pp. Pages lightly tanned. A study of the Mass Murderer - why does he kill, who are his victims, how can the potential mass killer be identified and what can society do to protect itself? Nine chapters include such infamous names as Charles Whitman, Richard Speck, Earle Nelson, Charles Starkweather, William Cook, etc. looking at the crimes, motivation and methods of the killers. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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19 WOODHALL, Edwin T. COLONEL BLOOD
London Mellifont Press Reprint Illus. Card Covers VG 8vo 
112pp. Covers very sl. creased. Not dated but earlier Mellifont editions around the mid-1930s carried the price of 3d, whereas this slightly smaller format shows 9d. The story of the infamous Colonel Blood and his daring scheme to steal the crown jewels from the Tower of London. Born in Ireland and from a good family, Blood had changed sides in the Civil War and had made attempts to capture Charles the Second's Lord Lieutenant from his residence in Dublin Castle. He was captured but escaped and fled abroad, only to return to London under a false name and hatch his incredible plan. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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