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[22847] Ashton-Wolfe, H.. Underworld, The. London: Hurst & Blackett, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good / No Jacket. 288 pages. A series of reminiscences and adventures in many lands. The author was interpreter at the civil and criminal courts. With 23 illustrations. Blue cloth with gilt title to spine. Letter from the author dated 15/4/26 to Charles W. Burr M.D., Philadelphia is loosely inserted to front. Ex-libris Stoughton R. Vogel, M.D.  £50.00
[19868] Brett, Dennis T.. Police of England and Wales, The - A Bibliography 1829-1979. Bramshill: Police Staff College, 1979. Third Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Paperback. Good 131 pages. The date of 1829 refers to the introduction of Peel's New Police, not to the publication date of the items included in the bibliography.  £10.00
[17866] Carter, A. T.. History of English Legal Institutions. London: Butterworth, 1902. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good / No Jacket. ISBN: B00086VTJM . 302 pages. Blue cloth with gilt title to spine, page edges uncut.  £30.00
[21558] Fowler, Norman. After the Riots : The Police in Europe. London: Davis-Poynter, 1979. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good / Good. ISBN: 0-7067-0101-1. 197 pages. This is the first book to compare so comprehensively the police forces of the Common Market.  £8.00
[13406] Henriques, Ursula R Q. Early Factory Acts and Their Enforcements, The. London: Historical Association, 1971. Paperback. Good ISBN: 0-85278-032-X. 21 pages. No 1 in the series Appreciations in History  £25.00
[4923] Hine, Reginald L.. Confessions of an Un-common Attorney. London: Dent, 1945. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good / No Jacket. 6 x 9"; 268pp; green cloth with gilt title and bands to spine, gilt decoration to front board; side and bottom edges uncut; good clean copy; illustrated;  £8.00
[24602] King-Hamilton, Alan. And Nothing but the Truth. London: George Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1982. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Signed by Author. Good / Good. ISBN: 0-297-78053-0. 237 pages. As a judge at the Old Bailey for nearly sixteen years, Alan King-Hamilton was consistently the target of press attention. Signed to title page. Neat signature of former owner to free front endpaper.  £20.00
[19927] Urling, R. Denny. Manual of the Law Relating to the Office of Trustee. Dublin: E. J. Milliken, 1857. First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardback. Good Reading Copy / No Jacket - as issued. 251 pages plus 24 pages of publisher's advertisements. With the recent decisions and statues, including The Trustee Act, and proceedings under The Trustee Relief Acts; Also and appendix, containing the acts themselves, precedents, and a full index.  £20.00

True Crime
[21606] Barker, Richard. Fatal Caress, The - ...and Other Accounts of English Murders from 1551 to 1888. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1947. First Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good / No Jacket. 210 pages. Boards are slightly faded. Twenty accounts of murder, starting with Mistress Arden 1551, and finishing with Jack the Ripper 1888.  £8.00
[22569] Barry, Philip Beaufoy. Twelve Monstrous Criminals. London: Hutchinson & Co, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good / No Jacket. 275 pages. Red cloth with gilt titles, boards are faded and stained, not affecting contents. Inscription to front pastedown is July 1928. Contents complete with all plates as listed.  £10.00
[10380] Blum, Howard. Gangland - How the FBI Broke the Mob. London: Hutchinson, 1994. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-09-178484-0. 6.25" x 9.5"; 349pp; black cloth with gilt titles; dustwrapper; vg/vg; true-life drama, cat and mouse chase that trapped the cockney crime lord who was convinced he was beyond the law;  £15.00
[10136] Bradshaw, Dr. John S.. Doctors on Trial. London: Windwood House, 1978. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good / Good. ISBN: 0-7045-0315-8. 6.25 x 9.5"; 320 pages; black cloth with gilt title to spine, edges slightly dusty and corners bumped; dustwrapper; g/g;  £8.00
[1526] Bresler, Fenton. Murder of John Lennon, The. London: Mandarin, 1990. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Paperback. Good 4.25 x 7"; 309pp; paperback; 'the evidence cannot be dismissed' Ray Coleman;  £6.00
[10798] Bugliosi, Vincent with Gentry, Curt. Manson Murders, The. London: Penguin, 1989. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Paperback. Good ISBN: 0-14-011555-2. 5" x 7.75"; 502pp; paperback; creased to spine.  £6.00
[24894] Cartwright, F. C.. G-Men of the G.P.O.. London: Sampson Low Marston & Co Ltd., 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. 246 pages. An interesting look at crime in the Post Office now Royal Mail.  £10.00
[6345] Creech, J. R.. Music and Crime. London: Bloomsbury, 1991. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Paperback. Very Good ISBN: 0-7475-0854-2. 5.25 x 8.5"; 221pp; paperback; very good copy;  £5.00
[545] Epstein, Edward Jay. Legend -The secret world of Lee Harvey Oswald. New York: McGraw-Hill with Readers Digest, 1978. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good / Fair. ISBN: 0-07-019539-0. Dustjacket has several small tears.  £6.00
[5885] Gilstrap, John. Nathan's Run. London: Warner, 1997. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Paperback. Very Good ISBN: 0751518034. 4.25 x 7"; 401pp; paperback; very good copy;  £4.00
[15299] Goodman, Jonathan. Art of Murder, The - Classic True-Crime Stories. London: Piatkus Books, 1990. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover. Good / Good. ISBN: 0-7499-1020-8. A collection of 13 true-crime stories with a common link. The murders, recounted by a variety of writers who include Oscar Wilde, have some connection with the artistic or literary world, whether through victim, murderer or circumstance.  £8.00
[22543] Graeme, Bruce - Jeffries, Graham Montague (pseudo). Passion, Murder and Mystery. London: Hutchinson & Co, First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good / No Jacket. 287 pages. Blue cloth with gilt title to spine. Boards are marked and spine is sunned. Not dated, but former owner has written 1927 to bottom of title page, British Library quote 1928.  £15.00
[23256] Griffiths, Arthur. Chronicles of Newgate, The. London: Bracken, 1987. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good / Good - Priceclipped. ISBN: 1-85170-142-7. 596 pages. The author, one of Her Majesty's Inspector of Prisons, was part of the last wave of nineteenth century English prison reformers.  £10.00
[21474] Hall, Sir John. Bravo Mystery and Other Cases, The. London: John Lane the Bodley Head, 1923. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good / No Jacket. 299 pages. Green cloth, spine is sunned. Side and bottom edges uncut.  £8.00
[21601] Harrison, Richard. Foul Deeds Will Rise. London: John Long, 1958. First Edition. 64mo - up to 3" tall. Hardback. Good / Poor. 175 pages. Here are stories old and new, familiar and unfamiliar, of men and women against the law. Dustjacket has 'ring' marks to front and rear, not affecting contents.  £10.00
[21489] Hartman, Mary S.. Victorian Murderesses. New York: Schocken, 1977. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardback. Good / No Jacket. 318 pages. A true history of thirteen respectable French and English women accused of unspeakable crimes.  £7.00
[24889] Huggett, Renée and Berry, Paul. Daughters of Cain. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1956. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. 252 pages. The story of eight women executed since Edith Thompson in 1923.  £8.00
[24893] Jacobs, T. C. H.. Pageant of Murder. London: Stanley Paul, 1956. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Good / Good. 223 pages. All cases are the present century (twentieth). 19 illustrations.  £8.00
[21607] Jesse, F. Tennyson. Murder and Its Motives. London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1952. Reprint. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good / No Jacket. 222 pages. red cloth with faded gilt title to spine. First published in 1924.  £10.00
[12651] Knight, Ronnie with Tracey, Barrie. Black Knight: The Ronnie Knight Story. London: Century, 1990. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-7126-3945-4. From East End wide boy where, yes he knew the Kray twins and where he laboured as a rag-and-bone man exchanging goldfish for old woollies, Ronnie Knight emerged onto the West End club scene as a Big Wheel, Big Earner and Big Spender.  £8.00
[4659] Lane, Brian. Butchers, The - A Casebook of Macabre Crimes and Forensic Detection. Kettering: Index, 1994. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Illustrated Laminated Boards. Very Good / Very Good. 5.5 x 8.75"; 242pp; illustrated laminated boards; dustwrapper; very good copy; illustrated;  £8.00
[24890] Laurence, John. Extraordinary Crimes. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. 242 pages. Accounts of eighteen crimes. Some foxing, not affecting text.  £8.00
[10476] Leuci, Robert. Renegades. London: Headline, 1995. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Fine / Very Good. ISBN: 0-7472-1694-0. 6/25" x 8.5"; 308pp; black cloth with silver titles; dustwrapper unclipped; fine/vg; His portraits of anguished police officers working together have real juice.. Leuci drew on his memories for authentic detail bringing the characters to life;  £15.00
[15306] Lloyd, Georgina. Part and Parcel Murders, The. London: Robert Hale, 1993. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-7090-4956-0. In this anthology, crime writer Georgina Lloyd brings together a collection of murders in which the killers were prepared to take the most incredible risks to dispose of the bodies of their victims.  £5.00
[11763] Lucas, Norman. Sex Killers, The. London: Allen, 1991. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Paperback. Good ISBN: 0352322489. good paperback copy; thirty fully documented cases of men and women whose aberrant sexuality drove them to kill; illustrated;  £4.00
[21492] MacNalty, A. Salusbury. Book of Crimes, A. London: Elkin Mathews & Marrot, 1929. First Edition Thus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good / No Jacket. 328 pages. Complete with original publishers page marker, 8 Illustrations.  £7.00
[21599] Masters, David. Crimes of the High Seas. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1936. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good Reading Copy / No Jacket. 280 pages. Sixteen sea based crimes. Black and white illustrations. Free front endpaper has been neatly removed.  £6.00
[22545] Masters, David. What Men Will Do for Money. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1937. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good / Good. 286 pages. Plate, plus pages 23-26 are detached but complete.  £12.00
[21491] Parry, Edward Abbott. Vagabonds All. London: Cassell and Company, 1926. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good / No Jacket. 264 pages. Blue cloth with gilt titles, pages foxed. Eight black and white plates.  £8.00
[22544] Poynter, J. W.. Forgotten Crimes. London: Selwyn & Blount, 1928. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good / No Jacket. 285 pages. Red cloth with gilt title to spine. Black and white line illustrations.  £11.00
[15309] Sellwood, Arthur & Mary. Victorian Railway Murders. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1979. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-7153-7650-0. A vivid and factual account of a series of single-ticket excursions to death evoking a terrifying aspect of the great days of steam.  £5.00
[3713] Smyth, Frank. Lives of Crime - Were the right people brought to Trial. Leicester: Blitz, 1992. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Illustrated Laminated Boards. Good 8.75 x 11.25"; 80pp; illustrated laminated boards; good clean copy; fully illustrated  £5.00
[5526] Speed, P. F.. Police and Prisons - Then and There Series. London: Longman, 1968. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Soft Card. Good 5.25 x 7.75"; card covers; illustrated from contemporary sources; underlining and margin lines in ink; good copy;  £4.00
[22542] Thomas, Donald. Dead Giveaway: Murders Avenged from the Grave. London: Michael O'Mara Books, 1993. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Signed by Author. Good / Good. ISBN: 1-85479-172-9. 277 pages. Not quite getting away with murder is the theme of Dead Giveaway. Author's signature to title page.  £15.00
[24891] Thompson, C. J. S.. Poisons and Poisoners. London: Harold Shaylor, 1931. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. 392 pages. With historical accounts of some famous mysteries in ancient and modern times.  £25.00
[23976] Thorwald, Jürgen. Proof of Poison. London: Thames and Hudson, 1966. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Good / Good. 218 pages. How the great poisoners were brought to justice. The story of toxicology. 29 illustrations.  £8.00
[21472] Various Authors - 42 in Total. Great Unsolved Crimes. London: Hutchinson & Co, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardback. Good Reading Copy / No Jacket. 351 pages. 42 separate cases together with 72 illustrations. Boards are faded and marked, but contents are complete and clean.  £10.00
[5884] Watson, I. K.. Cops and other Robbers. London: Fourth Estate, 1999. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Paperback. Very Good ISBN: 1857028473. 4.25 x 7"; 313pp; paperback; very good copy;  £4.00
[21598] Whitelaw, David. Corpus Delicti. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1936. First Edition. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Hardback. Good / No Jacket. 255 pages. An enquiry into the Various Methods by which Famous Murders have Disposed of the Bodies of their Victims. Black and white illustrations,  £20.00
[544] Wick, Steve. Bad Company - Drugs, Hollywood, and the Cotton Club Murder. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good / Good. ISBN: 0-15-110445-X. 6.5x9.5", 270pp, black board with cloth spine, top edge has black line not affecting contents, dustwrapper is good  £8.00
[21609] Wild, Roland. Crimes and Cases of 1933. London: Rich & Cowan, 1934. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Good Reading Copy / No Jacket. 290 pages. Faded green cloth with black titles to spine. Contents clean and complete.  £8.00

3. True Crime - Bargain Basement

The Ordeal of Philip Yale Drew A Real Life Murder Melodrama in Three Acts. G. G. Harrap, 1972. ISBN: 9780245597305. Fair Hardback in well rubbed dustwrapper. Owner's name in neat had to f.e.p. “The story of how a popular actor suddenly found himself the number one suspect in the murder of a Reading tobacconist is both criminologically important and humanly fascinating. Important because the inquest took such a form that the resulting public outcry led to Parliamentary action against the growing and legally unsatisfactory process of ‘trial by coroner’. Fascinating because it is a story of triumph and suffering swaddled in the richly nostalgic atmosphere of the old theatre. The verdict was greeted by scenes of wild rejoicing. Thousands of people lined Drew’s route from the coroner’s court to his hotel, cheering, weeping and showering flowers on their hero of the moment. But that October day in 1929 was the beginning of the end for the actor. From then on his fortunes went steadily downwards until, before his death — alone and destitute — he was reduced to selling newspapers outside those very theatres where he had once starred.” Photo on request. We bulk ship if you buy lots of books from us, as we are currently having a massive clearance. NOTE: Non-European shipments will be by SURFACE MAIL only. Fair in poor dust-jacket. Hardcover. (#B 03294)                        £4.99