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1 AUERBACH, ANN HAGEDORN Ransom. The untold story of international kidnapping.
New York Henry Holt & Co. 1998 0805040781 / 9780805040784 First Edition Hard Cover 
481 pages, cloth, dj, very good. 1st edition. 
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2 BLACKBURN, DANIEL J Human harvest. The Sacramento murder story.
New York Knightsbridge Publishing Company 1990 1877961108 / 9781877961106 Hard Cover 
306 pages, 10 plates, cloth, dj, very good. 1st edition. From the dj, On Nov. 11, 1988, Sacramento police investigators found 7 bodies buried in the yard of Dorothea Puente's rooming house. Fourteen Twenty-Six F Street provided a home to some of Sacramento's neediest people: elderly social welfare recipients, the mentally retarded, the homeless, the forgotten . . Written by a former Sacramento reporter, Human Harvest places this sensational crime in its larger context; how our social welfare programs betray those most in need of their services.' 
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3 BLOCK, ALAN A. and, SCARPITTI, FRANK R. Poisoning for profit. The Mafia and toxic waste in America.
New York William Morrow & Co. 1985 0688039707 / 9780688039707 Hard Cover 
361 pages, cloth, dust jacket frayed otherwise very good. 1st edition. From the dj: This year American industry will generate 150 million metric tons of toxic waste. Of this, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 10 percent will be disposed of legally and safely. Poisoning for Profit describes where the rest will end up. Industrial poisons will find their way to our sewers, lakes, our garbage dumps, and our playgrounds. Oil delivery services will lace home heating oil with dioxin; trucks will discharge it on our highways, in abandoned coil mines, in our national parks. A combination of staggering profits, lethal contaminants, and powerful Mafia syndicates is creating an environmental time bomb and the most horrific crime story of this century. Poisoning for Profit brings together for the first time information from the many undercover investigations, hearings, taped conversations, confessions and suppressed official reports, providing the most comprehensive and shocking expose of the appalling power of the Mafia in the lucrative black market service of toxic waste dumping. 
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4 Braudy, Susan This Crazy Thing Called Love. the Golden World and Fatal Marriage of Ann and Billy Woodward
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1992 0394532473 / 9780394532479 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xxiv, 485 pages, illustrations, cloth, DJ, very good. Second printing. From Publishers Weekly: "In 1955 Ann Woodward--sleeping-pill addict, ex-model and radio actress--shot to death her husband, Billy, heir to a banking fortune, on their Oyster Bay, N. Y. , estate. The beautiful socialite was cleared by a grand jury swayed by a burglar's belated, disputed confession that he was on the Woodward estate that night and so could have triggered an accidental shooting. Braudy ( Who Killed Sal Mineo? ) argues that Ann killed her husband by mistake and rejects as ``myth'' the notion that society matron Elsie Woodward, Ann's mother-in-law, helped cover up a murder for the sake of her grandsons. This investigation of a much-publicized case is not likely to settle the decades-old controversy over whether Ann intentionally shot her husband. Braudy fails to elicit sympathy for Ann as she traces her rise from an impoverished Kansas farm to cafe society and dissects a marriage marked by violent fights, drug dependency and affairs on both sides, including Ann's fling with Prince Aly Khan, Rita Hayworth's fiance. "; 9.40 X 5.70 X 1.70 inches 
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5 BRYSON, JOHN Evil angels.
New York Summit Books, 1985 0671631632 / 9780671631635 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Edited by Jane Arms. 560 pages, cloth, dj, very good. 1st U.S. edition. From the dj: This extraordinary book is both 'five hundred and fifty pages of cinematic excitement' (Maeve Binch) and 'an impressive literary document' (The Times, London) which brilliantly reconstructs the case of Lindy Chamberlain, wife of Michael, a small-town pastor of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, who was accused of the murder of her own child. Evil Angels is, indeed, an Australian In Cold Blood. 
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6 Carpenter, Teresa Missing Beauty. a True Story of Murder and Obsession.
New York W. W. Norton & Company 1988 0393025691 / 9780393025699 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
478 pages, 6 plates, cloth, DJ, very good. First edition. From Library Journal: "One of the decade's most intriguing murders involved a victim and a killer who were not what they seemed: Ruth Benedict was the dutiful, loving daughter of a middle-class family and a Boston prostitute; William Douglas, an eminent scientist and extortionist. Tension is maintained throughout the author's extensive coverage of the investigation and trial. A terrific work of crime reporting. " ; 478 pages 
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7 CLOUSER, JOHN WILLIAM (AKA the FLORIDA FOX) with FISHER, DAVE The most wanted man in America
New York Stein & Day, 1975 0812817710 / 9780812817713 Hard Cover Good in Good dust jacket 
191 pages, illustrations, cloth, dj, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the publisher: With the esprit of an Errol Flynn, he played as hard as he worked, made love to countless women in 44 states and 11 foreign countries, and there was only one problem. Jack Clouser was a fugitive from the law. He was a young and quickly successful Detective Sergeant on the Orlando, Florida police fore when he got into trouble. Sentenced to 30 years' imprisonment for an armed robbery he swears he did not commit, Jack Clouser managed his escape in 1964. In 1965 he was captured by the FBI, but almost immediately escaped again. Of the 56,000 fugitives in America, only ten at a time make the FBI's Most Wanted List, and Jack got on it - and stayed on it -longer than any an in history: nine years. When he surrendered in August of 1974, the 'Today Show' recorded it for millions of Americans to witness. Jack Clouser, who eluded the police for ten years and four months, had turned himself in, saying he was self-rehabilitated and ready to prove it. 
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8 COCKBURN, LESLIE Out of control : the story of the Reagan administration's secret war in Nicaragua, the illegal arms pipeline, and the Contra drug connection.
New York Atlantic Monthly Press 1987 0871131692 / 9780871131690 Hard Cover 
287 pages, cloth, dj, very good. 
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9 COOPER, GEORGE Lost Love: A True Story of Passion, Murder, and Justice In Old New York.
New York Pantheon Books, 1994 0679433988 / 9780679433989 Hard Cover 
272 pages, illustrations, cloth, dj, very good. 1st edition. From the dj: In 1869 America was recovering from the devastation of the Civil War. But a love story and its violent outcome in New York upstaged all else in newspapers across the country. Abby Sage, a beautiful actress, suffered through and finally escaped from an abusive marriage when her jealous ex-husband murdered her alleged lover - acclaimed Civil War journalist Albert Deane Richardson - in the lobby of the New York Tribune. The ensuing trial captivated the imagination of America and began a fiery debate about the sanctity of marriage and the rights of women. SR856A 
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10 CRUMP, IRVING Our United States Secret Service. How the agents of the Treasury Department carry on war against counterfeiters in their protection of the nation's currency.
New York Dodd, Mead & Co, 1943 Hard Cover 
264 pages, 16 plates, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings, rebound, shelf wear, text very good. 
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11 DARDEN, CHRISTOPHER A. with JESS WALTER In contempt.
New York Harpercollins 1996 0060391839 / 9780060391836 First Edition Hard Cover 
387 pages, 16 plates, cloth, dj, very good. By the Prosecutor in the Case of the People of the State of California vs. Orenthal James Simpson. 
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12 DEAR, WILLIAM C. and STOWERS, CARLTON Please . . Don't kill me.' The true story of the Milo murder.
Boston Houghton Mifflin Co. 1989 039542920X / 9780395429204 Hard Cover 
245 pages, 4 plates, cloth, dj, very good. Account of the murder of Ohio businessman Dean Milo and the investigation by Texas private investigator Bill Dear and the police detectives of Akron that led to 11 convictions. Clues pointed toward Milo's involvement with the Mafia, the drug world, and the gay community. The author was elected to the Police Officers' Hall of Fame. 
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13 Denevi, Don Western Train Robberies
Millbrae, CA Celestial Arts 1976 0890871256 / 9780890871256 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
[6], 201 pages, illustrations, pictorial boards, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the back cover: Western Train Robberies transports you to the scenes of many of the West's most celebrated adventure. Each authentic episode details the robbery, follows the lawmen through the tracking and investigation, summarizes the notable incidents surrounding the crime, and reports the final outcome. Much of the material, including the many photographs, has never been released from the railroad files. ; Ex-Library; 201 pages 
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14 DINGES, JOHN Our man in Panama : how general Noriega used the U.S.--and made millions in drugs and arms
New York Random House 1990 0394549104 / 9780394549101 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
402 pages, 4 plates, cloth, dj, very good. From the publisher: Using material never before available, Our Man in Panama tells the full, dramatic sotry of Noriega and his relationship with the United States, from hes recruitment by the CIA in the 1960s, to his dealings with Geroge Bush and Fidel Castro, to the American invasion in December 1989. John Dinges takes us inside the corrupt, bizarre, Byzantine world of Panamanisn power politics, a world ful of caudillos, spies and double dealings. 
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15 Drago, Harry Sinclair Road Agents and Train Robberies. Half a Century of Western Banditry.
New York Dodd, Mead & Co 1973 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Xiv, [2], 239 pages, 8 plates, cloth, very good. From the foreword: I have written this book about road agents, bank and train robbers without any thought of glamorizing them. ; 239 pages 
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16 EGGINTON, JOYCE From cradle to grave. The short lives and strange deaths of Marybeth Tinning's nine children.
New York William Morrow & Co. 1989 Hard Cover 
363 pages, 4 plates, cloth, dj, very good. 
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17 Francis, Monte By Their Father's Hand: the True Story of the Wesson Family Massacre
Harpercollins 2007 0739485733 / 9780739485736 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Xii, 285 pages, 4 plates, chart, cloth, DJ, very good. From the Wikipedia website: "Marcus Delon Wesson (born August 22, 1946) is an American man convicted of nine counts of first-degree murder and 14 sex crimes, including the rape and molestation of his underage daughters. His victims were his own children, fathered by incestuous relationships with his daughters and nieces, as well as the children by his wife. His is, to date, Fresno, California's worst mass murder. After a March 12, 2004 standoff with police over a child custody issue, the nine bodies were discovered in a bedroom filled with antique coffins, each victim having been shot through the eye. " From the dust jacket: " Neighbors were unaware of what went on behind the tightly closed doors of a house in Fresno, California-the home of an imposing, 300-pound Marcus Wesson, his wife, children, nieces, and grandchildren. But on March 12, 2004, gunshots were heard inside the Wesson home, and police officers responding to what they believed was a routine domestic disturbance were horrified by the senseless carnage they discovered when they entered. By Their Father's Hand is a chilling true story of incest, abuse, madness, and murder, and one family's terrible and ultimately fatal ordeal at the hands of a powerful, manipulative man-a cultist who envisioned vengeful gods and vampires, and totally controlled those closest to him before their world came to a brutal and bloody halt. " SR1098C ; 285 pages 
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18 FRENCH, THOMAS Unanswered cries : A true story of friends, neighbors and murder in a small town.
New York St. Martin's Press, 1991 Hard Cover 
360 pages, 8 plates, map, cloth, dj, very good. From the dj, 'It was May 22, 1984 and in the small town of Gulfport, Florida, Karen Gregory was being murdered. Even after her assailant raped and stabbed her inside her house, Karen managed to get to her front porch to let out one last, desperate cry for help. More than a dozen people in the quiet suburban neighborhood heard her scream - no one came. No one called the police. Unanswered Cries is a story of murder and the terrible effects it has on people's lives - not just the victim and her killer, but the friends and family of Karen Gregory, the neighbors in whose ears Karen's screams would echo with guilty intensity, and the detective, Larry Tosi, whose determination to obtain justice led him down a terrible path.' The author's series on Karen Gregory's death for the St. Petersburg Times won numerous awards. 
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19 Fulton, Maurice Garland (edited by Robert N. Mullin) History of the Lincoln County War
Tucson, University of Arizona Press 1968 0816500525 / 9780816500529 Fifth Printing Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
[10], 443 page pages, illustrations, map, pictorial wrappers, very good. "Colonel Maurice Garland Fulton over a period of years acquired a remarkable collection of interviews, photographs, maps, documents, and other source materials which established him as the foremost authority on Lincoln County, New Mexico, and its celebrated era of 19th century violence. Although he began drafting the manuscripts of this volume long before publishing his annotated edition of pat Garrett's Authentic Life of Billy the Kid, Fulton's tireless pursuit of minute detail as well as over-all truth prevented him from completing the Lincoln County manuscript before his death. ; 443 pages 
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20 Gillett, James B. Six Years with the Texas Rangers 1875 to 1881 Edited, with an Introduction by M. M. Quaife.
Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press 1976 0803258445 / 9780803258440 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Xxxiv, 259 pages, illustrations, pictorial wrappers, very good. Reprint of the edition published by Yale University Press, New Haven. ; 250 pages 
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