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1 Borowitz, Albert The Thurtell-Hunt Murder Case: Dark Mirror to Regency England
US Louisiana State University Press 1987 0807113719 / 9780807113714 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
Book Description Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. This work achieves the rare distinction of delving, in telling fashion, into the mores of early 19th-century England while simultaneously being a first-rate thriller. The Thurtell-Hunt murder case was a cause celebre which titillated all of England, and its background, dramatis personae, and general circumstances tell us much about the age. T; 9.2 x 6.2 x 1.4 inches; 304 pages; Ships within 24 hours. Great Customer Service, 100% Money Back Guaranteed. We aim to please. Please e-mail for questions. 
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2 Bugliosi, Vincent And the Sea Will Tell
US W W Norton & Co Inc 1991 0393029190 / 9780393029192 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
Book Description Release Date: 1991 Bugliosi, prosecutor of Charles Manson and the coauthor of Helter Skelter, delivers this incredible story of a couple who disappeared from a tropical island in 1974. Seven years later, a young woman visiting Palmyra found an odd aluminum container, apparently washed up out of the lagoon, and something glinting in the sand beside it: a gold tooth in a human skull. These are the stark facts at the heart of the most intriguing true murder mystery of our time. Sold to Columbia Pictures TV for the highest amount ever paid for book rights in a TV miniseries; scheduled to be a 3-part CBS series in February. Editorial Reviews Amazon.com Review And the Sea Will Tell spins a riveting story--a story that could have been the backbone for a classic novel by Herman Melville or Joseph Conrad. Two couples--one wealthy and married, the other an ex-con and his hippie girlfriend-- separately set sail for a remote South Pacific island, each hoping to play "Adam and Eve" in paradise. Instead of getting away from it all, they take it with them-- their pasts and prejudices, and the petty battles over status and material goods that arise from their different social classes. Only two people out of the original four live through the experience. One of them has the extraordinary good luck to be defended in court by master attorney Vincent Bugliosi (author of Helter Skelter). As the Los Angeles Times writes, "The book succeeds on all counts. The final pages are some of the most suspenseful in trial literature." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. From Publishers Weekly In 1974, wealthy Californians Mac and Muff Graham sailed to Palmyra Island, 1000 miles south of Hawaii, in their boat the Sea Wind . Buck Walker and Jennifer Jenkins arrived soon after on the same atoll, fleeing drug charges in Hawaii. Several months later, Walker and Jenkins returned to Hawaii in the Sea Wind , claiming that the Grahams were presumed dead when the dinghy in which they had gone fishing was washed ashore unmanned. However, in 1980, vacationers on Palmyra found bones soon identified as those of Muff Graham, who was determined to have been shot. Walker and Jenkins were charged with murder: in separate San Francisco trials, he was sentenced to life imprisonment and she was acquitted. Writing with Henderson ( Empire of Deceit) , Bugliosi ( Helter Skelter ), who served as Jenkins's attorney, offers a case history which could have been a true-crime classic if not for the 250 tedious pages devoted to his client's 23-day trial. Photos not seen by PW. Literary Guild main selection. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.; 9.3 x 6.5 x 1.8 inches 
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3 Bugliosi, Vincent Lullaby and Good Night
US Signet 1988 0451157087 / 9780451157089 Mass Market Paperback Very Good 
Book Description Release Date: 1988 Editorial Reviews Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly While the 1920s roared with speakeasies full of illegal liquor and short skirts, New York City was carved up into fiefdoms by the grasping political bosses of Tammany Hall. Bugliosi (Helter Skelter) and Stadiem (Passport to Pleasure) meticulously color in the outlines of a scandalous murder case from that time. Emily Stanton was a beautiful 17-year-old chorus girl when Warren Matthews first spotted her. After their marriage, the up-and-coming Tammany businessman forbade her return to the stage, violently squelching her attempts to disobey. When Emily left him, Warren had her jailed as a prostitute, in one swift stroke gaining custody of their daughter and grounds for a divorce, while Emily's reputation was utterly ruined. After serving time, she became a hostess at a raucous, glittering speakeasy and worked as a high-priced call girl who ``dated'' many of the men who ran New York. The case she built against Tammany Hall backfired when Warren was murdered and she was set up to take the fall, but in a trial that rocked New York, she found a grandstand for her inside knowledge of corruption. Regrettably stiff overtones mar both dialogue and narrative, taking away from the enchantment of the era the authors work hard to create. The book is engrossing and entertaining nonetheless, and the salacious details of this ``true sex scandal'' should keep many readers turning pages. 75,000 first printing; $75,000 ad/promo; movie rights to Lorimar; author tour. (November 20) Library Journal In this melange of fiction and 1920s American history Emily Stanton, would-be starlet, is victimized by her vindictive husband until she finds refuge as a ``hostess'' for Polly Adler, New York's foremost Prohibition-era madam. Emily's off-again, on-again romance with an aspiring playwright and her struggle for custody of her daughter are the background for courtroom strategies which lead to reforms in New York criminal law. Real-life characters and institutions brighten the otherwise static pages of this tale. Libraries owning Adler's memoir, A House Is Not a Home , will find similar events described with more spirit. Pass on this. Elsa Pendleton, M . L . S . , Computer Sciences Corp., Ridgecrest, Cal.; 7 x 4.2 x 1.5 inches 
Price: 2.45 USD
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4 Bugliosi, Vincent Lullaby and Good Night
US Dutton Adult 1987 0453005705 / 9780453005708 Hardcover Fair 
Book Description Release Date: 1987 Lullaby and Good Night, Hardcover, library book, reading copy Editorial Reviews From Publishers Weekly While the 1920s roared with speakeasies full of illegal liquor and short skirts, New York City was carved up into fiefdoms by the grasping political bosses of Tammany Hall. Bugliosi (Helter Skelter) and Stadiem (Passport to Pleasure) meticulously color in the outlines of a scandalous murder case from that time. Emily Stanton was a beautiful 17-year-old chorus girl when Warren Matthews first spotted her. After their marriage, the up-and-coming Tammany businessman forbade her return to the stage, violently squelching her attempts to disobey. When Emily left him, Warren had her jailed as a prostitute, in one swift stroke gaining custody of their daughter and grounds for a divorce, while Emily's reputation was utterly ruined. After serving time, she became a hostess at a raucous, glittering speakeasy and worked as a high-priced call girl who "dated" many of the men who ran New York. The case she built against Tammany Hall backfired when Warren was murdered and she was set up to take the fall, but in a trial that rocked New York, she found a grandstand for her inside knowledge of corruption. Regrettably stiff overtones mar both dialogue and narrative, taking away from the enchantment of the era the authors work hard to create. The book is engrossing and entertaining nonetheless, and the salacious details of this "true sex scandal" should keep many readers turning pages. 75,000 first printing; $75,000 ad/promo; movie rights to Lorimar; author tour. Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal In this melange of fiction and 1920s American history Emily Stanton, would-be starlet, is victimized by her vindictive husband until she finds refuge as a "hostess" for Polly Adler, New York's foremost Prohibition-era madam. Emily's off-again, on-again romance with an aspiring playwright and her struggle for custody of her daughter are the background for courtroom strategies which lead to reforms in New York criminal law. Real-life characters and institutions brighten the otherwise static pages of this tale. Libraries owning Adler's memoir, A House Is Not a Home , will find similar events described with more spirit. Pass on this. Elsa Pendleton, M . L . S . , Computer Sciences Corp., Ridgecrest, Cal. Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.; Ex-Library; 9 x 6.2 x 1.5 inches 
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5 Capote, Truman In Cold Blood
New York Vintage 1994 0679745580 / 9780679745587 Softcover Very Good 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues. As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, he generates both mesmerizing suspense and astonishing empathy. In Cold Blood is a work that transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence. ; 7.87 X 5.20 X 0.87 inches; 343 pages 
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6 Humes, Edwards Buried Secrets: A True Story of Drug Running, Black Magic, and Human Sacrifice
US Dutton Adult 2013 Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Book Description Publication Date: 1991 The story of Adolfo Constanzo, a Miami-born ex-altar boy who mesmerized his followers, and his spree of drug-running, torture, and human sacrifice leaving at least 24 victims in Matamoros, Mexico. Book club edition, like new with gcrisp dust jacket Editorial Reviews From Publishers Weekly Although others have written of the mass killings in Matamoros, Mexico, between 1985 and 1988, Pulitzer Prize winner Humes of the Orange County Register in California offers here the definitive study. Cult leader Adolfo Constanzo, a bisexual Cuban-American devoted to the Afro-Caribbean religion of Santeria and its black-magic offshoot Palo Mayombe, set himself up as a magician and fortune teller in Mexico City in the mid-'80s. Constanzo soon attracted disciples, who obeyed him out of either fear or love, and he saw that more money was to be made from drugs than from reading cards. As his involvement with the drug trade increased, so did the torture-murders he asserted were necessary to sustain his power. The kidnapping and ritual murder of American student Mark Kilroy eventually brought about his downfall; Constanzo was killed in a shoot-out and most of his chief followers sentenced to prison. Humes provides an extensive background examining Caribbean religions and pseudo-religions, the feuds between federal and local police in Mexico and between the DEA and customs officials in the U.S., and, most intriguingly, the power of superstition south of the border. One of the best true-crime tales in recent time. Photos not seen by PW. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal When Mark Kilroy, an American student on his spring break, disappeared in 1988 in the Mexican border town of Matamoros, an intensive search for him proved fruitless. However, a roadblock set up to catch drug smugglers led to the discovery of his mutilated body on an isolated ranch. He had been killed by a small group of believers in Palo Mayombe, an offshoot of the Santeria religion that merges Christianity and African magic. Believing that human sacrifice gave him a magical invincibility, Adolpho Constanzo, the cult's leader, used his malevolent magnetism to manipulate his followers into committing murder 24 times. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Humes, with access to the records of the principals involved, Drug Enforcement Agency materials, and extensive interviews, has written a chilling story of murder and religous mania. Although extremely grisly in detail, this book will be in demand. Recommended. - Sandra K. Lindheimer, Middlesex Law Lib., Cambridge, Mass. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
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7 Rosenberg, Nancy Taylor Abuse of Power
New York Dutton Adult 1997 0525937684 / 9780525937685 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Dust Jacket is intact and covered in protective (Demco) plastic film and paper. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. After joining the police force of her small California city, idealistic Rachel Simmons becomes an eyewitness to appalling abuses of police authority and risks her life and the safety of her loved ones to reveal the corrupt system.; 9 X 6.20 X 1.30 inches; 336 pages 
Price: 5.88 USD
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8 Rule, Ann And Never Let Her Go Thomas Capano: The Deadly Seducer
New York Simon & Schuster 1999 0684810484 / 9780684810485 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Book Description Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. On June 27, 1996, thirty-year-old Anne Marie Fahey, who was the scheduling secretary for the governor of Delaware, had dinner with a man she had been having a secret affair with for more than two years. "Tommy" Capano, forty-seven, was perhaps the most politically powerful man in Wilmington. Son of a wealthy contractor, former state prosecutor, partner in a prestigious law firm, advisor to governors and mayors, Tom Capano had a soft-spoken and considerate manner that endeared him to many. Although recently estranged from his wife, he was a devoted father to his four beautiful young daughters, the trusted son of his widowed mother, and the backbone of his extended family. But sometime after 9: 15 that night when Anne Marie and Tom left a Philadelphia restaurant, something terrible happened to Anne Marie. It would beforty-eight hours before her brothers and sisters realized that she had disappeared entirely. ; 9.30 X 6.10 X 1.50 inches; 480 pages 
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9 Rule, Ann Dead By Sunset Perfect Husband, Perfect Killer?
New York Simon & Schuster 1995 0684802058 / 9780684802053 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Book Description Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. Handsome, charming, and brilliant, he attracted brainy, beautiful women. Now one of them was dead, murdered in a brutal, mysterious "accident". Rule recreates the investigation and trial of Brad Cunningham, in this horrifying, haunting tale of a charismatic man and the women who loved him. 32 pages of photos. ; 9.20 X 6.30 X 1.40 inches; 432 pages 
Price: 9.47 USD
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10 Rule, Ann Don't Look Behind You Ann Rule's Crime Files #15
New York Pocket Books 2011 1451641087 / 9781451641080 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Book Description Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and with minor wear. Walking home on a dark night, you hear footsteps coming up behind you. As they get closer, your heart pounds harder. Who is closing in with dangerous intent-a total stranger? Or someone you know and trust? The answer is as simple as turning around, but don't look behind you . . . Run. Ann Rule, who shared her own nerve-jangling account of unknowingly befriending sadistic sociopath Ted Bundy in The Stranger Beside Me, chronicles other fateful encounters with the hidden predators among us in this riveting collection, fifteenth in the bestselling series drawn from her personal files. First in line is a stunning case that spanned thirty years and took a determined detective to four states-ending, finally, in Alaska-where he unraveled not one but two murders. A second case appears to begin and end with the hunt for the Green River Killer, focusing on a Washington State man who was once cleared as a suspect in that deadly chain of homicides. But the millionaire property owner believed he had successfully buried his own murderous past and the awful truth behind his young wife's disappearance. She vanished soon after she left for a day at the Seattle World's Fair, and her three small children grew up believing their mother had abandoned them. ; Mass Market PB; B&W Photographs; 6.70 X 4.10 X 1.10 inches; 480 pages 
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11 Rule, Ann Every Breath You Take - A True Story Of Obsession, Revenge, And Murder
US Free Press 2001 0316859427 / 9780316859424 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Book Description Publication Date: 2001 Ann Rule peels away the mask of a multi-millionaire genius, Allen Blackthorne, a violent sociopath who hid behind his classic good looks, charm and money, and left a trail of con jobs and wives in his wake. Rule untangles the horrific web of lies that finally led to Blackthorne ordering the death of his fourth ex-wife, beautiful Sheila Bellush, after he stalked and tormented her for a decade following their divorce. Review 'Master of the truecrime genre' -- CHICAGO TRIBUNE 'No writer in America has ever probed the dark heart of a killer so deeply' -- Edna Buchanan About the Author Ann Rule is one of the foremost true crime authors and lecturers in the United States. A former policewoman in Seattle, she shot to prominence with her 2 million copy selling THE STRANGER BESIDE ME, an account of her relationship with serial killer Ted Bundy.; 9.4 x 6.5 x 1.5 inches 
Price: 6.86 USD
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