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  • THE ABILITY TO KILL: True Tales of Bloody Murder. by Ambler, Eric.
    Ambler, Eric.
    THE ABILITY TO KILL: True Tales of Bloody Murder.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of essays on both historical criminal trials and more contemporary ones. Includes a series of The Lizzie Borden Memorial Lectures and other pieces. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-892962380.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (light foxing to the edges of the textblock and to the dust jacket, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 72924
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  • THE ABILITY TO KILL: True Tales of Bloody Murder. by Ambler, Eric.
    Ambler, Eric.
    THE ABILITY TO KILL: True Tales of Bloody Murder.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1987). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of essays on both historical criminal trials and more contemporary ones. Includes a series of The Lizzie Borden Memorial Lectures and other pieces. One of 250 copies of the first edition numbered and SIGNED by Ambler on the limitation page. Specially bound in burgundy cloth with gold lettering in a matching slipcase. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-892962380.

    Condition: Fine in fine slipcase.

    Book ID: 80392
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  • THE ABILITY TO KILL and Other Pieces. by Ambler, Eric.
    Ambler, Eric.
    THE ABILITY TO KILL and Other Pieces.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Bodley Head, (1963) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of essays on both historical criminal trials and more contemporary ones. Includes a series of The Lizzie Borden Memorial Lectures and other pieces. Second state with chapter on James Hanratty, . 222 pp

    Condition: Very near fine in red cloth with gold lettering in a near fine dustjacket (some toning to the white background on the spine and top edge of the dj) .

    Book ID: 80406
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  • MAN OVERBOARD: The Counterfeit Resurrection of Phil Champagne. by Barer, Burl.
    Barer, Burl.
    MAN OVERBOARD: The Counterfeit Resurrection of Phil Champagne.

    Edition: First printing.

    Salt Lake City: Northwest Publishing, (1995). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Ten years after Champagne's supposed death in a boating accident, he is arrested for printing counterfeit currency. He didn't fake his death, he claims - he just didn't deny it, seizing it as an opportunity to become in death one thing he had never been - an adventurer. A very funny true crime story. INSCRIBED on the title page. 182 pp. ISBN: 1-569018154.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75869
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  • MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL: A Savannah Story. by Berendt, John.
    Berendt, John.
    MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL: A Savannah Story.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A combination of mystery and travel book, this is an account of a 1981 murder in Savannah, Georgia and its aftermath. Basis for the Clint Eastwood film of the same name. Winner of the Southern Book Award, finalist for the Pulitzer. A true first with the errors on page 11, line 32 (the same error also occurs on p 214, line 18), and page 32, line 1. Publisher's promotional material and review slip for a planned 1995 edition laid in. These materials comment that there were over 700,000 copies in print (and that was before the movie was released) and the reported first printing was only 25,000 copies, a…

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    New York: Random House, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A combination of mystery and travel book, this is an account of a 1981 murder in Savannah, Georgia and its aftermath. Basis for the Clint Eastwood film of the same name. Winner of the Southern Book Award, finalist for the Pulitzer. A true first with the errors on page 11, line 32 (the same error also occurs on p 214, line 18), and page 32, line 1. Publisher's promotional material and review slip for a planned 1995 edition laid in. These materials comment that there were over 700,000 copies in print (and that was before the movie was released) and the reported first printing was only 25,000 copies, a very small printing for a book which became a surprise bestseller but typical for an author's first book. 388 pp. ISBN: 0-679-429220.

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    Condition: Fine in fine first state dust jacket (original price of $23 on the dust jacket flap and the praise from Ann Beattie at the top of the rear cover )

    Book ID: 65634
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  • MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL: A Savannah Story. by Berendt, John.
    Berendt, John.
    MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL: A Savannah Story.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Random House, (1994.) dj. Hardcover - A combination of mystery and travel book, this is an account of a 1981 murder in Savannah, Georgia and its aftermath. Basis for the Clint Eastwood movie of the same name. 388 pp. ISBN: 0-679-429220.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 51846
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  • DOING JUSTICE: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law. by Bharara, Preet.
    Bharara, Preet.
    DOING JUSTICE: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2019. dj. Hardcover first edition - An overview of the way our justice system works, and why the rule of law is essential to our society by the former federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New Yorkm based on case histories and his personal experiences. Index. xvi, 345 pp. ISBN: 978-0525521129.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 75243
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  • MURDER FOR PROFIT. by Bolitho, William.
    Bolitho, William.
    MURDER FOR PROFIT.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Times Books, (1964). A study of professional killers, or mass murderers. Included are William Burke and William Hare in Scotland, who turned from being 'body snatchers' to providing the bodies; George Joseph Smith who focused on killing women in tin baths in turn of the century England, Desire Landru, Fritz Haarmann, and Jean-Baptiste Troppmann. New preface by the editors of the Time Reading Program and introduction by Fredric Wertham for this edition. xx, 254 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 69080
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  • NEVER LET THEM SEE YOU CRY: More from Miami, America's Hottest Beat by Buchanan, Edna.
    Buchanan, Edna.
    NEVER LET THEM SEE YOU CRY: More from Miami, America's Hottest Beat

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third book - the second book of non-fiction, true accounts of both crime and courage in MIami - by this Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and mystery writer. 327 pp,. ISBN: 0-394-575520.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 76615
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  • Buchanan, Edna.
    THE CORPSE HAD A FAMILIAR FACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - Subtitled Covering Miami, America's Hottest Beat -the second book, non-fiction, by this Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and mystery writer.

    Condition: VG/VG (edges slightly bumped, gift inscription, short closed tears in dj)

    Book ID: 4206
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  • NEVER LET THEM SEE YOU CRY: More from Miami, America's Hottest Beat by Buchanan, Edna.
    Buchanan, Edna.
    NEVER LET THEM SEE YOU CRY: More from Miami, America's Hottest Beat

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third book - the second book of non-fiction, true accounts of both crime and courage in MIami - by this Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and mystery writer. 327 pp,. ISBN: 0-394-575520.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52709
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  • IN COLD BLOOD: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences. by Capote, Truman.
    Capote, Truman.
    IN COLD BLOOD: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1965.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A fascinating account of the killers responsible for the apparently senseless murder of the four members of the Clutter family in rural Kansas. This book essentially created a new form - the non-fiction novel - and is Capote's most important and enduring work. Harper Lee, his lifelong friend and the author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' collaborated with Capote on his research for this book. Winner of the Edgar award, basis for several movies. 343 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (the dust jacket was folded very slightly off-center.) While not a scarce title, it is quite uncommon in this condition.

    Book ID: 49493
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  • IN COLD BLOOD: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences. by Capote, Truman.
    Capote, Truman.
    IN COLD BLOOD: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences.

    Edition: First printing in a first issue dust jacket.

    New York: Random House, (1965.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A fascinating account of the killers responsible for the apparently senseless murder of the four members of the Clutter family in rural Kansas. This book essentially created a new form - the non-fiction novel - and is Capote's most important and enduring work. Harper Lee, his lifelong friend and the author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' collaborated with Capote on his research for this book. Winner of the Edgar award, basis for several movies. 343 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (prev owner's name dated 3/66, a couple of small spots to topstain, a bit of chipping to the dj at the ends of the spine. Original price of $5.95 on dj flap.)

    Book ID: 57658
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  • IN COLD BLOOD: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences. by Capote, Truman.
    Capote, Truman.
    IN COLD BLOOD: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences.

    Edition: 7th printing.

    New York: Random House, (1965.) dj. Hardcover - A fascinating account of the killers responsible for the apparently senseless murder of the four members of the Clutter family in rural Kansas. This book essentially created a new form - the non-fiction novel - and is Capote's most important and enduring work. Harper Lee, his lifelong friend and the author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' collaborated with Capote on his research for this book. Winner of the Edgar award, basis for several movies. 343 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good minus dustjacket (dust jacket has numerous short tears and creasing to the ends of the spine, some soiling )

    Book ID: 57136
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  • Carpenter, Teresa.
    MISSING BEAUTY: A True Story of Murder and Obsession.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Reconstruction of a fascinating murder case in Boston: "A distraught father walks into the newsroom of the Boston Herald asking for help in locating his missing daughter, a breautiful commercial artist named Robin Benedict...Benedict is actually a high-paid prostitute in Boston's Combat Zone. The suspect is the eminent anatomist Dr. William Henry James Douglas who, it is learned, has been embezzling funds from his laboratory at Tufts University to support his costly entanglement with Benedict." Photographs, bibliography. 474 pp. ISBN: 0-393025691.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 36982
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  • Clark, Sir George, editor, with chapters by The Late Viscount Maugham and Dr. D. Russell Davis.
    THE CAMPDEN WONDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Oxford University Press, 1959. dj. Hardcover first edition - An attempt to solve the mysteries surronding this 17th century murder trial in which 3 people were hanged for the death of a man who reappeared 2 years later. Includes 2 of the best known previous attempts by John Paget and Andrew Lang, as well as new contributions by Maugham and Davis. Index. 155 pages.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (bookplate, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 16404
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  • TAILSPIN: The Strange Case of Major Call. by Conners, Bernard F.
    Conners, Bernard F.
    TAILSPIN: The Strange Case of Major Call.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: British American Publishing, 2002. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A dramatized, but factual, account by a former FBI agent of the story of decorated Air Force Major James Arlon Call's descent into a life of crime and murder and his role as the 'bushy-haired man' the killer of Marilyn Sheppard, a murder where her husband, Sam Sheppard, was originally convicted. SIGNED on the front endpaper 'with admiration and appreciation.' Extensive notes, exhibits, photographs. 507 pp. Schematic timeline on the rear endpapers. ISBN: 0-945167-504.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.) Review copy with publisher's material laid in.

    Book ID: 52033
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  • TAILSPIN: The Strange Case of Major Call. by Conners, Bernard F.
    Conners, Bernard F.
    TAILSPIN: The Strange Case of Major Call.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: British American Publishing, 2002. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A dramatized, but factual, account by a former FBI agent of the story of decorated Air Force Major James Arlon Call's descent into a life of crime and murder and his role as the 'bushy-haired man' the killer of Marilyn Sheppard, a murder where her husband, Sam Sheppard, was originally convicted. Extensive notes, exhibits, photographs. 507 pp. Schematic timeline on the rear endpapers. ISBN: 0-945167-504.

    Condition: SIGNED on the front endpaper 'with best wishes.' Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 22888
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  • LOST LOVE: A true story of Passion, Murder and Justice, New York, 1869. by Cooper, George.
    Cooper, George.
    LOST LOVE: A true story of Passion, Murder and Justice, New York, 1869.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1994.) dj. An account of the lives of Abby Sage, a beautiful actress, and the Civil War journatlist Albert Deane Richardson, who was murdered in 1869 by Daniel McFarland the abusive and jealous husband of Sage. Based in large part on letters, trial affidavits and old newspaper accounts. Notes, Illustrated. 272 pp. ISBN: 0-679-433988.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56050
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  • HOMICIDE SPECIAL: A Year in the Life of the LAPD's Elite Detective Unit. by Corwin, Miles.
    Corwin, Miles.
    HOMICIDE SPECIAL: A Year in the Life of the LAPD's Elite Detective Unit.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A behind the scenes look at one of the country's most high-profile homicide detective units as they follow six of its toughest, most controversial and interesting cases, including the case of Bonnie Lee Bakley whose murder ended up in the arrest of her husband, the actor Robert Blake . SIGNED on the title page. Photographs, epilogue, notes. 389 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-6798-1.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket (slightly cocked spine.)

    Book ID: 48575
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  • THE KILLING SEASON: A Summer Inside an Lapd Homicide Division. by Corwin, Miles.
    Corwin, Miles.
    THE KILLING SEASON: A Summer Inside an Lapd Homicide Division.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a nonfiction account of a team of homicide detectives - veteran Pete Razanskas and Marcella Winn, a street smart young black woman who grew up in the 'hood herself - and their day to day work in South Central Los Angeles. SIGNED on the front endpaper. Photographs, notes. 336 pp. ISBN: 0-68480235X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64485
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  • HOMICIDE SPECIAL: A Year in the Life of the LAPD's Elite Detective Unit. by Corwin, Miles.
    Corwin, Miles.
    HOMICIDE SPECIAL: A Year in the Life of the LAPD's Elite Detective Unit.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A behind the scenes look at one of the country's most high-profile homicide detective units as they follow six of its toughest, most controversial and interesting cases, including the case of Bonnie Lee Bakley whose murder ended up in the arrest of her husband, the actor Robert Blake SIGNED on the title page. Photographs, epilogue, notes. 389 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-6798-1.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 45954
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  • CRIME WAVE: Reportage and Fiction from the Underside of L.A. by Ellroy, James.
    Ellroy, James.
    CRIME WAVE: Reportage and Fiction from the Underside of L.A.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1999.). SIGNED first edition - A collection of 11 short pieces on crime, murder and corruption originally published in GQ magazine. Includes "Out of the Past"; "My Mother's Killer"; "The Tooth Crime"; "The Seduction of OJ"; "Bad Boy of Tinseltown"; "Body Dump" and two novellas, "Hollywood Shakedown" and "Tijuana, Mon Amour." INSCRIBED on the title page. Cover design by Chipp Kidd. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-375-70471X.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 65641
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  • CRIME WAVE: Reportage and Fiction from the Underside of L.A. by Ellroy, James.
    Ellroy, James.
    CRIME WAVE: Reportage and Fiction from the Underside of L.A.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1999.). First edition - A collection of 11 short pieces on crime, murder and corruption originally published in GQ magazine. Includes "Out of the Past"; "My Mother's Killer"; "The Tooth Crime"; "The Seduction of OJ"; "Bad Boy of Tinseltown"; "Body Dump" and two novellas, "Hollywood Shakedown" and "Tijuana, Mon Amour." Cover design by Chipp Kidd. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-375-70471X.

    Condition: Near fine (usual toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 47464
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  • LONDON AFTER DARK. by Fabian, Robert.
    Fabian, Robert.
    LONDON AFTER DARK.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: British Book Centre, (1954) dj. Hardcover first edition - "An intimate record of night life in London, and a selection of crime stories from the case book of Ex-Superintendent Robert Fabian." An interesting book, although when he talks about the horrors of young girls become addicted to marijuana after smoking one cigarette, he loses a bit of credibility... Illustrated with photographs. 237 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (bookplate, overall light edgewear and rubbing to the dj)

    Book ID: 59021
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  • INVISIBLE EDEN: A Story of Love and Murder on Cape Cod. by Flook, Maria.
    Flook, Maria.
    INVISIBLE EDEN: A Story of Love and Murder on Cape Cod.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Broadway Books, (2003). First edition - An investigation of a crime that "riveted the nation" - the story of how a world-traveled fashion writer who had chosen to live as a single mother in Truro on Cape Cod became the victim of a brutal and -at the time this book was published - still-unsolved murder. "Flook intricately maps Christa's charged life before her death and follows the first year of the murder investigation with the help of the district attorney who is in an election battle even as he searches for the killer. At the same time, this book captures the Cape's haunted landscape, class stratifications, and never-ending battles between its weathy summer residents and its hardscrabble…

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    New York: Broadway Books, (2003). First edition - An investigation of a crime that "riveted the nation" - the story of how a world-traveled fashion writer who had chosen to live as a single mother in Truro on Cape Cod became the victim of a brutal and -at the time this book was published - still-unsolved murder. "Flook intricately maps Christa's charged life before her death and follows the first year of the murder investigation with the help of the district attorney who is in an election battle even as he searches for the killer. At the same time, this book captures the Cape's haunted landscape, class stratifications, and never-ending battles between its weathy summer residents and its hardscrabble working families who together form a backdrop for a powerful chronicle of love and murder." Reading this book does not inspire confidence in the police investigation, nor in the fact that justice has been done in the conviction of the supposed murderer. References. 406 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83226
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  • PARTIAL JUSTICE: A Study of Bias in Sentencing. by Gaylin, Willard.
    Gaylin, Willard.
    PARTIAL JUSTICE: A Study of Bias in Sentencing.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. dj. Hardcover first edition - A study of four judges - all complex men, ethical and thoughtful -two liberal, two conservative - which reveals how unconscious biases are so pervasive in the US "justice" system, resulting in a broad and arbitrary disparity in the sentences given to those convicted of crime.. Notes, index. xvii, 244, vi. ISBN: 0-394-485939.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 58120
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  • POISONED DREAMS: A True Story of Murder, Money, and Family Secrets. by Gray, A. W. (Albert William)
    Gray, A. W. (Albert William)
    POISONED DREAMS: A True Story of Murder, Money, and Family Secrets.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1993.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "When beautiful heiress Nancy Dillard Lyon was rushed to the hospital, . . . and died there in agony, the wheels were set in motion for an investigation, arrest, sensational trial, and conviction that would give a candid close-up of the lifestyles of the Texas rich." INSCRIBED on the half title page, Photographs. 359 pp. ISBN: 0-525-937102.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 81736
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  • POISONED DREAMS: A True Story of Murder, Money, and Family Secrets. by Gray, A. W. (Albert William)
    Gray, A. W. (Albert William)
    POISONED DREAMS: A True Story of Murder, Money, and Family Secrets.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "When beautiful heiress Nancy Dillard Lyon was rushed to the hospital, . . . and died there in agony, the wheels were set in motion for an investigation, arrest, sensational trial, and conviction that would give a candid close-up of the lifestyles of the Texas rich." Photographs. 359 pp. ISBN: 0-525-937102.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 43271
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  • THE GIRL IN ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S SHOWER: A Murder That Became a Real-Life Mystery, A Mystery That Became an Obsession. by Graysmith, Robert.
    Graysmith, Robert.
    THE GIRL IN ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S SHOWER: A Murder That Became a Real-Life Mystery, A Mystery That Became an Obsession.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Berkley, (2010). Hardcover first edition - Marli Renfro was a model who acted as Janet Leigh's nude body double in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho - only to fade into obscurity, a footnote in Hollywood history. When a serial killer with a fetish for the classic Hitchcock shocker was discovered, there were rumors and seemingly substantiated stories that she had been one of his victims. As Graysmith investigated Marli's story, he becomes obsessed with her and wonders if was possible that Marli was still alive. Bibliography, index. 307 pp. ISBN: 978-0425232316.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 75896
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