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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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  • THE CHAMBER. by Grisham, John.
    Grisham, John.
    THE CHAMBER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - His fifth novel, involving the final attempt to save the life of a Mississippi Ku Klux Klan member who had, many years later, been sentenced to death for a fatal bombing. 486 pp. ISBN: 0-385-424728.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 42000
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  • DESIRE STREET: A True Story of Death and Deliverance in New Orleans. by Horne, Jed.
    Horne, Jed.
    DESIRE STREET: A True Story of Death and Deliverance in New Orleans.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2005). SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of a New Orleans murder trial and of justice gone wrong. "In a New Orleans supermarket parking lot in the fall of 1984 ,two disparate lives become inextricably bound for the next fourteen years. The first, the life of Delores Dye, a white housewife and grandmother. The second, a young black man with a gun in hand. Moments following their maybe not so chance encounter, Mrs. Dye lay dead on the sunbaked macadam, and the killer had made off with her purse, her groceries, and her car. Four days later, following a tip, authorities arrested a known drug dealer and father of five named Curtis…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2005). SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of a New Orleans murder trial and of justice gone wrong. "In a New Orleans supermarket parking lot in the fall of 1984 ,two disparate lives become inextricably bound for the next fourteen years. The first, the life of Delores Dye, a white housewife and grandmother. The second, a young black man with a gun in hand. Moments following their maybe not so chance encounter, Mrs. Dye lay dead on the sunbaked macadam, and the killer had made off with her purse, her groceries, and her car. Four days later, following a tip, authorities arrested a known drug dealer and father of five named Curtis Kyles. Kyles would then be tried for Mrs. Dye's murder an unprecedented five times, though he maintained his innocence throughout each trial. Convicted and sentenced to death in his second trial, he would spend fourteen years on death row. . . But the case slowly yielded a deeper drama: That police and prosecutors may have been complicit in the vengeance that framed Kyles cuts to the heart of a system of justice for Southern blacks in the era since lynch mobs were shamed into obsolescence." INSCRIBED by the author on the title page "for --- esteemed and much loved comrade in arms." Nominated for the Edgar Award. Photographs. 343 pp. ISBN: 0-374138257.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75214
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  • FLAT LAKE IN WINTER. by Klempner, Joseph T.
    Klempner, Joseph T.
    FLAT LAKE IN WINTER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A legal thriller featuring a defense attorney who has left his law practice to build a cabin in the Adirondack woods and live in semi-retirement, but as the only attorney in the area qualified to defend to take on a death penalty case, he is assigned the case of a young man, charitably described as "slow", who has confessed to brutally murdering his grandparents with whom he lived. The more he researches the case, the greater his doubts of his client's guilt. The NY Times noted "A grave and thoughtful novel presents us with a hideous crime...and asks us to consider the terrible consequences." SIGNED on the title page. 305 pp. ISBN: 0-312198833.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 87404
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  • CELL 8. by Roslund, Anders and Borge Hellstrom.
    Roslund, Anders and Borge Hellstrom.
    CELL 8.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Silver Oak, (2011.). First edition - Novel featuring Stockholm's Detective Superintendent Ewart Grens - a story by this award winning team of Swedish writers which tackles the whole idea of having a death penalty and calling it justice. 370 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (upper corner slightly bumped).

    Book ID: 52580
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  • CELL 8. by Roslund, Anders and Borge Hellstrom.
    Roslund, Anders and Borge Hellstrom.
    CELL 8.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Silver Oak, (2011.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel featuring Stockholm's Detective Superintendent Ewart Grens - a story by this award winning team of Swedish writers which tackles the whole idea of having a death penalty and calling it justice. 370 pp. ISBN: 9781402787157.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56258
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  • CELL 8. by Roslund, Anders and Borge Hellstrom.
    Roslund, Anders and Borge Hellstrom.
    CELL 8.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Silver Oak, (2011.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel featuring Stockholm's Detective Superintendent Ewart Grens - a story by this award winning team of Swedish writers which tackles the whole idea of having a death penalty and calling it justice. SIGNED by both authors on a preliminary page. 370 pp. ISBN: 978-1402787157.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder dot)

    Book ID: 89730
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  • THE LAW OF SECOND CHANCES. by Sheehan, James.
    Sheehan, James.
    THE LAW OF SECOND CHANCES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (2008.). SIGNED first edition - The author's second novel, a legal thriller set in Florida. SIGNED on the title page. 341 pp.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 44491
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  • RENDER UP THE BODY. by Wesson, Marianne.
    Wesson, Marianne.
    RENDER UP THE BODY.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Headline (Hodder), (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this former defense attorney introducing Boulder, Colorado attorney Lucinda Hayes. Just months after she's left her job in the D.A.'s office to head the Boulder Rape Crisis Center, she is leaned on by her former teacher, now a Colorado Supreme Court Justice, to handle the habeas corpus appeal of Jason Smiley who has been sentenced to death for raping and murdering his lover. Smiley insists he's innocent, and as Cinda casts around for legal grounds that might give her client a chance, she begins to turn up evidence that indicates that maybe Smiley might be telling the truth about the crime. Of course. Kirkus called this…

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    London: Headline (Hodder), (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this former defense attorney introducing Boulder, Colorado attorney Lucinda Hayes. Just months after she's left her job in the D.A.'s office to head the Boulder Rape Crisis Center, she is leaned on by her former teacher, now a Colorado Supreme Court Justice, to handle the habeas corpus appeal of Jason Smiley who has been sentenced to death for raping and murdering his lover. Smiley insists he's innocent, and as Cinda casts around for legal grounds that might give her client a chance, she begins to turn up evidence that indicates that maybe Smiley might be telling the truth about the crime. Of course. Kirkus called this "an audacious, unsettling mixture of legal suspense and morality play." The UK edition preceded the US edition and is the true first. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-747220077.

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    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (toning to the pages and edges of the textblock)

    Book ID: 89521
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