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Who Killed Hanratty?

By Foot, Paul

London: Jonathan Cape, 1971 Account of the famous sixties rape and murder case and the subsequent execution by hanging of James Hanratty.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.53

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By Sotos, Peter

London: Creation Books, 2000 Peter Sotos, the writer who "rapes a blank page", whose pen is "the verbal knife of a sadist", casts a savage eye over those enslaved, degraded, and ultimately destroyed by sex. Reporting back with explicit accounts of human lives steeped in urban sewers of pornography, prostitution, drug abuse, murder, and anonymous, unprotected sexual encounters, Sotos also exposes media hypocrisy surrounding these issues with ruthless clarity. Index contains reviews of the wildest porno videos and magazines, intersected by candid and shocking confessions of encounters in America's sleaziest sex bars, meat racks and glory holes. The result is a compendium of total abuse which achieves in its own right a pornographic intensity and remove. Peter Sotos, recently translated into French, is now regarded as probably the most important modern writer on pornography. The author of Tick and, Lazy (Creation Books), Pure, Special and Total Abuse, he is also a member of Whitehouse, the notorious "electronic extremes" band whose CDs include Great White Death. "Terryfing and dazzling." " Revolting and degrading." Peter Sotos (born 1960?) is a Chicago-born writer who has contributed an unprecedented examination of the peculiar motivations of sadistic sexual criminals. His works are often cited as conveying an uncanny understanding of myriad aspects of pornography. Most of his writings have focused on sexually violent pornography, particularly of that involving children. His writings are also considered by many to be social criticism often commenting on the hypocritical way media handles these issues. In 1984, while attending The Art Institute of Chicago, Sotos began producing a self-published newsletter or "fanzine" named Pure, notable as the first zine dedicated to serial killer lore. Much of the text and pictures in Pure were photocopied images from major newspapers and other print media. Sotos also used a photocopy from a magazine of child pornography as the cover of issue#2 of Pure. In 1986 this cover led to his arrest and charges of obscenity and possession of child pornography. The charges of obscenity were dropped, but Sotos eventually pled guilty to the possession charge and received a suspended sentence. Sotos was the first person in the United States ever to be charged for owning child pornography. Sotos' writings explore sadistic and pedophilic sexual impulses in their many, often hidden, guises. Often using first person narratives, his prose takes on the point of view of the sexual predator. Despite his early legal troubles, and the seemingly fatal stigma of falsely being labeled a pedophile, Sotos continues to garner support for his ideas and literary output.. Second Edition. Paperback. New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$35.13

Index
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Index

By Sotos, Peter

London: Creation Books, 2000 Peter Sotos, the writer who "rapes a blank page", whose pen is "the verbal knife of a sadist", casts a savage eye over those enslaved, degraded, and ultimately destroyed by sex. Reporting back with explicit accounts of human lives steeped in urban sewers of pornography, prostitution, drug abuse, murder, and anonymous, unprotected sexual encounters, Sotos also exposes media hypocrisy surrounding these issues with ruthless clarity. Index contains reviews of the wildest porno videos and magazines, intersected by candid and shocking confessions of encounters in America's sleaziest sex bars, meat racks and glory holes. The result is a compendium of total abuse which achieves in its own right a pornographic intensity and remove. Peter Sotos, recently translated into French, is now regarded as probably the most important modern writer on pornography. The author of Tick and, Lazy (Creation Books), Pure, Special and Total Abuse, he is also a member of Whitehouse, the notorious "electronic extremes" band whose CDs include Great White Death. "Terryfing and dazzling." " Revolting and degrading." Peter Sotos (born 1960?) is a Chicago-born writer who has contributed an unprecedented examination of the peculiar motivations of sadistic sexual criminals. His works are often cited as conveying an uncanny understanding of myriad aspects of pornography. Most of his writings have focused on sexually violent pornography, particularly of that involving children. His writings are also considered by many to be social criticism often commenting on the hypocritical way media handles these issues. In 1984, while attending The Art Institute of Chicago, Sotos began producing a self-published newsletter or "fanzine" named Pure, notable as the first zine dedicated to serial killer lore. Much of the text and pictures in Pure were photocopied images from major newspapers and other print media. Sotos also used a photocopy from a magazine of child pornography as the cover of issue#2 of Pure. In 1986 this cover led to his arrest and charges of obscenity and possession of child pornography. The charges of obscenity were dropped, but Sotos eventually pled guilty to the possession charge and received a suspended sentence. Sotos was the first person in the United States ever to be charged for owning child pornography. Sotos' writings explore sadistic and pedophilic sexual impulses in their many, often hidden, guises. Often using first person narratives, his prose takes on the point of view of the sexual predator. Despite his early legal troubles, and the seemingly fatal stigma of falsely being labeled a pedophile, Sotos continues to garner support for his ideas and literary output.. Second Edition. Paperback. New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$35.13

45 Dangerous Minds: The Most Intense Interviews from "Seconds" Magazine
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45 Dangerous Minds: The Most Intense Interviews from "Seconds" Magazine

By Blush, Steven and Petros, George (Editors)

London: Creation Books, 2005 This thought-provoking collection contains 45 key interviews with celebrities from the world of rock, art, literature and the counter-culture. Interviewees include Marilyn Manson, David Bowie, J.G. Ballard, Henry Rollins, Allen Ginsberg, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, John Waters, GG Allin, Afika Bambaataa, Bobby Beausoleil, Glen Benton, Vincent Bugliosi, Joe Coleman, Julian Cope, Jayne County, Glenn Danzig, Joey Demaio, Mike Diana, Eva O, Paul Morrissey, Joe Dallesandro, Holly Woodlawn, Billy Name, Ron Jeremy, Wayne Kramer, Anton Lavey, Henry Lee Lucas, Charles Manson, Stu Mead, Buddy Miles, Rahowa, Richard Ramirez, James Earl Ray, George Roden, Ed Sanders, Peter Sotos, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Tiny Tim, Stryper, Rozz Williams, Varg Vikerne, Robert Williams among others.. First Edition. Paperback. New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.03

Sexual Offenders: With extracts from the "Psychological treatment of crime"

By East, W. Norwood

London: Delisle, 1955 'With extracts from the 'Psychological Treatment of Crime' by East and Hubert, a postscript on 'Sexual Perversions' by Desmond Curran, and an Epilogue by Clifford Allen. Foreword by Vincent Long.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$56.46

Discipline and Punish: Birth of the Prison

By Foucault, Michel

London: Allen Lane, 1977 In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul. Translated by Allan Sheridan.. First Edition. Hardcover. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$156.84

Death Cults: Murder, Mayhem and Mind Control
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Death Cults: Murder, Mayhem and Mind Control

By Sargeant, Jack

London: Virgin Books, 2002 The deadly belief systems of cults worldwide hold an immense fascination for those desperate enought to look for ' ultimate truths'. Throughout history, thousands of people have joined cults and committed acts of mind-boggling atrocity in the belief they would attain power or everlasting life. From the acid-drenched psychosis of the Manson Family to the primitive barbarism of the Ugandan Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God, the deluded followers of cults and their charismatic and megalomaniac leaders- have been responsible for history's most shocking and bizarre assassinations, slayings, and mass suicides. Jack Sargeant has compiled twelve in-depth essays from a variety of experts on this deadly phenomenon, The book includes cults about whom very little has previously been written, such as the Russian castration sect and the bizarre Japanese Aum doomsday cult which released sarin gas into Tokyo's subways. Read this volume and take a ride straight to hell! Editor Jack Sargeant has a huge fan base as a writer of true crime and cult cinema. He is the author of numerous published books on the subjects including Born Bad and Deathtripping (Creation Books) He writes regularly for Headpress, Fringecore, and Bizarre magazines and is the film editor for Sleazenation. In addition to writing, Sargeant co-ordinates film screenings and is a university lecturer in film studies. The contributors to the book include published essayists and specialists in the subject from the UK, USA and Australia. Minor Creasing to covers.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$2.50

Driver Fatigue in Road Traffic Accidents: Contributions to Workshops on Physiological, Psychological and Sociological Aspects of the Problem

By Commission of the European Communities

Luxembourg: Commission of the European Communities, 1979 First Edition. Paperback. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$219.57

The Werewolf Complex: America's Fascination with Violence

By Duclos, Denis

Oxford: Berg Books, 1998 Seeking answers to questions about crime and violence in America, the author of this text examines the country's fascination with violence. He questions why there are so many serial killers in the United States, and why Jekyll and Hyde and the werewolf myth should have such appeal in North American culture. In answer, Duclos demonstrates that on-screen violence reflects America's deep-seated belief that society is only a fragile rampart holding at bay the beast latent in us all. It is this belief that has persuaded Americans to accept mechanized surveillance methods to catch criminals, and partly explains the proliferation of criminal legislation. The author maintains that cultures which do not share this fear of hidden barbarity will remain unaffected by American-style violence. However, if people do come to believe in the primacy of these primitive instincts, their children will have good reason to emulate what they see portrayed on screen. Could the global dissemination of American culture increase our murderous instincts? '...absolutely riveting and a fascinating comparison of Catholic/Protestant non-conformist theologies of evil lies not far below the surface...a spectacular survey of films and writing about human crime and especially serial killers in the American media; shocking, brilliant, witty and profound.' Professor Mary Douglas. No Jacket, as Issued.. First English Edition. Hardcover. New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$3.75

Bad Blood: An Illustrated History of Psycho Cinema
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Bad Blood: An Illustrated History of Psycho Cinema

By Fuchs, Christian

London: Creation Books, 2002 Ever wondered if there is a real life 'Hannibal Lecter' out there? What about Natural Born Killers Micky and Mallory? Or female psychopaths, one who was the inspiration behind 'Bunny Boiler' Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction? Or whether the New Zealand 'Mother Murderer' realises that her true story would provide the launch pad for the high profile career of Kate Winslett in Heavenly Creatures. These are just a few of the questions explored and answered in the latest, and arguably the most fascinating addition to the Creation Cinema Collection: Bad Blood: A History of Psycho Cinema. In this heady mixture of true crime and cinema, author Christian Fuchs reveals how 20th century history is not only full of psychopathic outsiders, such as Ed Gein, Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, and Charles Manson to name but a few, but that this macabre collection of serial killers, mass-murderers, killer couples, human cannibals actually directly inspired movie directors to produce some of the biggest grossing movies of all time. Bad Blood examines the case histories of these real-life killers, and in every instance presents their onscreen counterparts and details of the films in question such as Badlands, American Psycho, Bonnie & Clyde, Fatal Attraction, Hannibal, Kalifornia, Natural Born Killers, New York Ripper and Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. Illustrated throughout with both true crime photos and film stills, Bad Blood also delves into the controversial realm of life imitating art, those allegedly inspired to murder after exposure to movies. This is a trip into not only the darkest recesses of human existence, but also one of the most exciting and disturbing zones of cinema. An essential read. 'Serial killers and murderers have always held a fascination for cinema-goers, and this illustrated guide to psycho cinema explores their murky deeds, comparing real-life killers with the on-screen counterparts they inspired. Among the psychos investigated are Ed Gein, David Berkowitz and Martha Beck whose blood-spattered crimes inspired Psycho, Summer of Sam and The Honeymoon Killers respectively. Every film you'd hope to find is in here. Well researched and with plenty to fascinate, this has all the allure of a car crash, you don't want to look, but you just can't help it.' - Film Review. Some minor knocks and creases.. First English Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.53

The Story of Scotland Yard: A History of the C.I.D. From the Earliest Times to the Present Day

By Howe, Sir Ronald

London: Arthur Barker, 1965 A history and principles on which the modern English police system. Including relations of police and public and how Scotland Yard operates.. Second Impression. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.03

A Catalogue of Scarce and Out of Print Material in the Behavioural Sciences

By Feather, Ray (Editor)

Wembley: Social Sciences Bookshop Limited, 1985 Another old catalogue this time from a company we took over in around 2004. The owner, Ray Feather, retired and we took on their entire stock of social sciences books which are now mostly online. An amazing reference with over 2,100 items listed.. First Edition. Paperback. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.27

Lustmord: Sexual Murder in Weimar Germany
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Lustmord: Sexual Murder in Weimar Germany

By Tatar, Maria

Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995 In a book that confronts our society's obsession with sexual violence, Maria Tatar seeks the meaning behind one of the most disturbing images of twentieth-century Western culture: the violated female corpse. This image is so prevalent in painting, literature, film, and, most recently, in mass media, that we rarely question what is at stake in its representation. Tatar, however, challenges us to consider what is taking place, both artistically and socially, in the construction and circulation of scenes depicting sexual murder. In examining images of sexual murder ("lustmord"), she produces a riveting study of how art and murder have intersected in the sexual politics of culture from Weimar Germany to the present. Tatar focuses attention on the politically turbulent Weimar Republic, often viewed as the birthplace of a transgressive avant-garde modernism, where representations of female sexual mutilation abound. Here a revealing episode in the gender politics of cultural production unfolds as male artists and writers, working in a society consumed by fear of outside threats, envision women as enemies that can be contained and mastered through transcendent artistic expression. Not only does Tatar show that male artists openly identified with real-life sexual murderers - George Grosz posed as Jack the Ripper in a photograph where his model and future wife was the target of his knife - but she also reveals the ways in which victims were disavowed and erased. Tatar first analyzes actual cases of sexual murder that aroused wide public interest in Weimar Germany. She then considers how the representation of murdered women in visual and literary works functions as a strategy for managing social and sexual anxieties, and shows how violence against women can be linked to the war trauma, to urban pathologies, and to the politics of cultural production and biological reproduction. This study of rape, sex murders and other extreme sex crimes including case histories of Fritz Haarmann, Peter Kurten and others and their portrayal in the art, literature and cinema of the time including Otto Dix, George Grosz, Alfred Doblin, Fritz Lang and others along with notes and index.. First Edition. Hardcover. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.81

Capital Punishment and British Politics: The British Movement to Abolish the Death Penalty 1945-57

By Christoph, James B.

London: George Allen & Unwin, 1962 A study of the political actions leading to the Homicide Act of 1957. Some wear to d/j.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.04

Lustmord: Sexual Murder in Weimar Germany
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Lustmord: Sexual Murder in Weimar Germany

By Tatar, Maria

Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995 In a book that confronts our society's obsession with sexual violence, Maria Tatar seeks the meaning behind one of the most disturbing images of twentieth-century Western culture: the violated female corpse. This image is so prevalent in painting, literature, film, and, most recently, in mass media, that we rarely question what is at stake in its representation. Tatar, however, challenges us to consider what is taking place, both artistically and socially, in the construction and circulation of scenes depicting sexual murder. In examining images of sexual murder ("lustmord"), she produces a riveting study of how art and murder have intersected in the sexual politics of culture from Weimar Germany to the present. Tatar focuses attention on the politically turbulent Weimar Republic, often viewed as the birthplace of a transgressive avant-garde modernism, where representations of female sexual mutilation abound. Here a revealing episode in the gender politics of cultural production unfolds as male artists and writers, working in a society consumed by fear of outside threats, envision women as enemies that can be contained and mastered through transcendent artistic expression. Not only does Tatar show that male artists openly identified with real-life sexual murderers - George Grosz posed as Jack the Ripper in a photograph where his model and future wife was the target of his knife - but she also reveals the ways in which victims were disavowed and erased. Tatar first analyzes actual cases of sexual murder that aroused wide public interest in Weimar Germany. She then considers how the representation of murdered women in visual and literary works functions as a strategy for managing social and sexual anxieties, and shows how violence against women can be linked to the war trauma, to urban pathologies, and to the politics of cultural production and biological reproduction. This study of rape, sex murders and other extreme sex crimes including case histories of Fritz Haarmann, Peter Kurten and others and their portrayal in the art, literature and cinema of the time including Otto Dix, George Grosz, Alfred Doblin, Fritz Lang and others along with notes and index.. First Edition. Hardcover. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.81

Soviet Penal Policy: A Background Book

By Lapenna, Ivo

London: The Bodley Head, 1968 First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$5.02

Jack the Ripper: An American View

By Wright, Stephen

New York: Mystery Notebook Editions, 1999 Important account of the bizarre Victorian sex murders. The author writes in some detail of several of the leading 'Ripper' candidates. He features amongst others: Tumbelty, Chapman, H.H. Holmes, Maybrick, Kominski, and Stephen's own suspect George Hutchinson. With notes, index, references and bibliography. Scarce private printing of only 150 copies, this copy not numbered.. First Edition. Paperback. New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$37.64

Five Hundred Borstal Boys

By Rose, A.G.

Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1954 An account and history of the Borstal prison system. University of Oxford Delagacy for Social Training. Monographs series no.1. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.47

Revelations of an Ex-Agent of the Paris Morals Police

By An Ex-Agent of Morals

London: National Association for the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Act, 1878 Account of the activities of the Paris and prostitution. Translated from La Lanterne. 12pp. Some wear to last leaf. Includes 2 single leaf pages tipped in.. Second Edition. Paperback. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$94.10

Prisons of the Mind

By Shaw, Otto L.

London: George Allen & Unwin, 1969 First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$31.37

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