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Azim's Bardo

By Khamisa, Azim

Rising Star Press, Los Altos, CA, 1998. Hardcover, dj, very good. A father coming to terms with the murder of his 20-year-old son by an eighth-grader.


Salt of the Earth: One family's journey through the violent American landscape

By Olsen, Jack

St. Martin's, New York, 1996,. Hardcover with dj. Very good.


Serial Killers

By Norris, Joel

New York: Doubleday, Anchor Books, 1989. PB. 5 1/8 x 8. Paperback, ink underlining first 45 pp. The title says it all.


Irresistible Impulse: A True Story of Blood and Money

By Lindsey, Robert

NY: Simon & Schuster, 1992. FIRST. 6 3/8 x 9 1/2. Quarter black cloth on gray boards, as new; dj, mylar-wrapped, as new. "An enthralling true-life Cinderella story -- that drips blood all over the glass slipper." -- Kirkus Reviews.


Journey into Crime: True Stories of the World's Most Bizarre Crimes

By Whitehead, Don

New York: Random House, 1960. FIRST. 6 1/4 x 9 1/4. Navy cloth/boards, corners bumped, slight spine discoloration, otherwise, as new;dj used (bumped, nicked, small closed tears). From the dj: "The author of The FBI Story presents a chronicle of crime around the world, culled on an eight-month, 30,000-mile tour." Never read.


A Prescription for Murder: The Victorian Serial Killings of Dr. Thomas Neill Cream

By McLaren, Angus

Univ. of Chicago Press, 1993. FIRST. 6 1/4 x 9 1/4. yellow paper and green cloth, white marks on green cloth, text block fine; dj. VG/VG.


Serial Killers: The Insatiable Passion

By Lester, David, Ph.D

Philadelphia:Charles. Press, 1995. PB. 6 x 9. Trade paperback, pictorial wrappers, front and back corners of panels furled and scuffed, spine nicked. Author looks at serial murder from many different angles: who does it, what does it look like, what are the backgrounds of serial murderers, what are the psychological and sociological factors? Many case histories.


In Cold Blood

By Capote, Truman

New York: Random House, 1965. First. 6 x 8 5/8. Hardcover, red cloth, corners very lightly bumped; dj mildly chipped at peripheries, price-clipped. A nice copy, clean and tight. Stated first printing.


Murder for Profit

By Bolitho, William

Marlboro, VT: Marlboro Press, 1982. PB. 5 1/2 x 8 1/4. Trade paperback, wrappers, previously published as part of the Time reading program. Fascinating studies of five 19 and 20th-century murderers, all executed. Includes narratives about William Burke, Jean-Baptiste Troppmann, George Joseph Smith, Desire Landru, and Fritz Haarman.


Shot in the Heart

By Gilmore, Mikal

NY: Doubleday, 1994. Later ptg. 6 1/4 x 9 1/2. Pictorial pasteboard, one page turndown, few block stains and interior finger stains; dj, transparent Mylarth printed flaps. The brother of Gary Gilmore tells his family story.


Beyond Reason

By Englade, Ken

St. Martin's Press, 1990. FIRST. Book, slightly cocked, is in range of good to VG; no dj.


Closely Watched Shadows: A Profile of the Hunter and the Hunted

By Turco, Ronald N

Portland, OR: Imago Books, 1998. PB. 6 x 8 7/8. Softcover, laminated cardstock, crease on one back corner and on spine, slight cover flare and page-turning soil, solid and intact, SIGNED. ". . . forensic detection combined with the deductive thoughts of the physician/police officer who recreated the dark personality and evil genius of a serial murderer, leading to his apprehension.


The Mammoth Books of Jack the Ripper

By Jakubowski, Maxim, and Nathan Braund, eds

New York: Carroll & Graf, 1999. PB. Thick paperback, corners bumped, one corner bent, otherwise as new. Everything you could ever want to know about the most famous murderer of all time: new theories about who it really was; complete chronology; important documents; full bibliography. Colin Wilson is one of the contributors. All the dope.


The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd

By Bommersback, Jana

Simon & Schuster, 1992. FIRST. 6 3/8 x 9 1/2. The truth about an American crime legend revealed at last"; grey boards, red cloth backstrip; photo of Judd on dj, very little worn. F/VG.


The Man with the Candy: The Story of the Houston Mass Murders

By Olsen, Jack

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1974. BCE. Hardcover, dustjacket, both very good. A hideous account in the true crime style.