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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.

$18.00

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.

$10.00

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.

$8.00

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.

$12.50

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.

$15.00

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.

$12.00

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.

$12.00

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.

$125.00

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.

$8.00

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.

$10.00

Beyond Reason

By Englade, Ken

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

$12.00

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.

$12.00

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.

$8.00

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.

$14.00

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.

$6.50