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Jeremy J. Kirker

Trials and True Crime Books
Lloyd, Goergina: Motive to Murder
Leisure Circle 1988 (club edn) Twenty-one true and terrifying tales of murder - the ghoulish lampshade-maker from Wisconsin who made handbags out of human skin, Duboin's murderous abortionist, the cruel tinsmith from Hngary who sealed his victims in barrels and Vienna's wn Jack the Ripper. 5ins x 8 approx, 188pp, VG+ in VG dustwrapper (Book ref. 564) £8.00
Lavigne, Yves: Hells Angels: Taking Care of Business
Deneau and Wayne, Toronto 1987, first edition A dark and disturbing look at the original outlaw motorcycle gang - the most dominant and feared of all motorcycle gangs. 5.75ins x 8.5 approx, 344pp, index, illus, covers lightly spotted, contents very clean and tight, dustwrapper slightly rubed along edges otherwise VG in VG dustwrapper (Book ref. 567) £9.00
Lane, Brian: The Butchers
WH Allen, London 1991, first edition A casebook of macabre crimes and forensic detection. Includes many well-nown cases among them John George Haigh, Prfofessor Webster, Landru, Patrick Mahon, Alfred Arhtur Rouse, Albert Fish, Fritz Haartmann, Buck Ruxton, Brian Donald Hume, Dennnis Nilsen, Crippen, 5ins x 8.5 approx, index, illus, bibliog VG+ in VG+ dustwrapper (Book ref. 566) £9.00
Heppenstall, Rayner: Reflections on the Newgate Calendar
WH Allen London 1975 A study of English criminal history mainly of the period of the four Geroegs and William IV, an age when almost every crime from sheep-stealing to forgeru was punishable by death. 5.5ins x 8 approx, 226pp, index, illus, bibliog, some staining of covers and endpapers but contents othrwise cleand and tight, in price-clipped dustwrapper rubbed along edges G+ in VG dustwrapper (Book ref. 565) £8.00
Young, Wayland: The Montesi Scandal
Faber and Faber, London 1957 first edition It started in 1953 when the half-naked body of Wilma Montesi was found on a beach near Rome, but reached a point where the foreign minister and chief of police were forced to resign as tghe govermnet tottered and the law courts were surrounded by armed police. 5.5ins x 8 approx, 279pp, index, illus,ends of spine a little thumbed, edges lightly rubbed, contents very clean and tight, dustwrapper rubbed along edges wiht 1" tear at top (no loss) VG in G dustwrapper (Book ref. 562) £9.00
Parker, Tony: The Twisting Lane
Hutchinson, London, 1969 first edition The self-revelations of eight men aged from 20 to 70 who have been convicted - most of them repeatedly - for eight different kinds of sex crime. 5ins x 8 approx, 242pp, previous owners name on Dymo tape on front free endpaper, minor wear to ends of spine and corners, dustwrapper a little rubbed along edges, VG+ in VG dustwrapper (Book ref. 560) £9.00
Mays, John Barron: Crime and the Social Structure
Faber and Faber 1967, new and revised edition, first was 1963 Part of the Society Today and Tomorrow series, this is a fastidious introduction to the sociological theories of crime. 5.5ins x 8 approx, 256pp, index, bibliog, a little shelf wear to ends of spine and bottom corners, contents just a hint browned but very clean and tight, dustwrapper a shade discoloured otherwise VG in VG dustwrapper (Book ref. 561) £10.00
Henry, Jack: Detective Inspector Henry's Famous Cases
Hutchinson, London, no date c1941 An account of henry's many years in the CID with the metropolitan Police, investigating murder, robbery, theft and fraud. 5ins x 8 approx, no dustwrapper, 182pp, illus, covers and spine a little faded with minor wear to ends of spine and corners, contents clean and tight G (Book ref. 558) £7.00
Cameron, Deborah and Fraer, Elizabeth: The Lust to Kill
New York University Press 1987, first US edition A feminine investigation of sexual murders with reference to the Moor Murderers, Christie, Norman Collins, Albert De Salvo, Green River killer, Neville Heath, Jack the Ripper, Peter Kurten, Denis Nilsen, Gilles de Rais, Peter Sutcliffe, Vincent Verzeni, etc. This is the first systematic, critical analysis of sexual murder and ts relationship to the question of gender.5ins x 8 approx, 207pp, index, list of cases referred to in text, Fine in VG+ dustwrapper (Book ref. 559) £10.00
Borrell, Clive and Cashinella, Brian: Crime in Britain Today
Routledge and kegan Paul, London1975, first edition In 1975 crime was Britain's fastest-growing industry worth half a billion a year and yet seven out of 10 crime remained unsolved.Who was to blame? 5ins x 8 approx, 205pp, well illus, includes chapters on violence, juveniles, fraud, smuggling, terrorism, the RUC, police and forensic science etcPersonal inscription on front free endpaper signed by both authors, minor wear to top of spine, dustwrapper rubbed with short tear at tail of spine, VG+ in G+ dustwrapper (Book ref. 563) £10.00
Waldron, Jarlath: Maamtrasna: The Murders and the Mystery
Edmund Burke, Dublin 1992, second edition (one month after first) The true story of the horrific murder of five members of John Joyce's family at Maamtrasna - then in Co Galway - in 1882 and the extraordinary aftermath. 5.5ins x 8.5 aapprox, 335pp, index, illus, maps on endpapers, some slight browning of contents, dustwrapper a lkittle rubbed along edges, othrewise VG in VG dustwrapper (Book ref. 557) £9.00
Jones, Howard: Crime and the Penal System
University Tutorial Press, London 1956, first edition A textbook of criminology, a cincise but comprehensive study of the causes, treatment and prevention of crime. 5ins x 8 approx, 269pp, index, minor shelfwear to ends of spine, contents browned a little consistent with age, browned price-clipped dustwrapper rubbed and chipped but with no loss VG in G+ dustwrapper (Book ref. 554) £10.00
Furneaux, Rupert: Crime Documentaries 2: Robert Hoolhouse
Stevens, London 1960 The controversial trial and hanging, despite considerable doubnt, of Robert Hoolhouse for the murder of Margaret Dobson in 1938. Apparently a proof copy in brown paper wraps, 5ins x 8 approx, 188pp, index, illus, title handwritten on spine, covers a little discoloured, contents very tight apart from some browning and one or two marks in text near VG (Book ref. 555) £10.00
Cole, Peter and Pringle, Peter: Can You Positively Identify this Man?
Andre Deutsch London, 1974, paperback edition George Ince and the Barn Restaurant murder, why was the wrong man arrested and why was a cockney suspected when detectives were told the killer had a Yorkshire accent? 5ins x 8 approx, 192pp, index, illus, 3slight crease in front cover but generally VG in protective sleeve (Book ref. 556) £8.00
Wyden, Peter: The Hired Killers
WH Allen, London, 1964, first UK edition The hired agents who kill for paltry fees, a few are mobsters for whom murder is all in a day's work, most are rank amateurs - thrill-seeking youths, bored drofters, petty crooks, people uou see walking down any city street. 5ins x 7.5 approx, 185pp, index, illus, ends of spine thumbed, browning of pages consisten with age, dusgtwrapper rubbed along edges with one or two chips VG in G dustwrapper (Book ref. 552) £9.00
Thomson, Basil: Queer People
Hodder and Soughton, London, 1922 first edition Thomson was head of Scotland yard and in this books deals mostly with the work of Special Branch and dealings with spies and traitors, inclduing Roger Casement, German spies, some Americans,women spies, curious visitors, the end of Rasputin, and 'our communists'. 6ins x 8.5ins approx, 320pp, frontis, covers and spine stained but contents cleand and tight a reading copy only (Book ref. 553) £10.00
Jones, Howard: Crime and the Penal System
University Tutorial Press, London 1965 (3rd edition) A guide to modern ideas for tose working in the correctional and social services as well as for students of sociology and others interested i odern society and its problems.5.5ins x 8.25 approx, 302pp, index, shelf wear to ends of spine and corners, contents browned consistent with age, dustwrapper rubbed and chipped and a touch faded along spine near VG in G dustwrapper (Book ref. 550) £10.00
Begg, Paul and Skinner, Keith: The Scotland Yard Files
Headline, London, 1992 first edition 150 years of the CID 1842-1992, the fascinating story of of the CID from the first Great Train Robbery of 1855 to Kack the Ripper; Crippen to the Kray Twins; the Siege of Sidney SDtrfeet to the Iranian Embassy Siege.ns x 8.5 approx, 306pp, index, illus, some rubbing to edgies of dustwrapper which also has short tear at top of spine otherwise F in VG dustwrapper (Book ref. 551) £9.00
Thomson, Sir Basil: The Story of Scotland Yard
Literary Guild, New York 1936 The definitive history of Scotland Yard, greatest, most legendary of the world's man-hunting organisations with reference to Crippen, Constance kent, Jack the Ripper, the Seddons, the Irish Republican Brotherhood etc, 6ins x 9 approx, a heavy book, 347pp, index, short bibliog, illus, untrimmed pages, ends of spine thumbed, contents a little browned consistent with age, dustwrapper rubbed and chipped with small loss VG in G dustwrapper (Book ref. 549) £17.50
Gould, Robert and Waldren, Michael J: London's Armed Police
Arms and Armour Press, London 1986, first edition The true story of the capital's constabulary and its weaponry from the flintlock pistol and cuitlass of Peel's new police in 1929 to the sub-machine-gun and baton rounds of the 1980s. 5.5ins x 8.5 approx, 222pp, index, illus, appendidices, minimal rubbing to ends of spine and corners, VG+ in VG dustwrapper (Book ref. 548) £10.00