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The Hunt For the Andrew Cunanan, The Man Who Killed Gianni Versace. Vulgar Favours

By Maureen Orth

London England: BBC Book Publishing. Very Good. 2017. 1st BBC Book Edition. Soft Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 9781785943102 Paperback Paperback. The Hunt For Andrew Cunanan. The Man Who Killed Versace. Vulgar Favours. On 15 July 1997, Gianni Versace was shot dead on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion. Within hours, the police had identified his murderer as Andrew Cunanan, a serial killer on the FBI's Most Wanted List. At the time of Versace's murder, award-winning journalist Maureen Orth was already investigating Cunanan's killing spree for Vanity Fair. Drawing on over 400 interviews and thousands of pages of police reports, she reveals the story of what led Cunanan to become one of America's most notorious serial killers, and how he managed to elude the police and FBI for so long. The basis for the new drama series The Assissnation of Gianni Versace, this is a riveting account of a sociopath, his savage times, and the mysteries he left along the way. 548 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) .

$10.37

Rats and Squealers. Dishing the Dirt to Save Their Skins

By Gordon Kerr

London England: Futura. Good. 2008. 1st Paperback Edition. Soft Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 9780708804940 Paperback Paperback. Rats and Squearlers. Foxing to end inside cvers and edge. Old bookstore stamp to inside cover. Slight creases to cover. This book investigates the people who have betrayed their friends and colleagues, their brothers in arms in order to save their own skins, sometimes forfeiting their very identities as a consequence. Their stories are some of the most incredible you will ever here. Stories of sacrifice and of indulgence, of bravery and cowardice, of lies and more lies. This book takes the reader on an underworld odyssey. Enter this world at your own risk. Illustrated. 512 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) .

$6.48

Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination
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Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination

By Philip Shenon

New York United States: Henry Holt & Company. Fine/Near Fine. 2013. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0805094202 Hardback First Edition 9780805094206 Hardcover 0805094202 Philip Shenon, a veteran investigative journalist who spent most of his career at The New York Times, finally provides many of the answers. Though A Cruel and Shocking Act began as Shenon's attempt to write the first insider's history of the Warren Commission, it quickly became something much larger and more important when he discovered startling information that was withheld from the Warren Commission by the CIA, FBI and others in power in Washington. Shenon shows how the commission's ten-month investigation was doomed to fail because the man leading it  Chief Justice Earl Warren  was more committed to protecting the Kennedy family than getting to the full truth about what happened on that tragic day. A taut, page-turning narrative, Shenon's book features some of the most compelling figures of the twentieth centuryBobby Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, J. Edgar Hoover, Chief Justice Warren, CIA spymasters Allen Dulles and Richard Helms, as well as the CIA's treacherous "molehunter," James Jesus Angleton. .

$32.42

The Arms Bazaar

By Anthony Sampson

London England: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd. Very Good/Very Good. 1977. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 0340213310 Hardback First Edition Hardcover 0340213310 The Arms Bazaar by Anthony Sampson The book is a well researched and well written report on the world arms trade .In it, he describes he development of the giant arms companies and exposes tghe build-up to the biggest arms race in history, now showing itself in the Middle East 340pp + index. The development of the giant arms companies, the companies and the men who run them .

$18.16

Spycatcher (the Candid autobiography)
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Spycatcher (the Candid autobiography)

By Peter Wright

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Viking Penguin Group. Fine/Near Fine. 1987. First US Edition. Cloth & Boards. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0670820555 Hardback Hardcover Peter Wright initially joined Britain's Secret Service, known as MI5 in 1955 in the capacity of the organization's principal scientist, and devoted himself in the early years to the invention of various gadgets for use in the espionage trade. Along the way, he deomstrated a brilliant flair for the art of counter-intelligence. The identity of the so-called Fifth Man Soviet spy puzzled and fascinated many for decades. In Spycatcher, Peter Wright shares his conviction that the Fifth Man was none other than Sir Roger Hollis, long the head of MI5 itself!. The story of how he and many of his MI5 colleagues came to this conclusion makes for some of the best reading found anywhere in the vast literature on espionage. As a result of a great many trips Peter Wright made to the United States in his capacity as Britain's principal liason with American intelligence officials, his book is replete with sharply etched and sometimes humerous anecdotes about such notables as J. Edgar Hoover, Richard Helms, Bill Sullivan, William Harvey, and, above all, James Jesus Angleton, Wright's insights about the CIA and the FBI, their relationships with each other, with the rest of the U.S. government, and with America's allies is riveting stuff. American interest ought to be especially aroused by Peter Wright's charge that there was a conspiracy within MI5 to overthrow then Prime Minister Harold Wilson in the mid-1970s, and that it was instigated from within the CIA. Wright's memoirs is also of interest because it is a firsthand account of the bugging of embassies (of friend and foe alike), as well as other aspects of electronic eavesdropping, codebreaking, and "wet" affairs (assassinations). But the most important aspect of this book is that it offers a rare inside glimpse of the real day-to-day goings-on within the intelligence world over a long period of time from a very high-level, authorative voice. Illustrated...........(We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Academic Literature.) .

$25.94

Pinkerton's Great Detective: The Amazing Life and Times of James McParland
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Pinkerton's Great Detective: The Amazing Life and Times of James McParland

By Beau Riffenburgh

New York United States of America: Viking an Imprint of Penguin Books. Fine/Near Fine. 2013. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 0670025461 Hardcover First Edition Hardcover 9780670025466 Created in 1850, Pinkerton's National Detective Agency used operatives renowned for their skills of subterfuge, infiltration and investigation - and none more so than James McParland, who even featured in a Sherlock Holmes story. This detailed but very readable biography from the author of Nimrod charts the famous cases of this real-life super-sleuth, including his infiltration of the Molly Maguires and his hunt for the Wild Bunch, and sheds new light on Pinkerton's cloak-and-dagger methods.384pp (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) .

$25.94

Roadrage

By M. J. Johnson

Great Britain: Odd Dog Press. Very Good. 2013. 1st Paperback Edition. Soft Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 9780956287342 Paperback Paperback.9780956287342 Roadrage. Crease to back cover. Gil Harper is travelling home in severe weather conditions when he encounters another car on a deserted motorway. The other drive provokes him into a dangerous race at high speed. Although deeply shaken by the experience, Gil eventually gets away and completes his journey safely. A short time afterwards there begins a series of apparently unrelated events. What seems at first to be a vinidictive game escalates unto a terrifying ordeal with lethal consequences, not only for Gil but for all those he loves and cares about. 287 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) .

$10.37

Settled Out of Court and Alibi For a Judge

By Henry Cecil

London England: The Companion Book Club. Very Good/No Jacket. 1st Companion Book Club Edition. Cloth. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Tall Duodecimo Hardcover Hardcover. Settled Out of Court and Alibi For a Judge. Slight foxing to edge. Inside cover page clipped. Slightly sunned spine. Red cloth with gilt lettering. 336 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) .

$10.37

The Contact Man. The Story of Sidney Stanley and the Lynskey Tribunal

By Stanley Wade Baron

London England: Secker & Warburg. Very Good/Fair. 1966. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo Hardcover Hardcover. First Edition. The Contact Man. Slight foxing to end inside covers and edge. Wear and tear to D/J. Couple of small pieces of D/J. missing. Price clipped to D/J. Just eighteen years ago, soon after the Labour Partys sweeping victory in the post-war General Election, the country was electrified by a full-scale inquiry into alleged corruption among Government officials. The Lynskey Tribunal, which was the headline sensation of 1948, is still remembered for the vivid and extraordinary personality of Sidney Stanley, whose appearance in the witness-box offered the public an incredible mixture of comedy and chicanery. Scoundrel or genius, this stateless alien with a glib tongue and an over-exuberant nature represented a completely new element in British society: the contact-man, the spiv, the influence-pedlar. Through the elaborate and joyful machinations of this most unlikeloy business wizard, two public careers were ruined and the Labour Government itself momentarily threatened with disrupt. 251 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) .

$31.12

The Diary of Jack the Ripper. The Chilling Confessions of James Maybrook

By Updated Narrative By Shirley Harrison

London England: Smith Gryphon. Very Good. 1994. 1st Paperback Printing. Soft Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 1856850749 Paperback Paperback. The Diary of Jack the Ripper. Foxing to end inside covers and edge. Couple of slight creases to front cover. In this boo investigatice writer Shirley Harrison tells the story of how the diary was tested and examed. Her excting narrative follows in the footstep of Maybrick the Ripper, and supported by a mass of new evidence, she explains why she became convinced that the diary is genuine. Her book tells too of a second confesson scratched inside the case of a Victorian gold pocket watch, also discovered in Liverpool.Togehter the diary and the watch provide powerful justification that Maybrick was Jack the Ripper. The diary itself is reproduced in full,k so that readers can assess for themselves the deeply disturbing and chilling words of Jack the Ripper from across the abyss of more than a century. Illustrated. 333 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) .

$6.48

Hell's Prisoner. The Shocking True Story of an Innocent Man Jained For Eleven Years in Indonesia's Most Notorious Prisons
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Hell's Prisoner. The Shocking True Story of an Innocent Man Jained For Eleven Years in Indonesia's Most Notorious Prisons

By Christopher V.V. Parnell

Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. Good. 2009. Reprint. Soft Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 9781840187045 Paperback Paperback. Hell's Prisoner by Christopher V. V. Parbnell. Water damage to end few pages. Couple of slight creases to cover. Prepare yourself for a journey into the Indoneasian penal system. A world where murder, torture and fights to the death are the norm. Where the guards turn a blind eye to the lethal weapons prisoners carry.... and use almost daily. This book is the powerful story of one man's battle to survive in some of the world's crullest and most inhumane prisons. The author, wrongly accused of drug trafficking, found himself catapulted into the maelstrom of madness and degradation that exists within Indonesian jails. Surrounded by murderers and sadistic violent criminals, he soon learned that life can be as cheap as a bowl of rice or a cigarette. During his imprisonment, Parnell was subjected to unthinkable sessions of torture, both physical and psychologigcal. Left to starve and fight every day for his survival, he was forced to eat everything from cockroaches to human flesh. This is an incredible tale of fatalism and bureaucracy, of corruption and the horrors of prison, but most of all it is a no-holds-barred account of what the human spirit can endure. Illustrated. 223 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) .

$6.48

No Angel. My Undercover Journey to the Dark Heart of the Hells Angels
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No Angel. My Undercover Journey to the Dark Heart of the Hells Angels

By Jay Dobyn and Nils Johnson-Shelton

London England: Canongate. Very Good. 2009. Reprint. Soft Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 9781847673497 Paperback Paperback. No Angel. Couple of slight creases to corner front cover. In 2001, Jay Dobyns was the first federal agent to infilitrate the inner circle of the Hells Angels. His aim was simple: to examine the criminal underbelly of the world's most famous biker group and bring a major case against them. This book tells the thrilling, adrenaline-soaked story of one man on the brink of losing himself, and lifts the lid on one of the world's infamous underworld. It is a riveting tale of meticulous undercover detective work and a rare and fascinating limpse inside the secretive world of outlaw biker groups. Illustrated. 328 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) .

$12.97

Angels of Death. Inside the Bikers' Global Crime Empire
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Angels of Death. Inside the Bikers' Global Crime Empire

By William Marsden and Julian Sher

London England: Hodder. Very Good. 2007. Reprint. Soft Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 9780340898338 Paperback Paperback. Angels of Death. Very slight shelf wear to top and bottom edge of spine and corners of cover. This book takes us straight to the dark heart of the Hells Angells' story - From the fatal stabbing of an innocent woman in the Arizona desert, through a violent subculture of bombings, shoot-outs, drugs, weapons trafficiking and extrotion. This lawless story is played out across twenty-five countries, from the streets of London and Amsterdam to the Austrlian outback and beyond. Illustrated. 471 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) .

$12.97

Killer on the Streets. The Terrifying True Story of a Killer and His Evil and Bloody Campaign. Blake's True Crime Library
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Killer on the Streets. The Terrifying True Story of a Killer and His Evil and Bloody Campaign. Blake's True Crime Library

By Graeme Mclagan and Nick Lowes

London England: John Blake Publishing Ltd. Very Good. 2003. 1st Paperback Edition. Soft Cover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Tall Duodecimo 1904034330 Paperback Paperback. Killer on the Streets. When twenty-two-year-old David Copeland nail bombs in Brixton, Brick Lane and finally in the Admiral Duncan pub in Soho, he shocked the entire nation. But this act of wanton terrorism was one the tip of the iceberg. Copeland's unassuming appearance masked a damaged psychopathic character. His agenda was simple, yet terrifying: he intended yo start a race was culminating in the triumph of Nazi forces on British soil. This book reveals how Copeland embarked on his reign of terror. It details the huge, troubled police operation launched to track him down and draws from his astonishing police confessions, psychiatric reports, family interviews and correspondence between him and the authors whild he was held at Broadmoor, the maximum security hospital for the criminally insane. McLagan's and Lowles' finding will rock you to the core. They pose questions the authorities would rather not answer: Was Copeland really acting on his own? Why did the police appear to know nothing of his right-wing connections? How do we fight these lone terrorists? And how many more David Copelands are there out there among us? 291 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) .

$7.78

Ultimate Hard Bastards. The Truth About the Toughest Men in the World
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Ultimate Hard Bastards. The Truth About the Toughest Men in the World

By Kate Kray

London England: John Blake Publishing Ltd. Very Good. 2005. 1st Paperback Edition. Soft Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 9781844540983 Paperback Paperback. Ultimage Hard Bastards by Kate Kray. Meet the hardest men around - minders, villains, gangsters, bodyguards, SAS hitmen, murderers and terrorists. In this awesome volume, Kate Kray who was married to Ronnie Kray, gets the answers to questions nobody else would dare to ask. We learn the truth about what drives some of these charactersm to live on the edge of the law and to go so dar as they do to get what they want. For some, it is merely a matter of gaining respect or boosting their reputations, for others it is a case of striving for survival. Each of these elite characters is different, and each has a unique tale to tell, yet all of them have one thing in common - they inhabit a world that few of us would date to venture into. Yet for all the violence, for all the front, these figures often show themselves to be men of true honour and humour. Their stories will shock, surprise and impress in equal measures. Pictures by Geoff Langan and Don Barrett. Illustrated. 497 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) .

$7.78

Foul Bills and Dagger Money - 800 Years of Lawyers and Lawbreakers

By Dick Hamilton

London England: Professional Books. Near Fine/Very Good. 1988. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 0862052483 Hardback Hardcover First Edition Foul Bills and Dagger Money - 800 Years of Lawyers and Lawbreakers by Dick Hamilton.This book outlines the development of the English legal system, explaining that 'foul bills' were the guilty verdict against the border raiders of Tudor times and that people paid 'dagger money' to protect judges from wandering desperadoes.; includes dustjacket (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) .

$18.16

The Gangbuster. To Catch a Gangster, You Have to Live Like One
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The Gangbuster. To Catch a Gangster, You Have to Live Like One

By Peter Bleksley

London England: John Blake Publishing Ltd. Very Good. 2017. Reprint. Soft Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo 9781786062482 Paperback Paperback. The Gangbuster. As part of Scotland Yard's undercover team, it was Peter Bleksley's job to infiltrate some of the capital's most dangerous gangs and bring them down. For ten years, he went deeper into the criminal underworld than any cop had before him. Meeting with dealers, gangland leaders and members of the IRA and the Mafia, he lived the life of the Great Pretender, constantly changing his identity to ensure his cover was never blown. Whilst undeniably thrilling work at times, it came at a heavy price. The more successful he was at brining criminals to justice, the longer the list of those who wanted revenge became. It was a job that took over his life, but Bleksley's determination to nail his target never wavered. In this book, Bleksley draws us straight into the world of drugs, violence and covert operations he inhabited for so long. It is a breath-taking and fascinating story told with unparalled insight. 304 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) .

$7.78

The Curious Habits of Dr Adams: A 1950s Murder Mystery

By Jane Robins

London England: John Murray, 2013. Hardback First Edition Illustrated With B&W Photos In July 1957, the press descended in droves on the south-coast town of Eastbourne. An inquest had just been opened into the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of Mrs Bobbie Hullett. She died after months of apparent barbiturate abuse - the drugs prescribed to calm her nerves by her close friend and doctor, Dr John Bodkin Adams. The inquest brought to the surface years of whispered suspicion that had swept through the tea rooms, shops and nursing homes of the town. The family doctor's alarming influence over the lives, deaths and finances of wealthy widows had not gone unnoticed - it was rumoured that he had been on a killing spree that spanned decades and involved three hundred suspicious cases. Superintendent Hannam of Scotland Yard was called in to investigate. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) . First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo. Hardback.

$19.45

Even Silence Has An End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle

By Ingrid Betancourt

London England: Virago, 2010. First Edition Hardcover A very hard to find this scarce book in such fine condition Ingrid Betancourt s story - her exemplary courage, spirit and resilience - has captured the world s imagination. A politician and presidential candidate celebrated for her determination to combat the corruption and climate of fear endemic in Colombia, in 2002 she was taken hostage by FARC, a terrorist guerrilla organisation. She was held captive in the depths of the jungle for six and a half years, chained day and night for much of that time, constantly on the move and enduring gruelling conditions. She was freed and reunited with her children and relatives in 2008.It is Betancourt s indomitable spirit that drives this important and deeply moving book, telling in her own words the extraordinary drama of her capture and eventual rescue, and describes her fight to survive, mentally and physically. As she confronts the horror of what she went through, her story also goes beyond the specifics of her own confinement to offer an intensely intelligent, thoughtful and compassionate reflection on what it means to be human.. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo. Hardback.

$259.36

Walls Have Mouths. A Record of Ten Years' Penal Servitude. With Prologue, Epilogue and Comments at the End of the Majority of the Chapters By Compton Mackenzie

By Wilfred MaCartney.

London England: Victor Gollancz, 1936. Hardcover. First Edition. Walls Have Mouths. Slight foxing to end inside coverfs and edge. Wear to top and bottom edge of spine and corners of cloth. Slight marks to cloth. Black cloth with gilt lettering. Contents: Prologue by Compton Mackenzie. Brixton and Wandsworth. Parkhurst Prison. The First Day. The First Week. The First Few Months. Food. Jailors, Discipline, Flogging. Letters and Visits. The Parkhurst Library. Book Addicts. The Dartmoor Mutiny. The Special Stage. Christmas Day. The Hospital. Staff and Patients. Escapes. Concerts. Chess. The Gramaphone. The News-Sheet and Football Coupons. Armistice Day and Silver Jubilee Day. Last Days. Notes on Prison Sex Life. First Impression of Freedom. Epilogue by Compton Mackenzie. 440 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. Academic and Scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Educational Reference Literature.) . First Edition. Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo. Hardback.

$38.90

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