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1 Agnew, Derek UNDERCOVER AGENTS: Narcotics
London Corgi Books - Transworld Publishers 1961 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good 
187 pp. Corgi Book GG965. Light edge and corner wear with a crease on the spine; North American new-book price-sticker on the front cover; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white plates. The Chapters are: Background to a Disease; Anti-Narcotics Bureau; Operation Montgeron; Battle of the Mountains; The Red Tide; A Scented Trail; The Girl Who Talked Too Much; Mr White - Agent Extraordinary; The 107th Street Mob; Amazon Drama; Travellers in Death; The Killer Flower; and The U.N. at Work. 
Price: 5.45 CDN
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2 Agnew, Derek UNDERCOVER AGENTS: Narcotics
New York Macfadden Bartell Books 1964 First American Edition Paperback Very Good 
143 pp. Macfadden Book 50-200. Edge and corner wear with creasing on the front hinge and an uncreased spine; previous owner's initials on the inside of the back cover. The Chapters are: Background to a Disease; Anti-Narcotics Bureau; Operation Montgeron; Battle of the Mountains; The Red Tide; A Scented Trail; The Girl Who Talked Too Much; Mr White - Agent Extraordinary; The 107th Street Mob; Amazon Drama; Travellers in Death; The Killer Flower; and The U.N. at Work. 
Price: 8.75 CDN
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3 Alceim, Rachel (as told to Richard Hofheimer) WASHINGTON CALL GIRL - The Original Washington Expose
New York Zebra Books - Kensington Publishing 1976 089083217X / 9780890832172 Second Printing Paperback Very Good 
253 pp. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. The original Washington expose that exposed the party girls used to procure defense contracts; military assassinations; swinging Senators; and the hooker and the President. And they had her llisted as a public relations person... Prostitution in Washington DC. Who would have guessed? 
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4 Arienda, Roger Bomba; Roque, Marichelle FREE WITHIN PRISON WALLS
London Pickering and Inglis 1982 0720804957 / 9780720804959 First Paperback Printing Soft Cover Very Good- 
(ix) 150 pp. Light edgewear with some creasing on the corners and an uncreased spine; store stamped. The Contents are: You're Under Arrest; From Prison to Prison; Lambast; To the Parliament of the Streets; In a Detention Camp; Blackout; Where Are Your Masses Now; From Gods to God; Visions and Revisions; His Healing Power; Babes in the Faith; Breaking Individual Walls; and On the Move. 
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5 Asbury, Herbert THE GANGS OF NEW YORK
Toronto Avon Books 1950 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 
217 pp. followed by a glossary of slang. Canadian Avon edition with no number. Edge and corner wear with some creasing on the spine; no interior markings. From the days of the murderous Five Points Gang to the more recent underworld mobs led by such men as Owney Madden and Little Augie, Asbury's chronicle races along with scarcely a pause for breath. Here are true accounts of astonishing characters and their exploits, of Kit Burns and his rat pit, of Mag and Sadie the Goat, of crime infested hellholes and sporting places... 
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6 Auger, Michel (translated from the French by Jean-Paul Murray) (preface by Jean-Pierre Charbonneau) THE BIKER WHO SHOT ME - Recollections of a Crime Reporter
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 2002 0771008775 / 9780771008771 First Translated Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
(xi) 218 pp. Black boards lettered with red on the spine; headband. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The Chapters are: A Beautiful September Day; My Start in Journalism; The Cotronis; Two Major Investigations; Famous Criminals; Strong Competition; Television Moments; Several Explosive Issues; The Bikers in My Life; A Lost Day; Two Weeks to Ponder; Tributes; The Biker Who Became a Celebrity; and An Active Investigation. 
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7 Begg, Paul (editor) (Michael Conlon; Paul Begg; Jon Ogan; Daniel Olsson; Andy Aliffe; Christopher T. George; Carman Cumming; Stepan Poberowski; Martin Fido; Jeffrey Bloomfield; Gerry Nixon; Deborah McDonald; Eduardo Zinna; Madeleine Murphy; Andy Parlor) RIPPEROLOGY - Jack the Ripper and the Victorian East End
London Magpie Books 2007 1845296176 / 9781845296179 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo 
(vii) 247 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edgewear with a crease on the upper left corner of the back cover and a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. This collection of articles from Ripperologist contains: The Ripper in America by Michael Conlon; Eddowes's Apron by Paul Begg; The Carrie Brown Murder Case: New Revelations by Michael Conlon; Was Annie Chapman Drunk When She Left Her Lodgings by Paul Begg; Martha Tabram: The Forgotten Ripper Victim by Jon Ogan; Elisabeth's Story by Daniel Olsson; Kit Kitty Kitten by Andy Aliffe; Diosy and D'Onston: Black Magic and the Ripper by Christopher T. George; The American Connection: Sandford Conover - aka Charles A. Dunham and Dr Francis Tumblety by Carman Cumming; Pedachenko Revisited: The British Secret Service and the Assassination of Rasputin by Stepan Poberowski; Nikolay Vasiliev: The Ripper from Russia by Stepan Poberowski; Anderson's Quirkiness by Martin Fido; Anderson's Solutions: The Lighter Side of Historical Reality by Jeffrey Bloomfield; Le Grand of the Strand by Gerry Nixon; Stephen Ryder Nabs Squibby - Ripperologist Editors; Clara Collett and Her Investigations in the East End by Deborah McDonald; The Search for Jack el Destripador by Eduardo Zinna; Dickens and the Ripper Legend by Madeleine Murphy; Arthur George Morrison: Was He the Child of the Jago by Andy and Sue Parlor; The Ripper People: William Le Queux; Jack the Redeemer by Robin Odell; Why We Will Never Forget Jack the Ripper by Anne Perry; Responses to the Ripper Murders: Letters to Old Jewry by L. Perry Curtis Jr; The Irish Dimension of the Ripper Saga by L. Perry Curtis Jr; Cut-throat: A Detailed Examination of the Neck Wounds Sustained by the Whitechapel Murder Victims by Karyo Magellan; The Art of Profiling an Historical Case: The Whitechapel Murders by James A. Bailey; and Jack by Gaslight: The Proglem of Illumination in Mitre Square by Neil Bell. 
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8 Bercuson, David; Wertheimer, Douglas A TRUST BETRAYED - The Keegstra Affair
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1985 0385250037 / 9780385250030 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
(xvii) 241 pp. Black boards lettered in silver on the spine. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. James "Jim" Keegstra was a public school teacher and mayor in Eckville, Alberta, who was charged and convicted of hate speech in 1984. The conviction was overturned by the Court of Appeal of Alberta but reinstated by the Supreme Court of Canada. The decision received substantial international attention and became a landmark Canadian legal case upholding the constitutionality of Canada's hate speech laws. Keegstra was teaching that the Holocaust was a lie and that Jews were all kinds of nasty things. A grade school teacher? Maybe he took Hitler's words to heart when the evil lunatic said that if he got the children young enough they would be his forever. The Chapters are: The World of Jim Keegstra; The Roots of Anti-Semitism; Keegstra in the Classroom; The Alberta School System; Dismissal; The ATA's Dilemma; Early Warnings - Cautious Responses; The Stiles Affair; A Month of Turmoil; and The Trial; followed by an Afterword; Appendix; and an index. 
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9 Bonner, M. G. THE REAL BOOK ABOUT CRIME DETECTION
Garden City, New York Garden City Books 1957 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good- 8vo Vincent Fodera; 
215 pp. Gray cloth decorated in blue and black on the spine; illustrated endpapers; headband. Edge and corner wear on the dustjacket with a triangular chip from the leading edge of the front panel; price intact; no interior markings. Illustrated with drawings by Vincent Fodera. The Chapters are: Faces Without Clues; Wanted by...; Trailing Criminals; Espionage; Sabotage and Saboteurs; Stolen Secrets; Men of the FBI; At Work; Mounties; Dog Service; Scientific Detection; Policeman's Schooling; The First Bobbies; Highwaymen Pirates Runners; Surete; Gangs of Criminals; Desperadoes and Revolution; and Ancient Laws; followed by an index. 
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10 Boyd, Neil THE LAST DANCE - Murder in Canada
Scarborough, Ontario Prentice Hall Canada 1988 0135238870 / 9780135238875 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo 
(ix) 286 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine. Review copy with the publisher's label pasted in on the front endpaper. The Chapters are: Murder in Canada; Killings: Our History; Killing Family; Killing Acquaintances; Killing for Money; Killing for Sex; and Emotionally Disturbed and Mentally Handicapped Killing. 
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11 Brier, Bob THE MURDER OF TUTANKHAMEN - A True Story
New York Putnam - G. P. Putnam's Sons 1998 0399143831 / 9780399143830 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo 
(xx) 264 pp. Beige boards decorated in gilt on the front panel and spine; headband; gray endpapers. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. Tutankhamun - King Tut - was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruled 1332 - 1323 BC), during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom or sometimes the New Empire Period. Howard Carter, that famous grave robber, discovered Tut's tomb in 1922. And now it is supposed that Tut's story is a 3,400 year-old murder mystery. The Chapters are: The King Must Die; Egypt before Tutankhamen; Tutankhamen's Ancestors: The Glorious Eighteenth Dynasty; Amarna - The Holy City; Tutankhamen's Parents; The Return to Thebes; The Most Famous Tomb in History; Dead Men Tell Tales: Tutankhamen's Mummy; A Widow's Plea; and Appendix: Testable Theories. 
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12 Burgess, Ann Marie; Burgess, Michael (introduction by Leland E. Glover) NEITHER SIN NOR SHAME
New York Belmont Books 1961 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
158 pp. Belmont Book 226. Edge and corner wear with minor creasing on the spine; very slight discolouration on the lower right of the last few pages; no other interior markings. An assortment of hookers tell their story. The Chapters are: Introduction by Leland E. Glover, author of Sex Life of the Modern Adult; Eunice: Any girl who wants to work in an office is welcome to it; Brenda: Why give them something free when they'll pay; Babs: My private life and my business life are separate. There was one exception; Red: At first we wouldn't cooperate so he hit us. I learned in a hurry; Daphne: It pays to advertise in the Model's Directory; Kiki: My clients were members of the German armed forces. I had special instructions; and Phyllis: If he throws me out there are others I can marry. 
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13 Butler, Ivan MURDERERS' ENGLAND
London Robert Hale 1973 0709140541 / 9780709140542 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
224 pp. Green boards lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated with black and white plates. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The Contents are: Introduction; They Died of a Fever; Inscrutable Orientals; Suffer Little Children; On the Scent; On the Beach; Gentlemen Do Not Hang Me High; Deep Frozen or Smoked; Watch Your Step; Waterbabies; and The Rabbit Catcher Who Caught Himself; followed by an epilogue and an index. 
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14 Butts, Edward THE DESPERATE ONES - Forgotten Canadian Outlaws
Toronto Dundurn Press 2006 1550026100 / 9781550026108 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo Signed by Author
224 pp. Signed on the half-title page by Edward Butts. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; aside from the author's signature, no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white drawings and photographs. The Contents are: Introduction; The Markham Gang: Oath of Secrecy; Charles Coghlin and Richard Oliver: Religious Feud; William Townsend: Wrong Man or Master of Deception; Frank Meeker: A Year Plus a Day; Wild in Michigan: Lynching in the North Woods - the Macdonald cousins; George Garnett and the Union Jack Bandits: Stagecoach Robbers; The Moses Brothers: Murder on Superior; The Napanee Bank Heist: An Inside Job; George O'Brien: Murder on a Yukon Trail; The Rutledge Gang: A Leap into Eternity; The Haney Brothers: Train Robbers; William Ruttan: Murder in Muskoka; Siberian Outlaws in Canada: Gunfight at New Hazelton; The Reid-Davis Gangs: Badmen on the Western Border; McFadden and Hotrum: The Only Men in the Wide, Wide World; The Murrell Gang: Taught to Kill; The Morel Gang of Montreal: April Fools; Louis Bevis: Shootout in Halifax; Orval Shaw: The Mystery Man of Skunk's Misery; and John Dillinger: The Canadian Connection. 
Price: 27.45 CDN
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15 Carey, Peter TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG - Ned Kelly
England Faber and Faber 2002 0571209874 / 9780571209873 First Printing - First Thus Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
424 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with creasing on the spine; no interior markings. Quite a number of films have been made about the Austrailian bushranger but perhaps the most notable is the one from 1970, directed by Tony Richardson and starring Mick Jagger in the title role. The Chapters are: His Life Until the Age of 12; His Life Ages 12 - 15; His Life at 15 Years of Age; His Life at 16 Years of Age; His Early Contact with Senior Policemen; Events Precipitated by the Arrest of Harry Power; His Life Following His Later Release from Pentridge Gaol; 24 Years; The Murders at Stringybark Creek; The History Is Commenced; His Life at 25 Years of Age; Conception and Construction of Armour; His Life at 26 Years of Age; The Siege at Glenrowan; and Death of Edward Kelly. 
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16 Carposi, George Jr GANGLAND KILLERS
New York Manor Books 1979 0532192567 / 9780532192565 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good 
267 pp. Edge and corner wear with minor creasing on the spine; no interior markings. The Chapters are: The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre - George Bugs Moran and Fred Killer Burke; The Clay Pigeon - Jack Legs Diamond and Kiki Roberts; Berserk Killer - Vincent Mad Dog Coll; Scarface Al Capone - the King of the Underworld; Machine Gun Kelly - Hair Trigger Assassin; John Dillinger - Public Enemy Number One; Pretty Boy Floyd - He Stained America's Landscape Red; Baby Face Nelson - He Killed with a Passion; Kansas City Ambush - The Union Station Bloodbath; Ray Hamilton - Executioner with a Literary Bent; Dutch Schultz - Arther Flegenheimer - the Piranha of Prohibition; and Ma Barker - America's Deadliest Woman. 
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17 Cawthorne, Nigel MAFIA - The History of the Mob
London Arcturus Publishing 2012 1848588372 / 9781848588370 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 8vo 
384 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a faint crease on the spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white plates. The Contents are: Introduction; The Sicilian Vespers; The Black Hand; Prohibition; The Castellammarese War; The Commission; The Mafia versus Mussolini; The Mafia Wars; The Strip and the Boardwalk; The French Connection; and The Pentiti; followed by an epilogue. 
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18 Cecil, Henry (pen name used by Henry Cecil Leon) BRIEF TO COUNSEL
London Michael Joseph 1958 Fourth Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo Edward Ardizzone; 
185 pp. Black boards decorated in white on the spine. Light rubbing at the corners of the dustjacket with a short closed tear on the right of the rear panel; slight darkening on the spine; price intact; no interior markings. The Contents are: Foreword by the Hon. Mr Justice Devlin; The Way Ahead; The Four Qualities; On Examinations; A Chapter of Explantions; Which Branch; Choosing a Master; Pupil; Barrister's Clerk; Second Year; Life at the Bar; Behaviour in Court; Behaviour Out of Court; The Solicitor; The Solicitor's Managing Clerk; Conferences; Judge or Master in Chambers; Opinions; The Leading Question; Hardy Annual; What Do You Do When You Know Your Client Is Guilty; Junior and Q. C.; Dock Brief; Woman at the Bar; Without Prejudice; and General Rules and Conclusion; followed by an appendix and an index. 
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19 Cherry, Paul THE BIKER TRIALS - Bringing Down the Hells Angels
Toronto ECW Press 2005 155022638X / 9781550226386 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo 
(x) 404 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs. The Chapters are: The Peak; Mom; Arrests en Masse; The Hits; An Ocean of Cash; Santa Claus aka Gerald Matticks; Project Rush: Guilty Pleas and Surprises; Stephane Sirois: A Man Inside; Stephane Gagne: Trigger Man; Serge Boutin: Nowhere to Go but Out; The Columbian Connection; The View from the Other Side; and A Jury Decides; followed by a conclusion and the cast of characters. 
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20 Clayton, Captain Gerold Fancourt THE WALL IS STRONG - The Life of a Prison Governor
London John Long 1958 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
188 pp. Black boards decorated in gilt and white on the spine. Wear at the corners of the dustjacket with a few small nicks and chips around the edges; price intact; no interior markings. The Contents are: New Wine in Old Bottles; Then and Now; A Door Closes; Appointed to Prison Service; The Grim Grey Prison in the City; Should a Man Hang for Murder; The Dorchester Experiment; Bottomley - The Man Who Hypnotized a Prison; The Army Man; The Gentleness I Found in Dartmoor; Mutiny; The Anatomy of Escape; Pity the Vanquished; The Dartmoor Mutineers; Governor on the Spot; The Awkward Years; The War and 18b; and Looking Back; followed by an index. 
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