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The Best American Crime Writing: 2003 Edition: The Year's Best True Crime Reporting
1 The Best American Crime Writing: 2003 Edition: The Year's Best True Crime Reporting
Vintage 2003 0375713018 / 9780375713019 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
Vintage 2003. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Jacket Condition: none. Small remainder mark This year’s worth of the most powerful, the most startling, the smartest and most astute, in short, the best crime journalism. Scouring hundreds of publications, Otto Penzler and Thomas H. Cook have created a remarkable compilation containing the best examples of the most current and vibrant of our literary traditions: crime reporting. Included in this volume are Maximillian Potter’s “The Body Farm” from GQ, a portrait of Murray Marks, who collects dead bodies and strews them around two acres of the University of Tennessee campus to study their decomposition in order to help solve crime; Jay Kirk’s “My Undertaker, My Pimp,” from Harper’s, in which Mack Moore and his wife, Angel, switch from run-ning crooked funeral parlors to establishing a brothel; Skip Hollandsworth’s “The Day Treva Throneberry Disappeared” from Texas Monthly, about the sudden disappearence of a teenager and the strange place she turned up; Lawrence Wright’s “The Counterterrorist” from The New Yorker, the story of John O’Neill, the FBI agent who tracked Osama bin Laden for a decade—until he was killed when the World Trade Center collapsed. Intriguing, entertaining, and compelling reading, Best American Crime Writing has established itself as a much-anticipated annual. 
Price: 8.95 USD
World's Most Evil Men (World's Greatest)
2 World's Most Evil Men (World's Greatest)
Bounty Books 2002 0753706962 / 9780753706961 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Like New 
Bounty Books 2002. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: As New. Jacket Condition: None. History is blighted by the deeds of many men - Pol Pot, Idi Amin, Joseph Stalin, Papa Doc Adolf Hitler, Al Capone, the Kray twins and many others. Their cruelty and violence changed the face of the human race and certainly gave it cause to examine its own nature more closely. 
Price: 8.95 USD
Mafia Princess: Growing up in Sam Giancana's Family, Antoinette Giancana,
3 Antoinette Giancana, Mafia Princess: Growing up in Sam Giancana's Family
William Morrow & Co. 0688026206 / 9780688026202 HARDCOVER Used; Good 
Gray cloth and paper over boards. B&W photo section. Appendix: Chicago Crime Directory, biographical snippets; index. Author B&W phot on DJ back (by Sam Manno). A life of luxury, isolation, and loneliness was the experience of the daughter of Sam Giancana, successor to Al Capone's Chicago mafia organization, and himself gunned down 9 years before this publication, in a gangland style slaying. His was an iron rule, defined by power, corruption, violence, and money. Side stories: Fidel Castro, the Kennedys, Frank Sinatra, antique Venetian mirrors, and author's own experience with shock treaments in a mental institution after rebelling. 
Price: 10.95 USD
The World's Most Infamous Murders, Boar/Blundell
4 Boar/Blundell The World's Most Infamous Murders
Hamlyn 075370692X / 9780753706923 TRADE PAPERBACK New 
Although we regards as a horrifying crime, most murders are unpremeditated acts committed in a brief moment of rage. But there other murders that are more sinister, motivated by greed, or to gratify perverted desires. This book considers the compulsions of the Yorkshire Ripper, the casual shootings by Bonnie and Clyde and the inexplicable sadism of the Moors Murderers 
Price: 6.95 USD
Hitman : The Untold Story of Johnny Martorano: Whitey Bulger's Enforcer and the Most Feared Gangster, Carr, Howie
5 Carr, Howie Hitman : The Untold Story of Johnny Martorano: Whitey Bulger's Enforcer and the Most Feared Gangster
Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom 2011 0765326396 / 9780765326393 HARDCOVER Used; Like New 
Hitman: The Untold Story of Johnny Martorano is a book about Johnny Martorano a former hitman for the Winter Hill Gang in Boston, Massachusetts who murdered 20 people for the winter hill gang. 
Price: 9.95 USD
So Innocent yet So Dead, Davis, Bill
6 Davis, Bill So Innocent yet So Dead
2015 0985040386 / 9780985040383 HARDCOVER New 
Trade Paperback. Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: None. Flat Signed by the Author. On October 6, 1990, during a family weekend at an antique mall in Beaumont, Texas, Joe and Elaine Langley's life changed forever. Their 10-year-old daughter, Falyssa Van Winkle, disappeared while buying peanuts just a few yards away. Five hours later her body was found under a remote rural bridge 80 miles away from where she had been raped and strangled. Starting with hundreds of potential witnesses and suspects who were at the mall, a team of investigators from throughout Southeast Texas quickly narrowed their focus to a 44-year-old vendor and family acquaintenance named James Rexford Powell. Seen through the eyes of a veteran sex crime detective who helped lead the search for Falyssa Van Winkle's killer, this is a chronicle of the investigation, arrest and subsequent trial of a man whose profile is all too familiar to police, and can be found much closer to home than any parent can bear to imagine. 
Price: 19.95 USD
The Killer Of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story And The Birth Of Forensic Science (Vintage), Douglas Starr
7 Douglas Starr The Killer Of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story And The Birth Of Forensic Science (Vintage)
Vintage 2011 0307279081 / 9780307279088 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
Vintage 2010. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Jacket Condition: none. Small remainder mark Winner of the Gold Dagger Award A fascinating true crime story that details the rise of modern forensics and the development of modern criminal investigation. At the end of the nineteenth century, serial murderer Joseph Vacher terrorized the French countryside, eluding authorities for years, and murdering twice as many victims as Jack The Ripper. Here, Douglas Starr revisits Vacher's infamous crime wave, interweaving the story of the two men who eventually stopped him—prosecutor Emile Fourquet and Dr. Alexandre Lacassagne, the era's most renowned criminologist. In dramatic detail, Starr shows how Lacassagne and his colleagues were developing forensic science as we know it. Building to a gripping courtroom denouement, The Killer of Little Shepherds is a riveting contribution to the history of criminal justice. 
Price: 9.95 USD
Hit #29;: Based on the killer's own account, Joey
8 Joey Hit #29;: Based on the killer's own account
Playboy Press 0872233987 / 9780872233980 1st HARDCOVER Used; Good 
After the crime-primer success of Joey the Hitman, Hit 29 takes readers on a stranger-than-fiction journey of one actual hit taken on by Jewish hitman, numbers king, and loan shark "Joey." But the twenty-ninth contract hit Joey has taken on (without a conviction) turns out to be a lot more complicated than it first appears. As recounted in Joey's patented matter-of-fact, regular-guy tone, the target, a low-level numbers "controller," turns out to be an old acquaintance from the neighborhood, the client is a man who once tried to have Joey hit, and there are enough twists and double-backs "not to mention fascinatingly credible mob details and color" to keep Soprano fans up all night. 
Price: 10.95 USD
Last Chance In Texas: The Redemption Of Criminal Youth, John Hubner
9 John Hubner Last Chance In Texas: The Redemption Of Criminal Youth
Random House Trade Paperbacks 2008 0375759980 / 9780375759987 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
Random House 2008. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Jacket Condition: none. Small remainder mark A powerful, bracing and deeply spiritual look at intensely, troubled youth, Last Chance in Texas gives a stirring account of the way one remarkable prison rehabilitates its inmates. While reporting on the juvenile court system, journalist John Hubner kept hearing about a facility in Texas that ran the most aggressive–and one of the most successful–treatment programs for violent young offenders in America. How was it possible, he wondered, that a state like Texas, famed for its hardcore attitude toward crime and punishment, could be leading the way in the rehabilitation of violent and troubled youth? Now Hubner shares the surprising answers he found over months of unprecedented access to the Giddings State School, home to “the worst of the worst”: four hundred teenage lawbreakers convicted of crimes ranging from aggravated assault to murder. Hubner follows two of these youths–a boy and a girl–through harrowing group therapy sessions in which they, along with their fellow inmates, recount their crimes and the abuse they suffered as children. The key moment comes when the young offenders reenact these soul-shattering moments with other group members in cathartic outpourings of suffering and anger that lead, incredibly, to genuine remorse and the beginnings of true empathy . . . the first steps on the long road to redemption. Cutting through the political platitudes surrounding the controversial issue of juvenile justice, Hubner lays bare the complex ties between abuse and violence. By turns wrenching and uplifting, Last Chance in Texas tells a profoundly moving story about the children who grow up to inflict on others the violence that they themselves have suffered. It is a story of horror and heartbreak, yet ultimately full of hope. 
Price: 10.95 USD
American Desperado : My Life--from Mafia Soldier to Cocaine Cowboy to Secret Government Asset, Jon Roberts, Evan Wright
10 Jon Roberts, Evan Wright American Desperado : My Life--from Mafia Soldier to Cocaine Cowboy to Secret Government Asset
Broadway 2012 0307450430 / 9780307450432 TRADE PAPERBACK New 
Broadway Books, Paperback, 2012, Book Condition: New; small remainder mark. The true story of super-criminal Jon Roberts, star of the documentary Cocaine Cowboys. American Desperado is Roberts’ no-holds-barred account of being born into Mafia royalty, witnessing his first murder at the age of seven, becoming a hunter-assassin in Vietnam, returning to New York to become--at age 22--one of the city’s leading nightclub impresarios, then journeying to Miami where in a few short years he would rise to become the Medellin Cartel’s most effective smuggler. But that’s just half the tale. The roster of Roberts’ friends and acquaintances reads like a Who’s Who of the latter half of the 20th century and includes everyone from Jimi Hendrix, Richard Pryor, and O.J. Simpson to Carlo Gambino, Meyer Lansky, and Manuel Noriega. Nothing if not colorful, Roberts surrounded himself with beautiful women, drove his souped-up street car at a top speed of 180 miles per hour, shared his bed with a 200-pound cougar, and employed a 6”6” professional wrestler called “The Thing” as his bodyguard. Ultimately, Roberts became so powerful that he attracted the attention of the Republican Party’s leadership, was wooed by them, and even was co-opted by the CIA for which he carried out its secret agenda. Scrupulously documented and relentlessly propulsive, this collaboration between a bloodhound journalist and one of the most audacious criminals ever is like no other crime book you’ve ever read. 
Price: 9.95 USD
Wayward Puritans: A Study in the Sociology of Deviance (Deviance & Criminology Series), Kai T. Erikson
11 Kai T. Erikson Wayward Puritans: A Study in the Sociology of Deviance (Deviance & Criminology Series)
John Wiley & Sons, Inc B014S2XU2A 1966 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Good 
This book uses the Puritan settlement in 17th-century Massachusetts as a setting in which to examine several ideas about deviant behavior in society. Combining sociology and history, Erikson draws on the records of the Bay Colony to illustrate the way in which deviant behavior fits in the texture of social life generally. The main argument of Wayward Puritans is that deviant forms of behavior are often a valuable resource in society, providing a point of contrast which is necessary for the maintenance of a coherent social order. 
Price: 24.95 USD
Remembering Satan:  A Tragic Case Of Recovered Memory, Lawrence Wright,
12 Lawrence Wright, Remembering Satan: A Tragic Case Of Recovered Memory
Vintage 1995 0679755829 / 9780679755821 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
Vintage 1995. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Jacket Condition: none. Small remainder mark In 1988 Ericka and Julie Ingram began making a series of accusations of sexual abuse against their father, Paul Ingram, who was a respected deputy sheriff in Olympia, Washington. At first the accusations were confined to molestations in their childhood, but they grew to include torture and rape as recently as the month before. At a time when reported incidents of "recovered memories" had become widespread, these accusations were not unusual. What captured national attention in this case is that, under questioning, Ingram appeared to remember participating in bizarre satanic rites involving his whole family and other members of the sheriff's department. Remembering Satan is a lucid, measured, yet absolutely riveting inquest into a case that destroyed a family, engulfed a small town, and captivated an America obsessed by rumors of a satanic underground. As it follows the increasingly bizarre accusations and confessions, the claims and counterclaims of police, FBI investigators, and mental health professionals. Remembering Satan gives us what is at once a psychological detective story and a domestic tragedy about what happens when modern science is subsumed by our most archaic fears. 
Price: 9.95 USD
Gangbusters: How a Street Tough, Elite Homicide Unit Took Down New York's Most Dangerous Gang, Michael Stone
13 Michael Stone Gangbusters: How a Street Tough, Elite Homicide Unit Took Down New York's Most Dangerous Gang
Anchor Distributors 2002 0385489730 / 9780385489737 TRADE PAPERBACK New 
Anchor Books, Paperback, 2002, Book Condition: New; small remainder mark. An elite homicide investigation unit takes on one of the most savage and destructive gangs in New York City history in this gritty true-crime narrative. The investigation into the late-night murder of a college student on the West Side Highway leads to the Wild Cowboys, a group of young men who for years terrorized Upper Manhattan and the Bronx while running a $30,000-a-day drug business. What follows is a tale of dogged pursuit that offers a fascinating inside look at the workings of a complex police investigation, and a satisfying account of how a city took back its streets. 
Price: 8.95 USD
World's Worst Atrocities, Nigel Cawthorne
14 Nigel Cawthorne World's Worst Atrocities
1900 0753700905 / 9780753700907 TRADE PAPERBACK New 
Morbid fascination or education, these stories highlight some of the most harrowing events of history that show mans inhumanity to man. Extremely shocking at times, it is difficult to believe that some of these events actually took place, and some only very recently. 
Price: 6.95 USD
Anatomy Of Injustice: A Murder Case Gone Wrong (Vintage), Raymond Bonner
15 Raymond Bonner Anatomy Of Injustice: A Murder Case Gone Wrong (Vintage)
Vintage 2013 0307948544 / 9780307948540 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
Vintage 2013. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Jacket Condition: none. Small remainder mark From Pulitzer Prize winner Raymond Bonner, the gripping story of a grievously mishandled murder case that put a twenty-three-year-old man on death row. In January 1982, an elderly white widow was found brutally murdered in the small town of Greenwood, South Carolina. Police immediately arrested Edward Lee Elmore, a semiliterate, mentally retarded black man with no previous felony record. His only connection to the victim was having cleaned her gutters and windows, but barely ninety days after the victim's body was found, he was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. Elmore had been on death row for eleven years when a young attorney named Diana Holt first learned of his case. With the exemplary moral commitment and tenacious investigation that have distinguished his reporting career, Bonner follows Holt's battle to save Elmore's life and shows us how his case is a textbook example of what can go wrong in the American justice system. Moving, enraging, suspenseful, and enlightening, Anatomy of Injustice is a vital contribution to our nation's ongoing, increasingly important debate about inequality and the death penalty. 
Price: 9.95 USD
Best Intentions: The Education And Killing Of Edmund Perry, Robert Sam Anson,
16 Robert Sam Anson, Best Intentions: The Education And Killing Of Edmund Perry
Vintage 1988 0394757076 / 9780394757070 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
Vintage 2003. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Jacket Condition: none. Small remainder mark A complex, poignant exploration of racial attitudes in America, as illumined by the case of Edmund Perry. Perry, a seventeen-year-old black honors student from Harlem, was fatally shot by a young white plainclothes policeman in 1985 in an alleged mugging attempt. Perry had recently graduated from Philips Exeter Academy and was to attend Stanford University that fall. The shooting and the subsequent case, in which Edmund's elder brother Jonah, an undergraduate at Cornell University, was accused, tried, and found not guilty, drew national headlines and was the subject of heated debate among black and white communities alike. Using interviews with Perry's parents, friends, and former teachers in Harlem and at Exeter, journalist Robert Sam Anson has written a compelling account of a boy caught between two worlds and a profound portrait of the state of race in America. 
Price: 8.95 USD
Why We Love Serial Killers: The Curious Appeal of the World's Most Savage Murderers, Scott Bonn
17 Scott Bonn Why We Love Serial Killers: The Curious Appeal of the World's Most Savage Murderers
Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 1629144320 / 9781629144320 TRADE PAPERBACK New 
For decades now, serial killers have taken center stage in the news and entertainment media. The coverage of real-life murderers such as Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer has transformed them into ghoulish celebrities. Similarly, the popularity of fictional characters such as Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter or Dexter demonstrates just how eager the public is to be frightened by these human predators. But why is this so? Could it be that some of us have a gruesome fascination with serial killers for the same reasons we might morbidly stare at a catastrophic automobile accident? Or it is something more? In Why We Love Serial Killers, criminology professor Dr. Scott Bonn explores our powerful appetite for the macabre, while also providing new and unique insights into the world of the serial killer, including those he has gained from his correspondence with two of the world’s most notorious examples, David Berkowitz (“Son of Sam”) and Dennis Rader (“Bind, Torture, Kill”). In addition, Bonn examines the criminal profiling techniques used by law enforcement professionals to identify and apprehend serial predators, he discusses the various behaviors—such as the charisma of the sociopath— that manifest themselves in serial killers, and he explains how and why these killers often become popular cultural figures. Groundbreaking in its approach, Why We Love Serial Killers is a compelling look at how the media, law enforcement agencies, and public perception itself shapes and feeds the “monsters” in our midst. 
Price: 10.95 USD
A Serial Killer in Nazi Berlin : The Chilling True Story of the S-Bahn Murderer, Selby, Scott Andrew
18 Selby, Scott Andrew A Serial Killer in Nazi Berlin : The Chilling True Story of the S-Bahn Murderer
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated 2014 0425264149 / 9780425264140 HARDCOVER Used; Like New 
For all appearances, Paul Ogorzow was a model German. An employed family man, party member, and sergeant in the infamous Brownshirts, he had worked his way up in the Berlin railroad from a manual laborer laying track to auxiliary signalman. But he also had a secret . . . Due to Allied bombing raids, the Nazi high command instituted a total blackout throughout Berlin, including on commuter trains. Under cover of darkness and with a flock of helpless victims, Ogorzow escalated from simply frightening women to physically attacking them, eventually raping and murdering them, and even casually tossing their bodies off the moving trains. Though the Nazi party tried to censor news of the attacks, the women of Berlin soon lived in a state of constant fear. It was up to Wilhelm Lüdtke, head of the Berlin police’s serious crimes division, to hunt down the madman in their midst. For the first time, the gripping full story of Ogorzow’s killing spree and Lüdtke’s relentless pursuit is told in dramatic detail 
Price: 9.95 USD
The World's Greatest Crimes of Passion, Tim Healey
19 Tim Healey The World's Greatest Crimes of Passion
Hamlyn 1851528687 / 9781851528684 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Like New 
This book tells the stories of crimes committed in the frenzies and frustrations of love - violent and tragic endings to a love story that has gone wrong. Passion, jealousy, revenge, and despair are the themes, and the eternal triangle is often the pattern. Here are true-life tales of romance, mystery and horror! 
Price: 6.95 USD
A New Kind Of Monster: The Secret Life And Shocking True Crimes Of An Officer . . . And A Murderer, Timothy Appleby
20 Timothy Appleby A New Kind Of Monster: The Secret Life And Shocking True Crimes Of An Officer . . . And A Murderer
Broadway 2011 030788872X / 9780307888723 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
Small remainder mark Ripped from the headlines, the horrific and astonishing true story of the double life of Russell Williams, who was at once a respected figure in the Canadian military and a ruthless sado-sexual serial criminal and murderer. In the annals of psycho-killers, Colonel Russell Williams may well be unique. A decorated air force colonel, Williams was, for years, living a double life as a sado-sexual home invader, burglar, pedophile, and, ultimately, murderer. A model officer and elite pilot, he was trusted with flying international dignitaries including Queen Elizabeth, as well as commanding Canada's most important military airbase. Yet his dark and violent secret life included breaking into 82 homes of girls and women; thefts of vast amounts of lingerie (which he dressed in); two bizarre sexual assaults that left an uncomprehending Ontario village on a knife's-edge; and eventually, two rape-murders. When police raided Williams's home--a home he shared with his wife, a respected professional in her own right who was apparently completely unaware of her husband's unconscionable double life--they found hundreds of pairs of women's underwear, meticulously organized and catalogued. In this book, veteran Globe and Mail crime reporter Tim Appleby chronicles a true story that could have been lifted from the darkest pages of pulp fiction, one that offers fascinating--and troubling--insights on human psychopathology. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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