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A QUESTION OF EVIDENCE Who Killed the Babes in the Wood?, Berry-Dee, Christopher with Odell, Robin
1 Berry-Dee, Christopher with Odell, Robin A QUESTION OF EVIDENCE Who Killed the Babes in the Wood?
London Allen 1991 1852272929 / 9781852272920 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First edition. Unclipped dustwrapper with NO LOSS. No marks or inscriptions. A Question of Evidence is the result of countless hours of research into the 'Babes in the Wood' case. It is a balanced assessment of the investigation and trial - it is more startling than the case itself. Illustrated. Nice and clean internally and externally. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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The Case of Timothy John Evans, Brabin, The Hon. Mr. Justice
2 Brabin, The Hon. Mr. Justice The Case of Timothy John Evans
London HMSO 1966 First Edition Original Wraps Very Good+ Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
No marks or inscriptions. Original paper covers. Original Home Office report on The Case Of Timothy John Evans by The Hon. Mr. Justice Brabin. Evans was sentenced to death for the murder of his wife and child, and was hanged on 9 March 1950 at Pentonville Prison. John Reginald Halliday Christie was a 54 year old mass murderer and sexual psychopath who murdered at least 6 women. He also gave evidence at the trial of Timothy Evans, who was executed (later posthumously pardoned) for crimes almost certainly committed by Christie. Nice and clean internally and externally. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 80.00 GBP
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A Handbook on Hanging, Duff, Charles
3 Duff, Charles A Handbook on Hanging
London Putnam 1961 First Thus Good++ Good+ Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Revised and enlarged edition. Book cocked. Clipped, frayed and worn dustwrapper with sunned spine. No marks or inscriptions. Gilt lettering to spine. The fame of this satirical essay is world-wide. Any supporter of capital punishment whose belief in the death penalty could survive this volume would indeed be beyond hope. The first edition is a collectors piece and the German edition was burned by the Nazis, no known copy having survived. Nice and clean internally and externally. 
Price: 23.00 GBP
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Studies of French Criminals of the Nineteenth Century, Irving, H B
4 Irving, H B Studies of French Criminals of the Nineteenth Century
London Heinemann 1901 First Edition Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First edition. Corners bumped. No marks or inscriptions. Gilt lettering to spine. Studies of French Criminals of the Nineteenth Century. Including Lacenaire * Troppmann * Barre & Lebiez etc. 356 pages including index. Nice and clean internally and externally. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Murder with a Difference - The Cases of Haigh and Christie, Lefebure, Molly
5 Lefebure, Molly Murder with a Difference - The Cases of Haigh and Christie
London Heinemann 1958 First Edition Very Good Good++ Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First edition. Unclipped dustwrapper with slight edgewear. No marks or inscriptions. Silver lettering to spine. The cases of Haigh and Christie, two of the most notorious multiple murderers in English legal history. Illustrated. Nice and clean internally and externally. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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The Appin Murder and The Trial of James Stewart, Macarthur, Lt. Gen. Sir William
6 Macarthur, Lt. Gen. Sir William The Appin Murder and The Trial of James Stewart
London JMP Publishing 1960 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First edition. Unclipped dustwrapper with 0.5 inch closed tear to top of spine. No marks or inscriptions. Gilt lettering to spine. Lt. Gen. Sir William Macarthur deals with the mysterious affair that inspired Stevenson to write his novels Kidnapped and Catriona, and is the result of much labour spread over many years. Nice and clean internally and externally. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 34.00 GBP
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THE OFFENDERS - Society and the Atrocious Crime, Playfair, Giles & Sington, Derrick
7 Playfair, Giles & Sington, Derrick THE OFFENDERS - Society and the Atrocious Crime
London Secker and Warburg 1957 First Edition Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Society and the Atrocious Crime. The dramatic case histories of six heinous crimes: Neville Heath * Rudi Brettinger * Irma Grese * Aake Horsten * Joseph Redenbaugh & The Rosenbergs. Includes summing up. Illustrated. Nice and clean internally and externally. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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Tragedy in Dedham, Russell, Francis
8 Russell, Francis Tragedy in Dedham
London Longmans 1963 First Edition Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First UK edition. Unclipped dustwrapper with NO LOSS. No marks or inscriptions. Gilt lettering to spine. The Story of the Sacco-Vanzetti Case. The case of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian immigrant anarchists, which began obscurely in 1921 with their prosecution for the killing of two payroll guards in South Braintree, Massachusetts, developed into one of the world's great trials and became a cause that divided America and echoed round the world. Nice and clean internally and externally. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Beyond Belief - A Chronicle of Murder and Its Detection, Williams, Emlyn
9 Williams, Emlyn Beyond Belief - A Chronicle of Murder and Its Detection
London Hamish Hamilton 1967 First Edition Very Good Good++ Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First edition. Unclipped dustwrapper with slight edgewear. No marks or inscriptions. Gilt lettering to spine. A chronicle of murder and its detection. The story of Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, perpetrators of the 'Moors Murders' in 1960s Lancashire. Nice and clean internally and externally. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 9.50 GBP
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Society Sensations, Wyndham, Horace
10 Wyndham, Horace Society Sensations
London Robert Hale 1938 First Edition Very Good Poor Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First edition. Frayed and worn dustwrapper, missing rear section. No marks or inscriptions. Gilt lettering to spine. Here are presented accounts of doings, which, at the time of their happening, thrilled and fluttered all Society. The list includes the memorable libel action brought by an ex-priest against a Cardinal * The trial in Paris of an English journalist for the murder of a coleague * The undignified squabble of a Commander-in-Chief with his aide-de-camp * The unhappy liason of a poet and a 'literary' lady * The suspect 'mediumship' of a female spiritualist * The exploits of a gold-digger who overreached herself * The story of a girl who began in the chorus, and who, by courage and personality, finished up in the peerage. Illustrated with plates. Complete. Nice and clean internally. Scarce book. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 110.00 GBP
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TO ENCOURAGE THE OTHERS - Startling New Facts on the Craig / Bentley Murder Case, Yallop, David A
11 Yallop, David A TO ENCOURAGE THE OTHERS - Startling New Facts on the Craig / Bentley Murder Case
London Allen 1971 049100088X / 9780491000888 First Edition Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First edition. Unclipped dustwrapper with NO LOSS. No marks or inscriptions. Gilt lettering to spine. Maps to end papers depict police plan. On 2nd Nov 1952, Christopher Craig aged 16 and Derek Bentley aged 19 were trapped by police on the roof of a Croydon warehouse. A gun battle ensued and PC Miles was killed. The armed Craig was too young to hang, but the unarmed Bentley was not and was duly executed. Derek Bentley was hanged as an example to the youth of this country, to check the frightening rise in postwar teenage crimes of violence. Nice and clean internally and externally. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated. 
Price: 19.50 GBP
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