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Child of Satan, Child of God

By: Atkins, Susan (With Bob Slosser)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Plainfield, N.J., Logos International: 1977

Seller ID: 012645

Condition: Good


Red paper boards. Free endpapers removed. Gift note. Susan Atkins was one of several young women influenced by Charles Manson to participate in robbery and murder in the San Francisco area in 1969. Convicted of murder in the first degree, she spent the next 40 years in prison, escaping the gas chamber due to California's dropping the death penalty. She died Sept. 24, 2009, after having one leg emputated and being diagnosed with brain cancer. 223 pp. View more info

The Mysterious Stranger

By: Bates, Walter

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Woodstock, N.B., Non-Entity Press: 1981

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 012741

ISBN: 0-9690215-1-8

Condition: Very Good


In July, 1814, a suave young man who gave his name as Henry More Smith was charged with stealing a horse and was lodged in Kingston Jail in care of Sheriff Walter Bates. Smith escaped for two months, but was returned to custody and secured by chains and a metal collar, which he broke. Sentenced to death, he constructed a puppet show from straw and strips of clothing. Pardoned, he was shipped to Windsor, his former home. 164 pp. View more info

True Story of the Lindbergh Kidnapping

By: Brant, John and Renaud, Edith

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, Kroy Wen Publishers, Inc.: 1932

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012204

Condition: Very Good


Bright orange cloth on boards. No writing or damage. The only title published by Kroy Wen in 1932. View more info

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A Century of Crime; The Development of Crime Detection Methods in Canada

By: Campbell, Marjorie Freeman

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart: 1970

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 009476

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth on boards. Library card pocket. Clear plastic wrapper over unclipped DJ. Begins with the hiring of the first salaried provincial constable, John Wilson Murray, in 1875. Does not include the Steven Truscott case, for example. 277 pp. View more info

The Hangman's Noose

By: Dearborn, Dorothy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Saint John, N.B., Neptune Publishing Co.,Ltd.: 1999

Seller ID: 012981

ISBN: 1896270190

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Cover design by Kitara Dearborn. Handy list of 20 of Dorothy's other titles. A dozen or so stories of mayhem and murder ending in death by hanging for the guilty party, the last of which was in 1957. 127 pp. View more info

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Easy Money

By: Goddard, Donald

Price: $50.00

Publisher: N.Y., Farrar, Straus, and Giroux: 1978

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 007970

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original black cloth on boards. DJ not clipped, but has small corner or fold tears, which I taped inside."This is the true story of George Ramos, who conspired with Frank Matthews, the black Luciano, to smuggle into the United States a shipment of European heroin equivalent to about three tons of junk in dose form." - Foreword. Reads like a first-person novel. Book is cocked. No writing. 366 pp. Black dot on front edges - possible remainder mark. View more info

When Rum Was King

By: Grant, B. J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Fredericton, N. B., Fiddlehead Poetry Books:

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 012909

ISBN: 0-86492-046-6

Condition: Very Good


An account of the part played by New Brunswick in the illegal liquor trade. 244 pp. with index. View more info

Lunar Rogue

By: Grantmyre, Barbara

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Fredericton, N.B., Brunswick Press: 1963

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 012738

Condition: Very Good


Original brown cloth on boards. DJ has minor head tears repaired inside. The interesting and entertaining story of Henry Moon, who came from England and turned up looking for work at a farmer's house in Nova Scotia, and soon marries the farmer's daughter.. He becomes a horse dealer in Saint John, New Brunswick, and is jailed for stealing. Sentenced to hang, he delights in removing his shackles. He tells fortunes to his hearers in prison. The author credits Sheriff ... View more info

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Hells Angels at War

By: Lavigne, Yves

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Toronto, HarperCollinsPublishersLtd.: 1999

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 004755

ISBN: 0002000245

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original black paper boards backed in black cloth. No writing or damage. 466 pp. View more info

Scotland's Penultimate Duel

By: Leggett, J.M.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Perthshire, Crossmount House: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012793

Condition: Very Good


The author discovers an ancestor to have died in a duel, the next-to-last one in Scotland. She sets out to tell the story, apparently without considering her story-telling ability or the value of the subject matter. What sane person would take part in a contest to kill someone when "success" would carry an automatic charge of murder ? Unfortunately the murder charge was dropped. 74 pp. View more info

Terror ! Murder and Panic in New Brunswick May-November, 1989

By: MacLean, Rick/Veniot, Andre

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1990

Edition: First Printing Stated

Seller ID: 012256

ISBN: 0-7710-5592-7

Condition: Very Good


An escaped murderer terrorizes New Brunswickers for seven months in 1989. Previous owner's name and address label. 189 pp. View more info

Truth and Honour; The Death of Richard Oland and the Trial of Dennis Oland

By: Marquis, Greg

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Halifax, Nimbus Publishing: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012599

ISBN: 978-1-77108-425

Condition: Near Fine


Four years after it happened the case was finally brought to trial. Verdict: Guilty of second-degree murder. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal. Latest word is of a re-trial possibly in the Fall of 2018, which will be more than seven years after the offence occurred. 255 frustrating, poorly-edited pages. View more info

Indecent Exposure; A True Story of Hollywood and Wall Street

By: McClintick, David

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, William Morow and Co., Inc.: 1982

Seller ID: 012095

ISBN: 0-688-01349-X

Condition: Very Good


White paper boards backed in white cloth. Even in Hollywood taking other people's money is frowned upon. 544 pp. View more info

Blood on the Sea

By: McCormick, Donald

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller Limited: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012470

Condition: Very Good


Red paper boards. DJ has three small edge tears. Three men in a boat were all that were left after they ate the cabin boy. Two tins of turnips were long gone. It happened in 1884. 158 pp. with index. View more info

The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia

By: McCoy, Alfred W. With Cathleen B. Read and Leonard P. Adams II

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row, Publishers: 1972

Seller ID: 012102

Condition: Good Plus


Previous owner's name. Brief note on rear endpaper. A chilling account of the origins and continuation of the worldwide trade in illegal drugs, with the ongoing participation of French and American governments as well as those of Burma, Thailand, and Laos. 464 pp. with index. View more info

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High; Confessions of a Pot Smuggler

By: O'Dea, Brian

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Random House Canada: 2006

Edition: First

Seller ID: 009367

Condition: Very Good


Original black cloth on boards. True account of a convicted doper and dealer. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, he ws paroled after 5. Gutter talk. 358 pp. View more info

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The Rectory Murder; The Mysterious Crime That Shocked Turn-of-the Century New Brunswick

By: Saunders, Kenneth

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Toronto, James Lorimer & Company: 1989

Edition: First (Number Line Contains 1)

Seller ID: 010901

ISBN: 1-55028-273-5

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Paperback book showing Hopewell Cape courthouse on cover. A new gallows would have to be erected since there had never been a hanging in Hopewell Cape. 301 pp. View more info

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For Services Rendered; Leslie James Bennett and the RCMP Security Service

By: Sawatsky, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday Canada Limited: 1982

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 010535

ISBN: 0-385-17660-0

Condition: Very Good


Black cloth on boards. Unclipped DJ. Brief gift note. The man in charge of RCMP Security Service for nearly 20 years was sacked on suspicion alone, it seems. I was into the third chapter before I felt I had to put it down. 339 pp. View more info

A Death in the Delta; The Story of Emmett Till

By: Whitfield, Stephen J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Free Press/ Macmillan: 1988

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 012651

ISBN: 0-02-935121-9

Condition: Very Good


Black cloth on boards. Tiny repaired tear to DJ foot of spine. Personally, one of the most horrifying stories I have ever read. I was just four years older than he at the time, having just graduated from Grade 12 in Ohio. I am humbled by the courage and strength of Emmett's mother, Mrs.Mamie Bradley, who insisted that the body be shipped back to Chicago and be displayed in the open casket at the funeral. 193 pp. View more info