TRUE CRIME, CRIMINOLOGY, LAW and JUSTICE BOOKS

Criminology, Law and legal books.
Also true crime including serial killers, Jack the Ripper, criminal biographies, famous trials etc.

All these fortunabooks.com prices are in New Zealand dollars, and there is a minimum order required of NZD$20 excluding postage.

Jack the Ripper and pre 20th century true crime books here.

ATKINS Susan with Bob Slosser 
Child of Satan, Child of God
Charles Manson's Woman, from Helter Skelter to her miraculous rebirth.
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Atkins relates her childhood, time with the Charles Manson clan at Spahn Ranch, the 'Helter Skelter' killing spree, and her conversion to Born Again Christianity while on Death Row.
ISBN0882702297

VG hardback in G+ price clipped dust jacket with rubbing and edge wear. Inscription to front end paper.
$45 C/C
Logos International 1977 first edition, 290 pages.
[#3328 ]





ATKINS Susan with Bob Slosser 
Child of Satan, Child of God
Charles Manson's Woman, her own story.
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Atkins relates her childhood, time with the Charles Manson clan at Spahn Ranch, the 'Helter Skelter' killing spree, and her conversion to Born Again Christianity while on Death Row.

G paperback with rubbed edges
$20 A/B
Hodder 1978 reprint, 287pp.
[PB705 ]





BEYNEN Ray Van 
Zero-Alpha
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The New Zealand Armed Offenders Squad official history.
From Armed Constabulary to anti-terrorist commandos.
ISBN9780958371742
police, crime, law enforcement, AOS

VG softback with a minor crease to the cover.
$20 C/B
Howling At The Moon Productions Ltd. 1998 first edition, 244pp.
[#4145 ]



BIRT Chris 
The Final Chapter
The Truth Bedhind New Zealand's Most Famous Murder Mystery
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The author revisits the terrible 1970 murders of Jeanette and Harvey Crewe on their isolated farmhouse at Pukekawa.
Arthur Allan Thomas was twice convicted of murder, but later declared innocent and pardoned.
Birt posits another candidate for the crime, who had motive, means and opportunity.
That man was Jeanette's own father, Lenard William Demler.
ISBN9780141006291
Crewe murders, new zealand, true crime

VG softback, former owner name at front.
$15 C/B
Penguin 2001, 227pp + plates.
[#3754/3901 ]




BLOM-COOPER Louis  The A6 Murder Regina v. James Hanratty: The Semblance of Truth
VG $9 A/A Penguin Special [S216] 1963 first edition paperback, 142pp. Exposure of the flaws of English judicial system as relates to a famous murder in Britain. [PB# 704 true crime]
BROWN Wenzell
Introduction to Murder, the unpublished facts behind the notorious Lonely Hearts killers Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez.

VG VG chipped spine ends, rubbed corners, name to fep.

$25 C/B [TRC 20]

Andrew Dakers 1953 first edition hardcover, 232pp. Covers right up to the execution in Sing Sing's electric chair.


BROWNE Douglas G & E V TULLETT  Bernard Spilsbury his life and cases
G rear hinge cracked, name whited out to fep, cloth boards rubbed, light spotting $15 C/C Harrap 1951 first edition cloth, 422pp + plates. Biography and case studies of one of the foremost Criminal Pathologists of modern times. Includes such infamous cases as; Hawley Harvey Crippen, The Brides in the Baths murders, Bonati Charing Cross Trunk case and more. [# 1395 true crime]
BUGLIOSI Vincent & GENTRY Curt
Helter Skelter; the Manson Murders

G+ short splits at spine ends, reading curl to edges.

$15 C/B [Item# 187 TRC]

Penguin 1977 paperback, 623pp+ plates. cover image is still of shaven headed Robert Hendrickson as Manson from the film Helter Skelter. ISBN 0140042962.


BURT Leonard
Commander Burt of Scotland Yard

VG- VG- small watermarkbottom edge of DW and pages, just to the margin, light wear to DW, name to fep.

$10 C/C [TRC 16]

Heinemann 1959 first edition hardcover, ix 246pp + plates. The memoirs of the man who rose from bobby to Commander of Scotland Yard, full of information on his varied and interesting cases, including William Joyce 'Lord Haw Haw'; various spies; the IRA and Palestinian extremists, murderers etc.


BUTLER Ivan  Trials of Brian Donald Hume Celebrated Trials series
VG VG slightly sunned spine to DW $10 C/B David & Charles 1976 first edition hardcover 128pp + plates. In 1950 Hume stood trial for the murder of Stanley Setty, whose dismembered body he dumped into the sea from a light aircraft. ISBN 0715371185 [# 1608 true crime]
CASTLE H G
Case for the prosecution, Behind the scenes in crime detection

VG G DW edge worn, small paint splash to cover, foxed closed edges

$10 C/B [TRC 8]

Naldrett 1956 hardcover, xi 180pp + plates, deals with the gamut of crime from petty thieves to murderers, as seen from the police of Scotland Yard.


CHERRILL Fred
Cherrill of the Yard

G+ light insect damage to cloth surface.

$10 C/C [TRC 17]

Harrap 1954 cloth, 248pp + plates. Autobiography of the Ex-Chief Superintendent of the Fingerprint Bureau of New Scotland Yard.


COOKE Robin (editor) 
Portrait of a Profession
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The Centennial book of the New Zealand Law Society.
A book by lawyers about lawyers, being a collection of essays on the history of the legal profession in New Zealand, including notable individuals and regional bodies.
lawyers, judges, chief justice, law society

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with rubbed corners and a small area of chipping loss to rear panel.
$20 C/D
Reed 1969, 439pp + plates.
[#3606 ]




CRITCHLEY MacDonald
The Trial of Neville George Clevely Heath

VG two small dark spots to upper board

$40 C/C [TRC 5]

William Hodge 1951 first edition cloth, 239pp + plates. Notable British Trials series. Taken from the court transcripts etc of the trial of the sadist Heath.


CROWE Desmond T. 
Beyond the Beat
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The recollections Desmond Crowe, a retired Police Officer and Local Body Politician. During his service in the police he had some unique experiences. He began his training at the Police Training School at Lyttelton in 1954.
ISBN9780473107666

VG softback
$20 C/B
Desmond T. Crowe 2005, 184pp.
[#3365 ]





CURLEWIS H. R.  The Mirror of Justice A layman's introduction to the legal process
VG sunned spine and minor foxing to prelims $20 C/C The Law Book Company of Australasia 1906. iv 304pp. Memoirs and anecdotes as well as cases etc. Curlewis was married Ethel Turner, the author of Seven Little Australians. [# 1757 law]

DOUGLAS, John E. 
Mindhunter
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Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit, who study crimes to build a profile of suspects.
The basis for the Netflix true crime series of the same name.
This copy is the US first edition by Scribner, but it has the UK dust jacket of the Heinemann edition.
ISBN0684803763
true crime, serial killers, criminology, behavioural science, mind hunter

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
$15 C/C
Scribner 1995 first US edition, 384pp + plates.
[#4073 ]



FARRAR & DUGDALE  Introduction to Legal Method second edition
VG- very minor pencil underlining to a few pages $15 C/C Sweet & Maxwell 1984, 2nd Revised edition, soft cover, 307pp. ISBN 0421297808 [# 1594 reference law ]

FARRAR John  Introduction to Legal Method
VG- worn wrappers $9 C/C Sweet & Maxwell 1981 (3rd imp of first edition) soft cover xvi 258pp. ISBN 0421211903 [# 1604 reference law ]

FIELD Jim 
Backtracking
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Field was a New Zealand Police Dog Handler from 1974-1987. He describes his experiences of the selection, training and operation of police dogs. He saw service in Masterton and the Wairarapa, and policed the Springbok Tour protests.
ISBN0473021099
police, dog-handler, canine, memoir

VG softback with gift inscription and signed by Jim Field
$25 C/C
Wairarapa Times-Age Co. Ltd., 248 pp.
[#3460 ]





FOX Sylvan  The Unanswered Questions about President Kennedy's Assassination revised edition
VG faded spine $7 A/A Award Books 1975 fourth revised edition, paperback, 238pp + adverts. 'Shatters the Warren Commission cover- up...includes... the Cuban Connection' [PB# 665 true crime]

FRANK Gerold  The Boston Strangler
G date to half title, names to title page, no wrapper, corners bumped, tail of upper joint split $10 C/C Cape 1967 first edition hard cover, 352pp Author was a journalist covering the case as it unfolded with access to all the scenes and participants. [# 1396 true crime]

FRANK Gerold  The Boston Strangler
VG- pen name and some pencil erasure to half title, no wrapper, $15 C/C Cape 1967 first edition hard cover, 352pp Author was a journalist covering the case as it unfolded with access to all the scenes and participants. [# 1532 true crime]

FRANK Gerold   The Boston Strangler
VG- VG one page has tape repair to lower margin tear unclipped DW light handling wear $20 C/C Jonathan Cape 1967 first edition hard cover, 352pp. [#1945 true crime]

FURNEAUX Rupert  Famous Criminal Cases 2 includes Parker & Hulme lesbian murderesses
VG- Fair DW chipped and worn with large peices missing from spine ends, book a little tired $10 C/B Roy c.1954 first edition cloth, 197pp + plates. [#1155 true crime]

GLAMUZINA Julie & Alison J. Laurie 
Parker and Hulme, a Lesbian View
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An in depth scholarly study of the case and the reaction it created in the general public and academia at the time.
The allegedly lesbian teen couple killed the mother of one who was threatening to split the pair up.
This case was the basis for the film Heavenly Creatures by Peter Jackson.
ISBN0908652542
Juliet Hulme, Pauline Parker, Lust Murder, Lesbian Youth, Folie a Deux, Crime

VG softback with gift inscription to first page.
$15 C/B
New Women's Press 1991, 214pp. with illustrations.
[#3655 ]



GRAHAM Peter 
So Brilliantly Clever
Parker, Hulme and the murder that shocked the World.
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An excellent work on the most sensational and shocking murder of modern New Zealand times.
Written with an expert lawyer's insights, Graham explores the psychology of the relationship between Juliet Hulme (now writing as Anne Perry) and Pauline Parker.
The pre-meditated murder of Parker's mother, Honorah Rieper, on 22 June 1954 in Victoria Park, scandalised Christchurch and shocked the world, especially as there were hints the killers were a lesbian couple.
Graham details what happened to the murderers after their sentences were served.
ISBN9781877551123
true crime, Heavenly Creatures, Peter Jackson, Honorah Parker, Folie Deux, matricide

VG softback
$35 C/C
Awa Press 2011 first edition, 341pp.
[#3991 ]



GREENO Edward  War on the Underworld Digit Books R494
G+ spine roll, light wear $5 A/A Digit/ Brown & Watson (1960) paperback, 160pp. Account by Ex-Det. Chief Supt. Greeno. British crime from the first half of the Twentieth Century, by a C.I.D. man. [PB# 871 true crime]

HANLON A. C. 
Random Recollections, Notes on a Lifetime at the Bar
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Memoirs by, at the time, New Zealand's foremost barrister and judge.
Includes famous New Zealand criminal cases and the trials of Minnie Deans, Charles Clements, the Tapanui murder of Sing Tong, William Wogan and more.
criminology, trials, jurisprudence, law

VG hardback with no dust jacket. Minor rubbing wear to corners.
$45 C/B
Otago Daily Times 1939 First Edition, xii 332 + frontis portrait.
[#4290 ]



HARKNESS Philip 
Reading the Riot Act
A 200 Year History of Justices of the Peace in New Zealand
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Based on British common law and the principles of the Magna Carta, the institution of the Justice of the Peace in colonial New Zealand evolved to meet the needs of the Maori custom of utu.
This history shows how JPs have had to balance both the British and the Maori sense of justice.
Includes the achievements of the early colonial JPs,from Thomas Kendall onwards, and the creating of Judicial Justices of the Peace.
ISBN9780473295967
public order, crime, justice, law, legal history

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
$30 C/C
Media Features Ltd 2015, 160pp.
[#4311 ]


HEPPENSTALL Rayner
The Sex War and others- a survey of recent murder, principally in France.

VG VG

$20 C/B [TRC 9]

Peter Owen 1973 first edition hardcover, 192pp + plates. Includes Haigh, Heath and Christie. ISBN 0720603226


HOOD Lynley 
Minnie Dean : Her Life & Crimes

In 1895 Minnie Dean was hanged for the crime of infanticide, as was regarded as a 'baby farmer', profiting by taking in unwanted babies, whom she was supposed to care for. The prosection claimed she instead murdered them. A study of her life and crimes.
ISBN0140167633

VG softback
$30 C/B
Penguin 1994, 221pp + plates. [#2855 new zealand, crime, murder, biography, otago, winton ]





HUNTER Keith 
Trial by Trickery
Scott Watson, the Sounds Murders and the Game of Law
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On New Year's Eve 1997, young holiday-makers Ben Smart and Olivia Hope disappeared from a party at a seaside resort, last seen boarding a mystery yacht with a mystery man. Five months later 26-year old Scott Watson was arrested and later convicted of their murders. But is Watson guilty? Keith Hunter is one of many who think not and in 2003 he produced a documentary that showed why. Now he goes further, showing how the jury's verdict was acquired
ISBN9780473117214
true crime, murder, justice

VG softback
$20 C/C
Hunter Productions 2006, 295pp.
[#3465 ]





JACOBS T C H   Aspects of Murder with 28 illustrations
G ex library, boards soiled spine leans, pen stripes to fore edge $5 C/C Stanley Paul 1956 first edition hard cover, 224pp + plates. Trials of Craig and Bentley , Murder on a Towpath, Porthpean Murders, Clapham Murder, Early Finger-print cases, triumphs of routine police investigation. Mainly British cases. [# 1079 true crime]

JENNINGS Al 
Through the Shadows with O. Henry
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, for sale in New Zealand

A biography of O.Henry by one of his prison cell mates from before he made his mark as an author.
Jennings was a small-time Oklahoma outlaw and friend of William S. Porter, aka O. Henry.
author, writer, prison diary

Good hardback with rubbed edges.
Rear hinge cracked and loosened, minor foxing, one plate loose, minor pencil notation, one page messy tear repaired with archival tape.
$15 C/C
H K Fly 1921 first edition decorated cloth, 320pp.
[#4294 ]



JENSEN Robyn 
Kirsa, a Mother's Story
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An account of the 1983 murder of a young girl and her mothers account of the search for the child and the killer.
ISBN0908990219
Napier, Kirsa Jensen, sensible sentencing

VG softback
$10 C/C
David Ling 1994 first edition, 378pp + plates.
[TRC18 ]



KENNEDY Ludovic  Ten Rillington Place John Reginald Christie
VG- light handling and age wear $9 A/A Pan M29 1963 first thus paperback, 320pp + plates. [PB# 1053 true crime]

KING Martin  Preacher of Death The Shocking inside story of David Koresh and the Waco Siege
VG remainder stripe to bottom closed edges $8 A/B Signet 1993 first edition, paperback 375pp + plates. ISBN 0451180003 [PB# 1025 true crime]

KIRKPATRICK Sidney D  A Cast of Killers the sensational true story of Hollywood's most scandalous murder- covered up for sixty years and solved at last by the film director King Vidor
VG $10 B/B Hutchinson 1986 1st edn uncorrected proof, trade paper format, 8vo 222pp The murder of director William Desmond Taylor. As a proof it lacks the photographs present in the final publication. ISBN 0091670802 [# 1063 true crime]

KLEIN Alexander  Grand Deception Swindles, Hoaxes and Frauds
VG $9 A/A Ballantine [372K] (1960) first thus paperback, 158pp. Includes; Oregon's secrect Love Cult of Joshua Elijah Creffield, Erle Stanley Gardner in an early case before he began writing, the Sir Francis drake inheritance scam etc. [PB# 737 true crime vintage paperback]

LAWRENCE D H associated  The Trial of Lady Chatterley, Regina v. Penguin books Limited edited by C H Rolph
VG- minor age $5 A/B Penguin Special [ S192 ] 1961 first edition paperback, 250pp. A day by day account of the trial where the paperback publisher of Lady Chatterley's Lover were prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Act. [PB# 929 true crime]

LEWIS Christopher John  
Last Words

The autobiography of the man accused of the Tania Furlan murder and baby kidnapping, a man who fired a rifle in an assassination attempt on the Queen, a member of a little-known NZ terrorist group, a bank robber and Ninja.
Christopher John Lewis was found electrocuted to death while awaiting trial. The question is: was he guilty or was he framed?
He claimed he was framed by another ex-con and fitted up by the police. After a string of bank robberies in Christchurch, Chris served 8 years in prison before setting himself up in business, only to be charged with the Furlan murder, which he steadfastly denied.
ISBN0958356866
true crime,

VG softback
$35 B/C
Howling at the Moon 1997, 352 pages. [#3598 ]




LYNCH P P
No Remedy for Death, the memoirs of a pathologist

VG G+ DW chipped head of spine, corners and top edge rear panel, sunned spine, rear fep torn, name to fep

$10 C/C [TRC 14]

John Long 1972 second impression hardcover, 192pp+ plates. Consultant pathologist to the New Zealand Police for three decades. Famous New Zealand cases.


MACHLIN Milt  Libby The biography of Libby Holman, the torch singer accused of murdering her millionaire husband.
VG remainder marked top edge. $5 C/B Tower 1980 first edition paperback, 384pp. Libby Holman was the first of the torch singers, a Broadway star whose sultry, honeyed voice was likened to a 'purple flame' when she sang the blues. Not remarkably beautiful, she possessed an allure irresistible to both men and women, and numbered among her lovers Tallulah Bankhead, Jeanne Eagels and Montgomery Cliff. Her marriage to millionaire playboy Smith Reynolds was front-page news. Scant months later, a bullet ended Reynold's life on his fabulous thousand-acre estate in North Carolina. Though Libby was accused of Reynold's murder, no conclusion was ever reached. Even her closest friends were divided as to her innocence or guilt. That uncertainty was to shadow the rest of her tragedy-haunted life, as violent death claimed many of those closest to her, including her only child. Award-winning author Milt Machlin's intensive research has unearthed startling evidence that sheds new light on the most sensational murder case of the 1930s, and on the character of the dazzling, erratic woman who, almost fifty years later, still occupies center stage! ISBN 0505515334275 [Item# 85 BIOG]

MAINE Henry J S  Ancient Law VG- cloth stained at spine heel with some dye staining to endpapers, top edge of upper board frayed in part. $20 C/B Dent Everyman 1927 cloth, 12mo, xviii 237pp. Surveys ancient law covering christian, Aryan, Teutonic, Roman,Greek, Biblical etc. [HST 28]
McCLURE James
Spike Island Portrait of a Police Division

VG G+ DW small chips and tears to edges at corners and spine ends, fore edges rubbed, unclipped

$20 C/D [TRC 13]

MacMillan 1980 first edition hardcover, 533pp The author writes about the A division of the Merseyside Police of Liverpool. British Metropolitan Police Force. ISBN 0333234782


MEURANT Ross 
The Red Squad Story
Policing the 1981 Springbok Tour
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Author was second in command of the Red Escort Group ( police riot squad) battling the anti-tour protesters and communist insurgents within the movement. With illustrations in the text.
ISBN0908630069

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$20 C/C
Harlen 1982 first edition, 216pp.
[#1367 ]

VG- hardback in G+ dust jacket
$15 C/C
Harlen 1982 first edition, 216pp.
[#3364 ]




PHILBY Kim
My Silent War

VG- VG- light stain to fore edge, clipped fep, DW edgewear

$15 C/C [TRC 7]

MacGibbon & Kee 1968 first edition hardcover,xxv 164pp intro Graham Greene. Philby the traitor and spy writes his own story here. ISBN 261631373 espionage.


PRICE Mark 
Getting Away with Murder: The Jennifer Beard Inquiry
cover image of Getting Away with Murder: The Jennifer Beard Inquiry, for sale in New Zealand

In 1969 Jennifer Beard was murdered as she traveled a remote road near Haast Pass.
At the time, the Jennifer Beard inquiry was described as the biggest manhunt in new Zealand's history.
One suspect stood out, yet despite physical evidence and eyewitnesses connecting him to the murdered woman, Gordon Bray was never charged and the case remains unsolved.
ISBN9781877361081
new zealand, murder, true crime, cold case

VG softback
$15 C/B
Longacre Press 2005 first edition, 304pp + plates.
[#4349 ]


THE READERS DIGEST ASSOCIATION
Great Cases of Scotland Yard 2 volumes

VG

$10 C/D [TRC 11]

Readers Digest 1978 ifrst edition thus, illustrated papered boards, 414 = 398 pp illustrated. Ten famous cases written up by famous authors in the Readers Digest style. Thomas Neill Cream by Elizabeth Jenkins; Flannel Foot by Michael Innes; Stanley Setty by Andrew Garve; Portland Spy Case by Ludovic Kennedy; Muriel McKay by Clive Egleton; Siege of Sidney Street by Julian Symons; Crippen by Emlyn Williams; Billion Pound Forgery (nazi Germany) by Michael Gilbert; Shepherd Bush Case by Russell Braddon; The Wembley Job by Winston Graham.These are first editions of these works by these authors.


RICHARDSON Gerald  Crime Zone British Law Enforcement in controlled Tangiers
VG- mild scuffing to edge $5 A/A Digit Books [R410] 1959 paperback, 156pp. Author recounts 5 years as C.I.D. Chief in Tangiers. [PB# 872 true crime]

ROBSON J L 
Sacred Cows and Rogue Elephants
Policy development in the New Zealand Justice Department.
cover image of Sacred Cows and Rogue Elephants, policy development in the New Zealand Justice Department, for sale in New Zealand

The author discusses his role in the Department, and an overview of it's history, with emphasis on the 1960s.
Includes discussion of Barnett, Findlay, Matthews, Dallard eras.
Penal Administration and Policy; Capital Punishment; Constitutional Questions.
ISBN0477013732
law, criminology, judiciary, crime

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
Ex library with stamps etc, jacket under plastic sleeve.
$25 C/C
Government Print 1987 first edition, xiv 296pp + plates.
[#4334 ]



SANDERS Ed 
The Family
The Whole Charles Manson Horrorshow (cover title).

The story of Charles Manson's dune buggy attack battalion.
In August of 1969, during two bloody evenings of paranoid, psychedelic savagery, Charles Manson and his dystopic communal family helped to wreck the dreams of the Love Generation. At least nine people were murdered, among them Sharon Tate, the young, beautiful, pregnant, actress and wife of Roman Polanski.
This detailed look at the Manson cult is a classic of the true-crime genre, and remains the most meticulously researched account of the most notorious murders of the 1960s.
Using firsthand accounts from some of the Family's infamous members, including Manson. References the Solar Lodge of the O.T.O. and the tenuous Crowley connection, as well as the symbolism of Helter Skelter.
ISBN0586037179

G+ paperback with some cover wear and some old staining to bottom edges of a few pages. Pen name at head of title page.
$10 A/B
Panther 1976, 348pp.
[PB1524 ]

Poor paperback with worn covers, light water soiling to some pages at front and rear
$15 A/B
Panther 1973 FIRST EDITION THUS, 348pp.
[TRC22 ]





SMITH Colin  Carlos, Portrait of a Terrorist 'The Jackal'
G+ G+ DW has some edge tears, name to fep, browned paper stock $5 C/C Holt Rinehart 1977 first edition hard cover, 312pp + plates. Pro Palestine terrorist active in Europe in the 1970s as a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. ISBN 0030194814 [#1104 true crime]

SMITH Sydney 
Mostly Murder
An Autobiography
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Sir Sydney Smith was a New Zealander who became famous as one of the Empires greatest pathologists.
With a new foreword by Professor Keith Simpson.
Includes Sidney Fox, Annie Hearn, Chrissie Gall, and the Ruxton cases, and the Auckland Arsenic Mystery of Mrs Wilson.
ISBN0880293063
true crime, criminology, pathology, forensic pathology, memoirs,

VG hardback with VG dust jacket.
$15 C/C
Dorset Press 1988 first thus after 1959 original, 318pp + photos.
[#4336 ]


SODERMAN Harry
Policeman's Lot, a criminologists gallery of friends and felons

VG- G damaged fep, foxed edges, DW rubbed and with top of spine missing

$10 C/C [TRC 3]

Longmans 1957 first edition hardcover, x 388pp + plates,Swedish criminologist reviews his international career, includes his views on the Glozel artifacts.


SYMONS Julian  Crime and Detection an illustrated history
VG used condition with sunned spine $8 C/C Panther 1968 first thus soft cover, large format, 288pp, illustrated throughout. All the expected suspects plus more. [#1488 true crime ]

THOMPSON Thomas   Serpentine, a true odyssey of Love and Evil
VG VG $15 C/D MacDonald 1980 first edition hardcover, xi 659pp. The story of Charles Sobhraj, international swindler and murderer. ISBN 0354044885 [ TRC10 true crime]

TOD Frank 
The Making of a Madman, Lionel Terry
cover image of The Making of a Madman, Lionel Terry, a Biography, for sale in New Zealand

A biography, which includes verse and ballads written by Terry, a notorious chap who shot an old Chinaman to highlight the threat of non-white immigration in turn of the Twentieth Century New Zealand.
He became a bit of a celebrity, with many supporting him during his escapes from the Seacliff mental institution.
Hard to find title.
crime, murder, insanity, mental health, institutionalisation, xenophobia, Yellow Peril

Very Good hardback with Very Good dust jacket.
However it is ex-library with stamps and pockets, dust jacket under plastic sleeve.
$45 C/C
Otago Foundation Books 1977, First Edition, 222pp + plates.
[#4305 ]



TREADWELL C. A. L. 
Notable New Zealand Trials
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A collection of famous early New Zealand criminal cases.
Includes trials of : Mararo, Whakamau, Hamiora Pere, Tuhiata, Lionel Terry, Rutene Topi, The Maungatapu Murders etc.
True Crime New Zealand Legal History Judiciary Jurisprudence Law Trials

VG- hardback in teal cloth faded to off white on the spine, light wear to cloth otherwise tidy copy, two name and address stamps to fep.
$45 C/B
Thomas Avery 1936 First Edition, xiii 314pp + plates, frontis with tissue guard.
[#4282 ]



WILLIAMS Emlyn  Beyond BeliefA Chronicle of Murder and its detection ( Moors Murders )
VG VG name to paste down $8 C/B World Books 1968 hardcover,352pp. Novel firmly based on the Moors Murders case, focusing on Brady and Hindley. Almost a piece of journalism on the murder. [TRC 19]

WILLIAMS Emlyn  Beyond Belief A Chronicle of Murder and its detection ( Moors Murders )
VG- VG- unclipped DW rubbed and split to edges near corners, dust soiled, book has heavy foxing to the closed page edges, but the boards and pages are tidy $8 C/B World Books 1968 hardcover, 352pp. Novel firmly based on the Moors Murders case, focusing on Brady and Hindley. Almost a piece of journalism on the murder. [# 773 truecrime]

WILSON Colin   Written in Blood A History of Forensic Detection
VG- VG- unclipped DW has some small edge tears, sunned spine, handling wear, fep has two pen ticks at top corner, closed edges foxed $20 C/D Equation 1989 first edition hard cover, 512pp + plates. ISBN 1853360554 [#1970 true crime]

WISHART Ian 
Arthur Allan Thomas: The Inside Story
Crewe Murders: New Evidence
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Arthur Allan thomas tells his side of the wrongful conviction and subsequent acquittal, as well as Wishart revealing his research into a possible new prime suspect for this 40 year old 'cold case'.
ISBN9780958240178

VG softback, gift inscription to first page.
$15 C/C
Howling at the Moon 2010, 280pp + plates.
[#3322 ]

VG softback, minor highlighting on two pages.
$15 C/C
Howling at the Moon 2010, 280pp + plates.
[#4363 ]





YALLOP David A.  
Beyond Reasonable Doubt?
The Book that led to the pardon of Arthur Allan Thomas

Investigative journalism into the murder of Harvey and Jeanette Crewe on their farm at Pukekawa, and the case against Arthur Allan Thomas. Yallop's exposure of the shortcomings of the police case and the two trials were instrumental in the re-examination of the conviction against, and the ultimate pardoning of Thomas.
ISBN0140056378

G+ paperback, some creasing to covers
$8 A/A
Penguin 1980, 372 pages + plates. [PB1423 new zealand, crime ]

G+ paperback, cover wear and name to first page
$5 A/A
Penguin 1980, 372 pages + plates. [PB1138 new zealand, crime ]





YALLOP David A.  
Deliver Us from Evil
The hunt for and capture of Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper.

The murders, the arrest, the trial. David Yallop is the investigative writer whose previous books have solved other murder mysteries. In this book he turns to the most infamous murderer in the world today - the Yorkshire Ripper. This is the story of a man who killed his women victims with grotesque cruelty. Who eluded one of the greatest hunts in history. And it is the story of the numbing fear that gripped northern England where, if you were a woman, you might suddenly die a violent and obscene death. Following two years intensive research with police officers, the victims' relatives, pathologists, prostitutes and many others, David Yallop has produced an investigative account of murder that captures in full the evil reality of the man they called the Yorkshire Ripper. And, most remarkable of all, he identified before the arrest where the solution to the murders lay.
ISBN0708820026

G paperback, photo section detached, light handling wear
$8 A/B
Macdonald Futura 1981, 337pp + plates.[PB998 true crime]

VG paperback
$8 A/B
Macdonald Futura 1981, 337pp + plates.[PB1024 true crime]





YALLOP David  
In God's Name
An investigation into the murder of Pope John Paul I

Only thirty-three days after his election, Pope John Paul I, Albino Luciani, died in strange circumstances. Almost immediately rumours of a cover-up began to circulate around the Vatican. In his researches David Yallop uncovered an extraordinary story: behind the Pope's death lay a dark and complex web of corruption within the Church that involved the Freemasons, Opus Dei and the Mafia and the murder of the 'Pope's Banker' Roberto Calvi. When first published in 1984 In God's Name was denounced by the Vatican yet became an award-winning international bestseller. In this new edition, Yallop brings the story up to date and reveals new evidence that has been long buried concerning the truth behind the Vatican cover-up. This is a classic work of investigative writing whose revelations will continue to reverberate around the world.
ISBN9780552132886

G+ paperback
$6 A/B
Corgi 1987 (or later) revised edition. 479pp + plates. [PB1504 true crime ]




YOUNG Hugh
My Forty Years at The Yard

VG VG- DW chipped at spine ends and with water soiled botrtom corner, offset toning to endpapers, rear hinge cracked but tight. $8 C/C [Item# 449 TRC] W H Allen 1955 first edition hard cover, 252pp.Starting as a P.C. in 1910 author details his police career.


YSKA Redmer 
New Zealand Green
The Story of Marijuana in New Zealand
cover image of New Zealand Green: the Story of Marijuana in New Zealand, for sale in New Zealand

A social and criminal history of marijuana use in New Zealand.
Researched from Police, Customs and Health Department records, as well as media reports and other sources.
ISBN9781869530310
cannabis, hemp, drugs, narcotics, sociology

VG softback
$30 B/C
David Bateman 1990, 184pp.
[#4239 ]




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