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The Rumrunners - Dodging the Law During Prohibition, Anderson, Frank W.
1 Anderson, Frank W. The Rumrunners - Dodging the Law During Prohibition
Folklore Pub 2004 1894864409 / 9781894864404 First Edition Softcover New 
Book is new and unread, no markings. 120 pages. B/w illustrations. The thirsty days of Prohibition in Alberta began at midnight on June 30, 1916, but many had been drinking so hard that the booze had long ago run out. Suddenly, the rumrunner was king, and backyard stills popped up everywhere. Even though the government introduced new laws and set up a new police force, liquor was still being made, sold and consumed by those who could outwit the law. Here is Frank W. Anderson's rollicking account of the Prohibition years. (200os) ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 10.50 USD
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Paperjacks 1988 0770109888 / 9780770109882 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Very nice condition, only light wear overall, some creasing to spine, no markings. 250 pages. B/w photos. Drugs, Killings, Thefts, Rapes, Slavery, & Other Outrageous Crimes. A documented expose of the frightening, secret crimes committed by members of the diplomatic corps - wih diplomatic immunity, and what can be done about it. (250noto) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 7.95 USD
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Tel Aviv Steimatzky Press 1969 Softcover Good+ 
Undated, approx. 1969. Internal pages clean & tight other than insription on title page. Jacket has scuffing, fading to spine and light edgewear, one small peeled area on front. The thrilling, shocking, true story of Israel's most daring spy. Elie Cohn was hung from a hook in Martyr's Square, Damascus. The execution was carried live by the Syrian television network, while, in Israel, a pale woman watched every scene - Nadia Cohn, the wife of Israel's greatest spy.....Now the true story of Elie Cohn's amazing feats can be told.." (120-osl) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 21.95 USD
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SCIENCE VS. CRIME The Evolution of the Crime Lab, Block, Eugene B.
4 Block, Eugene B. SCIENCE VS. CRIME The Evolution of the Crime Lab
Cragmont 1979 0896660079 / 9780896660076 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
HC has light wear and a little bumpging to spine ends. Clean & unmarked, other than a very light stain on first page. Jacket has light edgewear a couple small tears, light soiling, not clipped. 8vo (9" tall) , 197 pages. B/w photos. Here are the fascinating stories of pioneer criminalists and the development of their highly specialized techniques. The author traces the history of scientific crime detection from its inception in ancient Egypt to today's highly refined technology. ; 8vo 
Price: 14.50 USD
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The World's Greatest Spies & Spymasters, Boar, Roger & Blundell, Nigel
5 Boar, Roger & Blundell, Nigel The World's Greatest Spies & Spymasters
London Octopus 1985 0706420322 / 9780706420326 Softcover Near Fine 
Very nice condition, only minimal wear, pages clean and intact, b/w illustrations. Spies and spymasters have had a crucial role to play ever since man first learned to wage war. Roger Boar and Nigel Blundell look at the incredible exploits of these real-life adventurers, exploding many myths in the process. They examine the long and chequered history of spying techniques, bringing us right up to the present day. 192pp (os) ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 7.50 USD
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THE BOOK OF ROTTERS, Bold, Alan & Giddings, Robert
6 Bold, Alan & Giddings, Robert THE BOOK OF ROTTERS
Edinburgh Mainstream 1985 0906391725 / 9780906391723 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Hardcover clean & unmarked. Jacket has slight edgewear, light scuffing and a 2" closed cut on the front, not price clipped. b/w illustrations.The rotter (or villain) has long been one of the fascinating phenomena of human nature and shows no evidence of decline in modern times. The authors have compiled an entertaining and informative companion to rotters and dig up the dirt on statesmen, spies, literary thieves, murders, mobsters, swindlers, quacks etc. Including: Bonnie & Clyde, Burke & Hare, Emil Savundra, axe woman Lizzie Borden, Ruth Ellis, Anthony Blunt, Deacon Brodie, Al Capone, Henry Faultleroy, John Hatfield, Tom Keating, John Logan etc, etc.; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall 
Price: 16.50 USD
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Born to Be Wild, Bowe, Barry
7 Bowe, Barry Born to Be Wild
Warner Books 1994 0446364347 / 9780446364348 First Printing Mass Market Paperback Fair 
Paperback is ex-library, with usual ex-lib type of markings. Interior in fairly good condition, cover in fair to poor condition. Cover has library markings, fairly heavy wear overall, numerous creases etc. Pages are all intact, and clean other than a few ink markings, a few tiny spots and a few small edge tears. Light age tanning to interior. B/w photos. Reading or study copy. Recounts the criminal career of Bobby Nauss, a member of an infamous Pennsylvania motorcycle gang who was convicted of trafficking in drugs, killing a woman, and raping another, and who escaped from a maximum security prison. (145not,713) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 280 pages 
Price: 19.50 USD
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SMUGGLER'S BLUES  The Saga of a Marijuana Importer, Brown, Jay Carter
8 Brown, Jay Carter SMUGGLER'S BLUES The Saga of a Marijuana Importer
Ecw Press 2007 1550227831 / 9781550227833 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Excellent condition, clean and unmarked. Cover has a light scuffing & very light wear to corners. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 240 pages; Mobsters, murder, betrayal, and revenge are the raw components of this candid look into the day–to–day life of a modern–day marijuana smuggler. Told from the viewpoint of an impressionable young entrepreneur named Jay Carter Brown, the book quickly draws the reader into the gritty underbelly of the international drug trade. The story begins with minor–league smuggling scams between Canada and the Caribbean that soon escalate to multi–ton shipments of grass and hash from the Caribbean and the Middle East. All goes well for a time, but as the stakes grow higher, the inevitable setbacks occur. When Jay teams up with a crusty old bank robber named Irving, he also inherits a host of other felons who come out of jail to visit his new partner, ex–cons such as: Randy the hit man who liked to practise his fast draw in front of a mirror; Simon, the drug–running pilot; and Chico Perry, who smoked reefer in his pipe while robbing banks and shooting it out with the cops. Drug–runners, police, jealous friends, and rival gangs all contribute to this extraordinary story told by a young man who became involved at the highest levels of the drug trade, and lived to tell about it. Smuggler’s Blues is a rare opportunity to experience life in another world — a world where survival relies on brains, brawn, and a generous measure of good luck. [447-noto] 
Price: 12.95 USD
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JAILBIRDS AND STOOL PIGEONS  Crime Stories of the West, Davis, Norman
9 Davis, Norman JAILBIRDS AND STOOL PIGEONS Crime Stories of the West
Hancock House Pub Ltd 1999 0888394314 / 9780888394316 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are clean and tight, slight wrinkling to a few pages. Laminate has a little wear at corners. B/w illustrations. Contents: The Life and Times of the McCarty Gang; Deja Vu at Echo Cliffs; Breaking the Convict Code; the Canadian Connection and Puzzle of the Purcell Mountains. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 144 pages; (*lower shipping avail to most locations) [201-osl] 
Price: 8.00 USD
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THE ORDERLY, DISORDERLY HOUSE, Erwin, Carol with Miller, Floyd
10 Erwin, Carol with Miller, Floyd THE ORDERLY, DISORDERLY HOUSE
Popular Library 1969 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Pages are clean and unmarked, age tanning to pages and inside covers. Cover has tanning, light edge & corner wear and creasing to spine. "Straight from the hip, the story of the most prosperous madam in the west - and how she got that way! Here are all the customs, customers and chums - among them 'Legs' Diamond and 'Pretty Boy' Floyd - of a fun-loving, successful and respectable madam..." (*shipping will be reduced after checkout to all locations) [121-osl] ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 6.05 USD
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11 Gantos, Jack HOLE IN MY LIFE
Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2004 0374430896 / 9780374430894 First Edition Softcover New 
New & unread, no markings. Young adult to adult reading. In the summer of 1971, Jack Gantos was an aspiring writer desperate for adventure, college cash, and a way out of a dead-end job. For ten thousand dollars, he recklessly agreed to help sail a sixty-foot yacht loaded with hashish from the Virgin Islands to New York City, where he and his partners sold the drug until federal agents finally caught up to them in a bust at the Chelsea Hotel. For his part in the conspiracy, the twenty-year-old Gantos was sentenced to serve up to six years in prison. In Hole in My Life, this acclaimed author of over thirty books for young people confronts the period of struggle and confinement that marked the end of his own youth. (*shipping will be reduced on this lighter book) ; 8vo 
Price: 8.55 USD
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12 Green, Valerie Legends, Liars, and Lawbreakers - Incredible Tales from the Pacific Northwest
Heritage House Publishing Co. Ltd. 2004 1551537710 / 9781551537719 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Ex-library book, but still in quite good condition - usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are clean and intact. Cover has light wear to edges/corners and a few light creases. ; Amazing Stories; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 120 pages; Legends, Liars, and Lawbreakers - Incredible Tales from the Pacific Northwest ""I hate Sin. You know that. But I love Sinners." " -Reverend Dr. Mark Matthews This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: history crime Throughout history some people have pushed the limit of what is acceptable to society. Those featured in this book lived in an era when smuggling was rife, liquor was plentiful, and murder was rampant. Many become legends in their own lifetimes and, although often feared and loathed, are remembered as colorful characters who were products of the times in which they lived. (155osl) 
Price: 2.95 USD
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Berkley Prime Crime 2003 0425189007 / 9780425189009 First Edition Softcover New 
New book, 290 pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Overview: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was the creator of Sherlock Holmes, the most popular fictional detective the world has ever known. But he also found himself in the role of real-life sleuth when two actual criminal cases came to his attention. Sir Arthur documented his investigations - one featured in the pages of the London Daily Telegraph, and the other privately published as a book in 1912. Now, they're available in one volume. (330-noto) 
Price: 7.50 USD
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Methuen & Company 1983 0458969702 / 9780458969708 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Hardcover is clean, tight and unmarked. Jacket has light scuffing, tiny peels where sticker was removed and light edge wear & tiny edge tears. "Working from court transcripts, interviews with key players and long discussions with Hambleton himself, the author provides fascinating details on how the Soviets recruited the quiet professor, how a Canadian government agency bankrolled the subversion of the Western Hemisphere and how the intricate weave of a double life finally became unravelled...." [400-noto]; 8vo 
Price: 11.95 USD
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15 Jeffers, H. Paul GENTLEMAN GERALD The Crimes & Times of Gerald Chapman
St. Martin's Press 1995 0312135009 / 9780312135003 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Ex-library book but still in very good condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages all intact and clean other than light soiling outer edge of pages and previous owner's name marked out on first endpage. Pages. B/w photos. ; 8vo; 249 pages; From Booklist: Crime biography fans weary of today's expensive-powders-and-Uzis gangsters and their attendant brutalities and gaucheries well may turn to an earlier age when extreme felons were suitably dignified if no less ruthless--to Gerald Chapman, the subject of Jeffers' fine popular life, for instance. Chapman's heyday was the 1920s. (395noto) 
Price: 8.95 USD
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16 Jesse, F. Tennyson COMMENTS ON CAIN Three Who Made Headlines with Homicide: a Drunkard, a Wastrel, and a Grim Teutonic Reaper
Collier Books 1964 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Light edge & corner wear, some rubbing along edges, light scuffing, small indents to cover. Interior pages clean & tight. On the scene at three murder trials, the author brilliantly analyzes the murderers, their motives and their bungling in this true crime classic. (*Shipping will be reduced to all locations). ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 8.55 USD
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17 Kendrick, Martyn ANATOMY OF A NIGHTMARE The Failure of Society in Dealing with Child Sexual Abuse
Macmillan 1988 0771595492 / 9780771595493 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Excellent condition, a little scuffing to jacket, clean, no markings. Martyn Kendrick, who covered the unprecedented 2-year long Hamilton child-custody trial, takes an in-depth look at one of the most troubling phenomena of contemporary life: child sexual abuse. ; 8vo; From a Reviewer: "Starting wth a series of prescedent setting satanic sexual abuse trials Kendrick takes readers through a mindbending journey into the psyche of western consciousness at the end of the decade. He writes in an engaging, humane way about a subject which is frequently illuminated but rarely revealed in its wider dimensions. A must read.." (400) 
Price: 10.50 USD
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18 Kirby, Cecil and Renner, Thomas C. MAFIA ENFORCER
New York Villard Books 1987 0394544595 / 9780394544595 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Hardcover is clean & unmarked, wear is minimal. Jacket has light edgewear, a little age tanning and moderately heavy scuffing. How an outlaw gang member bridged the relationship between motorcycle gangsand the Mafia, specifically the Calabrian Mafia, a crime organization rooted in Canada and gaining in New York. ; 8vo 
Price: 9.80 USD
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Outlaws of the Canadian West, M. A. MacPherson
19 M. A. MacPherson Outlaws of the Canadian West
Edmonton Lone Pine Publishing 1999 1551051664 / 9781551051666 First Edition; Second Printing Softcover Very Good 
Ex-library book, but still in very good condition, usual ex-lib type of markings. Cover has light edge/corner wear, minor corner curling. Pages are clean and intact, slight soiling outer edge of pages. B/w illus. "In the old West, these early robbers, murderers and bandits, and the lawmen who relentlessly pursued them, faced completely different challenges than their modern counterparts....nevertheless the Mouties and the strong arm of the law had a pretty long and determined reach, as these stories show.." [288-os? ]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 6.50 USD
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Western Producer Prairie Books 1984 0888331444 / 9780888331441 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Very nice condition, only light wear overall. Pages clean and intact, no markings. Blank endpage has been clipped out. 194 pages. The story of the turn of the century Canadian outlaw who managed to escape from the Calgary police and the Northwest Mounted Police. He escaped from the Calgary jail on December 10th, 1903, where he had been imprisoned for theft and murder. (350osl) ; 8vo 
Price: 9.95 USD
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