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  • "that Fiend in Hell": Soapy Smith in Legend

    By Catherine Holder Spude

    Our Price: $21.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780806142807
    • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
    • Published: October 2012
  • "that's a Damn Good Dog!": Commonwealth of Virginia Vs.Stephen Matteson Epperly (1980), a Retrospective

    By Royce Glenwood Lookabill

    Our Price: $9.99
    • ISBN-13: 9781523431960
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • "they Have Killed Papa Dead!": The Road to Ford's Theatre, Abraham Lincoln's Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance

    By Anthony S. Pitch

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781510733916
    • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • 'Are You There Alone?:' The Unspeakable Crime of Andrea Yates

    By Suzanne O'Malley

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780743244855
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: January 2004
    A true crime account by the investigative reporter of the case of the Houston woman who murdered her five children & is serving a life sentence.
  • The 'Double Indemnity' Murder: Ruth Snyder, Judd Gray, and New York's Crime of the Century

    By Landis MacKellar

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780815608240
    • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
    • Published: October 2006
    Investigation documents and photographs related to the 1927 murder of Albert Snyder by his wife Ruth and her lover Judd Gray have been mostly destroyed because of their antiquity. Mackeller offers his telling of the ordeal, as gleaned from trial transcripts, periodicals, interviews, city records, letters, a detective log, and earlier books on the topic. The murder inspired the book-turned-noir film titled Double Indemnity, and was later interpreted in the film Body Heat. This book reads like a novel and employs artistic license in fleshing out the moments that were not logged, as in the first chapter describing the crime, where dialogue of unclear source is abundant. The second chapter details the trial, wherein the two accused invent indictments of the other. This chapter also portrays the popular and media frenzy that accompanied the trial. The two were eventually sentenced to be executed at Sing Sing prison, and the final chapter describes their last days and the public's response. The appendix offers brief biographies of personalities in the book and discusses questions of motive that may remain unanswered. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • 'I Heard You Paint Houses': Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran & Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa (Updated Edition)

    By Charles Brandt

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781586422387
    • Publisher: Steerforth
    • Published: June 2016
  • 'I Heard You Paint Houses': Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran and Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa

    By Charles Brandt

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781586420895
    • Publisher: Steerforth Press
    • Published: May 2005
    "I heard you paint houses" are the first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran. To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the walls and floors. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than twenty-five hits for the mob, and for his friend Hoffa. Sheeran learned to kill in the U.S. Army, where he saw an astonishing 411 days of active combat duty in Italy during World War II. After returning home he became a hustler and hit man, working for legendary crime boss Russell Bufalino. Eventually he would rise to a position of such prominence that in a RICO suit then-U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani would name him as one of only two non-Italians on a list of 26 top mob figures. When Bufalino ordered Sheeran to kill Hoffa, he did the deed, knowing that if he had refused he would have been killed himself. Sheeran's important and fascinating story includes new information on other famous murders, and provides rare insight to a chapter in American history. Charles Brandt has written a page-turner that is destined to become a true crime classic.
  • 'If I had a Son': Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman

    By Jack Cashill

    Our Price: $25.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781938067211
    • Publisher: WND Books
    • Published: October 2013
    "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon," President Barack Obama said in March 2012 about the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin four weeks earlier. In so saying, Obama gave the White House imprimatur to a politically irresistible campaign, one that both stoked the grievances of his racially sensitive base and energized his party's gun-control advocates. That the shooting took place in Florida, the most highly contested state in that year's presidential election, made its politicization all the more inevitable. From the beginning, the major media worked overtime to convict shooter George Zimmerman in the court of public opinion. To promote their grudge against guns and their skewed view of race in America, the media ignored or denied the truth even after the truth had become obvious to those who followed the story closely. In another time and place, the media might have succeeded, but in the age of social media, their carefully crafted narrative has been thoroughly picked apart. If I Had A Son tells the story of a blogging collective called the Conservative Treehouse that has done much of the picking. Indeed, the clever research work of these unpaid "Treepers," most of them female, may well be the defense's best weapon. If I Had A Son is a thrill-packed David and Goliath story, the ending of which is still not known.
  • 'Orrible Murder: An Anthology of Victorian Crime and Passion Compiled from the Illustrated Police News

    By Leonard De Vries

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780800861209
    • Publisher: Taplinger Publishing Company
    • Published: 1971
  • ...And Never Let Her Go: Thomas Capano: The Deadly Seducer

    By Ann Rule

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780684810485
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: October 1999
    Delaware lawyer Tom Capuano who murdered his girlfriend.
  • ...Just Another Day in the FBI...

    By Anthony E. Oldham

    Our Price: $12.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781537662374
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • 053803: Life at Fifteen

    By Robert J. Gagnon

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780977866205
    • Publisher: R J Gagnon Publishing
    • Published: March 2006
    Before the time of youthful offender camps, a fifteen year old bank robber is sentenced to life in an adult prison. Covering a 9 1/2 year period from 1975 through 1985, the author gives a vivid description of how he survived by using his wits, luck, and creative remedies. Insightful, informative and at times humorous, prison life is explained from a unique perspective that anyone can relate to.
  • 07/07 Event: The Vapors

    By David Hill

    Our Price: $15.00 - $28.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Strand Book Store
    • Published: July 2020
    Admission & Signed Copy grants you admission for one, plus one signed copy of the book. Admission & Gift Card grants you admission for one, plus one $15 gift card to our store. Admission and the signed copy and/or gift card will only be available for pick-up at the event, so please select “in store pick-up” as your shipping method. Payment is required at the time the order is placed. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Please note that if you order a book but do not attend the event, your book will be held at the Strand’s basement holds desk for one week after the event. Please note that some of our events are recorded and posted online. By purchasing a ticket you are agreeing to your image and likeness being used.
  • 101 Things You Didn't Know About the Mafia: The Lowdown on Dons, Wiseguys, Squealers and Backstabbers

    By James Mannion

    Our Price: $5.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781593372675
    • Publisher: Adams Media
    • Published: February 2005
    Features offbeat, unusual, and largely unknown details on historical Mafia figures as well as current crime bosses. Although the Mafia may take its omerta (code of silence) seriously, 101 Things You Didn't Know about the Mafia spills the beans. From what it really means to become a “made man,” to why an unfortunate fellow could find himself saddled with cement shoes, this entertaining book dishes out the dirt. Readers learn about Dutch Schultz's spiritual streak, Al Capone's crime-fighting brother, Frank Sinatra's bid to star in The Godfather, and more.

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