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Image for The Enforcer:  Johnny Pops Papalia:  A Life and Death in the Mafia ( Hamilton, Ontario / Mafia / Organized - True Crime  )

The Enforcer: Johnny Pops Papalia: A Life and Death in the Mafia ( Hamilton, Ontario / Mafia / Organized - True Crime )

By: Humphreys, Adrian

Price: $26.33

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: HarperCollins / Harper Collins, 1999, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing: 1994

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 152528

ISBN: 0002000164

Condition: Very Good (see description)


------------hardcover, a solid Very Good copy with some very faint marks and rubbing to the black paper boards, in a Very Good+ lightly rubbed dustjacket, a bit of very faint edge wear along lower edge of jacket, overall a tidy clean square copy, --- illustrated with b&w photos, 280 pages, "Shortly after lunch, on May 31st, 1997, Johnny Papalia -a man known as Johnny Pops, Canada's Al Capone, Godfather and The Enforcer -was gunned down outside his office at 20 Railway Street in Hamilton, Ontario. For close to 40 years, gangsters across Canada bowed to the fearsome will of Pops, a Mafia... View more info

Image for The Enforcer:  Johnny Pops Papalia:  A Life and Death in the Mafia ( Hamilton, Ontario / Mafia / Organized - True Crime )

The Enforcer: Johnny Pops Papalia: A Life and Death in the Mafia ( Hamilton, Ontario / Mafia / Organized - True Crime )

By: Humphreys, Adrian

Price: $35.57

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: HarperCollins / Harper Collins, 1999, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 158657

ISBN: 0002000164

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine lightly rubbed dustjacket, illustrated with b&w photos, 280 pages, "Shortly after lunch, on May 31st, 1997, Johnny Papalia -a man known as Johnny Pops, Canada's Al Capone, Godfather and The Enforcer -was gunned down outside his office at 20 Railway Street in Hamilton, Ontario. For close to 40 years, gangsters across Canada bowed to the fearsome will of Pops, a Mafia chieftain who rose from a working class ghetto to hold a tenuous grip on organized crime. Journalist Adrian Humphreys followed the life, business and influence of Papalia... View more info

Image for The WEASEL:  A Double Life in the Mob ---by Adrian Humphreys (signed)  (story of Marvin Elkind [signed], Mobster - Informer - and Chauffeur to Jimmy Hoffa )

The WEASEL: A Double Life in the Mob ---by Adrian Humphreys (signed) (story of Marvin Elkind [signed], Mobster - Informer - and Chauffeur to Jimmy Hoffa )

By: Humphreys, Adrian (signed) and ( Signed By Marvin Elkind, the Weasel )

Price: $98.93

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: John Wiley and Sons, 2012, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 162271

ISBN: 0470964510

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


------------hardcover, a Near Fine example with a slightly wrrinkled title page, in a Near Fine dustjacket with a wee bit of very light rubbing, looks quite nice especially with the jacket in a hi-quality mylar protector, 406 pages, colour and b&w photos, signed without inscription" Marvin the Weasel Elkind Marvin Elkind " ---and ---signed and inscribed "To P___, Please enjoy! Adrian Humphrey", ---copies signed by Elkind are scarce, ---"In the world of organized crime the bosses grab the headlines, as the names Capone, Gotti, Bonnano, Cotroni and Rizzuto attest. But a cri... View more info

Image for The WEASEL:  A Double Life in the Mob ---by Adrian Humphreys  (story of Marvin Elkind [signed], Mobster - Informer - and Chauffeur to Jimmy Hoffa )

The WEASEL: A Double Life in the Mob ---by Adrian Humphreys (story of Marvin Elkind [signed], Mobster - Informer - and Chauffeur to Jimmy Hoffa )

By: Humphreys, Adrian; ( Signed By Marvin Elkind, the Weasel )

Price: $72.53

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: John Wiley and Sons, 2012, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 162272

ISBN: 0470964510

Condition: Very Good (see description)


------------hardcover, a solid Very Good copy, gift inscription on front blank endpaper, the front endpaper and half title page is wrinkled from moisture, no dampstain but there is some wrinkling, in a Very Good dustjacket with a bit of wrinkling to the front panel, overall this looks quite nice especially with the jacket in a hi-quality mylar protector, 406 pages, colour and b&w photos, signed and inscribed "To C_____ T______ From Marvin the Weasel Elkind Marvin Elkind", ---copies signed by Elkind are scarce, ---"In the world of organized crime the bosses grab the headlines, as ... View more info

Image for Hit # 29: Based on the Killer's Own Account -by Joey / Playboy Press  ( #29 )( Mafia Hitman / Assassin / Biography / autobiography )

Hit # 29: Based on the Killer's Own Account -by Joey / Playboy Press ( #29 )( Mafia Hitman / Assassin / Biography / autobiography )

By: Joey ( Penname for Max Kurschner, aka Joey Black ), with David Fisher / Playboy Press

Price: $11.81

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, Chicago, IL: Playboy Press, 1974, 1st edition, First Printing: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 154390

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a lightly rubbed Very Good price clipped dustjacket, a couple of very short closed tears, 248 pages, contents include: Hit # 28 / Say it ain't so, Joe / Contacted and contracted / Sweetlips gives me the envelope / Tailing him / Doubts and great danes / Young ladies and old ladies / Squillante bets his life / Near miss? / Best laid plans / Near Mrs. / Right guy, wrong crime / Longest day / But first a brief word from my sponsor / Longest night / After the ball is over / Copping out--- ----about the book "After the crime-primer success of Joey the H... View more info

Image for SAVAGE MESSIAH:  The Shocking Story of Cult Leader Rock Theriault and the Women Who Loved Him ( The Ant Hill Kids, Burnt River, Ontario / True Crime )

SAVAGE MESSIAH: The Shocking Story of Cult Leader Rock Theriault and the Women Who Loved Him ( The Ant Hill Kids, Burnt River, Ontario / True Crime )

By: Kaihla, Paul; Ross Laver

Price: $31.61

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Seal Books / McClelland & Stewart, 1994, 1st Paperback Edition, First Printing: 1994

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163060

ISBN: 0770425976

Condition: Good (see description)


----------paperback, a solid Good example, light wear and rubbing, spine creases, ink name, 403 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED/// View more info

Alvin Karpis, Public Enemy Number One, On the Rock, Twenty-Five Years in Alcatraz, The Prison Story of Alvin Karpis ( 25 )

By: Karpis, Alvin as Told to Robert Livesey

Price: $15.77

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Don Mills, ON ( Toronto ).: Musson, 1980, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 148818

ISBN: 0773700471

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hard cover, a Near Fine copy, in a chipped and torn but overall Fair to Good dustjacket, sticker pull on front panel, 306 pages, illustrated with b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for TWO BOOKS: The Coppolino Murder Trial: Sex, Intrigue & Sudden Death, the First Eyewitness Account  ---with The Trials of Dr Coppolino (a Witch's Brew of Adultery, Hypnosis and Death -by Leonard Katz and Paul Holmes ( Doctor Carl Coppolino )

TWO BOOKS: The Coppolino Murder Trial: Sex, Intrigue & Sudden Death, the First Eyewitness Account ---with The Trials of Dr Coppolino (a Witch's Brew of Adultery, Hypnosis and Death -by Leonard Katz and Paul Holmes ( Doctor Carl Coppolino )

By: Katz, Leonard / Paul Holmes

Price: $65.93

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Bee-Line Books / Signet, 1967, 1968, 1st (or 1st Softcover ) Edition, First Printing (for both): 1967

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163775

Condition: Very Good (see description)


---------2 volumes (ONE SHIPPING CHARGE), paperbacks, both are solid Very Good examples, both with some light wear and rubbing, 207 and 304 pages, b&w photos in the Bee-Line book by Katz, glue feels a bit dry in the Bee-Line book but all pages are intact , any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE/// View more info

Image for The Black Donnellys:  The True Story of Canada's Most Barbaric Feud -by Thomas P Kelley ( Lucan, Ontario / True Crime )

The Black Donnellys: The True Story of Canada's Most Barbaric Feud -by Thomas P Kelley ( Lucan, Ontario / True Crime )

By: Kelley, Thomas P. ( sometimes spelled Kelly )

Price: $10.49

Publisher: Canada, Canada: Greywood Publishing, 1972, 1st Greywood Edition, Later Printing: 1972

Edition: Later printing(s)

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163821

Condition: Very Good (see description)


------------paperback, a solid Very Good example, gift inscription, 158 pages, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE/// View more info

Image for 2 Volumes:  The Black Donnellys:  The True Story of Canada's Most Barbaric Feud -with Vengeance of the Black Donnellys -by Thomas P Kelley ( Lucan, Ontario / True Crime )

2 Volumes: The Black Donnellys: The True Story of Canada's Most Barbaric Feud -with Vengeance of the Black Donnellys -by Thomas P Kelley ( Lucan, Ontario / True Crime )

By: Kelley, Thomas P. ( sometimes spelled Kelly )

Price: $14.45

Publisher: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB: Harlequin # 289 and 695, 1963, 1962, 1st Edition, Later and First Printing: 1963

Edition: First Edition and First Printings and La

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163822

Condition: Good (see description)


------------2 volumes (ONE SHIPPING CHARGE), paperbacks, BD is a solid Very Good example, light wear and rubbing, age toning to paper ---VBD is a solid Good example, overall wear, flaking to the spine edges, ink name, age toning to paper, VBD is a 1st printing, BD is a reprint, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE/// View more info

Image for Wicked Beyond Belief:  The Luton Murder Case -by Ludovic Kennedy (The Luton Three )( Post Office Clerk Murder 1969 )

Wicked Beyond Belief: The Luton Murder Case -by Ludovic Kennedy (The Luton Three )( Post Office Clerk Murder 1969 )

By: Kennedy, Ludovic (ed); Research By John Harrison, Foreword By Lord Devlin ( Bryan Magee; William John Thompson; Tom Sargant; Mrs Gareth Pierce; Dr Oonagh MacDonald; Wendy Mantle )

Price: $46.13

Publisher: Herts / London, England, Herts / London UK: Granada Publishing A Panther Book, 1980, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163766

ISBN: 0586051724

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


---------paperback, about 4.25w x 7h inches, a solid Very Good+ example, some light rubbing, a bit of age toning to paper, 205 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE/// View more info

Crimes Against Nature: How George W Bush and His Corporate Pals are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our Democracy -by Robert F Kennedy, Jr -a Signed Copy

By: Kennedy, Robert F (signed)

Price: $13.13

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: HarperCollins / Harper Collins, 2004, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 150675

ISBN: 0060746874

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy, in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed by RFK, JR without inscription, 244 pages, ---"In this powerful and far-reaching indictment of George W. Bush's White House, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the country's most prominent environmental attorney, charges that this administration has taken corporate cronyism to such unprecedented heights that it now threatens our health, our national security, and democracy as we know it. In a headlong pursuit of private profit and personal power, Kennedy writes, George Bush and his administration have eviscerated the laws that ... View more info

Image for HOT ART:  Chasing Thieves and Detectives Through the Secret World of Stolen Art -by Joshua Knelman -a Signed Copy

HOT ART: Chasing Thieves and Detectives Through the Secret World of Stolen Art -by Joshua Knelman -a Signed Copy

By: Knelman, Joshua (signed)

Price: $19.73

Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia / Toronto, Ontario, Vancouver, BC / Toronto, ON: D&M Publishers / Douglas and McIntyre, 2011, 1st Edition, 1st Printing: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 155864

ISBN: 1553658914

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover,a Near Fine copy in a near Fine dustjacket, signed and inscribed by the author on the title page, 314 pages, ---"The Thomas Crown Affair meets The Devil in the White City in this fast-paced true crime story of the seedy-underbelly of international art theft. A major work of investigative journalism, Hot Art is a globetrotting mystery filled with cunning and eccentric characters. Joshua Knelman spent four years immersing himself in the mysterious world of international art theft, travelling from Cairo to New York, London, Montreal and Los Angeles. He befriends the slip... View more info

Murder at Eglinton Square: The Mounties and Toronto Police Solve a Violent, Baffling Case ( RCMP / R.C.M.P. / Royal Canadian Mounted Police )

By: Knuckle, Robert

Price: $11.81

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Kayson Publishing, 1999, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 151459

ISBN: 0968204317

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


----------trade paperback, a Very Good+ copy with a bit of light wear and rubbing, looks close to new, 335 pages, "Three thugs rob a Brinks truck at the Bay store in Toronto's Eglinton Square. During the robbery, the 3 bandits murder an innocent bystander. Weels later, in British Columbia, on a totally unrelated matter, the Mounties are led to a professor's home in Scarborough Ontario, where they discover the gun used in the Brinks robbery...", any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Murder at Eglinton  Square:  The Mounties and Toronto Police Solve a Violent, Baffling Case ----a Signed Copy  ( RCMP / R.C.M.P. / Royal Canadian Mounted Police )

Murder at Eglinton Square: The Mounties and Toronto Police Solve a Violent, Baffling Case ----a Signed Copy ( RCMP / R.C.M.P. / Royal Canadian Mounted Police )

By: Knuckle, Robert (signed)

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Kayson Publishing, 1999, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 148712

ISBN: 0968204317

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy with just the tiniest bit of very light rubbing, looks close to new, 335 pages, signed without inscription by Knuckle on the title page, "Three thugs rob a Brinks truck at the Bay store in Toronto's Eglinton Square. During the robbery, the 3 bandits murder an innocent bystander. Weels later, in British Columbia, on a totally unrelated matter, the Mounties are led to a professor's home in Scarborough Ontario, where they discover the gun used in the Brinks robbery...", any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a ge... View more info

The Mayerthorpe Story: From Ambush to Aftermath -a Signed Copy ( RCMP / R.C.M.P. / Royal Canadian Mounted Police )( Alberta, Canada )

By: Knuckle, Robert (signed)

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Renfrew, Ontario, Renfrew, ON:: General Store Publishing Story, 2009, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 148767

ISBN: 1897508425

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy with just the tiniest bit of very light rubbing, looks close to new, signed by Knuckle, 286 pages, ---"Through extensive research and interviews, Robert Knuckle takes us from the start of the tragedy on March 2, 2005, through the suspenseful hours as more and more RCMP members arrive at Roszko’s farm, the shooting, and the aftermath: the comments of wives, parents, and friends; the trial of the accomplices; and conclusions. James Roszko left a huge wave of destruction in his wake, destroying families and sowing disillusionment. Knuckle un... View more info

Murder at Eglinton Square: The Mounties and Toronto Police Solve a Violent, Baffling Case ----a Signed Copy ( RCMP / R.C.M.P. / Royal Canadian Mounted Police )

By: Knuckle, Robert (signed)

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Kayson Publishing, 1999, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 149002

ISBN: 0968204317

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy with just the tiniest bit of very light rubbing, looks close to new, faint spine crease, 335 pages, signed without inscription by Knuckle on the title page, "Three thugs rob a Brinks truck at the Bay store in Toronto's Eglinton Square. During the robbery, the 3 bandits murder an innocent bystander. Weels later, in British Columbia, on a totally unrelated matter, the Mounties are led to a professor's home in Scarborough Ontario, where they discover the gun used in the Brinks robbery...", any image directly beside this listing is the actu... View more info

Murder at Eglinton Square: The Mounties and Toronto Police Solve a Violent, Baffling Case ----a Signed Copy ( RCMP / R.C.M.P. / Royal Canadian Mounted Police )

By: Knuckle, Robert (signed)

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Kayson Publishing, 1999, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 149111

ISBN: 0968204317

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy with just the tiniest bit of very light rubbing, looks close to new, 335 pages, signed with inscription by Knuckle on the title page, "Three thugs rob a Brinks truck at the Bay store in Toronto's Eglinton Square. During the robbery, the 3 bandits murder an innocent bystander. Weels later, in British Columbia, on a totally unrelated matter, the Mounties are led to a professor's home in Scarborough Ontario, where they discover the gun used in the Brinks robbery...", any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generi... View more info

The Mayerthorpe Story: From Ambush to Aftermath -a Signed Copy ( RCMP / R.C.M.P. / Royal Canadian Mounted Police )( Alberta, Canada )

By: Knuckle, Robert (signed)

Price: $15.77

Publisher: Renfrew, Ontario, Renfrew, ON:: General Store Publishing Story, 2009, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 151980

ISBN: 1897508425

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy with just the tiniest bit of very light rubbing, looks close to new, signed and inscribed by Knuckle "To _____ Best Wishes Bob", , 286 pages, ---"Through extensive research and interviews, Robert Knuckle takes us from the start of the tragedy on March 2, 2005, through the suspenseful hours as more and more RCMP members arrive at Roszko’s farm, the shooting, and the aftermath: the comments of wives, parents, and friends; the trial of the accomplices; and conclusions. James Roszko left a huge wave of destruction in his wake, destroyin... View more info

Image for HAIGH:  The Acid-Bath Murderer, Including Genuine Reproductions of John George Haigh's Death Cell Letters ( UK / Murder / True Crime )

HAIGH: The Acid-Bath Murderer, Including Genuine Reproductions of John George Haigh's Death Cell Letters ( UK / Murder / True Crime )

By: LaBern, Arthur; Foreword By Professor Keith Simpson; Psychiatric Analysis By Dr Noel C Browne

Price: $10.49

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Star / W H Allen, 1974, 1st paperback Edition, First Printing: 1974

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 151599

ISBN: 0352300256

Condition: Good (see description)


----------paperback, a solid Good copy, light wear and rubbing, ink number on front cover, store stamp, some age toning to paper, 187 pages, b&w photos, from the rear cover ---"Until the author of Hitchcock's FRENZY, no expert has satisfactorily explained how John George Haigh grew from a sweet-voiced, well-mannered choirboy into a self-confessed vampire, killer of nine, a monster who gleefully disposed of his victims' bodies in a bath of acid. By truly getting inside the mind of Haigh, Arthur La Bern blows the legend. If yu can stomach the process, Haigh's baffling many-sided character ... View more info