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Twisted Sisters.

By: Brown, Yvonne Galloway & Ferguson, Rona.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Tuckwell Press, 2002. 1862322953: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 618

ISBN: 1862322953

Condition: Very Good


Paperback, Very good condition, First edition SCARCE, PPx, 212, Index, This collection arose from the Women's History Network conference "Twisted Sisters" held at Glasgow Caledonian University in October 2000. Spanning the mediaeval period to modernity, the papers look at women's involvement in crime and deviance in both private and public spheres of Scottish society including infanticide, social deviance, witchcraft and political influence. They offer a new perspective on accepted norms of female behaviour, challenging the received view of women as necessarily restrained by the conven... View more info

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Spider Web.

By: Campbell, Alice.

Price: £70.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1938

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005678

Condition: Very Good


Card covers with paper wraps, covers in Very Good condition with some very minor shelfwear to head and foot of spine, previous owners name on half title page, dustwrapper with some missing chips to head and foot of spine, flaps loose but internally repaired now enclosed in a clear archival wrap and in otherwise Very Good condition. First edition, pp 310, publication list to rear. Very Scarce in Dustwrapper. View more info

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The Killing of the Red Fox: An Investigation into the Appin Murder.

By: Carney, Seamus.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Lochar Publishing, 1989. 0948403152: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 530

ISBN: 0948403152

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, in very good condition, complete with dustwrapper in very good condition. First edition, pp xii, 194. with b&w illustrations, With list of illustrations, preface, bibliography. In 1952, the bicentenary of the Appin Murder, Seamus Carney met Lt. Gen. Sir William MacArthur whilst on holiday in Donegal. The distinguished soldier and physician held him spellbound with his story of Scotland's infamous unsolved crime - the assassination of Colin Campbell of Glenure whom Robert Louis Stevenson named The Red Fox. The author presents a superb study of the events and the courtroom battle for t... View more info

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An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets

By: Carter, John; Pllard, Graham.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Constable & Co Ltd: 1934

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005322

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover in original red cloth covered boards, top edge gilt and some extremely light rubbing to head and foot of spine but otherwise in Near Fine condition, No Jacket. First edition, pp xii,400, 4 plates. Very Scarce exposé of the pamphlet forgeries of Harry Buxton Forman and Thomas J. Wise. Forman and Wise's crimes are generally regarded as one of the most notorious literary scandals of the twentieth century. View more info

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Albion's Fatal Tree: Crime and Society in Eighteenth Century England

By: Douglas Hay; etc.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Allen Lane: 1975

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 007238

ISBN: 0713909757

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in Very Good condition, dustwrapper with some light shelfwear, slight fading to spine but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp 352, b&w illustrations, appendices, indices. View more info

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Scoring: An Expert's Guide (Signed by author)

By: Frank McAvennie, Reg McKay

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Canongate Books: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 003383

ISBN: 1841954284

Condition: Fine


Hardcover in Fine condition with dustwrapper in Fine condition. First edition, colour illustrations. Signed by Author. Frank McAvennie knows all about scoring - goals, women, drugs. He's an expert. A cult figure on the streets of Glasgow and London, the original and lasting lads' hero footballer, McAvennie's life is peppered with sporting highs, beautiful women, outrageous acts, the company of stars, court appearances and imprisonment for drug dealing. This book is not just about sports, crime, drugs, sex or kiss and tell - it is all that and more. This is Frank McAvennie's story - and of th... View more info

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The Garvie Trial: The Crime that Shocked Scotland

By: Harris, Paul.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Impulse Books: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006290

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in grey cloth covered boards with gilt titles on spine, some light shelfwear, previous owners name, date and bookplate on endpapers but otherwise in Very Good condition, price clipped dustwrapper with some small chips to top and bottom of spine and flaps, hinges rubbed and small marks but otherwise in Good+ condition. First edition, pp 138, b&w plates to centre. Very Scarce View more info

The Garvie Trial: The Crime that Shocked Scotland

By: Harris, Paul.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Impulse Books: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 007387

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in dark grey cloth covered boards with gilt titles on spine, some light shelfwear but otherwise in Very Good condition, unclipped dustwrapper with, small chips to top and bottom of spine and flaps, internally repaired, hinges rubbed but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp 138, b&w plates to centre. Very Scarce View more info

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Scottish Bodysnatchers: A Gazetteer.

By: Holder, Geoff.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: The History Press, 2010. 9780752456034: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 641

ISBN: 0752456032

Condition: Fine


Paperback, Fine, First Edition, Pp 128, b&w illustrations, Bibliography, Index, Graverobbing was a dark but profitable industry in pre-Victorian Scotland, as criminals, gravediggers, and middle-class medical students alike stole newly-buried corpses for the anatomy schools. Only after the trials of the infamous murderers Burke and Hare did the grisly trade end-murderers whose dissected skeletons are pictured in this book. From burial grounds in the heart of Glasgow and Edinburgh to quiet country graveyards in the Scottish Borders and Aberdeenshire, this book takes you to every cemetery ever ra... View more info

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Auld Stirling Punishments.

By: Kinnaird, David.

Price: £7.00

Publisher: The History Press, 2011.: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2730

Condition: New


Paperback in Mint condition. First edition, pp127, with bibliography. From the murder of James I and the brutal torture of his betrayers to the beheading of Radical Weavers Baird and Hardie, the history of crime and punishment in Stirling s Royal Burgh has reflected the passions and prejudices of the Scottish nation. Here are shocking tales of the brutal and the bloody, the sad and the seditious, of the thieves, traitors, murderers and martyrs who shaped the destiny of those who dwell upon the Castle Rock. Richly illustrated, and filled with victims and villains, nobles, executioners and tortu... View more info

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The Law: Scottish Life and Society Volume 13: A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology

By: Mulhearn, Mark A.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: John Donald Short Run Press: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005684

ISBN: 1906566046

Condition: As New


As New hardcover in As New dustwrapper. First edition, pp xxiv, 790, b&w illustrations, index. The law comes from, and runs through, society at all levels. It regulates human interactions and touches individuals at key moments in their lives. This volume provides an easily comprehensible account of the law in Scotland, beginning with its historical development and professional structure before going on to consider the law as an institution. To understand the law as a cultural phenomenon it has also to be considered in application. The book reflects on the impact of the law on communities and... View more info

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Scots Black Kalendar: Scottish Crime and Punishment.

By: Tod, Thomas M.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Lang Syne Publishers Ltd: 1985

Seller ID: 006464

ISBN: 0946264937

Condition: Very Good


Softcover in Very Good condition. With pp152 and index. Scottish Crime and Punishment: Scots Black Murder Kalendar - 100 years of murder and execution. View more info

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Diamonds Don't Burn.

By: Walker, Gertrude.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: ., Herbert Jenkins: 1955

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004304

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover in Near Fine condition with slightly shelfworn unclipped dustwrapper, some small chips missing from head and foot of spine and small creases but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp 191. VERY SCARCE View more info