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The Border Bandits

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J.W. Buel and J. W. Buel


''An authentic and thrilling history of the noted outlaws Jesse and Frank James and their bands of highwaymen.compiled from reliable sources…

Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 4: Part 3: Nisida (version 2)

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Alexandre Dumas


Dumas, with the assistance of several friends, compiled Celebrated Crimes, an eight-volume collection of essays on famous criminals and crim…

Interessante Kriminal-Prozesse, Teil 2

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Hugo Friedländer and Erich Sello


Nach vierzigjähriger Tätigkeit als Gerichtsreporter veröffentlichte Hugo Friedländer zwischen 1910 und 1921 seine zw&oum…

Extracts from 'The New and Complete Newgate Calendar', Vol. 1

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William Jackson


Volume One of the New and Complete Newgate Calendar, covering the years 1700 through 1723, relates stories of British trials, the persons ac…

Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 6: Part 2: The Man in the Iron Mask, Martin Guerre

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Alexandre Dumas


Dumas, with the assistance of several friends, compiled Celebrated Crimes, an eight-volume collection of essays on famous criminals and crim…

The History of Burke and Hare, And of the Resurrectionist Times

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George Macgregor


From the preface: ".....of all the criminal events that have occurred in Scotland, few have excited so deep, widespread, and lasting an…

The Confessions of Nat Turner, The Leader of the Late Insurrection in Southampt…

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Thomas R. Gray


This is a detailed description of the massacre that took place on August 21-23, 1831 that became known as Nat Turner's Rebellion. Nat Turner…

Stratagems and Conspiracies to Defraud Life Insurance Companies: An Authentic R…

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John B. Lewis


A thorough treatise on different ways people have tried to defraud life insurance companies, with many entertaining examples. The present …

Henry More Smith: The Mysterious Stranger

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Walter Bates


Sometime in the month of July, 1812, nearly a hundred years ago now, a well dressed, smooth spoken man, less than thirty years of age, made …

Holmes' Own Story

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Herman W. Mudgett


An account written by the infamous serial murderer H. H. Holmes in an attempt to exonerate himself while being tried for numerous crimes in …

Darkness and Daylight; or, Lights and Shadows of New York Life

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Lyman Abbott, Thomas Byrnes, Helen S. Campbell and Thomas Wallace Knox


A Pictorial Record of Personal Experiences by Day and Night in the Great Metropolis, with hundreds of thrilling anecdotes and incidents, ske…

Red Rubber: The Story of the Rubber Slave Trade on the Congo

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Edmund Dene Morel


Morel explains the history and formation of the Congo Free State, owned by King Leopold II. However, Morel, a humanitarian, focuses on the a…

Joaquin, the Claude Duval of California; or, The Marauder of the Mines: a Roman…

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Henry L. Williams


Joaquin Murrieta was a famous Californio bandit, known as the "Robin Hood of El Dorado". Joaquin Murrieta was the son of worthy pa…

On the Witness Stand: Essays on Psychology and Crime

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Hugo Münsterberg


Eight sketches by one of the pioneers of applied psychology, which highlight the mind of the witness on the witness stand, and how one can b…

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