Edited by Marie F. Rodell; Vol. IX in the Regional Murder Series (yes, "really"). Cases include Maria Bickford, Kid Carter, Joseph Fantasia, and others -- and the bios of each chapter's author are a window into a different time.
So is the book itself; this hardcover first printing is without its jacket, and shows some shelfwear (see pics) and page toning consistent with its age. The covers have a few scuffs and dings. The front hinge isn't the tightest, but holding firm; the pages are straight and clean.
But this one's not often seen in the wild, and at this price point, it's a solid pickup.