By Thomas Downs. "One of the Most Shocking Crimes of Our Times," the cover says, and in case the very tiny "Bizarre! Sensational! True!" in the tale of the "E" in "True Crime" fails to get your attention, the front cover lets you know that you're in for a Freudian horror. I haven't been able to verify this yet, but it feels like this book was part of a series. It also feels like maybe the series never took off because of the skating-rink font on the front...or perhaps it's the cover photo, which suggests something has gone artsily wrong at a shoe store?
Whatever the fate of its publishing brethren, this particular paperback is not in great shape: extensive rubbing to corners and edges, folds to the back cover, a cracked spine, and page toning. It looks more like a 1964 publication than a 1984 one, which it is, but it's also quite rare.