By St. Clair McKelway. Would McKelway be as amused as I to see how many online sellers render the title as "from the ANALS of Crime"? Who can say. I can say that this is a revered entry in the genre: a compendium of stories from The New Yorker about, among others, a New York fire chief's oral history of firebugs; "the most expert and persistent subpoena server in history"; and counterfeiter "Mister 880." If you want to know how the older half lived, this is the vintage true-crimer for you.
This hardcover's dust jacket has put the work in, as you'll see: chips, fraying at the top and bottom, a bit of wear to the boards where the jacket has given way, and some staining. Page edges have a couple of dings and some toning, but inside, the pages are fairly bright, no dog-ears or writing. A great reading copy if you want to rock that old-book smell, too.