Title: Murder Parade
Author: Judge Gerald Sparrow
Description: Boards in black cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Light wear to boards. Faint pencil erasure on ffep, a few minor spots of soiling, else clean. Dust jacket shows quite a bit of edgewear; not price clipped; in a clear archival sleeve. Thirteen illustrations on plates. Index. 190 pages. 21.5 x 13.5 cm.
A book for the connoisseur of murder. Fourteen notorious and unusual murders are described are mainly British, but also included are the murder of Trotsky and of King Ananda of Thailand. In addition, there are descriptions of death penalty by hanging, by the electric chair, and by the gas chamber.
Gerald Sparrow (1903-1988) for thirty years a Barrister of the Inner Temple, and for fifteen years a Judge. He practiced law in Bangkok, London, and New York, and in 1930 was appointed a Judge of the International Court, Bangkok, where he served until he was captured by the Japanese in 1941. He was the author of several books of travel literature, criminal cases, and biographies.
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Good+
Publisher: Robert Hale Limited
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