New York: Greenberg, 1952.
First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good+ with no dust jacket. Item #14483
Library REBIND, library stamps/marks/labels/pocket, light tone, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; "Raymond Martinez Fernandez and Martha Jule Beck were an American serial killer couple. They were convicted of one murder, are known to have committed two more, and were suspected of having killed up to 20 victims during a spree between 1947 and 1949." - Wikipedia. Both were executed at Sing Sing. Brown provides a detailed look at both murderers, considers whether they were mentally ill or impaired, and critiques the trial. "“From beginning to end, the trial was fiasco,” writes author Wenzell Brown in Introduction to Murder. “Everyone got into the act. Lawyers on both sides used flowery, over dramatic language. Witnesses seemed determined to steal the show with startling revelations. Psychiatrists issued statements bound to make newspaper headlines . . . even the defendants seemed to be playing for the grandstand.”" First Edition, First Printing of this true crime exposé, that later provided the basis for four motion pictures and at least two television shows. ; 232 pages.