Murder Inc. - James EastwoodGreat Britain: Top Line Books, Undated , Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss to the spine ends and and untidy, if closed, tear across the upper panel. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Pages lightly age-tanned.
From the cover: “During the investigation of a seemingly routine murder case, District Attorney Ferguson stumbled on almost incredible evidence that there existed in America an organisation of professional killers. An organisation operating on a scale big enough to employ a staff undertaker, selling murder to those too scared or too prudent to kill their enemies with their own hands.
This was Murder Inc., a business the D. A. swore to break and send its boss, the power-drunk Mendoza, to the chair. But who could be found to testify against the man who had only to pick up the phone to pass sentence of death upon anyone who threatened him? That was Ferguson’s problem.
Here is a story with a thrill on every page, rising to a climax of such power and tension that the reader will be kept breathless to the very last line. But it is also an account of painstaking police work, showing how a formidable case can be built up from the most meagre of clues.
This novel is based on fact. There was an organisation called Murder Inc., and the book is based on the astounding case which hit the headlines in 1940 when seven members of the infamous crime syndicate were successfully convicted.
This Topline Book can, without exaggeration, be described as one of the most gripping, action-packed thrillers of all time.”