Memoirs of a Murder Man by Arthur A. Carey 1st / 1st 1930
First US edition and first print published by Doubleday Doran in 1930. This is a very good + copy. The very scarce dust wrapper has several pieces of tape on the reverse of the jacket and has wear to the corners and spine ends as well as along the edges. That said it is in the main complete with no loss. The book is in nice condition with only very minor wear to the top of the spine. There is a previous owner's name on the front free end paper. The book has no foxing marks at all and is in the main clean and clear. Overall a very good + copy.
This is a scarce autobiography of Inspector Arthur Carey who was in charge of the Homicide Bureau for the New York City Police Department. For nearly 40 years he had the task of bringing New York's killers to justice. He was connected to all of the sensational murder trials from the 1900's through to the 1920's (he retired in 1928). Carey recollects cases that put savage crooks in conflict with the relentless machinery of justice. Scarce in the dust wrapper.