Horror Book Haul #2: Library Discard Sale

As my second book haul on the blog, I went to a library sale. Libraries keep an eye on what books are getting checked out and which ones aren't, and if one book doesn't get checked out even once in an entire year, it will be stamped 'discard,' and put up for sale. If no one buys it, they usually just throw them out. It's to make room for newer books, either bulk bought or donated from patrons of the library. This book haul took place back in September, but I'm just now getting around to showing you. MAKE SURE YOU READ UNTIL THE END TO SEE HOW MUCH I PAID, AND HOW MUCH I SAVED BY SHOPPING AT MY LOCAL LIBRARY DISCARD SALE!

My library discard sale haul for September!

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"Kato Kaelin: The Whole Truth" by Marc Eliot [hardback, first edition]

$14.99 - retail ( $0.27 - I paid)

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Synopsis: " When I first met Brian 'Kato' Kaelin in October 1994, he was eager to tell me his story. I told him I was only interested in the whole truth, not a version of it, a spin on it, or anything that sounded suspiciously like fiction. He agreed and, despite the reservations of 'his people,' began to meet with me secretly for a series of interviews that, over the next five months, covered virtually every detail of the days leading up to and following the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. We pored over the facts of the year he spent living with Nicole in her house on Gretna Green, and the six months he lived with O.J. at the now infamous Rockingham estate. No matter what you may think of Kato, the one indisputable fact is that he lived with both the primary victim and her alleged killer, and, while in that privileged position, became a confidant of both. And what they told him, he told me. The information is at once revelatory and shocking, detailed and emotional, frightening and incredible, yet rings with the perfect pitch of undeniable truth. I realized I had to tell everyone all that I knew. This is, after all, a case of murder, not self-promotion. You may think you know all the facts about the events that led up to and followed the night of June 12, 1994, but if your information has come only from the testimony, during the trial, you don't. "


"Did She Kill Him? A Torrid True Story of Adultery, Arsenic, and Murder in Victorian England " by Kate Colquhoun [hardback ,first edition ]

$27.95 -retail [ $0.27 - I paid]

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Synopsis: " In the summer of 1889, young Southern belle Florence Maybrick stood trial for the alleged arsenic poisoning of her much older husband, a wealthy Liverpool cotton merchant. The 'Maybrick Mystery' had all the makings of a sensation: a pretty, flirtatious young girl; resentful, gossiping servants; rumors of gambling and debt; and mutual infidelity. The case cracked the varnish of Victorian respectability, shocking and exciting the public in equal measure as they clambered to read the latest revelations of Florence's past and glimpse her likeness in Madame Tussaud's. "


"Mountain Madness: A Deadly Night, a Bloody Secret, a True Story " by Jimmy Dale Taylor & Donald G. Bross [hardback ,first edition ]

$23.95 -retail [$0.27 -I paid ]

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Synopsis: " A deadly night. Fresh from a stint in the Navy, twenty-one-year-old Jimmy Dale Taylor meets older, experienced Glenn True Clark who entices him to go to Seattle in search of the good life. On the way they pick up a pretty eighteen-year-old hitchhiker and take a rest stop on secluded Dead Indian Mountain. A bloody secret. On the frigid peak, the girl screams for help. She is being raped. Gunfire erupts. The frightened girl runs away escaping into the darkness. A shocking arrest. Twenty-one years later, the police come for Jimmy Dale Taylor. He is arrested for murder as his devoted wife and children watch. The chief witness against him will be the girl he swears he saved. The jury must decided who is telling the truth. "


"American Terrorist :Timothy McVeigh & the Oklahoma City Bombing "by Lou Michel & Dan Herbeck [hardback ,first edition ]

$30.00 -retail [$0.27 -I paid ]

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Synopsis: " At 9:02 AM on April 19,1995, in the largest terrorist act ever perpetrated on American soil, the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Office Building in Oklahoma City was destroyed by the explosion of a homemade truck bomb. One hundred and sixty-eight people - - - including nineteen children - - - were killed by the blast, and more than five hundred others were injured. Timothy J. McVeigh, an antigovernment activist, was tried and convicted of the bombing. But to Americans everywhere, the story has remained a mystery, held hostage by McVeigh's refusal to explain or even discuss the event and his involvement. With this book, that mystery is solved. "


"They Said We'd Never Make It " by Tammi Menendez [hardback, first edition]

$24.95 -retail [$0.27- I paid]

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Synopsis: " Following a ten-year silence, Tammi Menendez reveals the truth about her husband's tragic life - - - and the love that has sustained them. With surprising candor, she discusses the confusion and abuse that led Erik and his brother to kill their parents, and the personal strength and extraordinary love that has saved his life in prison. Spanning more than two decades- - - from maximum security prison- - - They Said We'd Never Make It - My Life with Erik Menendez tells how an existence virtually defined by brutality could be rescued through the redemptive power of love and forgiveness. "


"Those Bones Are Not My Child" by Toni Cade Bambara [hardback, first edition]

$27.50 -retail [$0.27- I paid]

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Synopsis: " Those Bones Are Not My Child puts the reader at the heart of the horror that came to be called the Atlanta child murders. This is not the politically expedient story - - - not the news stories written by visiting journalists, not the district attorney's official account. It is the inside story as lived in the neighborhoods and on the streets by people gripped in its terror yet determined to survive it. Ms. Bambara- - - on the spot, actively involved, taking notes, doing field research and interviews- - - used her unassailable talent as a writer and her intimate relations with all levels and facets of the Atlanta scene to construct what I believe is a magnum opus. Those Bones Are Not My Child is as large as the events that took place, with the breadth of Invisible Man, the depth of Their Eyes Were Watching God,and the humanity of Crime and Punishment. "


I have already read and reviewed 'Those Bones Are Not My Child.' You can check that out here.


"Inspector of the Dead" by David Morrell [hardback, first edition]

$26.00 -retail [$0.27- I paid]

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Synopsis: " The year is 1855. The Crimean War is raging. The incompetence of British commanders causes the fall of the government. The Empire teeters. Amid this crisis comes opium-eater Thomas De Quincey, one of the most notorious and brilliant personalities of Victorian England. Along with his irrepressibly daughter, Emily, and their Scotland Yard companions, Detectives Ryan and Becker, De Quincey finds himself confronted by an adversary who threatens the heart of the nation. An unidentified killer is targeting members of the upper echelons of British society, leaving with each corpse the name of someone who previously attempted to kill Queen Victoria. The evidence indicates that the ultimate victim will be Victoria herself. As De Quincey and Emily race to protect the queen, they uncover long-buried secrets and the heartbreaking past of a man whose lust for revenge has destroyed his soul. "


"Murder As a Fine Art" by David Morrell [hardback, first edition]

$25.99- retail [$0.27- I paid]

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Synopsis: "Thomas De Quincey, infamous for his memoir, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, is the major suspect in a series of ferocious mass murders identical to ones that terrorized London forty-three years earlier. The blueprint for the killings seems to be De Quincey's essay 'On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts.' Desperate to clear his name but crippled by opium addiction, De Quincey is aided by his devoted daughter Emily and a pair of determined Scotland Yard detectives. "


"He Killed Them All" by Jeanine Pirro [hardback, first edition]

$27.00- retail [$0.27- I paid]

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Synopsis: " The name 'Durst' meant nothing to Jeanine Pirro fifteen years ago, when the former district attorney reopened the cold case of a beautiful fourth-year medical student who disappeared without a trace in 1982. Instead, Pirro felt a kinship with Kathleen Durst--- whose life had many parallels to her own---and a deep sense of how strange it was for the seemingly happy twenty-nine-year-old woman to vanish from the face of the earth just months before graduation while her eccentric husband, a millionaire real-state heir, waited five days to report her missing. Yet Pirro was cast as the bad guy, even as Robert Durst emerged as a suspect in the death of one of his closest friends and was tried and acquitted of the murder of his neighbor. For years, she has tirelessly crusaded for justice for Kathleen and the other victims, and her impassioned perspective in the captivating HBO documentary series The Jinx made Pirro, now the host of Justice with Judge Jeanine on Fox News, one of its breakout stars. In He Killed Them All, Pirro makes her case against Durst beyond a reasonable doubt, combining facts from her own research and her exclusive interviews with many of the people featured in The Jinx to reveal stunning, previously unknown information about the crimes he is accused of committing. Durst got away with murder because he was from one of the wealthiest families in New York City. He got away with it because he was shrewd and cunning. But Jeanine Pirro won't let it go so easily. He Killed Them All is a comprehenisve and definitive insider's account of the enigmatic man and his gruesome deeds---a devastating true-crime story that has captivated the country. "


"The Girl with Ghost Eyes" by M.H. Boroson [hardback, first edition]

$24.99- retail [$0.27- I paid]

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Synopsis: " Maoshan isn't like other traditions. We are ghost hunters, spirit mediums, and exorcists. When creatures out of nightmare trouble Chinatown, people come to the Maoshan for protection. With paper talismans we drive away the spirits, with magic gourds we imprison them, with peachwood swords we destroy them. People fear those who live at the border of the spirit world. They say a haunt of death taints us. They might be right. "


"The Secret Notebooks of Sherlock Holmes" by June Thomson [paperback, first edition]

$21.93- retail [$0.27- I paid]

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Synopsis: "In Sherlock Holmes's London, reputations are fragile and scandel can be ruinous. In order to protect the names of the good (and the not-so-good), Dr. Watson comes to the decision that his accounts of some of his friend's most brilliant cases must never see the light of day. Concealing the manuscripts in an old despatch box deep in the vaults of a Charing Cross bank, Dr. Watson preserves the honour of others and in doing so proves himself a true gentlemen as well as a good friend. But then a hundred years pass, and the mysteries outlast the memories of those they once could have harmed..."


"The Boyfriend" by R.L. Stine [paperback, 2004 edition]

$5.99- retail [$0.27- I paid]

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Synopsis: " Dex is madly in love with Joanna. He would do anything for her... but she doesn't care. To her, boys are there to be used and thrown away. After Joanna breaks up with Dex, he does something no other guy has done to her before. He dies. Joanna tries to pretend she's sorry. But this time she's gone too far. Dex is coming back. From the dead. And he wants one last date. "


"Watchers #1: Last Stop" by Peter Lerangis [paperback, first edition]

$3.99 - retail [$0.27- I paid]

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Synopsis: " Nobody knows who the Watchers are. But they are around us. They observe us. They see the things we can't see...David Moore lives in the city. Six months ago, his father disappeared. Now David has seen him again... in an abandoned subway station, surrounded by a mysterious crowd of ghostlike people. No one else sees this. No one else can. Is David's father dead? Or is he... elsewhere? In order to find out, David Moore must enter the world of the Watchers. "


"Blood and Money: a True Story of Murder, Passion, and Power" by Thomas Thompson [hardback, book club edition]

$26.95- retail [$0.27- I paid]

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Synopsis: "This is a shattering, powerful story. It begins in 1969 when one of Houston's most celebrated young women falls mysteriously ill in a great colonial mansion. She is Joan Robinson Hill, a society horsewoman of world rank and the much photographed wife of Dr. John Hill, a talented and ambitious plastic surgeon. Together they are the quintessential Texans--- the larger-than-life Texans of myth. Rich, attractive, reckless. Their story moves at an unrelenting pace from the moneyed elegance of River Oaks, one of America's most exclusive confines, deep into the brutal and deadly underbelly of society, the world of professional killers. "


"30 Days of Night" by Steve Niles & Ben Templesmith [graphic novel, first edition]

$9.00 -retail [$0.27- I paid]

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Synopsis: "In a sleepy, secluded Alaska town called Barrow, the sun sets and doesn't rise for over thirty consecutive days and nights. From the darkness, across the frozen wasteland, an evil will come that will bring the residents of Barrow to their knees. The only hope for the town is the Sheriff and Deputy, husband and wife who are torn between their own survival and saving the town they love."


"Murder Game" by Bill Adler & Bruce Cassiday [hardback, first edition]

$20.00 -retail [$0.27- I paid]

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Synopsis: "In Murder Game, with jealousies, rivalries, and passions seething among the characters, the motives, methods, and opportunities for murder are plentiful. And so are the clues. Who, where, when, how, and why---it's all here. Mystery fans will relish the chance to unmask the killer(or is it killers?). And with a $10,000 Cash Reward at stake a lot of smart people who don't regularly read mysteries but consider themselves pretty good at thinking through puzzles and tricky problems will be equally enthralled by this chance to get paid for having fun. "


And with 16 books, I spent $5.00 and saved around $336.18! And this is why you should always look for discard sales at your local library!


Where do you shop to save the most on books? How much was your greatest haul savings? Let me know!


- Hadley

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