Hardcover stated first edition has shelfwear and rubbing to edges. Pages tight and clean. DJ flaps pasted inside. Retired library with usual marks/attachments. Spine sunned. Reading quality book. 364 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1968. ISBN: 0. On June 6, 1957, the author of this book was convicted of the brutal murder of a fifteen-year-old girl. For more than eleven years he has lived in the shadow of the electric chair in the Death House of the New Jersey State Prison.