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Par Sharon Butala. 2008
In 1962, Alexandra Wiwcharuk was found murdered on the banks of the Saskatchewan River. Nearly 50 years later, her murder…still haunts Saskatoon residents, especially those who, like Butala, were Alexandra's friends. Compelled by her memories of Alex, Butala returns to that still-unsolved murder, writing an in-depth investigation of the tragic death, a nostalgic coming-of-age story, and an exploration of the nature of good and evil. Some descriptions of sex and violence. 2008.
Par Dick Lehr. 2009
The Fence documents the true story of a Boston police incident during which an undercover officer was brutally beaten by…fellow officers who mistook him for a murder suspect. Some strong language and some descriptions of violence. c2009.
Par Adrian Humphreys. 1999
By the time Johnny "Pops" Papalia was gunned down at the age of 73, his massive crime network had earned…him the nickname "Canada's Capone." Filled with tales of extortion, loan sharking, gambling and heroin, this book chronicles the rise and fall of Canada's most successful Mafia don. Some descriptions of violence. 1999.
Par John Toland. 2017
John Dillinger's thirteen-month criminal career captured the imagination of Depression-era America and is chronicled here, along with fellow outlaws like…Baby Face Nelson, Bonnie and Clyde, Ma Barker, and Machine Gun Kelly. 2017.
The devil's defender: my odyssey through American criminal justice from Ted Bundy to the Kandahar massacre
Par John Henry Browne. 2016
For the last four decades, Browne has defended the indefensible. From Facebook folk hero the "Barefoot Bandit" Colton Moore, to…Benjamin Ng of the Wah Mee massacre and Kandahar massacre culprit Sergeant Robert Bales, Browne's unceasing advocacy and the daring to take on some of the most unwinnable cases--and nearly win them all--has led 48 Hours' Peter Van Sant to call him "the most famous lawyer in America." But although the Browne that America has come to know cuts a dashing and confident figure, he has forever been haunted by his job as counsel to Ted Bundy, the most infamous serial killer in American history. Browne, a drug- and alcohol-addicted yet wildly successful defense attorney who could never let go of the case that started it all, here asks himself the question others have asked him all along: Does defending evil make you evil too? 2016.
Par John Boessenecker, Mark Dugan. 1992
Between the years 1860 and 1911, Bill Miner's criminal career included stagecoach and train robberies. A gentleman robber who never…killed, Miner believed that railroad companies robbed the public and he therefore had a right to rob them back. 1992.
Par M. L Friedland. 1994
A sensational trial -- questions about the influence of the media, expert witnesses, the issue of the death penalty, and…the advantage of wealth. While it sounds like one of today's headlines, this actually happened in 1900. The author investigates the remarkable trial of two men accused of murdering William Marsh Rice, founder of Rice University. 1994.
Par M. L Friedland. 1986
Two men were shot and killed at the Montreal Cotton Company in 1895. This is the dramatic story of the…trial of Valentine Shortis, a young Irish immigrant who was accused of the murders. 1986.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist investigates the life and crimes of spy Robert Hanssen, who was arrested in February 2001. Examines Hanssen's…psychological and sexual profile and his motivations in betraying his country. Discusses the FBI's uneven performance under director Louis Freeh. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. Bestseller. 2002.
Par Pierre Martineau. 2002
Rédacteur à TQS, Pierre Martineau a mis en forme la confession de Serge Quesnel, tueur à gages qui est devenu…le principal témoin dans le méga-procès des Hells Angels. Le monde du crime tel que vécu de l'intérieur. On retrouve en annexe le texte du contrat signé entre Quesnel et le gouvernement du Québec par lequel il acceptait de témoigner contre ses anciens complices. 2002.
Par Nate Hendley. 2004
The gruesome saga of the Black Donnellys has been heavily mythologized. A thick layer of rumour, legend, and hearsay has…built up around the facts of the case. But one thing is clear: no one who reads this book will ever forget the murderous events that occurred near the town of Lucan, Ontario in the 1870s. 2004.
Par Peter McSherry. 1999
Norman "Red" Ryan, was a notorious bank robber, safecracker, and killer, with a record of nineteen convictions and nine shootings.…Yet he got out of Kingston in less than twelve years, returning to Toronto amid fanfare befitting a hero. How such an obvious threat was paroled lies with those who helped him, and benefited from his release. Some descriptions of violence. 1999.
Par Michel Auger, Jean-Paul Murray. 2001
As a journalist, Auger has observed and reported upon the growth of the biker gangs and their increasing involvement in…organized crime. He has written a number of articles that exposed the Hells Angels' links to the Mafia; articles that he knows enraged the bikers enough to have him killed. This is an account of his life as a crime reporter, with particular attention to his brush with death when he was shot in the back six times with a pistol equipped with a silencer, and the events that followed. Some descriptions of violence. 2001.
Par Joe Friesen. 2016
In 2008, Danny Wolfe, a Winnipeg Aboriginal man, was 31-years-old and awaiting trial on two counts of first-degree murder in…at the Regina Correctional Centre. In spite of his young age, Danny had found himself in and out of correctional facilities since his teenage years, sometimes even finding his own way out. Now, fifteen years after his last break out of prison, Danny was orchestrating a bigger escape from a jail where the notion was inconceivable. This biography traces the early years of Daniel Wolfe's life, from his birth in Regina to his mother Susan Creeley, a First Nations woman; to his first brush with the law at the age of four and then his subsequent arrests; to the birth of the Indian Posse--the Aboriginal street gang in Canada that would eventually claim the title of the largest street gang in North America with over 12,000 members (from BC to Ontario, and even Texas, Oklahoma, and Arizona) and Danny at the helm; to Danny's death in 2010. Bestseller. 2016.
Par John Boessenecker. 2016
To most Americans, Frank Hamer is known only as the "villain" of the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde. But from…the horseback days of the Old West through the gangster days of the 1930s, Frank Hamer stood on the frontlines of some of the most important and exciting periods in American history. He participated in the Bandit War of 1915, survived the climactic gunfight in the last blood feud of the Old West, battled the Mexican Revolution's spillover across the border, protected African Americans from lynch mobs and the Ku Klux Klan, and ran down gangsters, bootleggers, and Communists. When at last his career came to an end, it was only when he ran up against another legendary Texan: Lyndon B. Johnson. 2016.
Par Daniel Sekulich. 2009
Award-winning journalist investigates high-seas piracy, incidents of which occur on a near-daily basis worldwide and can involve detention, robbery, and…violence. Interviews professional mariners, victims, and even perpetrators themselves to uncover the inner workings of criminal enterprises and gauge international economic and security threats in the early twenty-first century. Some strong language and some descriptions of violence. 2009.
An expose of the case of Pollard, an American Jew who worked for US Naval intelligence and spied for Israel.…Discusses the harsh sentence given to both Pollard and his wife, the question of dual loyalties and the possibility of a third-party involvement. 1989.
Par Gary S Ross. 1987
Moloney, a loans officer at a bank, set up a fraudulent loan to cover his immediate gambling debts. Taking the…money was too easy--by the time he was caught, he had embezzled millions of dollars, all lost at casinos and race tracks. Some strong language. 1987 winner of the Crime Writers of Canada Award. Bestseller 1987.
Par Patrick Lavelle. 2003
It was the biggest, most costly hoax of the 20th century, the results of which were wasted lives, money and…police resources. In the midst of the hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper, police were thrown off the scent by an elaborate hoax. This book examines the massive police hunt for the man who became known as "Wearside Jack". It reveals the various theories about the identity of Wearside Jack, his probable motive for the hoax and the unusual series of events that took police away from the trail of arguably Britain's worst serial killer. 2003.
Par Hella Pick. 1996
This account describes how Wiesenthal survived World War II concentration camps and then devoted his life to bringing Nazi war…criminals to justice. Details his work on the Eichmann case and many others. Since 1945 Wiesenthal has lived in Austria and focussed on its denazification. 1996.