FATAL INTENTIONS. True Canadian Crime Stories

Author: Smith (Barbara)
Year: 1994
Publisher: Hounslow
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st Canadian Edn.
Book Condition: Vg
ISBN: 9780888821676
Price: 10.00
Softcover. Using contemporary accounts, the author recreates a number of murder cases from 1920s Nova Scotia to 1980s British Columbia. Some, like the Boyd Gang adventures, are still remembered, often inaccurately or romantically; otherts like the murder of Flora Gray in Yarmouth, or the murder of 23 innocents in Quebec in 1949, can now be recalled by only a few. In some cases, the "truth" may exist only in dusty archives; in others, the truth may have gone to the graves of the victims - or the accused. Robert Cook's killing spree - all seven in his family - in Stettler, Alberta, will probably be recounted, locally, for generations. But, did he do it? Toronto's Boyd Gang boasted about hot cars and beautiful women - the stuff of folklore. And newspaper writers of that time were only too willing to add to the romantic tales. The last woman to be hanged in Canada, her disabled brother, and his employer all went to the gallows - two for greed, one for lust. These and other stories are part of Canadian history, and often part of Canadian folklore. Illus. + Notes. 156pp. 8vo. softcover. From the library of true-crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. With Bookshop rubber stamp to fep o/w Vg.


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