THE TORSO MURDER. The Untold Story of Evelyn dick

Author: Vallee (Brian)
Year: 2001
Publisher: Key Porter Books
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st Canadian Edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9781552633403
Price: 10.00
Softcover. A fresh and fasscinating look at the Evelyn Dick murder trial and the intriguing mystery of her disappearance. The "Torso" murder trial of young, attractive Evelyn Dick grabbed headlines across Canada in 1946 and 1947. Her husband John's head and limbs had been sawed from his body and burned up in her furnace. After she was sentenced to hang, up-and-coming lawyer, J.J. Robinette appealed her case, won her a new trial and then an acquittal. But when police found the decayed remains of Evelyn's newborn baby encased in cement in a suitcase in her attic, the best Robinette could do for her was a manslaughter conviction and 11yrs. in Kingston's notorious Prison for Women. Evelyn Dick was released with a new identity in 1958. Since then, rumours, stories and sightings have abounded. Where did she go and what happened to her? The author, after criss-crossing the country, conducting several dozen interviews and poring over old newspaper files and thousands of pages of transcript and police reports, answers many of the questions that surround this mysterious case. The result is a lively, spine-tingling account of the case itself and Evelyn Dick's surprising new life. With much of the material never before published. Illus., Notes and Sources + Index. 288pp. trade size softcover. From the library of true-crime writer, wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F.


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