THE THIRD SUSPECT the inside story of the hunt for the Yellowknife mass murderer

Author: Staples (David) & Owens (Greg)
Year: 1995
Publisher: Red Deer College Press
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st Canadian Edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9780889951310
Price: 12.00
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Softcover. A violent strike. A town divided. A bomb. Nine men murdered. Roger Warren was 'the third suspect'. Giant Mine, Yellowknife, September 18, 1992. Months into a bitter labour dispute, a volatile situation was worsening. Some on the picket line were starting to call for blood. Already the mine had been vandalised with small bombings. At 8.30am this day, 9 strike breakers crossed the picket line and boarded a man-car going into the mine. Minutes later, all were dead in a horrendous explosion. Within 48-hours, the police were calling it murder. What followed is one of the most intensive manhunts for a mass murderer in Canadian criminal history - told through the eyes of the town that lived through it, the police who cracked the case and the man finally convicted of killing 9 innocent men. From the start, the Mounties focused on 2 prime suspects - union men who'd set off smaller blasts at the mine early in the strike. But it would take some of Canada's finest homicide investigators 13 of the longest, most painful months of their lives before they turned their sights on Roger Wallace Warren. Before the bomb blast, he was known as the Ace, an intelligent, prickly, high-performance miner who pulled down $100,000 a year at Giant Mine. Off the job, he was a strong family man who loved to read and argue politics. But eventually he would become the third suspect. In this insider account of a gruesome crime, the authors draw on exclusive interviews and exhaustive research to unfold the detailed story of the RCMP's investigation, the murder's poisonous effect on the city of Yellowknife and Roger Warren's desperate fight for freedom in the courtroom. From the start of the strike through to Warren's conviction, the book is an investigative spellbinder culminating in the chilling profile of a solid family man and champion hardrock miner turned mass murderer. Illus. 479pp. 8vo. softcover. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Review copy with loosely inserted slip. F.

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