INVISIBLE DARKNESS The Strange Case of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka

Author: Williams (Stephen)
Year: 1996
Publisher: Little, Brown (Canada)
Edition Details: 1st Canadian Edn.
Book Condition: F/F
ISBN: 9780316941372
Price: 30.00
Hardback. Intro' by Kirk Makin. A thoroughly researched look at the fascinating case of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka. With compassion for the victims, the book draws on voluminous research and court documents previously unavailable. The author details the incredible coincidences and mistakes that allowed Paul and Karla to elude detection for so many years. For instance, had Paul Bernardo's DNA been tested immediately when he was questioned as the Scarborough Rapist, instead of sitting on a crowded shelf for 2yrs, he would have gone on trial for that series of attacks, rather than the murders of the 3 young women he and his lovely bride went on to kill. Despite the efforts of the Metropolitan Toronto and the Niagara Police forces, not to mention the vast amounts of money spent on the special Green Ribbon Task Force, Paul Bernardo almost got away. He could even have been freed after arrest and questioning, given that he was not allowed to call a lawyer during his lengthy initial interrogation. The author tells the whole story behind Canada's "Bonnie and Clyde", and raises many important questions about freedom of the press, the right of the public to have access to the courts, and Karla's much-discussed deal with the Crown. Just as fascinating as the legal aspects of the story is the author's penetrating look at the characters and backgrounds of these two beautiful, seemingly successful young people. What on earth could have driven a young preppy accountant and his beautiful fiancee to such depths of cruelty and depravity, including the murder of Karla's own sister? Was it in fact Karla who actually killed one or more of the victims? Rather than a victim of battered woman's syndrome, as portrayed by the Crown in justifying her deals, Karla is shown here to be at least as sadistic and twisted as her male counterpart. Illus. in colour. 569pp. lge. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. in F. dw. With loosely inserted 2pp. print-out entitled 'Law: Bernardo author pleads guilty to breaching court order, PEN Canada' which relates to author Stephen Williams. A heavy book which will require additional postage.


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