Buy Books Online > True crime > Fatal Intentions: True Canadian Crime Stories
Fatal Intentions: True Canadian Crime Stories

Fatal Intentions: True Canadian Crime Stories

Product Details:    Share this by email:

ISBN: 9780888821676    Publisher: Dundurn Group Ltd Year of publishing: 1996     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 156        
Canadians are very polite -- but they also commit murder. And those who think that mass homicides and wanton killings are recent phenomena in Canada should treat themselves to Fatal Intentions. Using contemporary...Read more
Canadians are very polite -- but they also commit murder. And those who think that mass homicides and wanton killings are recent phenomena in Canada should treat themselves to Fatal Intentions. Using contemporary accounts, Barbara Smith vividly recreates a number of murder cases from 1920s Nova Scotia to 1980s British Columbia. Some, like the Boyd Gang adventures, are still rememebred often inaccurately or romantically; others, 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 otehr stories are part of our history -- and often part of our folklore. They also can remind us taht human nature doesn't change easily, over decades or distances. Greed, lust, and other deadly sins can lead to fatal intentions, anytime, anywhere.
Read less
About the author:

Barbara Smith's two previous books - "Ghost Stories of Alberta" (1993) and "Deadly Encounters" (1993) - have already become bestsellers. Her meticulous... Read more

Barbara Smith's two previous books - "Ghost Stories of Alberta" (1993) and "Deadly Encounters" (1993) - have already become bestsellers. Her meticulous research and her ability to recreate social and personal histories are just two of the reasons her stories make lively reading. A resident of Edmonton, Barbara is a member of the Writers' Guild of Alberta.
Read less

Recommended Books for you - See all

Price: Rs.1179
Vendor : Repro Knowledgecast Ltd, Mumbai
BUY NOW

FREE SHIPPING | Delivered in 21 working days

(Cash on delivery not available)

Imported Edition

Be assured. 7 days Return & Refund Policy.
Click here

Rs.200 OFF

on purchase of Rs.500 & above

1.Click on Add to Cart & Proceed to Checkout
2.Under payment options, choose
"Redeem Coupon Code/Gift Certificate"
3.Enter Promo Code "SHOP200"
4.Get Rs.200 off, Pay Balance Amount

Valid upto 21st July,13

Rs.200 OFF

on purchase of Rs.500 & above

Terms & Conditions