Ontario Murders: Mysteries, Scandals, and Dangerous Criminals

by Susan McNicoll

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers | December 14, 2011 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Ontario Murders: Mysteries, Scandals, and Dangerous Criminals is rated 3 out of 5 by 1.

"From an early age, lying came easily to her. Everything she did was a performance, a role she played to create an illusion." - From the story of Evelyn Dick. Six chilling stories of notorious Ontario murders are recounted in this spine-tingling collection. From the pretty but dangerous Evelyn Dick to the mysterious murder of one of the Fathers of Confederation, Thomas D'Darcy McGee, these stories will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: December 14, 2011

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 155277824X

ISBN - 13: 9781552778241

Found in: Social and Cultural Studies
Appropriate for ages: 11 - adult

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quick read I picked this up wanting to get a feel for the mystery, scandals and dangerous criminals that are right here in my backyard. I'm not normally a mystery novel reader but this book has a different feel and comes across more as a documentary of facts than a story. I liked that each of the tales didn't take too long to get through and it was a great history lesson with most of the stories taking place in the late 1800s/early 1900s. In a CSI-culture with modern forensics in the forefront of the average person's mind it is a breath of fresh air to see how crimes were solved without our modern conveniences. The writing was at times a little unclear and I'd have to re-read sections to remember who was who and when events occurred. But all in all, it was a quick, enjoyable and informative look at some of Ontario's sordid past. McNicoll did a fine job of researching and putting together this book. My favourite was the story of Darcy McGee and I'll be looking at Sparks St a little differently when I'm downtown again.
Date published: 2008-10-17

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Kobo eBookOntario Murders: Mysteries, Scandals, and Dangerous Criminals

Ontario Murders: Mysteries, Scandals, and Dangerous Criminals

by Susan McNicoll

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: December 14, 2011

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 155277824X

ISBN - 13: 9781552778241

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"From an early age, lying came easily to her. Everything she did was a performance, a role she played to create an illusion." - From the story of Evelyn Dick. Six chilling stories of notorious Ontario murders are recounted in this spine-tingling collection. From the pretty but dangerous Evelyn Dick to the mysterious murder of one of the Fathers of Confederation, Thomas D'Darcy McGee, these stories will keep you on the edge of your seat.

About the Author

Susan McNicoll lives in Port Vancouver, BC, where she divides her time between writing and running her own bookkeeping business. Although she is now a die-hard British Columbian, her heart still belongs to the Toronto Blue Jays. Susan's lifelong love of words and history has been the main focus of her writing career, which began with five years as a reporter for The Ottawa Journal

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Appropriate for ages: 11 - adult