Without Honour : the true story of the Shafia family and the Kingston canal murders (M)
by Rob Tripp
“In Without Honour, award-winning journalist Rob Tripp draws on three years of exhaustive research and exclusive interviews to make sense of a senseless crime in a way no other writer could. His unprecedented access tells a story beyond anything the jury heard: a story about a patriarch who fled war and strife in Afghanistan but who did not leave behind his devotion to repressive tradition. Tripp was the first journalist on the scene as the news broke and the only reporter to attend every day of court sessions, through to the convictions of Shafia, Tooba and Hamed on four counts each of first-degree murder, fuelled by what Ontario Superior Court Judge Robert Maranger called a “twisted notion of honour.” In this gripping and compassionate account, Tripp reveals the heartbreaking and stunning truth about the desperate lives of four women who died in the pursuit of freedom.” – Publisher
Murder on a Lonely Road (M)
by George Pawlaczyk and Beth Hundsdorfer
“A brutal murder that shocked residents of Missouri—and a killer it took 25 years to bring to justice . . .
On June 17, 1985, twenty-year-old beauty pageant winner Jackie Johns’s car was found abandoned, the interior drenched in blood. Four days later, her bludgeoned, nude body was found floating in a nearby lake. Sheriff Dwight McNiel vowed to catch Jackie’s killer, however long it took. His prime suspect: local rich kid Gerald Carnahan. But despite suspicions, the evidence never managed to add up, and Carnahan slipped away again and again.
Throughout the next two decades, multiple other women went missing, some murdered, some never found. Fearful residents believed that a murderous bogeyman was connected to all these crimes. Carnahan’s conviction on the attempted kidnapping charge of another young woman brought his name into the mix over and over again–but all of the cases remained unsolved for decades, until a highway patrol sergeant sent DNA from the Jackie Johns’s murder for testing and came up with a quadrillions-to-one match to Carnahan.
This is the true account of a murderer who thought he was beyond punishment, and the lawmen who would not relent until justice was finally done.” – Publisher
Cold North Killers : Canadian serial murder (M)
by Lee Mellor
“There are more than 60 serial murderers in Canadian history. For too long awareness of serial murder in Canada has been confined toWest Coastbutcher Clifford Olson and the “Schoolgirl Murderers” Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka, along with the horrific acts of pig farmer Robert Pickton. Unlike our American neighbours, Canada has been viewed as a nation untouched by the shadow of multiple murder. Then came Colonel Russell Williams and his bizarre homicides and serial home invasions, which were sensational news worldwide on the Internet and television and in scores of newspapers and magazines.