By Edward Butts
Short-listed for the 2007 Arthur Ellis Award for top Non-Fiction
They have been between Canada’s such a lot determined criminals, but their names were all yet forgotten within the annals of heritage - beforehand! of their day those lawless males made headline information. writer Ed Butts has rescued their tales from dusty newspaper pages and polished them up for today’s readers during this attention-grabbing quantity.
The Markham Gang brought Canada West to geared up crime lengthy ahead of a person had heard of the Mafia. Lew Bevis took almost always Halifax Police division in a blazing gun conflict. The wild Macdonald cousins went to Michigan, the place they ended their violent careers as sufferers of a savage lynching. Reid and Davis, the infamous Border Bandits of the Roaring Twenties, have been the nightmare of each banker from Manitoba to the kingdom of Washington. This rogues’ gallery of killers, robbers, and males of poser stunned the state, challenged the forces of legislation and order, and infrequently even received away with it.
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