Warning! This book is not for the faint of heart, as the 40 true crime stories collected here detail the most disturbing chapters in BC's history.
Chronicled here are some of the province's most notorious killers and outlaws from the past 150 years: horse thieves, fraudsters, sexual predators, human smugglers, mass murderers, terrorists, and more.
From "Gentleman Bandit" Bill Miner's train robberies in the early 1900s, to the urban guerilla activities of the "Squamish Five," from Inderjit Singh Reyat and the Air India bombing, to the 2007 homicide of Robert Dziekanski, the headline-making cases here are shocking, appalling--and true.
Expertly reconstructed by an award-winning journalist, these stories expose the greed, desperation, and inhumanity living down the street, or lurking just around the corner. You'll keep one eye looking over your shoulder and your bedside lamp on at night.
University of Regina Press
"Willcocks' experience, talent and thoughtful perceptions are all evident in his storytelling. Dead Ends is a rare mix - both entertaining and thought-provoking."