Death's Shadow: True Tales of Homicide

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"Bare light bulbs shone against walls painted with graffiti and dried blood, the rooms reeking of a sweet pungent odour like burnt plastic ... " So writes award-winning Hamilton Spectator journalist and author Jon Wells in one of four harrowing murder stories in Death’s Shadow.

Wells take readers up close into multiple homicide investigations, the agony of victims and their loved ones, and the chilling dance of death between cold-blooded killers and the hard-boiled investigators...

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Overview

"Bare light bulbs shone against walls painted with graffiti and dried blood, the rooms reeking of a sweet pungent odour like burnt plastic ... " So writes award-winning Hamilton Spectator journalist and author Jon Wells in one of four harrowing murder stories in Death’s Shadow.

Wells take readers up close into multiple homicide investigations, the agony of victims and their loved ones, and the chilling dance of death between cold-blooded killers and the hard-boiled investigators hunting them. His research draws upon jailhouse interviews with three of the killers as well as with homicide and forensic detectives, and the stories are augmented by crime-scene photographs and portrait photography of all the players.

Wells writes of victims and survivors, angels and demons, travelling winding roads to imperfect justice in intimate glimpses of horrific crimes.

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Editorial Reviews

thehamiltonian.com
Death's Shadow, by Jon Wells …[is]a true to form riveting page turner. Recounting true crime details of four murders in Hamilton (some of which remain unsolved), Jon skillfully captures all aspects of intrigue, while weaving in the human impacts of these tragedies, as well as the grisly and often shocking details of the murders.
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The extra background and depth Wells gives the stories sets them apart from less ambitious crime reporting, and make the book a worthwhile addition to any Canadian true crime library. Waterloo Record
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781459707443
  • Publisher: Dundurn Press
  • Publication date: 2/5/2013
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jon Wells has published five true crime books, including Post-Mortem, nominated for an Arthur Ellis Award. Born in Montreal and raised in London, Ontario, he writes for the Hamilton Spectator and has won two National Newspaper awards.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

1    Witness
        Overkill
        Eyes Wide Open
        Ominous Shadow
        Amazing Grace
2    Darkness on Indian Trail
        Cold Blood
        Riddles
        “I Don’t Have a Conscience”
        Naked Eye
Underworld
        Evil Presence
        Something Very Dark
        Rot in Hell
        “I’m Not Sick”
        Life After Dark
3    Deadly Encounter
        Anybody
        Uncertain Journey
        A True Crime Story
        Cut and Run
        Sir Arthur
        Intersection
        Senseless
        White Heat
        A Killer’s Shoes
        Three Kings
        Winding Roads
4    Eternal Pain

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