Poison: From Steeltown to the Punjab, The True Story of a Serial Killer [NOOK Book]

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A true Canadian story of terror, from Steeltown to India

Poison opens with a beautiful Indian-Canadian woman collapsing in front of her family and dying an agonizing death. Police are not called to the scene, and a renowned forensic pathologist is stumped over the cause of Parvesh Dhillon’s demise. But soon another gruesome death strikes the Indian community in Hamilton—this time a young man, the cause again a mystery. The beneficiary of the life insurance policy is a close ...

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Poison: From Steeltown to the Punjab, The True Story of a Serial Killer

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Overview

A true Canadian story of terror, from Steeltown to India

Poison opens with a beautiful Indian-Canadian woman collapsing in front of her family and dying an agonizing death. Police are not called to the scene, and a renowned forensic pathologist is stumped over the cause of Parvesh Dhillon’s demise. But soon another gruesome death strikes the Indian community in Hamilton—this time a young man, the cause again a mystery. The beneficiary of the life insurance policy is a close friend named Sukhwinder Dhillon, a native of the Punjab in India and the same man who received payout for the death of his wife, Parvesh. A veteran insurance claims specialist calls Hamilton Police, who assign a charismatic homicide detective to the case, setting in motion an incredible international manhunt to catch a serial killer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781443427463
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
  • Publication date: 6/25/2013
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,268,291
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

JON WELLS reports on crime and a variety of other subjects for The Hamilton Spectator, and he has written seven books. He has won two National Newspaper Awards and sixteen Ontario Newspaper Awards, including Journalist of the Year for his true-crime series on James Kopp. Post-Mortem was shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award for best crime non-fiction. Born in Montreal, Wells has a master's degree in journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa. His true-crime research has taken him into forensic laboratories and shooting ranges, and to India, Ireland, France, San Francisco, New York City and western Canada. He has interviewed a half dozen convicted killers in prison. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

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Table of Contents

1 Death Grin 1

2 Chasing Demons 14

3 "You Killed My Daughter" 24

4 A Pathological Greed 35

5 Case Closed 47

6 Burning Corpse 59

7 Bigamy and Murder 71

8 An Impossible Case 81

9 Black Eyes 93

10 God's Will 104

11 Lie Detector 116

12 No Place to Hide 126

13 The Indian Connection 137

14 To Live and Die 147

15 Invisible Graves 157

16 "Dhinsa Is Dead" 168

17 Exhumation 178

18 Chemical Cocktail 188

19 Parvesh's Secret 198

20 Lies All Around 210

21 Similar Facts 222

22 Wonderfully Defiant 234

23 Crocodile Tears 244

24 Secret Handshake 254

25 Murder for Money 264

26 Star Witness 273

27 "Have a Nice Life" 283

28 Living Victims 292

29 Ashes 299

Epilogue 309

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