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

by Jon Wells
 
Canada's award-winning crime writer takes on a transatlantic serial killer

One of six book-length stories published in the Hamilton Spectator, Poison is a riveting piece of crime reporting that won a National Newspaper Award in 2004. Chronicling the life and crimes of serial murderer Sukhwinder Dhillon, who coolly dispatched two wives, two twin infants, and a

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Canada's award-winning crime writer takes on a transatlantic serial killer

One of six book-length stories published in the Hamilton Spectator, Poison is a riveting piece of crime reporting that won a National Newspaper Award in 2004. Chronicling the life and crimes of serial murderer Sukhwinder Dhillon, who coolly dispatched two wives, two twin infants, and a friend just for insurance money, Poison details the trail that stretched from Canada to India, the work of the insurance claims investigator and the detectives who suspected wrong-doing, the forensics that sealed Dhillon's fate, and the legal twists and turns of the double murder trial that followed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470155486
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/02/2008
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Jon Wells has written seven multi-week, book-length true stories for The Hamilton Spectator. His 2003 story Poison won a National Newspaper Award, and Jon was named Journalist of the Year in 2005 for Sniper, published by John Wiley & Sons in 2008. A graduate of the master's journalism program at Carleton University in Ottawa, his research for the crime stories has take him to India, Ireland, France, New York City, San Francisco, and western Canada, as well as into prisons where he interviewed five convicted killers. John has also conducted research in forensic labs and on shooting ranges.

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