REGINA, Oct. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - As veteran crime reporters, the trials and
tragedy of murder, rape, and robbery are what consume Barb Pacholik and
Ryan Cormier. They have come to learn what motivates criminals as well
as all the grisly details that most people experience second hand on
"I love the morgue," deadpans Pacholik, author of Boiling Point and Cold Cases: More Saskatchewan Crime Stories, the third installment of her best-selling true crime series. "The
newspaper morgue," she hastens to clarify. "It's like a crypt for all
those long-forgotten tales in the land of the deadly lies."
"People need to realize that they do not have to look to New York City
or Moscow for horrific crime stories," says Ryan Cormier, author of Thugs, Thieves, and Outlaws: Alberta Crime Stories, "sadly, Alberta's history is full of crimes that have made
"Alberta's past provides more than enough blood and mystery for those
who are interested in criminal activities," says Cormier. "We all
followed the Mayerthorpe killings, but that's just the tip of the
iceberg when you consider the grand sweep of Alberta history." Same
goes for Saskatchewan, with its stories of cadaver dogs, killing rooms,
shysters and so much more.
Both books chronicle some of the prairie's most notorious killers and
crimes spanning the last century. From back alleys to bedrooms to the
gallows, these accounts cover everything from Alberta's largest mass
execution to chilling cold cases that have dominated recent headlines.
SOURCE: University of Regina Press
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