Random House Canada signs Globe and Mail crime reporter Timothy Appleby to
write a book on Colonel Russell Williams

TORONTO, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - Random House Canada announced today that it has acquired BETRAYAL IN UNIFORM: THE SECRET LIFE OF COLONEL RUSSELL WILLIAMS, to be published in late fall of this year. Its author is Timothy Appleby, longtime crime reporter and foreign correspondent for The Globe and Mail. Of the book, Appleby says, "As commander of one the biggest military bases in Canada, Colonel David Russell Williams looked to be everything a career military man should be. His shock arrest has left his friends, family, neighbours and the Canadian armed forces reeling - this respected pilot and base commander stands accused of being a serial killer and sexual attacker/fetishist whose alleged exploits could have been lifted from the darkest pages of pulp fiction."

Anne Collins, Publisher, the Knopf Random Canada Publishing Group, preempted English Canadian rights to the book from Toronto literary agent Helen Heller. Collins says, "Though the charges against the Colonel are not yet proven, the case is riveting and deserves the best possible reporting to bring all its fascinating aspects to life. People can't stop talking about the alleged abuse of his position, the Colonel's ability to lead a double life, the tragic loss of these vital young women: I'm really looking forward to the light Tim Appleby will shed on this deeply chilling case."

Says agent Helen Heller: "Tim Appleby is one of the most respected crime reporters in the country. His sources and his reportage are second to none. I'm thrilled to have been involved in putting this deal together."

Random House Canada is an imprint of Random House of Canada Limited, a division of Random House, the world's largest publisher of general interest hardcover, paperback and audio adult and children's fiction and nonfiction books. Random House of Canada interacts with readers online at www.randomhouse.ca, www.booklounge.ca, www.bookclubs.ca and www.mysterybooks.ca. Follow Random House of Canada on Twitter http://twitter.com/RandomHouseCA

SOURCE Penguin Random House Canada Limited

For further information: For further information: Tracey Turriff, tturriff@randomhouse.com

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