Crime Stories From Canada's Murder City

Book - 2016
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In 2011, the lives of 48 Edmontonians came to a sudden, violent end, leading to the city of Edmonton gaining the dubious moniker of the year: "Murder Capital of Canada." Former Edmonton Sun reporter Pamela Roth takes a look at some of Edmonton's most notorious murders, both solved and unsolved.
Publisher: Regina, Saskatchewan : University of Regina Press, ©2016.
ISBN: 9780889774261
Characteristics: xiii, 263 pages :,illustrations, portraits ;,21 cm.


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Mar 19, 2017

Disappointed in this book. The writing is very bland and, although each murder case discussed in the book is unique, the author somehow manages to be very repetitive. I found that she didn't include nearly enough details about the murders themselves or the investigations, and used too many quotes from officers and family members of victims which, naturally, were all quite similar. Some of the chapters were only three pages long and read like brief newspaper articles. There were a few interesting cases discussed, but overall I wouldn't recommend this book. I also found it unnerving that the author included exact addresses of some of these crimes - i can't imagine the residents love having hat information broadcast, if they even knew about it in the first place.

Contrary to the back of the book, this book covers more than just the murders that occurred in 2011.

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