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By Edward Butts

Short-listed for the 2007 Arthur Ellis Award for most sensible Non-Fiction

They have been between Canada’s so much determined criminals, but their names were all yet forgotten within the annals of historical past - before! of their day those lawless males made headline information. writer Ed Butts has rescued their tales from dusty newspaper pages and polished them up for today’s readers during this attention-grabbing quantity.

The Markham Gang brought Canada West to prepared crime lengthy earlier than an individual had heard of the Mafia. Lew Bevis took most of the time Halifax Police division in a blazing gun conflict. The wild Macdonald cousins went to Michigan, the place they ended their violent careers as sufferers of a savage lynching. Reid and Davis, the infamous Border Bandits of the Roaring Twenties, have been the nightmare of each banker from Manitoba to the nation of Washington. This rogues’ gallery of killers, robbers, and males of puzzle surprised the country, challenged the forces of legislation and order, and occasionally even acquired away with it.

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