05 The Collected Works of Max Haines

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This volume brings together Max Haines's Celebrity Murders and Other Nefarious Deeds, Murders Strange But True, and Murder Most Foul: Crimes from Canada and Around the World.

From Martin Luther King to Nicole Brown Simpson, from Marilyn Monroe to Errol Flynn, from John F. Kennedy to Charlie Chaplin: the most celebrated personalities in the annals of true crime are featured in the first part of this collection.

In the second part, Haines offers a fascinating compendium of some of the strangest murderers imaginable: killers who boil their victims, strangle them with upholstery cord, or slash their chests with a cross.

In the third part, originally published as Murder Most Foul, Haines showcases more than fifty murderers from eleven countries. Jerry Rosenberg earned a law degree while serving a forty-year sentence and went on to enjoy a lively practice representing other prisoners. Armed robbery convict Norman “Red” Ryan so reformed himself that Canadian parole laws were changed to enable his early release. These are among the many weird and wacky criminal cases included in this volume.

The Collected Works of Max Haines, Volume 5, is a testament to the author's skill at giving new life to old crimes and a reminder that truth is always stranger than fiction.

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About the Author:

Max Haines’s “Crime Flashback” column made its debut in the Toronto Sun in 1972. Since that time, he has researched more than two thousand murder cases from around the world. Today, “Crime Flashback” appears weekly in the Toronto Sun and is syndicated around the world and in more than forty newspapers across Canada. The column has a weekly readership of more than three million and has been translated into Spanish, French and Chinese. Haines is also the author of twenty-five bestselling anthologies of crime vignettes, including Unnatural Causes, Canadian Crimes, Murder Most Foul and The Collected Works of Max Haines: Volume Four. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Marilyn.

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