Crime Wave by Dean Jobb

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Meet Samuel Herbert Dougal, a lady-killer if there ever was one. And say hello to Henry More Smith, an escape artist who could upstage Harry Houdini. These are just two of the shady characters who take centre stage in Crime Wave, a rogues' gallery of pirates, swindlers, bank robbers and murderers who plied their trade in Nova Scotia (Pottersfield Press, 1991).

Short-listed by the Crime Writers of Canada for the Arthur Ellis Award, for best Canadian true-crime book, and a finalist for the City of Dartmouth Book Award.

About Dean Jobb

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Dean Jobb is an award-winning writer and journalist and an associate professor of journalism at the University of King's College in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has been hailed as "one of the country's best crime writers," with a "keen sense of storytelling," and his six previous books have garnered such praise as "investigative journalism as it should be," "enthrallingly written," and "the best book on the subject we may ever see." Jobb has written for major American and Canadian newspapers and magazines, including the "Chicago Tribune, American Journalism Review, " the "Globe and Mail, "and "National Post. "His work as an investigative reporter has made him a three-time winner of Atlantic Canada's top journalism award. A frequent contributor to "Canada's History" magazine, he also writes a newspaper column on politics and current affairs. At King's College, his expertise is in investigative reporting, media law, and the history of journalism--all of which make him the ideal writer for his latest book, " Empire of Deception, "which tells the incredible true story of master swindler Leo Koretz, who dazzled the elite of 1920s Chicago and then ran away with their fortunes. Visit him at
Published January 1, 1991 by Pottersfield Pr. 152 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs.