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The Man with the Black Valise: Tracking the Killer of Jessie Keith

The Man with the Black Valise: Tracking the Killer of Jessie Keith (EPUB ebook)

By Goddard, John

The Man with the Black Valise tracks the killer of thirteen-year-old Jessie Keith as he tramped along railway lines through rural Ontario in 1894.

ISBN 9781459745384
Published 21 September 2019 by Dundurn
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781459745384
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Dundurn
Imprint Dundurn
Publication Date 21 September 2019
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Goddard, John
Category True Crime
American History
English legal system: sentencing & punishment
Courts & Procedure
Criminal Law
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Dewey Code 364.660971
Catalogue Code 1010717

Description of this Electronic Book

The story of one of the vilest murders in Canadian history.

One glorious autumn day in 1894, a drifter attacked thirteen-year-old Jessie Keith so violently that people thought Jack the Ripper must be loose in rural Ontario. To solve the crime, the government called in Detective John Wilson Murray, the true-life model for Detective William Murdoch of the popular TV series Murdoch Mysteries. His prime clue was a black valise.

The Man with the Black Valise traces the killer's trajectory through three counties, a route that today connects travellers to poignant reminders of nineteenth-century life. Chief among them stands the statue of the Roman Goddess of Flora, gesturing as though to cast roses onto Jessie's grave.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A tragic and dark story both fascinating and enlightening. Highly recommended.

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Author's Bio

John Goddard is an author, magazine writer, and former Toronto Star reporter. His books include Inside the Museums: Toronto's Heritage Sites and Their Most Prized Objects and Rock and Roll Toronto, with pop critic Richard Crouse. John lives in Toronto.

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