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Meet Nate at Toronto’s Word on the Street 2019 Festival

I will be working a shift at the Crime Writers of Canada booth at Toronto’s Word on the Street literary festival on Sunday September 22 from 1 – 2:15 pm.

For those who don’t know, WOTS is a huge, outdoor literary jamboree that features publishers, writers, editors, writers groups and media outlets, hosting booths and giving presentations.

The event takes place at the Harbourfront Centre, located at 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto (right on Lake Ontario).

You can find the CWC at Booth #WB4 in the “Writers Associations” section.

C’mon by to say ‘hi’ or buy an autographed book.

The above photograph was taken at the CWC booth at Word on the Street 2015.

(Nate Hendley is a Toronto-based journalist, speaker and author. His website http://www.natehendley.com/ offers more details about his books and background)


Five Star Review From Fellow Crime Writer

By Nate Hendley

JULY 5, 2019 – Crime writer Dean Jobb has posted a five-star review of The Boy on the Bicycle: A Forgotten Case of Wrongful Conviction on Goodreads.

Here is the review: “Toronto crime writer and journalist Nate Hendley exposes Ron Moffatt’s never-before-told story of wrongful conviction and injustice. As a teenager in the 1950s, Moffatt confessed to murdering a child he had never met – scared and intimidated, he agreed with his interrogators as they walked him through his ‘crime.’

He spent almost a year in custody before the real murderer was caught. Moffatt has never received an apology for his mistreatment, let alone monetary compensation for an ordeal that derailed his life for years.

Hendley tells this important and disturbing story with objectivity and restraint, letting the facts speak for themselves as the reader’s sense of outrage builds.”

The Boy on the Bicycle examines the 1956 wrongful murder conviction of 14-year old Ron Moffatt in Toronto. It can be purchased at Chapters-Indigo, Amazon and directly through publisher, Five Rivers.  

Jobb is the acclaimed author of the book, Empire of Deception.

Click here to see the review at Goodreads.   


Dutch Schultz: The Brazen Beer Baron of New York Now Available as Audio-Book

Posted on July 2, 2019

By Nate Hendley

My book, Dutch Schultz: The Brazen Beer Baron of New York, is now available as an audio-book.

An eccentric loner, Schultz rose to power through bootlegging, restaurant extortion and the numbers racket. He was shot in a New Jersey restaurant in 1935 along with three other cronies, dying shortly thereafter in hospital.

Dutch Schultz: The Brazen Beer Baron of New York was narrated and produced by John Campagna.

The audio production runs three hours and 18 minutes and can be purchased at Audible, iTunes and Amazon.

Two of my other books, about Al Capone and wrongly convicted small-town Ontario teenager Steven Truscott are also available as audio-books. Click here for details.

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