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Podcast Episode About Toronto’s Bank Robbing Boyd Gang

April 5/2020 – I wrote a script for an episode of Kristi Lee’s Canadian True Crime podcast about Toronto’s bank-robbing Boyd Gang.

As led by former soldier Edwin Alonzo Boyd, the Boyd Gang held up banks and terrorized Toronto in the early 1950s, at a time when the city was dull and staid and crime rates were low.

Handsome and charismatic, Edwin Boyd earned a reputation as a “gentleman bandit” who never hurt anyone during his robberies.

But did this image mask a darker truth?  

My book, Edwin Alonzo Boyd: The Life and Crimes of Canada’s Master Bank Robber, is available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Chapters-Indigo, Kobo and publisher, Lorimer.

Other scripts I have written for the Canadian True Crime podcast examine the 1912 murder of Joseph Rosenthal in Toronto and serial killer/sexual predator Peter Woodcock (who murdered three Toronto children in the 1950s).

Click here to listen to the Boyd Gang podcast, which aired April 1, 2020.


Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Reviews “The Boy on the Bicycle”

April 2/2020 – Dean Jobb has reviewed my book, The Boy on the Bicycle: A Forgotten Case of Wrongful Conviction in Toronto

Dean is a respected true-crime author and professor at the School of Journalism, University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His review appeared in the April 2020 edition of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

The Boy on the Bicycle tells the story of Ron Moffatt, who was wrongly convicted of murder at age 14 in 1956, based on a coerced confession to Toronto Police. 

From the review:

“Moffatt has never received an apology for his mistreatment, let alone monetary compensation for an ordeal that derailed his life for years. Worst of all, his arrest meant that Peter Woodcock remained at large long enough to kill again.” 

Among other books, Dean wrote Empire of Deception, an amazing account of little-known con artist, Leo Koretz

Click here to read the full review.


Mysterious Radio Interview with Nate

March 28/2020 – I was interviewed by the House of Mystery radio show from Los Angeles about my books The Boy on the Bicycle and The Big Con.

The Boy on the Bicycle examines the wrongful murder conviction of 14-year-old Ron Moffatt in Toronto in 1956.

The Big Con examines scams and hoaxes.

The Boy on the Bicycle is available at Chapters-Indigo, Amazon, Barnes and Noble or through publisher, Five Rivers.

The Big Con is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and through publisher ABC-CLIO.

The interview aired on March 19, 2020.

Click here for the interview, as conducted by crime author Alan Warren and Mike Browne (host of the podcast, Dark Poutine).

My part begins at the 17:40 minute mark.

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