I have written over a dozen books, primarily in the true-crime genre. Here is a selection of my titles:
COMING SUMMER 2018.
Here’s the cover for my upcoming true-crime book, The Boy on the Bicycle. This book is about Ron Moffatt, a 14 year-old wrongly convicted for the murder of a child on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto in 1956. The real offender was notorious serial killer Peter Woodcock.
To read more about The Boy on the Bicycle, click here.
Reviews of my book, The Big Con: Great Hoaxes, Frauds, Grifts, and Swindles in American History:
“The Big Con is a big book, almost 400 pages, and as such, it is very authoritative, making it a great reference book to have for those who enjoy reading true crime, crime fiction, or who are born skeptics and get a certain “kick” out reading how easily people can be fooled.
Very readable The Big Con is one of those books that you can pick up and start reading anywhere. There is an extensive bibliography at the back for further reading suggestions. Mr Hendley has done sceptics a genuine courtesy by assembling the history of frauds, cons, scams and hoaxes into one beautiful volume.” –The Miramichi Reader
“Serious students and general readers alike will marvel at fraudsters’ ingenuity and cringe at human gullibility (sometimes fed by greed). Consider for all public libraries.”—Library Journal
“[A] good overview and resource for public and academic libraries at all levels of beginning students. Summing up: Recommended. High school, community college and undergraduate students; general readers.”—Choice magazine, Association of College & Research Libraries
Reviews of my book, The Mafia: A Guide to an American Subculture:
“This volume is well-researched and eminently readable.”—Booklist
“Entertaining and informative.”—American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
Reviews of my book, American Gangsters: Then and Now:
“…perfect for general audiences…Recommended for public libraries.”—Library Journal
“The writing in this compendium blazes with the glow of crime novels and gangbuster series while delivering loads of fascinating and gory details on American organized crime. . . . this quality work, which comes with full-text online access, fills a niche.”—School Library Journal
“The book is designed…for academic research on the background and life of gangster organizations.”—Library Media Connection
“Written for high school readers and up, this biography details the crimes of notorious outlaws Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, and examines both of their social, economic, and family backgrounds. Sources for more information on cars, guns, and American history are cited throughout, and web sites with often overlooked material on Bonnie and Clyde are listed. A timeline and a few b&w historical photos are included.”