I have written over a dozen books, primarily in the true-crime genre. Here is a selection of my titles (in print, electronic and audio-book format):
Reviews of my book, The Boy on the Bicycle: A Forgotten Case of Wrongful Conviction in Toronto.
This book is about 14-year old Ron Moffatt of Toronto, who was wrongly convicted of murdering a child in 1956. The real offender was notorious serial killer Peter Woodcock.
“The Boy on the Bicycle is an exceptional read and serves as a unique time capsule of the times and mores of post-WWII Toronto when murders were rare and sexual predators were practically unheard of. While Ronald Moffatt remains uncompensated for his wrongful conviction, it was Mr. Hendley’s wish to finally tell Ron’s story after these many years, which he has done in a direct, yet compassionate manner. Five stars!”—The Miramichi Reader
“The amazing story of a 62-year-old wrongful conviction is revealed in a riveting new book, The Boy on the Bicycle, by Nate Hendley, a seasoned true-crime writer and former Ontario regional director with the Professional Writers Association of Canada.”— Sootoday.com
“Hendley’s telling of the tale is crisp and clear with compassion for all of the victims, both the murdered children and the man who spent a year of his youth behind bars, blemished for life by another man’s crimes … I highly recommend this book to all lovers of the true-crime genre.”—Donna Carrick, Host, Dead to Writes podcast, August 25, 2018
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
“Canadian true crime author Nate Hendley has scoured the history books and the Internet to compile this ‘greatest hits’ collection of the clever ploys and outrageous exploits of con artists.”—Dean Jobb, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
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.”
Al Capone: Chicago’s King of Crime has been narrated and produced by John Campagna, a Connecticut-native with a connection to the notorious mobster. The production runs four hours and 24 minutes and is available through Audible, Amazon and iTunes.
Steven Truscott: Decades of Injustice is narrated by Douglas James, formerly with CBC, CNN and other international news agencies, as well as an award-winning writer and digital content creator. The audio production runs two hours and 47 minutes and is available through Audible, Amazon and iTunes.