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Who Killed Ty Conn by Linden MacIntyre & Theresa Burke (4)

  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Breakwater Books Ltd.; Revised ed. edition (April 15, 2011)
  • ISBN: 9781897174746


Who Killed Ty Conn is the brilliant investigative work of Linden MacIntyre and Theresa Burke, the current host and producer respectively of the CBC's the fifth estate. It tells the tragic story of Ty Conn's life of crime and misfortune. Originally published by Viking Canada in 2000, the book has been updated and reissued with a new afterword from the author and a new foreword by author and criminologist Elliott Leyton.

A classic in the literature of true crime, Who Killed Ty Conn portrays a man coming to terms with a life of rejection - and the social system that failed to save him.


Linden MacIntyre is the author of the 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning novel The Bishop's Man. He is also the author of the bestselling novel The Long Stretch, and a childhood memoir, Causeway, for which he won the Evelyn Richardson Prize and the Edna Staebler Award for Non-Fiction. When not writing, he is the host of Canada's best-known investigative television show, CBC's the fifth estate.

Theresa Burke is a Canadian writer, journalist and producer for the CBC's television newsmagazine, The Fifth Estate. She was born in Toronto. On May 20, 1999, Burke was on the telephone with bank robber Ty Conn, an escapee from the Kingston Penitentiary when he shot himself as the police were attempting his re-arrest.


REVIEW:
What a tragic existence.
I can't help but feel bad for Ty Conn and the life he was given. He didn't stand a chance from the start.
He was tossed around so much, he had no concept of love.
He was deemed dangerous by society but never hurt anyone in his life.
Now I remember the big hoopla in the media when he was busting out of KP like he did. Still this book shares so many private details that are quite fascinating.
I will say, it's a little hard to read at times. It's a little boring the way it's laid out. I love facts as much as the next person but in a more entertaining way. I'm not asking for tricks but tell this stuff in a way to keep the reader engaged. I kept putting this book down, even though I was interested in the story. It just felt like I was reading the world's longest news article.
Still it's quite a tale, if you enjoy true crime.


2.5/5




**Compensation may be earned from the link within. This copy was borrowed from a friend. Opinions are owned by Freda's Voice.

Comments

  1. Yeah... nice to know. Not my genre but... even so, I don't think I'll be telling many people about this book. Thanks!

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  2. This sounds very interesting! It's not a genre I usually read, but I would be curious to read about it. Thanks!

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