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Ross Mackay, the Saga of a Brilliant Criminal Lawyer: And His Big Losses and Bigger Wins in Court and in Life (True Cases #6)

Ross Mackay, the Saga of a Brilliant Criminal Lawyer: And His Big Losses and Bigger Wins in Court and in Life (True Cases #6)

Current price: $29.95
Publication Date: September 1st, 2020
Publisher:
Durvile Publications
ISBN:
9781988824390
Pages:
288
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Description

The two murder trials held in the spring of 1962 only nineteen days apart made Canadian social and legal history. The accused in each trial, one a pimp who stabbed to death a fellow pimp, the other a thief who killed a policeman, were the last two men to be hanged in Canada. For a Toronto criminal lawyer named Ross Mackay, the trials represented just two more episodes in a tumultuous life story.

About the Author

Jack Batten graduated from the University of Toronto Law School, class of 1957, but chose to make his living as a freelance writer. As well as countless articles for such magazines as Maclean's, Rolling Stone and Toronto Life, he has written more than forty books. Seven are crime novels, and the rest cover a range of nonfiction. These include several biographies. His book about the long distance runner Tom Longboat won the $10,000 Norma Fleck Award. Many of the other biographies portray lawyers and judges in professional action in and out of courtrooms in every region of Canada. Jack Batten lives in Toronto with his wife, the writer and garden guru Marjorie Harris.