Bloody York: Tales of Mayhem, Murder, and Mystery in Toronto : a Celebration of the Romance and Excitement of a Great City

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David Skene-Melvin
Dundurn, 1996 - History - 216 pages
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Although it may lack the labyrinthine sewers of Paris, the mean streets of Los Angeles, or the low and vile alleys of London, Toronto is not without its places of danger, excitement and romance. In Bloody York, thirteen Canadian writers from the late nineteenth century to today find intrigue, mystery and terror in the familiar streets and places of Toronto, in stories set from the 1860s to beyond the present.


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Page 16 - ... how peaceful it must have been! My grandfather's house was in the west end, quite near the lake. Where there is now by the lakeshore a railway line and apartment houses, there were fields of tall feathery grass and daisies which we children called marguerites . . . My grandfather's house was one of five that stood on a tree-shaded street that ended in a kind of wooden terrace with seats, overlooking the lake ... A new life began.

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Dr. David Skene-Melvin is the dean of anthologizers of Canadian criminous short fiction and has previously edited Crime in a Cold Climate: An Anthology of Classic Canadian Crime (Simon & Pierre/Dundurn, 1994); Investigating Women: Female Detectives by Canadian Writers An Eclectic Sampler (Simon & Pierre/Dundurn, 1995); and Bloody York: Tales of Mayhem, Murder and Mystery in Toronto past, present and future, (Simon & Pierre/Dundurn, 1996). He is also the compiler of Canadian Crime Fiction 1817-1996: An Annotated Comprehensive Bibliography and Bibliographical Dictionary of Canadian Crime Writers, (The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, 1996), covering both English and French-language adventure, crime, detective, espionage, mystery, suspense, and thriller fiction, including tales of intrigue, violence, and investigation in both adult and juvenile novels and plays.

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