By Robert J. Hoshowsky
Short-listed for the 2008 Arthur Ellis Award for most sensible Crime Non-Fiction
even if they dedicated separate crimes, Arthur Lucas and Ronald Turpin met their deaths at the comparable scaffold at Toronto’s Don prison on December eleven, 1962. They have been the final humans carried out in Canada, yet strangely little used to be identified approximately them previously. this is often the 1st booklet to discover the lives and deaths of Turpin, a Canadian legal, and Lucas, a Detroit gangster. the results of greater than 5 years of analysis, The final to Die is predicated on unique interviews, hidden files, trial transcripts, and newspaper accounts.
that includes crime scene photographs and never-before-published records, this riveting ebook additionally unearths the heroic efforts of attorney Ross MacKay, who defended either males, and Chaplain Cyril Everitt, who remained with them to the tip. What truly occurred the evening of the hangings is shrouded via fable and hearsay. This booklet eventually confirms the reality and divulges the ugly mistake that rate Arthur Lucas not just his lifestyles but additionally his head.