A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Russell Williams: The True Crime Case of the Canadian Air Force Colonel Serial Killer by Tyler Crane

Russell Williams: The True Crime Case of the Canadian Air Force Colonel Serial Killer by Tyler Crane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Kindle Edition, 74 pages
Published November 5th 2015
Source: Kindle Freebie

A short but well-written, detailed walkthrough of the shocking Russell Williams serial rapist turned killer case. This was a truly staggering crime for Canada when it came to light that such a long-term, decorated career military man could live a double life as a deadly degenerate, the country was astounded. Crane has put the case together chronologically starting with who Crane was and his sudden flip to the dark side. Crane writes well, though not in a narrative style but more journalistic. Factually he's presenting no more information than one could find scouring all the newspapers but here it's put together in a natural cohesive order with asides from Crane. The author wonders about Williams and the victims and through telling the facts of the crimes he shows great respect for the victims and families by not adding anything gratuitous or more than is needed to show William's true cold-blooded monstrosity. I haven't read anything else on Williams except the news at the time but it's an interesting case for two reasons: Williams seems to be atypical waking up one day in his forties to start upon the path to becoming a serial killer and secondly he's the first Canadian military member to be stripped of his rank, his name fully removed from historical records, had his uniforms burned and medals cut up. A good introduction to the case!

1 comment:

  1. This could be interesting. I will have to add it to my wish list!