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The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science

      The book,  "The Killer of Little Shepherds: a True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science" recounts the story of French serial killer Joseph Vacher and his crime spree at the end of the nineteenth century. This criminal was finally caught through one of the earliest uses of criminal profiling, by criminologists

A Little Known Canadian Mystery

Well-known Canadian author Roy MacGregor has written another bestseller.  His latest book, Northern Light: The Enduring Mystery of Tom Thomson and the Woman Who Loved Him, boasts new details about the untimely death of Group of Seven artist Tom Thomson, on July 8, 1917, in Ontario's Algonquin Park.

Thomson's official cause of death was accidental drowning in Canoe Lake, just hours after he set out alone in his canoe for another one of his frequent wildern

A Tribute to the Flatiron Building in New York City

Last spring I visited New York City, my first time in the Big Apple.

Dreaming of a white Christmas?

Dreaming of an environmentally-friendly green Christmas?  Just like the ones our grandparents and great-grandparents used to know?  Then Handcrafted Ornaments is the book for you.  Learn about the origins of beautiful handmade Christmas traditions handed down over the years, and h