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A True Story of Bikers, Murder and the Law

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On Sale: April 30, 2013
Pages: 0 | ISBN: 978-0-345-81317-6
Published by : Vintage Canada RH Canadian Publishing
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To coincide with Random House Canada's publication of the groundbreaking book Unrepentant by Peter Edwards and biker Lorne Campbell, Vintage Canada updates and reissues the award-winning true crime classic that tells the complete and scandalous story in the most gut-wrenching chapter of Campbell's life. You can't read one without wanting to read the other!
On the night of October 18, 1978, small-town biker Bill Matiyek was having a drink in a Port Hope bar. A gunman suddenly walked up and fired 3 bullets into his head. Members of the rival bike club Satan's Choice, who were in the bar, quickly vanished. Was it a cold-blooded gangland-style execution, as the Crown Attorney and police would argue, or the compulsive act of a single gunman? Was the trial that followed driven by persistent police work or a police frame-up? Did the bikers conspire to murder or did the law conspire to convict them? Guilt by association, unreliable eyewitness testimony, suppression of evidence, botched police procedures--call the results justice or call them revenge, the question remains: Who really killed Bill Matiyek, and why?

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Mick Lowe was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and immigrated to Canada in 1970. Lowe's journalism has appeared in a range of publications such as Maclean's, Canadian Business, Canadian Lawyer, the Globe and Mail and on CBC Radio. He followed his first non-fiction book, Conspiracy of Brothers, which was a national bestseller and winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Non-Fiction Crime Book, with a biography of prisoner rights advocate Claire Culhane and then a book on the rush to exploit the Voisey's Bay nickel deposit, Premature Bonanza: Standoff at Voisey's Bay. In 2008 he suffered a stroke that interrupted his writing life, among other things. In early 2012, he restarted his writing career with this twenty-fifth-anniversary edition of Conspiracy of Brothers. He lives in Sudbury, where he is at work on a novel set in the region in the early 1960s.



Winner 1989 – Arthur Ellis Award for Best Non-Fiction Crime Book
“A haunting account of a miscarriage of justice with a twist. Mick Lowe’s account reads like a novel.”
—Peter Edwards, author of Unrepentant: The Strange and (sometimes) Terrible Life of Lorne Campbell, Satan’s Choice and Hells Angels Biker and co-author of The Encyclopedia of Canadian Organized Crime

"The narrative of the trial makes gripping reading."
Toronto Star
"A monument of investigative reporting and a riveting story--an extraordinary book."
—Winnipeg Free Press

  • Conspiracy of Brothers by Mick Lowe
  • April 30, 2013
  • True Crime - Organized Crime
  • Vintage Canada
  • $22.00
  • 9780345813169

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