About The Author
Peter Edwards has written for The Toronto Star for twenty-five years, specializing in organized crime and justice issues. He is the author of ten non-fiction books, including the highly praised One Dead Indian: The Premier, the Police and the Ipperwash Crisis, A Mother’s Story: The Fight to Free My Son David (with Joyce Milgaard) and The Encyclopedia of Canadian Organized Crime (with Michel Auger). A historical work, Delusion: The True Story of Victorian Superspy Henri Le Caron will be released in the spring of 2010 in Britain under the title The Infiltrator: Henri Le Caron, the British Spy Inside the Fenian Movement. Edwards has been nominated four times for the Arthur Ellis Award for Canada’s top non-fiction book, and has also been awarded an eagle feather from the Union of Ontario Indians and a gold medal from the Centre for Human Rights. He was a member of a Toronto Star team that won a National Newspaper Award for spot news coverage and also received an honourable mention in sportswriting. He has lectured on organized crime at several universities, including the Nathanson Centre for the Study of Organized Crime and McGill University, and has been interviewed about organized crime for the BBC, CBC, CTV and the Mob Stories series for History Television. Edwards spent the first eleven years of his life in Lytton, British Columbia, Canada, a strange but happy town with no streetlights or elevators.