Tough Crimes: True Cases by Top Criminal Lawyers  


By Edward L. Greenspan et al (see author list below)
Edited by C.D. Evans and Lorene Shyba

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Book 1 in the Durvile True Cases Series

Edited by C.D. Evans and Lorene Shyba, Tough Crimes is unique within the genre of True Crime. Book One in the Durvile True Cases series, this collection of thoughtful and insightful stories, contributed by nineteen of Canada’s most prominent criminal lawyers and a forensic psychologist, is about cases that had weird or surprising turns, or that presented personal and ethical challenges.

The cases described in this book qualify as “tough crimes” because of the emotional demands on the lawyers and others involved. Some cases were so sensational and notorious that even decades later, they remain prominent in the public consciousness—echoes of the horrendous facts, names of the accused persons, and issues raised resonate to this day and beyond. Topics include Reasonable Doubt, Murder, and Wrongful Conviction.

What they say

“Tough Crimes demonstrates that Crown prosecutors and criminal defence lawyers do not escape unscathed from serious trials. The disturbing memories remain.” — Hon. John C. Major, CC QC, Retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

“ These stories illustrate the gamut of emotions from exhilaration to fear experienced in the world of criminal trial work.” — Hon. Felix Cacchione, Justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia

Info about Tough Crimes

Lawyers & Judges
6.25” x 9” | 288 pages | b/w photographs

ISBN: Pbk 978-0-9689754-6-6
E-book: 978-0-9689754-7-3
Audio: 978-0-9689754-7-3
Price: $29.95 in Canada, $24.95 in US
Release year: 2014

Individuals: [email protected] or ask your bookseller
Booksellers: Order through or University of Toronto (UTP).

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