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Shattering the Illusion

Tracy J. Trothen

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Wilfrid Laurier University

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3C5

9781554583560, $32.95,

Religious institutions often acted with a bit of secrecy behind them, but allegations of abuse have changed that. "Shattering the Illusion: Child Sexual Abuse and Canadian Religious Institutions" chronicles the policy shifts in Canada that seek to address the grim reality of child sex abuse throughout the country, branching from the Cornwall Inquiry, favoring no faith in particular to go under the microscope. From a professor of theology and ethics, "Shattering the Illusion" Is a strong addition to religious studies and social issues collections.

Presumed Guilty

Jose Baez and Peter Golenbock

BenBella Books

10300 N. Central Expressway, Ste 400

Dallas, TX 75204

9781937856380, $26.95,

PRESUMED GUILTY: CASEY ANTHONY: THE INSIDE STORY comes on the one-year anniversary of the Casey Anthony verdict and tells of a missing girl and three years of investigation and trial during which her mother, Casey Anthony, was presumed guilty. Her defense attorney, author Jose Baez, succeeded in gaining a not-guilty verdict against all odds, and this true crime thriller shares secrets the defense knew but didn't reveal to anyone until now. It tells how a struggling dropout became a high-profile defense attorney and how his efforts to seek justice turned a seemingly cut-and-dry case into an astonishing legal upset, and provides a legal thriller highly recommended for any true crime collection.

Masters of True Crime

R. Barri Flowers, Editor

Prometheus Books

59 John Glenn Drive, Amherst, NY 14228-2197

9781616145675, $19.00,

MASTERS OF TRUE CRIME: CHILLING STORIES OF MURDER AND THE MACABRE offers a set of riveting stories assembled by criminologist R. Barri Flowers and provides, under one cover, some of the best true-crime writers in the world. There are seventeen contributors who provide not just outlines of notorious cases, but rich narratives that draw readers into the crime, history, emotions and perspectives of those surrounding the event. The result is a selection of stunning murder cases form the beginning of the 20th century to modern times: a 'must' for murder mystery and true crime collections alike.

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Title Annotation:Shattering the Illusion; Presumed Guilty; Masters of True Crime
Publication:Internet Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Oct 1, 2012
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