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Deadly Innocence

Burnside, Scott and Cairns, Alan

ISBN 10: 0446601543 / ISBN 13: 9780446601542
Published by Warner Books, Inc. A Time Warner Company, 1995
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Light Creasing on Front, Rear Covers, Spine; Front, Rear Covers, Spine Lightly Chipped; Spine Moderately Cocked; Edges Lightly Soiled; Moderate Yellowing Due to Age. THE TRUE STORY OF PAUL BERNARDO, KARLA HOMOLKA, AND THE SCHOOLGIRL MURDERS. INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS THE KILLERS' CLOSEST FRIENDS. WITH 8 PAGES OF EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS. COVER DESIGN BY: Tony Russo. SYNOPSIS: I'm the solo creep, I make the girls weep; Acting out my crimes while others sleep. --rap lyrics from Paul Bernardo's planned debut album, "Deadly Innocence". At their wedding they ate pheasant and sipped champagne. At home they taped the brutal sexual assaults of young women, including that of the bride's own fifteen-year-old sister, who died following the ordeal. A picture-perfect couple, Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka lived out an orgy of sex, murder, and mayhem, holding their community hostage with terror. This is the real story of this most sensational rape and murder case. Chronicling Paul Bernardo's rise from childhood to become the suspected Scarborough Rapist--a handsome predator of young women--DEADLY INNOCENCE reveals how Karla Homolka fell for him and helped him act out his perverse fantasies. Here are the devastating details and the never before published inside accounts of a reign of terror worse than any violent Hollywood spectacle--one that left at least three schoolgirls dead and a nation shaking its head in shock. - and - Love, Honor, Obey. Never let anyone know our relationship is anything but perfect; Always smile when you're with Paul; Be a perfect girlfriend for Paul Remember you're stupid; Remember you're ugly; Remember you're fat. --From Karla Homolka's "self-improvement" list. She was a vibrant, spirited young woman who suddenly became a deranged man's plaything. He was the child of an upwardly mobile family, whose father cut the lawn in dress clothes and whose mother was obese and unkempt. They came together in a night of furious, passionate sex, and from there began a journey into terror. Scott Burnside has been a journalist for over a decade. After earning Bachelors Degrees in both Journalism and Education, he served as a reporter for the Windsor Star, where he covered City Hall and was the principle writer/reporter for two award-winning series. In his three years at the Toronto Sun, Burnside has covered the major stories of the day, including the Kristen French murder investigation. He is the recipient of numerous awards for outstanding journalism, among them: The 1994 Edward Dunlop Award for Spot Reporting; The 1991 Southam President's Award; The 1991 Western Ontario Newspaper Award and the 1990 National Newspaper Award. Alan Cairns began his career in journalism as a reporter and photographer for the Windsor Star, where he covered municipal politics, agriculture, labor and news events, eventually serving as their police reporter. After working briefly for the Hamilton Spectator, he joined the Toronto Sun as a general reporter. He left his post as Assistant City Editor to cover the Kristen French/Leslie Mahaffy murder probe and the subsequent cases against Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo. Specializing in prison and parole reporting, he has written numerous feature stories on multiple murder cases. Cairns has been distinguished by a number of awards, including the 1994 Jamie Westcott Award for Crime Reporting and the 1993 Edward Dunlop award for Investigative Reporting. He is a two time recipient of the Western Ontario News Award for Spot News, first in 1983 and again in 1988. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 003230

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Title: Deadly Innocence

Publisher: Warner Books, Inc. A Time Warner Company

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Illustrator: Canada Wide Feature Service

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition 1st Printing.

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Karla and Paul seemed like the picture-perfect newlyweds, but were really a pair of vicious killers who abducted, sexually tortured and murdered innocent schoolgirls, videotaping their evil acts in suburban Niagara Falls. Billed as the crime of the century in Canada, this case has received a great deal of media coverage on both sides of the border. Includes eight pages of photos.

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