Dundurn Press is thrilled to announce that The Beatle Bandit by Nate Hendley has won the 2022 Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence in the The Brass Knuckles Award for Best Nonfiction Crime Book category! Congratulations Nate!
The Beatle Bandit tells the sensational true story of how Matthew Kerry Smith disguised himself with a mask and a Beatle wig, hoisted a semi-automatic rifle, then held up a bank in North York, Ontario in 1964. His murderous rampage had tragic consequences for multiple families and fuelled a national debate about the death penalty, gun control, and the insanity defence.
Crime Writers of Canada (CWC) is a national non-profit organization for Canadian mystery and crime writers, associated professionals, and others with a serious interest in Canadian crime writing. The annual Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence recognizes the best in mystery, crime, and suspense fiction, and crime nonfiction by Canadian authors.
Nate Hendley is a journalist and author. His books include The Boy on the Bicycle, The Big Con, and Bonnie and Clyde. Nate lives in Toronto.