A Friend of the Family: The True Story of David Snow -by Alison Shaw -a Signed Copy ( Orangeville, Ontario True Crime )( The House Hermit / The Cottage Killer )

By: Shaw, Alison (signed)( Ontario True Crime )

Price: $32.93

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine example, in a lightly rubbed Near Fine dustjacket, faint circle on front panel of jacket, signed without inscription by the author, 260 pages, b&w photos, ---"In 1988 the author and her husband moved from Toronto to Orangeville, Ontario seeking a simpler life and a safe environment in which to raise a family. One of the first people they met was a local antique dealer, David Snow. The author became his tenant, renting studio space in his shop, and her husband, Darris, became his business partner. Spending countless hours in the Shaw household over the next couple of years, David Snow was a close friend to Darris Shaw, a troubling enigma to Alison, and "Uncle David" to their baby daughter. To Alison's growing alarm, Snow's behaviour, eccentric to begin with, became even more unpredictable. After his unexplained disappearance, she and Darris discovered another side to his disturbing personality; an obsession with pornography and military weaponry. A few months later, when lists of weapons left at cottage break-ins were shown in the newspaper, Alison recognised his handwriting. The "House Hermit" thus became the "Cottage Killer", suspected of the murder of a Toronto couple, Ian and Nancy Blackburn. Alison and her family moved to Vancouver to start life anew. A few weeks later she discovered that Snow, eluding a manhunt, had also fled to B.C. When he abducted two women and held them prisoner in the woods, she wondered, terrified, if she was next on his list. After his arrest, she learned with horror of her own inadvertent role in his violent rampage. A fascinating blend of true-crime story and psychological thriller, and a book that documents both a misogynist's descent into madness and murder, and a woman's brave journey toward independence."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE///

Title: A Friend of the Family: The True Story of David Snow -by Alison Shaw -a Signed Copy ( Orangeville, Ontario True Crime )( The House Hermit / The Cottage Killer )

Author Name: Shaw, Alison (signed)( Ontario True Crime )

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: True Crime,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Mcfarlane Walter & Ross, 1998, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1998

ISBN Number: 1551990245

ISBN Number 13: 9781551990248

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)

Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Type: NOT Price Clipped

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 163608

Keywords: A Friend of the Family: The True Story of David Snow -by Alison Shaw -a Signed Copy ( Orangeville, Ontario True Crime )( The House Hermit / The Cottage Killer )