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By Jon Wells

ISBN-10: 0470155485

ISBN-13: 9780470155486

ISBN-10: 0470158786

ISBN-13: 9780470158784

Canada's award-winning crime author takes on a transatlantic serial killerOne of six book-length tales released within the Hamilton Spectator, Poison is a riveting piece of crime reporting that received a countrywide Newspaper Award in 2004. Chronicling the existence and crimes of serial assassin Sukhwinder Dhillon, who coolly dispatched better halves, dual babies, and a chum only for coverage funds, Poison information the path that stretched from Canada to India, the paintings of the coverage claims investigator and the detectives who suspected wrong-doing, the forensics that sealed Dhillon's destiny, and the felony twists and turns of the double homicide trial that undefined.

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Dowry is a serious business in India. When the dowry is found wanting by the groom or in-laws, the new bride is on occasion burned alive. “Dowry deaths” the local newspapers call them. The dowry paid to Dhillon included the rings, three bracelets, including a gold one for his mother, a neck chain, clothes. Dhillon told the parents he didn’t want stuff like a TV, fridge, or the family’s prized motorcycle. He could get those things in Canada. He preferred cash. The dowry he received totaled two Indian lakhs, or Poison 27 200,000 rupees—about $9,000 Canadian.

Ludhiana at night The white Maruti turned left off the main street, up a narrow alley, past a woolen goods store and a noisy textile shop, and stopped in front of Dhillon’s walk-up apartment. Sarabjit’s bracelets jangled as she scaled the steps. That night, her wedding night, sitting on Dhillon’s bed, Sarabjit had never felt more alone, afraid or trapped. She tried to block out her fear. What was the point of letting doubts creep in? Do not resist. It is pointless, only brings more pain. But subversive thoughts danced in and out of her mind anyway.

Punjab is India’s wealthiest state; many who live there see themselves as separate from the rest of the country. Relative to Indians in the south living in dire poverty, Punjabis have wealth, entertain the possibility of increasing that wealth, and Canada has long been the place to do it. For years there has been a sea of colorful turbans outside the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi, more than 100 of them at any time, seeking visas. Helping Punjabis get to Canada is big business. ” The easiest way to accomplish it is family reunification.

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