- Paperback: 230 pages
- Publisher: Five Rivers Chapmanry (Aug. 1 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1988274516
- ISBN-13: 978-1988274515
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.2 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 318 g
- Customer Reviews: 9 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #132,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Boy on the Bicycle: A Forgotten Case of Wrongful Conviction in Toronto Paperback – Aug. 1 2018
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A compelling story of 14-year-old Ronald Moffatt who was wrongly charged and convicted of murdering seven-year-old Wayne Mallette in 1956 Toronto. Nate Hendley weaves facts and narrative to cover all bases -flawed police procedure, the legal system, the hidden psyche of the real killer and Moffatt's story of his childhood before and his terror during and after his ordeal.
-Sharon Crawford, crime author of Beyond Blood and Beyond the Tipping Point.
The Boy on the Bicycle is an exceptional read and serves as a unique time capsule of the times and mores of post-WWII Toronto when murders were rare and sexual predators were practically unheard of. While Ronald Moffatt remains uncompensated for his wrongful conviction, it was Mr. Hendley's wish to finally tell Ron's story after these many years, which he has done in a direct, yet compassionate manner. Five stars!
The Miramichi Reader
The amazing story of a 62-year-old wrongful conviction is revealed in a riveting new book, The Boy on the Bicycle, by Nate Hendley, a seasoned true-crime writer.
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Ronald Moffatt was just such an innocent teen, in the wrong place at the wrong time. The result of his misfortune and treatment at the hands of a justice system that was sometimes cruel in its reading of the circumstantial evidence, was years in prison.
Eventually exonerated, Moffatt never received compensation from the government. His story is skillfully told here, sometimes in his own voice. Hendley delivers another illuminating true-crime story, and his dedication to his craft shows in this remarkable piece. It must be said, the grace with which Moffatt faces his tragic past is truly inspiring.