"The story of Newfoundland and Labrador is a long and bloody one. Robert C. Parsons describes some of the most horrific and puzzling crimes and shenanigans that have happened through the years. With tales of kidnappers, cold-blooded murderers, cannibals, and more, these fifty-nine stories of crime and punishment cover the 1700s to present day. Included are: Death at Saint Pierre. Politics and Murder. Mutineers, Villains, and Cowards. The Death Ritual. A Crime Most Frightening. The Signal Hill Prison Break. Rampage and Mutiny in Harbour Buffett. The Bonne Bay Hostages. Death at Beaumont. The Decapitation of John Ball. Eleanor Power: The First Woman Hanged. Robert C. Parsons is the author of more than twenty-five non-fiction books. He lives in Grand Bank, Newfoundland."-- Provided by publisher.