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At Last: Devil’s Cinema Book Launch

EDMONTON — In The Devil’s Cinema, released March 27, I set out to capture how a handful of very different people have met in a strange world of Dexter, Star Wars, and Internet addiction — resulting in a chilling, real-life crime.

But I am sworn to secrecy on revealing any further details about my research, and what exactly has been written, until the official book launch:

The Devil’s Cinema
Hosted by LitFest
7.00 pm
Wednesday, March 28th
Garneau Theatre (87 Avenue, 109 Street)
Edmonton, Canada

I’m thrilled that fellow author Todd Babiak will be joining me on stage as host for this event, which is presented by LitFest, Canada’s non-fiction literary festival.

Many have likely heard of the Mark Twitchell case from media coverage. But Edmonton residents are closest to the story and will therefore get the first chance to hear exclusive details before everyone else.

All will be revealed. Shortly.

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CBS 48 Hours Mystery: Screenplay for Murder

EDMONTON — The Mark Twitchell “Dexter killer” story will get another treatment on American TV this weekend with CBS 48 Hours Mystery expected to broadcast its “Screenplay for Murder” episode.

A producer for the true crime documentary series sat in on the murder trial but waited until now to finally air the show’s take on the filmmaker convicted of luring and murdering a stranger, Johnny Altinger, in a plot that replicated parts of the Dexter TV series.

Here’s a preview:

The CBS 48 Hours Mystery episode is expected to run on Saturday, February 11 at 10pm (ET/PT).

Dateline NBC has previously run a two-hour special on Mark Twitchell — titled “Deadly House of Cards” — while ABC 20/20 and CBC’s the fifth estate (“Murder, He Wrote”) have also covered the case extensively.

My non-fiction book on the case, The Devil’s Cinema, will be released across North America on March 27.

Pre-orders are available at the following online retailers:




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