Please join author and King's journalism professor Dean Jobb at the Pub at the Dalhousie University Club, 6259 Alumni Crescent, on June 4 at 7 p.m. for the launch of his new book Empire of Deception (HarperCollins Canada), the incredible-but-true story of 1920s Chicago swindler Leo Koretz and his escape to a new life of luxury and excess in Nova Scotia. Details at

A Vanity Fair magazine "Hot Type" pick

An Best Book for May

"A jaw-dropping, rollicking good read." – Booklist

"A highly readable, entertaining story  …. Surely Bernie Madoff studied Koretz’s methods.” – Kirkus Reviews

"Any number of historical nonfiction thrillers have laid claim to being part Devil in the White City. Dean Jobb’s Empire of Deception is the first book I’ve read to come close to earning that title." – Historical Novels Review


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