The Boy on the Bicycle now available for pre-order

The Boy on the Bicycle: A Case of Wrongful Conviction in Toronto, Nate Hendley’s insightful and painstakingly researched book, is now available for pre-order through Five Rivers and your favourite online bookseller, in both print and digital. On September 15, 1956, seven year-old Wayne Mallette was murdered on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. The main suspect was a boy on a bicycle seen pedaling away from the CNE. Authorities quickly zeroed in…

The Boy on the Bicycle book launch

Five Rivers Publishing is pleased to announce the launch of Nate Hendley’s new book, The Boy on the Bicycle, about a largely forgotten case of wrongful conviction that took place in Toronto. The case involved a 14 year-old boy, falsely accused of murdering a child on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in 1956. The launch takes place August 14, 2018 at Toronto Reference Library starting at 7 pm. The event is free…

Allow me to introduce: Nate Hendley

In the retrospective of Five Rivers’ decade of publishing, one of the first authors to join our cadre was crime-writer and investigative journalist, Nate Hendley. I met Nate in 2009 through an introduction from Paul Lima. After Altitude Publishing closed its doors, several of Nate’s books were orphaned, and he and I discussed the possibility of re-issuing updated versions of them. Those books included: Al Capone: Chicago’s King of Crime; Dutch Schultz: the Brazen Beer Baron…

The Boy on the Bicycle

July 1, 2018, Five Rivers releases Nate Hendley’s in-depth, expose, The Boy on the Bicycle: A Forgotten Case of Wrongful Conviction in Toronto.  The story chronicles the wrongful conviction of Ron Moffatt in the mid-20th century, and his subsequent exoneration. Sadly, although Mr. Moffatt received an apology, he never received any kind of compensation for the egregious harm he suffered because of police bungling. We are pleased to reveal the cover created by Five Rivers’ artistic…