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Durvile Publications presents ‘Go Ahead and Shoot Me, and Other True Cases About Ordinary Criminals’


We’re fascinated with true crime stories these days, but what can true-life tales from our own back yard teach us about our own communities & neighbours? And about ourselves?

Calgary-based Durvile Publications presents Go Ahead and Shoot Me, and Other True Cases About Ordinary Criminals by criminal justice worker-turned-author Doug Heckbert. Doug Heckbert & Durvile publisher Lorene Shyba recently joined Grant Stovel.

Lorene shares her thoughts about how the series began; why it’s so valuable to have a wide array of different voices & perspectives represented; and the meaningful insights that these stories can offer us. Doug relates the new book’s harrowing, thought-provoking title story; tells us why it’s crucial to see beyond a person’s criminal record; and describes what it’s meant for some of the people in the book to be able to share their experiences this way.


To learn more about Calgary’s Durvile Publications and their True Cases series visit