Dean Jobb

Dean Jobb is an award-winning writer and journalist and an associate professor of journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has been hailed as “one of the country’s best crime writers,” with a “keen sense of storytelling,” and his six previous books have garnered such praise as “investigative journalism as it should be,” “enthrallingly written,” and “the best book on the subject we may ever see.” Jobb has written for major American and Canadian newspapers and magazines, including the Chicago Tribune, American Journalism Review, the Globe and Mail, and National Post. His work as an investigative reporter has made him a three-time winner of Atlantic Canada’s top journalism award. A frequent contributor to Canada’s History magazine, he also writes a newspaper column on politics and current affairs. At King’s College, his expertise is in investigative reporting, media law, and the history of journalism--all of which make him the ideal writer for his latest book, Empire of Deception, which tells the incredible true story of master swindler Leo Koretz, who dazzled the elite of 1920s Chicago and then ran away with their fortunes. Visit him at

Books by Dean Jobb