True Crime

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Bad Trips

By Slava Pastuk
With Brian Whitney

The true story of a music editor at VICE who tried to become the coolest reporter the company had ever had — by becoming an international drug smuggler.

In 2019, music reporter Slava P, an editor for VICE media, was sentenced to nine years in prison for recruiting friends ... Read more

Black River Road

By Debra Komar

Shortlisted, Arthur Ellis Best Non-Fiction Crime Book Award

In 1869, in the woods just outside of the bustling port city of Saint John, a group of teenaged berry pickers discovered several badly decomposed bodies. The authorities suspected foul play, but the identities of the ... Read more

Chris & Nancy

By Irvin Muchnick

 

The Benoit murder-suicide in 2007 was one of the most shocking stories of the year, and a seminal event in the history of wrestling.

In “The Ultimate Historical Edition” of his classic 2009 true crime account, Chris & Nancy, Irvin Muchnick extends his definitive record ... Read more

Cold Case BC

By Eve Lazarus

In her BC bestseller Cold Case Vancouver, crime historian and reporter Eve Lazarus used investigative skills to shine a light on the city's most baffing unsolved murders. In Cold Case BC, Lazarus casts her gaze more widely on long forgotten and unsolved murder cases throughout ... Read more

Crime and Policing in Maritime Canada

By Peter McGahan

Fascinating accounts of criminal and police life in major centres of the Maritimes. These are very human narratives of what policing meant in different places and at different times from the 1830s to the 1960s.

Dead Reckoning

By Carys Cragg

Finalist, Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction

A Globe 100 Best Book of the Year

Finalist, Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize (BC Book Prizes)

When Carys Cragg was eleven, her father, a respected doctor, was brutally murdered in his own home by an intruder. Twenty years ... Read more

Deadly Triangle

By Susan Goldenberg

Glamorous young wife Alma Rattenbury takes her chauffeur as a lover and their scandalous relationship leads to a murder most foul.
The 1935 murder of architect Francis Mawson Rattenbury, famous for his design of the iconic Parliament Buildings and Empress Hotel in Victoria, ... Read more

Final Appeal

By Colin Thatcher

 

The Canadian politician who was convicted of murder tells his story — and argues for his innocence

In 1984, Colin Thatcher was convicted of killing his ex-wife and sentenced to life in prison. The murder and trial provoked a national media frenzy, casting the once-prominent ... Read more

Great Canadian Art Fraud Case

By Jon S. Dellandrea

In May 2016, Jon S. Dellandrea came into possession of a box of the last effects of an obscure artist, William Firth MacGregor. The contents of the box chronicled a major, and long forgotten, trial involving forgeries of the art of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven.

The Great ... Read more

Horseplay

By Norm Boucher

Shortlisted for the Brass Knuckles Award for Best Nonfiction Crime Book at the Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence!
Finalist for Book Cover Design at the 2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards!
In his first true crime memoir, undercover operator Norm Boucher recounts eight ... Read more