Murder

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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

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

Lynching of Peter Wheeler

By Debra Komar

At 2:21 am on September 8, 1896, authorities in Nova Scotia killed an innocent man. Peter Wheeler — a "coloured" man accused of murdering a white girl — was strung up with a slipknot noose. The hanging was state-sanctioned but it was a lynching all the same. Now, a re-examination ... Read more

Murder by Milkshake

By Eve Lazarus

Finalist for Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Prize (BC Book Prizes); Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award; City of Vancouver Book Award

When forty-year-old Esther Castellani died a slow and agonizing death in Vancouver in 1965, the official cause was at first undetermined. ... Read more

Murders on the Skeena

By Geoff Mynett

Part history, part true crime, Murders on the Skeena: True Crime in the Old Canadian West, 1884-1914 contains the true accounts of murders, crimes, and scandals--some of which remain unsolved to this day--in small-town northern British Columbia. With a focus on the victims as ... Read more

R v Oland 2019 NBQB 151

By Terrence J. Morrison, Justice

On July 6, 2011, Richard Oland, scion of the Moosehead brewing family, was murdered in his office. The brutal killing stunned the city of Saint John, and news of the crime reverberated across Canada. After a two-and-half-year police investigation, Oland's only son, Dennis, was ... Read more