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Lorna will be at Word on the Street Toronto!


It started with a double murder.
It ended with a double hanging.
And sandwiched between were crimes of passion, adultery, smuggling, assassination, and even treason.

The strangest part? It all happened in Canada.


Come by and say hi on Sunday, September 23! She’ll sign books and spin a few tales.

12:00pm Booth #WB4 - Sisters in Crime

2:00 pm Booth #329 - Crime Writers of Canada

 
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DROP DEAD: A Horrible History of Hangings in Canada

From Confederation in 1867 until the abolition of the death penalty in 1976, 704 people were hanged in Canada.

Take a journey through Canada’s criminal justice history. Along the way, you’ll learn disturbing facts about wrongful convictions and bungled executions. You’ll also encounter many memorable characters, including Arthur Ellis, Canada’s most famous hangman, in his working outfit of frock coat and striped trousers. And you’ll meet the gun-toting bootlegger who was the only woman ever executed in Alberta. 

 

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