Arthur Ellis Shortlist Event

Arthur Ellis Shortlist Event

What a thrill to be invited to speak at the Crime Writers Canada's Arthur Ellis shortlist event at Indigo Yonge & Eglinton on Wednesday evening, April 18!

Hope you can join me.

Black History and Capital Punishment: Two Case Studies (Part 2)

Black History and Capital Punishment: Two Case Studies (Part 2)

n July 1933, the bloodied bodies of two young brothers were found on the railway tracks close to their home on the fringes of Halifax, Nova Scotia. In response to the tragedy, newspapers and the general public seesawed between suggesting that the boys had been mowed down by a passing train and that they had been slain by a deranged murderer. After five months, the police made an arrest....

The Bold and the Brave: Investigative Journalists in the Twentieth Century

The Bold and the Brave: Investigative Journalists in the Twentieth Century

The riveting movie Attacking the Devil: Harold Evans and the Last Nazi War Crime documents Harold Evans’s crusade as editor of the British Sunday Times to expose the disastrous effects of thalidomide, prescribed to pregnant women for morning sickness, and to establish the liability of the drug’s manufacturers and distributors.

The Fall Girl?

The Fall Girl?

Did Florence Lassandro take the rap for murder, believing that she would receive a lighter sentence because she was a woman?  Did it work?

Wrongful conviction in Owen Sound? The unsettling case of Cook Teets.

Wrongful conviction in Owen Sound? The unsettling case of Cook Teets.

The case against Cook Teets was based on what many in the community claimed was very flimsy circumstantial evidence. But in spite of a request for mercy from the jury and petitions for clemency from both residents of Grey County and members of the Ontario bar, Teets went to the gallows.

But was Cook Teets innocent?