Who Killed Janet Smith?

Who Killed Janet Smith?

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'Who Killed Janet Smith?' examines one of the most infamous and still unsolved murder cases in Canadian History: the 1924 murder of twenty-two-year-old Scottish nursemaid Janet Smith. Originally published in 1984, and out of print for over a decade, this tale of intrigue, racism, privilege, and corruption in high places as a true-crime recreation that reads like a complex thriller.We are pleased to be reissuing this title as part of the City of Vancouver's Legacy Book Project."... drug traffic, Roaring Twenties hedonism, official corruption, cutthroat competition among newspapers, a public taste for occultism, etc.- and entrust the whole works to a good storyteller, and you have one terrific political history of Vancouver." - Geist Magazine"Starkins cuts away at the layers with the delicacy of a neurosurgeon. What he uncovers almost defies belief." - Quill & Quire
Publisher: Vancouver : Anvil Press, c2011
Edition: New ed
ISBN: 9781897535851
Branch Call Number: ANF 364.152309 STA 2011
Characteristics: 404 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm

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ColinSick Feb 04, 2012

True life Canadian crime drama from the Golden Age of Fitzgerald. A sordid affair featuring corrupt politicians, corrupt police, international intrigue, uppercrust society, good old Canadian racism and an innocent abroad. Moves along at a good pace until the last quarter where it meanders a bit. Starkins remains fairly objective until the last few pages. Nice yarn.

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