Who Killed Janet Smith?

Who Killed Janet Smith?

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Literary Nonfiction. WHO KILLED JANEY 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 is a true-crime recreation that reads like a complex thriller.

Anvil Press is pleased to be reissuing this title as part of the City of Vancouver's Legacy Book Project. This new edition features a Foreword by historian Daniel Francis.

Publisher: Vancouver : Anvil Press, c2011
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781897535851
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 STA
Characteristics: 404 p. :,ill., ports. ;,23 cm.


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Jan 17, 2018

After reading "The White Angel", author John Gray (2017) I was intriged to read "Who Killed Janet Smith". In "The White Angel", the reasons suggested for why those involved behaved as they did are noir, as other readers have observed. I felt for the houseboy. "Who Killed Janet Smith" is extremely detailed and compelling. Both are excellent reads. An interesting, sometimes forgotten history of Vancouver politics, race and influence.

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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