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Charlotte Gray is one of Canada's best-known writers and the author of ten acclaimed bestsellers of literary non-fiction, including The Promise of Canada and The Massey Murder, winner of the Toronto Book Award and the Heritage Toronto Book Award, finalist for the RBC Taylor Prize, and a Globe and show more Mail and Amazon.ca top book of the year. Charlotte Gray is a Member of the Order of Canada, an adjunct professor at Carleton University, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. show less

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An enthralling story of a crime, a trial and the people who lived it. Also brings the era to life vividly.
 
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charlie68 | 12 other reviews | Dec 31, 2023 |
Really enjoyed this look in Canada's early settlers.
 
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BarbOak | 4 other reviews | May 1, 2023 |
On February 8, 1915 the maid Carrie Davies shot Charles "Bert" Massey as he returned from work in view of at least one witness. By February 27, 1915 her trial was complete. This book gives the known details of events, the statements of Carrie and other witnesses, but is at least as much about Canada and Toronto and the changes society was experiencing. And early Canadian involvement in The Great War. For a U.S. citizen it is interesting to be forced to filter a different sort of continental nationalism, and view the lives of individuals who mattered to their community in 1915 and beyond.

There seemed to be a lot of questions that could have been asked of which there is no record. That's not strange when the case was over 100 years ago and there seemed to be no doubt about what happened, just why. Most of Toronto seemed satisfied with the why presented at the trial and almost no one saw any real advantage in making a bigger scandal out of what happened.
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