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Murders and True Crime on the Skeena River (in-house) Esther Birney Series

When:
Thursday, September 16, 2021, 10:30 AM until 12:00 PM
Additional Info:
Category:
Esther Birney Lecture Series
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Murders and True Crime on the Skeena River: Gunanoot, Gordon, Grider and others. With Geoff Mynett in the Halpern Room. (See below for full description.)

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Capacity:
30
Available Slots:
29
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Geoff returns to the Esther Birney Series to talk about his books Pinkerton’s and the Hunt for Simon Gunanoot: Double Murder, Secret Agents and an Elusive Outlaw and Murders on the Skeena, True Crime in the Old Canadian West: 1884–1914, both published by Caitlin Press in 2021. (Murders on the Skeena may not be off the press by September 16.)

 

The setting for these stories of true crime is Hazelton, a small frontier town in northern British Columbia. Hazelton is one of the most historic places in the province, with a non-Indigenous history going back to 1833 and an Indigenous history going back millennia before then.

 

Geoff Mynett’s first book was a best-selling biography of the Dr. Horace Wrinch, the pioneer doctor in Northern British Columbia, 1900-1936, entitled Service on the Skeena: Horace Wrinch, Frontier Physician.

 

Geoff qualified as a barrister in the UK and, after emigration in 1973, as a barrister and solicitor in British Columbia. He was in-house counsel for over twenty-five years. Married, with two sons. Retired. Artist. Reader. Lives in Dunbar. He has been a member of Brock House for several years and participates in the Brock House Artists Group. Some members may have bought some of his greeting cards.

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