June 22nd, 2016
Edmonton snagged itself the title of “Murder Capital of Canada” in 2011 with 48 of its citizens coming to a sudden and violent end. The city also earned that undesired title in 2005, and in 1938 when the “City of Champions” had a higher per capita murder rate than Chicago. In Deadmonton: Crime Stories from Canada’s Murder City (University of Regina Press $21.95) Roth takes a look a some of the city’s most notorious murders, both solved and unsolved, while exploring the pain left in the wake of these horrors. Pamela Roth moved to Victoria in 2015 to work as a journalist for the Victoria News. 9780889774261
I’m interested in this book, will look out for it. According to today’s Edmonton Journal, we’re on pace this year, 2016, to beat 2011 murder rate. Very sad.