R.I.P Irene Howard (1922 – 2023)

“Irene Howard (left) wrote an important bio of  the first woman to be elected to Vancouver City Council. But she is probably best known for the memoir about her immigrant mining family.FULL STORY



Hapless at Hotel Hopeless

August 15th, 2022

Seventeen-year-old Charlie Hope expects to have an uneventful summer helping his mother at the family hotel. He only sees two other people regularly: Mr. Ignato, an elderly hotel resident, and Penny Price, a child actor who is also the star of a hit TV show, “Little Miss Murder” in Vancouver-based John Lekich’s sixth novel for young adult readers Murder at the Hotel Hopeless (Orca $10.95). Then Mr. Ignato is found dead in his room. Thing is, Charlie doesn’t think it’s an accident. Only Penny supports Charlie’s belief and she’s eager to investigate what could be a real murder when the two discover something valuable in Mr. Ignato’s room. Did the old man have a hidden criminal past? 9781459833500

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