True NL crime recounted, from the heinous to the bizarre

Murder on the Rock: True Crime in Newfoundland and Labrador
by Robert C. Parsons
$19.95, paperback, 278 pp.
Flanker Press, August 2015

Murder on the RockMurder on the Rock: True Crime in Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador has been the site of some heinous, bizarre and puzzling crimes over the last 300 years. Some of the stories recounted in this 59-piece collection include “The Signal Hill Prison Break” and “The Bonne Bay Hostages”.

It is likely you’ve heard of Robert C. Parsons and his work before, as he is one of Newfoundland’s most prolific non-fiction writers, having published more than 25 books on various topics pertaining to the province’s history, particularly regarding ship disasters, rescue and survival. True crime is the perfect subsequent topic for Parsons as he continues culling stories that may otherwise be forgotten.

The stories in Murder on the Rock have been developed by a keen eye that serves up details and facts mustered from lengthy research. This collection combines history and story in an easy to read, educational way that shows the author’s love of Atlantic history and the individual human stories that complete it.

Murder on the Rock: True Crime in Newfoundland and Labrador
by Robert C. Parsons
$19.95, paperback, 278 pp.
Flanker Press, August 2015

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Kerri Cull completed an MA in English Literature in 2004 and has worked in publishing, journalism, radio, teaching, writing and marketing. She is writing a book about the sex industry in St. John's.

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