About 12 years ago, a series of events led to At Home with History and the idea that a house has a social history and comes alive through the people who lived inside its walls. Sensational Victoria and Sensational Vancouver continued the theme—adding stories about bootleggers and brothels, corrupt cops and legendary women. Cold Case Vancouver explores the city’s dark side, in a book that’s part history, part true crime story, and now Blood, Sweat, and Fear tells the story of Inspector J.F.C.B. Vance, Vancouver’s first forensic investigator.
My other books include Frommer’s with Kids Vancouver (2001), co-author of The Life and Art of Frank Molnar, Jack Hardman and LeRoy Jensen (2009), and a contributing writer to Vancouver Confidential (2014) and Vancouver Vanishes: narratives of demolition and revival (2015) both #1 BC Bestsellers.