Hunting Halifax: In Search of History, Mystery and Murder by Steven LaffoleyHunting Halifax: In Search of History, Mystery and Murder by Steven Laffoley

Hunting Halifax: In Search of History, Mystery and Murder

bySteven Laffoley

Paperback | October 11, 2007

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“I was walking into an air-conditioned Halifax tavern on a hot summer afternoon in search of a dark mystery. I was on the trail of a cold-case murder—a murder case 150 years cold. Clearly, I needed a beer.”

So beings the strange and surprising adventure of Hunting Halifax, the true tale of writer Steven Edwin Laffoley as he investigates the mean streets and narrow alleys of historic Halifax, Nova Scotia, in search of clues to a murder, a mystery and a black hole in history.

In the early hours of September 8, 1853, in the shadow of Citadel Hill, a sailor with a crushed skull lies slumped against the staircase of a notorious tavern on Barrack Street. The death is said to be an accident—a fall from a window—until two tavern prostitutes tell Nova Scotia’s famous son, Joseph Howe, that it was murder.

Prepared to do what it takes to find justice for the murdered sailor, the author sleeps in old graveyards, drinks in rough taverns, concerses in trendy coffee shops, pokes about staid Province House, ponders Victorian Age philosophy, and somehow just manages to avoid arrest. Humorous and engaging, Hunting Halifax is an entertaining tale of history, mystery and murder.

Title:Hunting Halifax: In Search of History, Mystery and MurderFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:192 pages, 6 × 9 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:6 × 9 × 0.5 inPublished:October 11, 2007Publisher:POTTERSFIELD PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:189590093X

ISBN - 13:9781895900934


Rated 5 out of 5 by from I couldn`t put it down Stephen takes us on a walk through historical Halifax, As he chases a murderer using todays well known landmarks. You can just feel how the fear through the years.
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth reading! If it's a historical, non-fiction, murder mystery that you're seeking, try this book. It is skillfully written. Although billed as a mystery is that and more; it is an interesting historical study of Halifax during the mid 1800s based upon thorough research.
Date published: 2007-12-16