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Murder on the Rock
The story of Newfoundland and Labrador is a long and bloody one.
In Murder on the Rock, Robert C. Parsons describes some of the most horrific and puzzling crimes and shenanigans that have happened in this province. With tales of kidnappers, cold-blooded murderers, cannibals, and more, these fifty-nine stories of crime and punishment cover the 1700s to present day. Included are:
Death at Saint Pierre
Politics and Murder
Mutineers, Villains, and Cowards
The Death Ritual
A Crime Most Frightening
The Signal Hill Prison Break
Rampage and Mutiny in Harbour Buffett
The Bonne Bay Hostages
Death at Beaumont
The Decapitation of John Ball
Eleanor Power: The First Woman Hanged
. . . and many more!
About the Author
Robert C. Parsons has been called one of the most popular and prolific writers on the subject of Atlantic Canadaís ships and ship disasters. He is the author of more than twenty-five non-fiction books. His work has also appeared in a number of newspapers and magazines such as Downhome, the Telegram, the Newfoundland Quarterly, and Newfoundland Lifestyles.
In May 2009, Robertís nonfiction prose was judged an award winner in the annual Arts and Letters Competition.
In December that same year, he was presented with the Polaris Award from the Canadian Coast Guard Alumni Association, Newfoundland and Labrador division, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the preservation and public awareness of the marine heritage and history in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. This award was only given out two previous times in the years of the Alumni Associationís existence.
Robertís book Courting Disaster: True Crime and Mischief on Land and Sea was a Globe and Mail bestseller.
A former fish plant worker and educator and a present-day researcher and devotee of all items marine-related, Robert lives in Grand Bank, Newfoundland.
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