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category: History
published: May 2009
ISBN:9781552774076
publisher: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
imprint: Amazing Stories

Murder!

The Mysterious Death of Canadian Mining Magnate Sir Harry Oakes

by Cheryl MacDonald

tagged: post-confederation (1867-)
Description

This is the story of the notorious, unsolved murder of the richest baronet in the British Empire, Sir Harry Oakes. The millionaire miner made his fortune from the rich mines in Northern Ontario. His wealth and lifestyle gave many a motive for murder. Rumours surrounding the murder case as well as prime details about the three suspects (including his close friend and business associate, and the son-in-law who eloped with his daughter), dirt on the mishandled investigation and events during the trial will keep you on the edge of your seat.

About the Author

Cheryl MacDonald

CHERYL MACDONALD has been writing on historical topics for nearly 30 years. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines, including The Beaver and Maclean's, and she has written a number of books, mostly relating various aspects of southern Ontario history. Cheryl holds history degrees from the University of Waterloo and McMaster University.
Contributor Notes

CHERYL MACDONALD has been writing on historical topics for nearly 30 years. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines, including The Beaver and Maclean's, and she has written a number of books, mostly relating various aspects of southern Ontario history.
Cheryl holds history degrees from the University of Waterloo and McMaster University and is currently pursuing graduate studies. A grandmother of two, she lives on a large rural property close to Lake Erie about 90 minutes west of Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
11 to 18
Grade:
6 to 12
Reading age:
11 to 18

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