Charlotte's new book, The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master and a Trial that Shocked a Country, was published in September 2013, and immediately entered bestseller lists in most Canadian newspapers including the Globe & Mail's general non-fiction list. It was Number One on the Macleans non-fiction list for three weeks, and an Editors’ Choice in the Globe. At the former Massey Mansion on Toronto’s Jarvis Street, there was an exuberant launch party generously sponsored by the Keg Restaurant and Action Canada. Charlotte enjoyed pointing out to guests that they were drinking champagne in a room that was probably once the bedroom of Hart Massey, the fierce nineteenth century patriarch who abhorred alcohol.
The six hour television mini-series, based on Charlotte’s 2010 bestseller and largely shot in Alberta, will be broadcast on the US Discovery Channel early in 2014. A $25 million production, it stars Sam Shepard, Abbie Cornish, Tim Roth and Richard Madden. Watch Charlotte talk about the Gold Rush, and get a sneak preview at the series at: klondike-history.discovery.com