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Welcome to the website of Charlotte Gray, author of nine non-fiction bestsellers including The Massey Murder; Gold Diggers, Striking It Rich in the Klondike; Reluctant Genius, the Passionate Life and Inventive Mind of Alexander Graham Bell and Sisters in the Wilderness, The Lives of Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill. Well-known across Canada as an author and public speaker, Charlotte explores the past with wit and a sense of drama.

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Instant Bestseller

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 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. The Massey Murder has been short-listed for the Charles Taylor Prize for Non-fiction and for the Evergreen Award, and long-listed for the B.C. Award for Non-fiction.

Record audiences for Discovery Channel’s Klondike, based on Charlotte’s bestseller Gold Diggers and broadcast in January 2014

The six hour television mini-series, based on Charlotte’s 2010 bestseller and largely shot in Alberta, was seen by 645,000 Discovery Channel viewers in Canada. In the US, Discovery Channel saw its highest-ever viewership in January 2014. The $25 million production starring Sam Shepard, Abbie Cornish, Tim Roth and Richard Madden is currently available on Apple TV in North America, and being sold elsewhere. Watch extracts from the series, and see Charlotte talk about the Gold Rush, at: