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Welcome to the website of Charlotte Gray, whose latest book is Murdered Midas: A Millionaire, His Goldmine, and a Strange Death on an Island Paradise. Her ten previous non-fiction bestsellers include The Promise of Canada: People and Ideas That Have Shaped Our Country, 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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History and True Crime: an irresistible mix!

Murdered Midas: A Millionaire, His Gold Mine and a Strange Death on an Island Paradise, which looks at the life and death of Sir Harry Oakes, is published by Harper Collins Canada in September.

Upcoming Appearances

Charlotte will be speaking about her new book in Ottawa (Sept 24 and Oct 6), Grimsby (Sept 30), Oakville (Oct 1), Orangeville (Oct 2), Victoria (Oct 25), Uxbridge (Nov 3), Lindsay (Nov 4), Merrickville (Nov 23), Brockville (Nov 30), Almonte (Dec 1.) Check your local bookstore for further details on these and other events. She will be appearing at the Vancouver Writers Festival on Oct 23, Edmonton LitFest on Oct 27, Toronto Public Library Eh List (Nov 5) and Ben McNally’s Books and Brunch, Toronto, on Dec 8.

Shannon Lecture Series

This fall, Charlotte is curating the Shannon Lecture Series at Carleton University, on the subject “Rebooting Biography.” Her opening lecture is on October 4. at 1 pm, and will be followed by a reception. These lectures are open to the public and promise to be provocative.