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True Crime in Northern Saskatchewan – A Book Review

April 26, 2021

The Search for Two Indigenous Leaders Missing Since 1967

Michael Nest with Deanna Reder and Eric Bell, Cold Case North: The Search for James Brady and Absolom Halkett(Regina: University of Regina Press, 2020), 311 pages (illustrated), $24.95.

Author Michael


The online streaming networks are filled with true crime dramas these days, all claiming to be based on true facts. But it’s never clear to me what part is true. Still, I can’t resist finding out. I had no doubts with Cold Case North, a book documenting the search for two indigenous men who disappeared into the northern Saskatchewan wilderness around Lac La Ronge in 1967. Like the network cases, though, the question was were they murdered and, if so, who done it?

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