Eve Lazarus is a writer and author of the book, Murder by Milkshake.
ABOUT THIS EPISODE: In this episode Megan chats with award-winning author Eve Lazarus. Eve starts the conversation off with a reading from her book Murder by Milkshake. She takes us to the top of the iconic Bowmac sign with one of the most captivating moments of the "astonishing true story" of Esther Castellani by her husband Rene in the 1960s. True crime has quickly become one of the most popular genres the page, on the airwaves and on-screen, but Eve's approach often gives the victims of the crimes she researches a voice. ABOUT EVE LAZARUS: Eve Lazarus is a journalist, blogger and the author of seven books of non-fiction. She is a former Vancouver Sun reporter and has written for a variety of newspapers and magazines including the Globe and Mail, Style at Home, Costco Connection and Marketing Magazine. Her books include the B.C. bestsellers Murder by Milkshake: An astonishing true story of adultery, arsenic, and a charismatic killer (2018); Blood, Sweat, and Fear: The story of Inspector Vance, Vancouver’s first forensic investigator (2017); Cold Case Vancouver: The city’s most baffling unsolved murders (2015); and Sensational Vancouver (2014). She is the recipient of two Gold awards for feature writing at the Kenneth R. Wilson Awards. Her work has been recognized by the City of Vancouver (Heritage Award) and shortlisted for a City of Vancouver Book Award. She was a 2016 and 2019 finalist for the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award at the BC Book Prizes and a 2018 finalist for Best National True Crime book at the Arthur Ellis Awards. Eve blogs at Every Place Has a Story (evelazarus.com). ABOUT MEGAN COLE: Megan Cole is a writer based in Powell River, British Columbia. She also works at the Powell River Public Library as the teen services coordinator where she gets to combine her love for books and writing with a love for her community. Megan has worked as a freelance journalist and is working on a memoir which tackles themes of gender and mental health. Find out more about Megan at megancolewriter.com ABOUT THE PODCAST: The BC and Yukon Podcast, tentatively titled *Writing the Coast*, is a recorded series of conversations, readings, and insights into the work of the writers, illustrators, and creators whose books are nominated for the annual BC and Yukon Book Prizes. We'll also check in on people in the writing community who are supporting books, writers and readers every day. The podcast is produced and hosted by Megan Cole.
When forty-year-old Esther Castellani died a slow and agonizing death in 1965, the official cause was at first undetermined. The day after Esther's funeral, her husband, Rene, packed up his girlfriend, Lolly; his daughter, Jeannine; and Lolly's son, Don, in the company car and took off for Disneyland. If not for the doggedness of the doctor who treated Esther, Rene, then a charismatic and handsome radio personality, would have been free to marry Lolly, who was the station's pretty twentysomething receptionist. Instead, Rene was charged with capital murder for poisoning his wife with arsenic-laced milkshakes. Murder by Milkshake is the compelling story of the Castellanis, and of their daughter, Jeannine, who was eleven at the time of her mother's murder and who clung to her father's innocence, even committing perjury during his trial. Rigorously researched, and based on dozens of interviews with family, friends, and co-workers, Murder by Milkshake documents the sensational case that kept a city spellbound, while providing a snapshot of the Mad Men-esque social and political realities of the 1960s. MURDER BY MILKSHAKE: An Astonishing True Story of Adultery, Arsenic, and a Charismatic Killer-Eve Lazarus
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Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
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