March 5, 7pm- Vancouver Noir: Murder, Corruption and Crime in the Terminal City

January 31st, 2013

Please join authors Diane Purvey and John Belshaw as they discuss Vancouver’s gritty underbelly in the 1930s to 1960s.

Tuesday, March 5, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Central Library, 350 W. Georgia St. Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level
Free admission. Space is limited. Info: 604-331-331-3716 or info@vpl.ca.

Through extensive research and by unearthing archival photographs, their book Vancouver Noir: 1930-1960 charts an age of rising moral panics: smuggling rings, police corruption, crime waves, the sex trade, and the glamourization of sex, providing a fascinating look at the ways in which this city was made and unmade.