IDI GTA cordially invites you to its Book Club.
Let’s share ideas over a cup of coffee and treats.


“The Massey Murder”

by Charlotte Gray

February 28, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Toronto Public Library – Fairview Library
35 Fairview Mall Dr, Room 2 (2nd Floor)
North York, ON, M2J 4S4

Registration Fee: $5

*You can find more information about the book and the author below. **Participants of the book club are expected to read the book.
*** Light refreshments will be served. Parking is available.


In February 1915, a member of one of Canada’s wealthiest families was shot and killed on the front porch of his home in Toronto as he was returning from work. Carrie Davies, an 18-year-old domestic servant, quickly confessed. But who was the victim here? Charles “Bert” Massey, a scion of a famous family, or the frightened, perhaps mentally unstable Carrie, a penniless British immigrant? When the brilliant lawyer Hartley Dewart, QC, took on her case, his grudge against the powerful Masseys would fuel a dramatic trial that pitted the old order against the new, wealth and privilege against virtue and honest hard work.


Charlotte Gray is one of Canada’s best-known writers and author of ten acclaimed books of literary non-fiction. Born in Sheffield, England, and educated at Oxford University and the London School of Economics, she began her writing career in England as a magazine editor and newspaper columnist. After coming to Canada in 1979, she worked as a political commentator, book reviewer and magazine columnist before she turned to biography and popular history.f

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