Death at the Harbourview Cafe Book Launch

Please join us for the official launch of Death at the Harbourview Cafe by Fred Humber.

Please join us for the official launch of Death at the Harbourview Cafe: A True Crime Story by Fred Humber on Thursday, October 26, at 7:00 pm at the Kinsmen Club of Botwood (5 Circular Road, Botwood).

The book will be available for purchase. The author will speak at the beginning of the event and then sign copies. There will be light refreshments and a cash bar.

Note: This is a cash only event.

Botwood, Newfoundland and Labrador, 1958 – In the midnight blackness of a cold November night mixed with rain in snow, three RCMP officers entered a restaurant by way of an upstairs window. Rumours around town had been rampant. The owner’s son had been missing for days. Father and son hated each other. He had been stabbed, or shot, and had been dumped somewhere, or he had been cut into pieces and put into a freezer to be secretly disposed of later. This unfolded as a German ship, the Alstertal, was scheduled to return to port, whereupon crew members intended to kill both father and son, feeling quite justified in doing so. No one was paying attention to the many warning signs of impending disaster. As the police cautiously made their way toward the living quarters door, a terrible chapter in the history on Newfoundland and the RCMP was about to be written. This is a true story.

For more information, please contact Flanker Press at 709-739-4477 ext. 24 (toll-free at 1-866-739-4420 ext. 24).