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Blood, Sweat, and Fear is a true crime podcast hosted by Eve Lazarus and based on her bestselling books

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Blood, Sweat, and Fear is a true crime podcast hosted by Eve Lazarus and based on her bestselling books

    Episode 12: No Justice for Molly Justice

    Episode 12: No Justice for Molly Justice

    In January 1943, Victoria, British Columbia was experiencing the coldest weather in more than 30 years. Fifteen-year-old Molly Justice took the bus from her job on Government Street and got off near her Saanich home. Her body was found a few hours later lying face down in the snow. She had been stabbed more than 20 times and hit on the head with a rock. What followed was one of the most seriously botched police investigations of the century.
    This is the last episode of this series. I’ll be taking a few months off and then I’ll be back early next year with a second true crime/history series based on my book Cold Case Vancouver. Please subscribe and be notified when it’s published.
    For show credits, sources, and information about my books, blog or podcast, please see evelazarus.com

    • 31 min
    Episode 11: Manhunt

    Episode 11: Manhunt

    On August 25, 1947 Walter Pavlukoff stepped out of his hotel room with a luger automatic pistol in his pocket. He joined over 100,000 people who were watching the PNE parade—the first one in six years because of the war. After the parade, Walter held up the CIBC bank and murdered the manager. It was the largest manhunt in Vancouver's history. So, why did it take five years to catch him?
    Cover Logo: Vancouver Sun July 9, 1953
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    • 24 min
    Episode 10: The Love Drug

    Episode 10: The Love Drug

    On March 9, 1947, Inspector Vance of the Vancouver Police Department was called to an apartment in Kitsilano, Vancouver to check out a suspicious death. Seventeen-year-old Ruth Cooperman was found naked and lying dead across her husband’s unconscious body.
    Cover Image: Ruth Cooperman. Vancouver Sun photo.
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    • 23 min
    Episode 09: Shootout at False Creek Flats

    Episode 09: Shootout at False Creek Flats

    On February 26, 1947, Vancouver police officers Charles Boyes and Oliver Ledingham were murdered in a shootout at False Creek Flats. Inspector Vance was called in to handle the ballistics and ultimately determine whether a 17- year-old would live or die.
    Between 1912 and 1987, 16 Vancouver police officers have been killed in the line of duty.
    Cover Image: False Creek Flats, 1954. Vancouver Sun photo
    For show credits, sources, and information about my true crime books, blog or podcast, please visit evelazarus.com 
     

    • 31 min
    Episode 08: The English Bay Murder

    Episode 08: The English Bay Murder

    In the early hours of May 2, 1945, 23-year-old Olga Hawryluk was found beaten to death and dumped in the waters of English Bay. A soldier was charged with her murder and defended by scrappy East End lawyer Angelo Branca. Inspector Vance handled the forensics.
    Cover Image: Jack Shadbolt's 1940s painting of Granville Street, Vancouver 
    For show credits, sources, and information about my true crime books, blog or podcast, please visit evelazarus.com 
     

    • 28 min
    Episode 07: Murder at the Canford Indian Reserve

    Episode 07: Murder at the Canford Indian Reserve

    Inspector Vance is called to a crime scene at Merritt, B.C. in 1934. Two police officers are missing, believed murdered and the investigation focuses in on an abandoned Model B Ford and members of the Canford Indian Band.
    Image: Crime scene photo of the wrecked Model B Ford just below the Merritt-Spence’s Bridge Road. From the personal files of the Vancouver Police Department's Inspector John Vance.
    For show credits, sources, and information about my true crime books, blog or podcast, please visit evelazarus.com 
     

    • 22 min

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