Arnold explores vintage crime in new book
New information revealed in four cases from 1970s
A new Peterborough non-fiction crime book will be unveiled Tuesday at The Social Pub, on George Street, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
The building that’s home to The Social was the location of one of the crimes featured in the book.
In journalist Ed Arnold’s 20th book, “Peterborough 1970s Crimes,” he explores the local killings of three people and the attempted murder of a city police officer in the early ’70s.
The 222-page softcover book looks at the deaths of Nora Wheeler, who was stabbed with scissors in a murder still unsolved, as well as the strangulation of Lisa Golding in a killing that takes readers to Toledo, Ohio.
Arnold also takes an in-depth look at the shooting of local community businessperson Murray Green, who saved the life of his employee in a holdup at the New Grand Hotel, which is now The Social across from Showplace.
In the fourth case, he examines the shooting of Const. Dave Dawson at the former Simpsons Sears building, and the surprising sentence that a judge handed down to the shooter.
He investigates all four crimes, giving readers information never revealed.
“We are thankful to Lang Freeman and Franz Roesll for allowing us to use The Social as the site of the unveiling. Back in the ’70s this was operated by outstanding community member Murray Green, before being gunned down in his second floor office,” Arnold said.
The limited edition book sells for $25 and is available at The Peterborough Examiner on Hunter Street East, Trent Valley Archives on Carnegie Avenue and Happenstance in Lakefield or through [email protected]
Everyone is invited to attend the book launch, where you can also purchase a copy of the book or just chat with Arnold.