Recap #cclivechat Sept 7, 2012

Today John Leake discussed the case of Duncan MacPherson with us. His book explains what happened to Duncan after he disappeared in August 1989. Duncan Alvin MacPherson (Feb 3, 1966 – Aug 9, 1989), a Canadian professional ice hockey player, went missing during a short stay in Austria. Duncan had accepted a job as a player-coach for a semi-pro hockey […]

Murdered: Duncan MacPherson

The case of Duncan MacPherson (February 3, 1966 – August 9, 1989) started as a missing person case. After reading John Leake‘s book it is clear at least to me that it was murder or manslaughter (3rd degree). You do not have to lie in wait or have done meticulous planning. Your state of mind, the knowledge […]

Book alert: “Cold a Long Time: An Alpine Mystery” by John Leake

“Cold a Long Time: An Alpine Mystery” about Duncan MacPherson by author John Leake is my new “must read” for this summer. Duncan Alvin MacPherson (Feb 3, 1966 – Aug 9, 1989), a Canadian professional ice hockey player, went missing during a short stay in Austria. John emailed to give me the heads up about the book. I scanned […]

Help find Aeryn Gillern

In October 2007, retired policewoman Kathy Gilleran received a call from Vienna, Austria, informing her that her 34-year-old son, Aeryn Gillern, was missing. Kathy immediately flew overseas to aid in the search for Aeryn Gillerner, but upon arriving in Vienna, she was shocked to learn that the local police had no interest in pursuing the case. Aeryn Gillern, a […]

The Lost King of France

The Lost King of France by Deborah Cadbury combines my passion for historical mysteries, cold cases, and forensics. The movie “The Scarlet Pimpernel” with Anthony Andrews got me interested as the book by Baroness Emmuska Orczy was tedious and far less amusing. My attraction to “the Scarlet Pimpernel” is easily explained by Andrews’ character as a master […]