The end of her Racing against Alzheimer's to solve a murder

Wayne Hoffman

Book - 2022

Who was behind the brutal murder of my great-grandmother? wondered Wayne Hoffman, a New York City-based journalist and novelist. The crime wasn't just a family legend--it made headlines across Canada in 1913--but her killer had never been found. In THE END OF HER, Hoffman meticulously researches this century-old tragedy, while facing another: his mother's decline from Alzheimer's. Weaving back and forth between past and present, Hoffman invokes in dramatic detail the life and deat...h of his immigrant great-grandmother in Winnipeg, and his mother's downward spiral. In the process, he discovers an extended family that has been scattered across thousands of miles for a hundred years."--Back cover.

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True crime stories
New York : Heliotrope Books 2022.
Physical Description
303 pages : illustrations, genealogical tables ; 23 cm
Main Author
Wayne Hoffman (author)
  • Prologue: The Favorite
  • PART 1: I Called Bullshit
  • Getting Lost
  • Cause of Death: 'Homicidal'
  • Sarah and David
  • The Woman Is Shot!
  • PART 2: Travels with My Mother
  • Joining the Club
  • What's in a Name?
  • Passover to Passover
  • To Winnipeg
  • The Funeral
  • Finding Sarah
  • The Mystery of Fanny
  • A Free Man
  • The Key
  • PART 3: Whodunit?
  • The Inquest
  • A Rich Reward
  • Unlikely Suspects
  • David and Bella
  • Letting the Past Rest
  • PART 4: Ethel
  • Lost
  • The Downward Spiral
  • 'Hi, I'm Susan.'
  • Moving Out
  • PART 5: Reopening the Investigation
  • Finding Fanny
  • Falling
  • Growing the Family Tree
  • Good Spirit Country
  • 'Zayde Didn't Tell Stories'
  • The Culprits
  • Grandma
  • A Note on Sources
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Author.