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Blood, Sweat, and Fear: The Story of Inspector Vance

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A true crime podcast hosted by Eve Lazarus and based on her bestselling books

A true crime podcast hosted by Eve Lazarus and based on her bestselling books
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Location:

Canada

Description:

A true crime podcast hosted by Eve Lazarus and based on her bestselling books

Twitter:

@BSFPodcast

Language:

English

Contact:

604 990-9397


Episodes

Episode 05: Victoria's Ghost

5/10/2019
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In 1936, Inspector Vance was called to the crime scene of 30-year-old Doris Gravlin. Her strangled corpse was found under logs on the beach beside the seventh fairway of the Victoria Golf Course. Exactly a month later, her ex-husband’s body was found tangled up in the kelp off Gonzales Point. He’d killed himself after murdering his wife. Normally, that’s where the story would end but for the next few decades Doris’s ghost was seen wandering around the area. Sometimes she’d run across the...

Duration:00:23:50

Episode 4: Lay off or We'll Bump You Off

4/26/2019
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By the 1930s, Inspector Vance had become a familiar face at crime scenes and was often called to testify in court because of his knowledge of forensics. In fact, his skills and analytic abilities were so effective that in 1934 there were seven attempts on his life—including a car bomb—and for a time he and his family were under constant police guard from criminals afraid to go up against him in court. Photo logo: Threatening letter from the personal files of John FCB Vance For show...

Duration:00:26:46

Episode 3: The Suspicious Death of Stewart Ashley

4/12/2019
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On April 13, 1933, 19-year-old Stewart Ashley went to work out at the YMCA in downtown Vancouver. He didn’t come home. A short time later, a ransom note arrived. It said: “Get $5,000 by April 20 or your son will die.” For show credits, sources, and information about my books, blog or podcast, please see evelazarus.com Support the show on Patreon

Duration:00:22:17

Episode 02: The Murder Factory

3/28/2019
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The murder of Naokichi Watanabe in 1931 exposed an insurance scam, the murder of up to 20 people, a Japanese hitman, and was eventually linked to an assassination ring operating out of a house on East Cordova Street, Vancouver. For show credits, sources, and information about my books, blog or podcast, please see evelazarus.com Support the show on Patreon

Duration:00:25:28

Episode 01: The Mysterious disappearance of Clara Millard

3/18/2019
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The first time Inspector Vance was called to work on a police investigation was for a missing persons case in 1914. Charles and Clara Millard lived in Vancouver's West End with their 16-year-old Chinese houseboy, Jack Kong. Charles who was an executive with the Canadian Pacific Railway, was away on business, and when he returned home his wife Clara was gone. Had she disappeared without telling anyone? Had she been kidnapped? Was she dead? For show credits, sources, and information about my...

Duration:00:26:28