Bonnie’s book on the history of women in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police titled, Silenced: The Untold Story of the Fight for Equality in the RCMP, is available through Amazon, Indigo, Caitlin Press, or your local bookstore.

For more info visit Caitlin Press at http://caitlin-press.com/our-books/silenced/.

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What’s New – Book Reviews

Read Bonnie’s latest review in The Ormsby Review in BC BookLook magazine:

Obstruction of Justice: The Search for Truth on Canada’s Highway of Tears by Ray Michalko



The Dog Lover Unit: Lessons in Courage from the World’s K9 Cops by Rachel Rose.


The Dog Lover Unit: Lessons in Courage from the World's K9 Cops

See The Ormsby Review in BC BookLook magazine for Bonnie’s review of  Nicola Peffers’s Refuge in the Black Deck: The Story of Ordinary Seaman Nicola Peffers.


Read Bonnie’s review of Blood, Sweat, and Fear: The Story of Inspector Vance, Vancouver’s First Forensic Investigator by Eve Lazarus for The Ormsby Review in BC BookLook magazine.  Read the review here:


Don’t miss Bonnie’s review of Aloha Wanderwell: The Border-Smashing, Record-Setting Life of the World’s Youngest Explorer for The Ormsby Review and featured in BC BookLook magazine. A fascinating biography by Christian Fink-Jensen and Randolph Eustace-Walden about one of Canada’s first, and youngest, female explorers.

Read the review at http://bcbooklook.com.


Other Book Reviews written by Bonnie

Read Bonnie’s latest review, Innocence on Trial: The Framing of Ivan Henry by Joan McEwen in BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly (April 2016) online at http://www.bcstudies.com/?q=book-reviews/innocence-trial-framing-ivan-henry.

Read Bonnie’s recent review of Eve Lazarus’s Cold Case Vancouver: The City’s Most Baffling Unsolved Murders in BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly (February 2016). http://www.bcstudies.com/?q=book-reviews/cold-case-vancouver-city%E2%80%99s-most-baffling-unsolved-murders.

Book review of Janet Merlo’s No One to Tell: Breaking My Silence on Life in the RCMP for BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly, No. 188 (Winter 2016). http://www.bcstudies.com/?q=book-reviews/no-one-tell-breaking-my-silence-life-rcmp.

Book review of Wayne Cope’s Vancouver Blue: A Life Against Crime for BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly (Fall 2015). http://www.bcstudies.com/?q=book-reviews/vancouver-blue-life-against-crime.

Reviews of Silenced: The Untold Story of the Fight for Equality in the RCMP

Interview with Robin Stickley and Squire Barnes on Vancouver’s Global BC Noon News Hour on Nov. 9, 2015. http://globalnews.ca/bc/program/noon-news-hour-bc.

Interview on September 14, 2015 with Jody Vance of City TV’s Breakfast Television, Vancouver.  http://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/4484090581001/

Review by Matthew Claxton, “Langley Author Writes of Women’s Struggles in the RCMP.” The Langley Advance, Langley, BC. http://www.langleyadvance.com/entertainment/330167241.html.

Review by Rik Jesperson, “Author Details the Shadow Side of RCMP Culture,” The Local Weekly, Sunshine Coast, BC. thelocalweekly.ca-Author details shadow side of RCMP culture.

Review by Jan Degrass, “Words by Women Who Strive,” The Coast Reporter, Sunshine Coast, BC. http://://www.coastreporter.net/entertainment/arts-entertainment/words-by-women-who-strive-1.2061806.


“Well-behaved women seldom make history.”

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich