Eve Lazarus is a writer with a passion for non-traditional history and a fascination with murder. Her previous books include the BC bestsellers Blood, Sweat, and Fear: the story of Inspector Vance, Vancouver’s first forensic investigator (2017); Cold Case Vancouver: the city’s most baffling unsolved murders (2015) and Sensational Vancouver (2014). Eve blogs at Every Place has a Story–evelazarus.com

A Trip Across Vancouver in 1907

John F.C.B. Vance, the star of Blood, Sweat, and Fear: the Story of Inspector Vance, Vancouver’s first forensic investigator, started... Read More

The East Cordova Street Murder Factory

When I was going through John Vance’s personal files for Blood, Sweat, and Fear, a small article torn from the pages of the long... Read More

The Story Behind a 1924 Vancouver Photograph

One of my favourite characters in Sensational Vancouver is Detective Joe Ricci who joined the Vancouver Police Department in 1912. Joe... Read More

Our Missing Heritage: What were we thinking? – Part 3

I came across this photo of downtown Vancouver in 1924 while I was playing on the Vancouver Archive’s site recently. It took me... Read More

Our Missing Heritage – What were we thinking? Part Two

The Marine Building is one of Vancouver’s most treasured buildings, a gorgeous example of Art Deco. So why did we destroy our other... Read More

Our Missing Heritage: What were we thinking? – Part One

In 1913 Vancouver had a thriving theatre district that included eight movie theatres as well as stock theatres like the Pantages and... Read More

Vancouver Confidential: Not your Dad’s history book

Those of us who write history books are used to being told “my dad would love that.” And while hearing things like this warms our... Read More

The Marine Building – Built on Rum?

I had thought the Marine Building was built by the Guinness family until I started doing some research on this Art Deco icon for my... Read More

Repurposing old buildings: Bryan Adams’ Gastown Studio

The following post is an excerpt from Sensational Vancouver: Bryan Adams was a military brat born in Kingston, Ontario. His parents... Read More

Vancouver Tour has a Musqueam Perspective

The Vancouver Heritage Foundation is piloting a project with the Musqueam Indian Band to offer a tour of Vancouver from a slightly... Read More