The only person ever executed in Northumberland County was a relative of mine! Dr. King poisoned his wife in Brighton in 1858 and paid the maximum price at the gallows in Cobourg while 10,000 people watched.
This fascinating murder story is a page-turner and is real history to boot. Based on documents from the time, Murder in the Family: The Dr. King Story presents more information about these events and their context than ever before. Oh, and don't miss the murder's Confession which has been transcribed in an appendix - all 7,000 words!
Available at book stores, online and in your local library, as well as at speaking engagements by the author.