• Date: Saturday, July 8, 2023
  • Time:
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Branch: Courtenay
  • Audience:

Join us as author Jay Lang reads from her historical mystery The Flying Dutchman! Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.

The Canadian Historical Mystery Series commissioned Lang to write a historic novel and she’s based her book on Henry Wagner, a career criminal rumoured to have once been part of Butch Cassidy’s gang of train robbers in Wyoming. He and his accomplice committed a series of robberies along the coast of Vancouver Island in 1913 before he was captured in a shootout that took the life of a police officer.

“He stole the boat he used to get up here and it had two engines on it, back when they were using steam, so he could just whip up and down the coast and rob from everybody,” said Lang. Henry Wagner was the last person to be hanged in Nanaimo.

Jay Lang grew up on Vancouver Island near Comox and over the past two and a half years has written eleven suspense/thriller novels. In 2021 and 2022 she earned the bestselling author badge with her publisher, BWL Publishing.