Hotel From Hell
The 108 Mile Murders
Morally conscious, aspiring Victorian teacher, Constance Neat, couldn’t be more different than her debauched, laudanum-loving sister, Violet. Let loose in the fever of the Gold Rush, their sisterly bond is severely tried, as they travel the lingering Cariboo Wagon Road to the Barkerville Goldfields. Rough and ready miner, Jackson MacDonald and his bookish brother Liam don’t see eye to eye, while they toil the soil on Lightning Creek’s Rocking Horse Claim. When both their siblings vanish from their lives, Constance and Liam find solace in each other’s company, as their search leads them back to the 108 Mile Hotel and the very “Devil of the Cariboo”.
Based on local legend, this work of historical fiction retells the events that
led to the capture of the 108 Mile Hotel’s proprietors, Agnes and Jim McVee.
Along with their son-in-law, Al Riley, this murderous trio was purported to
have killed up to 59 miners and gamblers travelling back and forth to the
Goldfields. To cover their nefarious crimes, they stashed their victim’s gold
in outdoor caches, and dumped their bodies in the area’s surrounding lakes.
Where to Buy?
108 Heritage Site
Save On Foods (100 Mile)
Save On Foods (Williams Lk)
Open Book Bookstore (W.L.)
Nuthatch Books (100 Mile)
Books & Co. (Quesnel/ P.G.)
Tourist Info.Centre (100 Mile)
Tourist Info. Centre (W.L.)
Daffadowndilly Gallery (Gibsons)
70 Mile General Store
The wait is over. Hotel From Hell, The 108 Mile Murders gives you more than what you bargained for, just like the miners who stayed at the 108 Mile Hotel in the 1800's they got the surprise of a their lives...
Thrilling in the extreme, Hotel From Hell is a definite page-flipper.