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The Missing Millionaire by Katie Daubs

The Missing Millionaire is a nonfiction book by Katie Daubs.

Katie Daubs

In December 1919, Ambrose Small, the mercurial owner of the Grand Opera House in Toronto, closed a deal to sell his network of Ontario theatres, deposited a million-dollar cheque in his bank account, and was never seen again. As weeks turned to years, the disappearance became the most "extraordinary unsolved mystery" of its time. In The Missing Millionaire, Katie Daubs tells the story of the Small mystery, weaving together a gripping narrative with the social and cultural history of a city undergoing immense change. 

Drawing on extensive research, newly discovered archival material, and her own interviews with the descendants of key figures, Katie Daubs offers a rich portrait of life in an evolving city in the early twentieth century. Delving into a crime story about the power of the elite, she vividly recounts the page-turning tale of a cold case that is truly stranger than fiction. (From Penguin Random House Canada)

Interviews with Katie Daubs

A salacious Canadian mystery sent Katie Daubs down a very deep rabbit hole. Her new book is called The Missing Millionaire -- about Ambrose Small, a Toronto millionaire who disappeared without a trace a century ago, leaving behind a devoutly Catholic wife, a mistress, a disgruntled associate, an unsolved mystery and a cast of characters worthy of rollicking whodunnit. 26:36

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