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Read the sensational tale of a CKNW personality who murdered his wife with poisoned milkshakes in 1965

East Vancouver's Arsenal Pulp Press is going to be publishing another title from history author Eve Lazarus this October.

East Vancouver's Arsenal Pulp Press is going to be publishing another title from history author Eve Lazarus this October.

Murder By Milkshake will tell the sensational story of CKNW personality, Rene Castellani, who murdered his wife in the 1960s by lacing her milkshakes and other food with arsenic.

 Rene Castellani and wife EstherRene Castellani and wife Esther

Eve has written about this story previously in her At Home With History title, which shares stories from older homes in the Lower mainland. In that book she dug up all sorts of stories you've never heard, about homes that "housed bootlegging joints secret rooms, murderers, or ghosts". The house where the Castellanis lived still stands (HERE is a look at it on Google Street View).

Look forward to the release of Murder By Milkshake in October 2018. She's sure to dig deep and tell the whole story behind this notorious Vancouver murder, and we'll provide a review of the title once it's out.

UPDATE Nov. 6, 2018: Check out the official webpage for the book from the publisher, the author's original blog post on the murder, and our interview with her on the V.I.A. Podcast.