Sheilla Jones is an award-winning Canadian journalist with an advanced degree in theoretical physics.
Read Sheilla's latest book reviews:
New: How the Hell Did This Happen? The Election of 2016 by PJ O'Rourke, Winnipeg Free Press, April 1, 2017
The Candidate: Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail by Noah Richler, Winnipeg Free Press, October 29, 2016
by Margot Lee Shetterly, Winnipeg Free Press, September 24, 2016
Do we live in one of an infinite number of universes? Quantum mechanics seems to say that we do, but it’s not an easy to get a handle on a such a big idea. Sheilla Jones gives it a shot, along with cosmologists Dwight Vincent, Max Tegmark, David Deutsch and Bryce DeWitt. Run time: 00:55
Creating a mystery series
By Sheilla Jones
The idea for the “Blood & Fire” murder mystery series was born of a collision of ideas: my on-going search for a mystery premise that is new and fresh, and husband Jim’s discovery that his great-great grandmother was the first matron of the Salvation Army’s Rescue Home for fallen women in 1896 Helena, Montana. It was the proverbial “aha!” moment. What better place for a strong female “detective” than managing a house full of prostitutes, drunks and outlaws... Read more
Did you know that the Salvation Army had its own international detective agency? Learn more about Mrs. Booth's Bureau of Enquiry, opening in 1885 in Hackney, London.
Much of what people know about the colourful history of the Salvation Army is shaped by George Bernard Shaw’s 1905 play Major Barbara and the 1941 movie based on that play, or by the 1983 British television sit-com Hallelujah! starring the inimitable Thora Hird. But there is so much more.
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Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2013
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Oxford University Press, New York, 2008
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