The Murder of Minnie
Callan is the dramatic memoir of retired Royal Canadian
Mounted Police Officer Thomas Gruchy. It tells the story of a criminal
investigation that changed the lives of many, including the author, forever.
Sixty-year-old Minnie Callan,
wife, mother, and grandmother, was an innocent bystander when an attempted crime
was aborted nearby in her hometown of Norman’s Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador,
on March 13, 1986. The intended victim escaped unharmed, but sadly, Minnie
Callan lost her life during the encounter. When Thomas Gruchy, one of nine RCMP
officers stationed at the nearby Whitbourne Detachment, received the call, he
had no idea how shocking a discovery he would find in the sleepy town of
Norman’s Cove, nor how much of a toll the investigation would take on him and
his fellow police officers.