Craig Shreve was born and raised in North Buxton, Ontario, the final destination for slaves escaping the United States via the Underground Railroad, and is a descendant of Mary Ann Shadd Cary, a nineteenth-century anti-slavery activist. He is a graduate of The School for Writers at Humber College and was a semi-finalist in Amazonâ€™s Breakthrough Novel Award in 2010. Craig lives in Chatham, Ontario.
One Night in Mississippi
After fifty years of guilt over his brotherâ€™s brutal murder in Civil Rightsâ€“era Mississippi, Warren Williams decides to renews his fight to bring the men responsible to justice. His efforts put him face -to- face with one of the murderers, Earl Olsen, in a remote Ontario town, where a contest of wits will end in death.
One Night in Mississippi is the story of a young activist named Graden Williams, who was brutally murdered in Mississippi during the sixties. After the perpetrators were charged but quickly released, Gradenâ€™s brother, Warren, drifted aimlessly for decades, estranged from the rest of his family and struggling with guilt over his brotherâ€™s death. But when the U.S. Justice Department begins re-opening cases like Gradenâ€™s more than forty years later, he dedicates himself to bringing Gradenâ€™s killers to justice.
A phoned-in tip after a television appearance leads Warren to a remote town in northern Ontario, where he meets Earl Olsen, the only murderer still at large, who turns out to be very different than what Warren had expected.