Patrick Brode was born in Windsor, Ontario. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1977 and has practiced law ever since, most recently as Senior Legal Counsel for the City of Windsor. As a well-respected historian, he has written six books, including Sir John Beverley Robinson: Bone and Sinew of the Compact, which was a finalist for the City of Toronto Book Award, and The Odyssey of John Anderson, a finalist for the Trillium Award. The Slasher Killings: A Canadian Sex-Crimes Panic, 1945-1946, was nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award.
Border Cities Powerhouse: The Rise of Windsor, 1900-1945, was shortlisted for the 2017 Ontario Speaker’s Book Award. The River and the Land: A History of Windsor to 1900 was published in 2014. His most recent book, Dying for a Drink: How a Prohibition Preacher Got Away with Murder, a finalist for the Arthur Ellis Award, was released in 2018.
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