Now that you have examined the surviving evidence from the tragic events of June 13, 1901, it’s your turn to solve the Redpath Mansion Mystery. Who killed Ada and Clifford Redpath? In this section of the site you’ll find interpretations of the events by four experts.

Renée Fugère is a forensic psychiatrist at the Philippe-Pinel Institute and in private practice. She is much sought-after as an expert witness in Quebec’s criminal courts, including the trials of the Hell’s Angels.

Rod MacLeod is a social historian and President of the Quebec Anglo Heritage Network. His PhD dissertation from McGill University explored the history of Montreal’s Square Mile. His article on the landholdings of the Redpath family, “The Road to Terrance Bank: Land Capitalization, Public Space, and the Redpath Family Home, 1837-1861,” appeared in the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association, Vol. 14, no. 1 (2003), p. 165-192.

Peter McNally is Professor at McGill University’s School of Information Studies and Director of the History of McGill Project. He has published two papers on the history of the Redpath family in Fontanus: From the Collections of McGill University, in 1993 and 2003.

Amy Linda Redpath is named after her famous aunt, Amy Redpath, a central figure in this story. She brings to this mystery her personal family experiences of the tragedy, as well as an extensive collection of Redpath artifacts. Linda Redpath resides in Prince Edward Island.

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