Red River Girl

Joanna Jolly

October 2019 Manuscript in English True Crime

On behalf of: Toby Mundy Associates

This dark true crime story is as gripping, atmospheric, and disturbing as any Scandinavian noir.

In August 2014, the body of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine was found on the banks of the Red River in Winnipeg. The murder had made headlines throughout Canada. This was not just because of the horrific nature of her death but also for what Tina Fontaine represented. She was from Canada’s Indigenous population, and her killing was the latest in a stream of violent attacks against indigenous women and girls in Canada.

In Red River Girl, Joanna Jolly reconstructs the tragically short life of Tina Fontaine, tells the inside story of the law enforcement officers investigating her murder, and details their incredible year-long operation to find, arrest, and prosecute Tina’s killer.