Welcome to Delve Books

Welcome to Delve Books

Delve Books supports diversity and equity

Delve Books stands in support of those who, for too long, have had to bear the burden of systemic oppression. Our staff comprises a group of individuals who are angered and frustrated by the unabating violence, injustice, and racism against marginalized communities and we want to make it clear that we support and stand in solidarity with our colleagues, partners, authors, and community members who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour.

True crime. No lie.

Why are so many people riveted by stories about criminal cases? With the explosion of true-crime media ranging from podcasts to documentaries, these cases have served as a means to explore broader social issues — such as society’s complicated history with racism, sexism, and police brutality — and to highlight the flaws in the legal system.

With this in mind, Irwin Law is proud to announce the launch of Delve Books, a new trade imprint that will focus on providing insightful analysis into influential law cases that have shaped Canadian culture and society. Our books will be aimed at the general trade audience — readers who are interested in the impact of the law on their lives, but who may not necessarily have a legal background.

Delve will focus on filling the gap in the literary marketplace for intelligent and entertaining books that analyze the ramifications of a case’s judgment or how the case has shaped society. We see an opportunity to provide original, meaningful, and compelling analysis into major Canadian criminal cases.

Cover image for Death of a Butterfly by Richard D. Schneider. Cover shows a paper butterfly pinned to a legal document in sepia tones.

Death of a Butterfly is out now!

Delve's first book is The Death of a Butterfly: Mental Health Court Diaries, which explores the mental health court and its relationship with the mentally disordered accused from the perspective of Ontario Court Justice Richard D. Schneider. Learn more about the book now!

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