David Laing Lawson is a Canadian mystery writer who has written fiction in the field of psychiatry. His re-released novel Essondale (Bridgeross 2010) is set in the historic Essondale "mental institution" in Coquitlam. Its protagonist Dr. Robert Snow discovers murder and sexual abuse are rife. The book is distributed by the Ingram Book Company, trade paper, 236 pages, $19.95 US retail (ISBN 978-0-9810037-4-0)

Other similar mysteries are Don't Look Down and Slide in All Direction.