On the Farm: Robert William Pickton and the Tragic Story of Vancouver's Missing Women (Paperback)

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Now that the publication bans are lifted, you need Stevie Cameron to get the whole story, which includes accounts of Pickton's notoriety that police never uncovered. You need On the Farm.

Covering the case of one of North America's most prolific serial killer gave Stevie Cameron access not only to the story as it unfolded over many years in two British Columbia courthouses, but also to information unknown to the police - and not in the transcripts of their interviews with Pickton - such as from Pickton's long-time best friend, Lisa Yelds, and from several women who survived terrifying encounters with him. You will now learn what was behind law enforcement's refusal to believe that a serial killer was at work.

Stevie Cameron first began following the story of missing women in 1998, when the odd newspaper piece appeared chronicling the disappearances of drug-addicted sex trade workers from Vancouver's notorious Downtown Eastside. It was February 2002 before Robert William Pickton was arrested, and 2008 before he was found guilty, on six counts of second-degree murder. These counts were appealed and in 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its conclusion. The guilty verdict was upheld, and finally this unprecedented tale of true crime can be told.

About the Author


Stevie Cameron is one of Canada's foremost investigative journalists. The founding editor of "Elm Street" magazine and a contributing editor at "Maclean's," she is currently writer at large at the "Globe and Mail," Her most recent book, "Blue Trust: The Author, the Lawyer, His Wife, and Her Money," appeared on the national bestseller lists for two years; "On the Take: Crime, Corruption and Greed in the Mulroney Years," her 1994 bestseller, is the most successful work of political journalism ever published in Canada.
Harvey Cashore is an award-winning producer at "the fifth estate," CBC-TV's flagship investigative program. Cashore began his journalistic career as the research associate for the bestselling biography of Brian Mulroney "The Politics of Ambition "(1991). Among his numerous awards over the past decade is Best Television Documentary from the Canadian Association of Journalists.

Praise For…


NATIONAL BESTSELLER

“Rich with detail. . . . Should you buy this book and read it? Definitely.”
 — Neil Boyd, The Globe and Mail

"Stevie Cameron, who brought the art of political investigative journalism in Canada to new heights over the last three decades, has distinguished herself and her profession once again… [On the Farm] will surely remain a classic for generations of crime readers to come."
 — Winnipeg Free Press

"On the Farm is the book you were hoping for… A hard-hitting look at the botched police investigations of Pickton."
 — The Vancouver Sun

"No writer knows this story better than Cameron… [On the Farm] will go down as the definitive resource on the Pickton affair."
 — Maclean's

"Stevie Cameron has written yet another great book exposing, as is her wont, the 'comfortable establishment' in our country of indifference to societal ills that might be expensive nuisances to deal with."
 — The Tyee

Product Details
ISBN: 9780676975857
ISBN-10: 0676975852
Publisher: Vintage Books Canada
Publication Date: October 25th, 2011
Pages: 768
Language: English