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

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A.A. Knopf Canada, 2011 - True Crime - 768 pages
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.


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I am a true crime junkie and this was a tough read - not, it turns out, for the grisly details (although there are a few of those, too) but for the relentless, depressing litany of women's lives ... Read full review

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User Review  - Danie_Jorgenson - LibraryThing

This book was amazing and amazingly heartbreaking. Where the book Butcher by Gary C. King tried to find Robert 'Willie' Pickton's past, this book takes an extensive look at every single victim and ... Read full review

Contents

Andy Bellwood Sandra Gail Ringwald
48
Maggy Gisle Cara Ellis and Sandra Gail Ringwald
143
Gina and Willie and More Missing Women
171
The Worst Year
183
18
210
THE Missing WomeN 20 What They Saw
241
What Did the Police Do?
253
Closing In on Willie
268
Mike Petrie Wants the Job
454
The Cell Plant
468
51
472
The Fordy Interview
482
Don Adam Takes Over
497
Back in the Cell
522
Taking Willie to the Judge
528
In the Workshop
542

Another Close Call
285
Deadly Girlfriends
292
Rossmo Out
300
Panic on Skid Row
312
32
320
The File Review
327
Do Something
337
A Newsroom Leads the Way
347
Police on Trial
360
The Last Woman
372
The Rookie Cop
380
39
390
TwentyFour Hours
393
The Largest Crime Scene in Canadian History
410
Scott Chubb
423
ON THE FARM 36 Getting Ready for Willie
443
The Forensic Team
556
Talking to the Families
565
What the Dead Reveal
575
Willie Goes to Court
589
and Gina Houston
608
62
621
The Last Witnesses
627
The Aristocracy of Victimhood
640
From TwentySix to Six
654
The Jury
665
Guilty But of What?
684
Aftermath
699
Acknowledgments
705
76
711
120
717
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About the author (2011)

A woman of many talents, Stevie Cameron is a successful author, investigative journalist, commentator and humanitarian. Her investigative reports have been published by the Globe and Mail and Maclean's, among others, and her award-winning books have brought scandals to the public eye. They include the #1 national bestseller On the Take: Crime, Corruption and Greed in the Mulroney Years and The Last Amigo: Karlheinz Schreiber and the Anatomy of a Scandal, winner of the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award. Cameron's passions for writing, uncovering and dissecting stories of the day have earned her acclaim as one of Canada's foremost investigative journalists. She lives in Toronto.


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