On the Farm: Robert William Pickton and the Tragic Story of Vancouver's Missing Women Hardcover – Aug 20 2010
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“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."
"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
About the Author
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.See all Product Description
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I found this book to be a sad and painful reminder of how strong the forces of evil can be when they are intent on destroying all that is weak and vulnerable in society. Cameron's exhaustive researching of the infamous Robert `Willy' Pickton file, stretching back as far as the nineteen eighties, creates a bizarre and twisted story of one man's fiendish desire to prey on and murder prostitutes living in Vancouver's East End. To get at the truth of the matter as to why Pickton went on this rampage and how he managed to elude police for so long makes for a fascinating and blood-chilling read. While much of the evidence that Cameron uses to answer these questions has since emerged in testimony recently unsealed by the BC Supreme Court, her analytical and compelling account should still be considered the key authority on this horrible train of events. To achieve that distinction, Cameron, author of other investigative efforts, provides credible information that sets the scene of the crime, gets inside the mind and personality of the killer, ties in with the various ongoing forensic investigations, looks at motive and, most importantly, focuses on the lives of Pickton's numerous victims. Cameron's retelling of this tragically macabre affair contains a balance of praise and rebuke for the police, politicians, and the courts with respect to their roles in either assisting or frustrating the investigation.Read more ›
I've been waiting for a book of this quality to surface and was glad to find this one. If you're looking for blood and guts, keep looking. This book is less about gory detail and more about background and the challenges faced by everyone involved. It's a thorough, well-written, well-documented account of this tragedy and if you're at all interested in it, I think you'll find it an excellent read. Kudos to Stevie CAMERON.
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I do not care what the book had to say.
It is sick that he has any voice in the community
In the early 1900 hundreds people would be hung for lesser crimes
Bring... Read more
Wow really disturbing, but true and in my area at that time, the girls were let down.Published 8 months ago by Trishkat
An in depth look at what most would find gruesome. Very well written. A lot more info in this than the media had already given out. Worth reading.Published on Oct. 5 2013 by Mike
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When Willy Pickton was first put in a jail cell following his arrest, he went over to the cell's urinal and peed in it. Read more
I think the book could have been clearer about some of the why's and wherefores. I was wondering when they were going to write a book about this farmer. Read morePublished on March 2 2012 by Kuriosity . K . Kat
Being my favorite kind of book (true crime) I was really looking forward to this book, particularly as I live only 4 hours away from where this happened. Read morePublished on Jan. 1 2012 by Anthony Gordon