True Crime Canada
The billionaire murders : the mysterious deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman
Donovan, Kevin, 1962- author
Billionaires, philanthropists, socialites...victims. Barry and Honey Sherman appeared to lead charmed lives. But the world was shocked in late 2017 when their bodies were found in a bizarre tableau in their elegant Toronto home. First described as murder-suicide, police later ruled it a staged, targeted double murder. Nothing about the case made sense to friends of the founder of one of the worlds largest generic pharmaceutical firms and his wife, a powerhouse in Canada's charity world.
The Black Donnellys : the true story of Canada's most barbaric feud
Kelley, Thomas P., 1908-
The case of the murderous Dr. Cream : the hunt for a Victorian era serial killer
Jobb, Dean, 1958- author
At the time the words of the world's most famous fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, appeared in print, a real-life Canadian doctor was stalking and murdering women in London's downtrodden Lambeth neighbourhood. Dr. Thomas Neill Cream had been a suspect in the deaths of two women in Canada before he arrived in London in 1891 and began using pills laced with strychnine to kill prostitutes. The first complete account of Dr. Cream's crimes and his many victims explores how the stifling morality and hypocrisy of the Victorian era allowed this monster to poison vulnerable and desperate women.
Cold case north : the search for James Brady and Absolom Halkett
Nest, Michael Wallace, author.
"A small team uncovers new evidence and exposes police failure in one of the North's most enduring missing persons cases. Missing persons. Double murder? Métis leader James Brady was one of the most famous Indigenous activists in Canada. A communist, strategist, and bibliophile, he led Métis and First Nations to rebel against government and church oppression. Brady's success made politicians and clergy fear him; he had enemies everywhere. In 1967, while prospecting in Saskatchewan with Cree Band Councillor and fellow activist, Absolom Halkett, both men vanished from their remote lakeside camp. For 50 years rumours swirled of secret mining interests, political intrigue, and murder. Cold Case North is the story of how a small team, with the help of the Indigenous community, exposed police failure in the original investigation, discovered new clues and testimony, and gathered the pieces of the North's most enduring missing persons puzzle. 'Like too many cases involving missing and murdered Indigenous people, authorities failed to ensure that Brady and Halkett's deaths were properly investigated. This book helps get to the bottom of the fate of these two men, and demonstrates why investigators should never dismiss the knowledge of Indigenous Peoples.' --Darren Prefontaine, author of Gabriel Dumont."-- Provided by publisher.
Dark ambition : the shocking crime of Dellen Millard & Mark Smich
Brocklehurst, Ann, 1958- author
Deadmonton : crime stories from Canada's murder city
Roth, Pamela, 1981-, author
The devil's cinema : the untold story behind Mark Twitchell's kill room
The Forest City Killer : a serial murderer, a cold-case sleuth, and a search for justice
Brown, Vanessa, 1980- author
Fifty years ago, a serial killer prowled the quiet city of London, Ontario, marking it as his hunting grounds. As young women and boys were abducted, raped, and murdered, residents of the area held their loved ones closer and closer, terrified of the monster or monsters stalking the streets. Homicide detective Dennis Alsop began hunting the killer in the 1960s, and he didn't stop searching until his death 40 years later. For decades, detectives, actual and armchair, and the victims families and friends continued to ask questions: Who was the Forest City Killer? Was there more than one person, or did a depraved individual commit all of these crimes on his own? Combing through the files Detective Alsop left behind, researcher Vanessa Brown reopens the cases, revealing previously unpublished witness statements, details of evidence, and astonishing revelations. And through her investigation, Vanessa posits the unthinkable: is it possible that the Forest City Killer is still alive and, like the notorious Golden State Killer, a simple DNA test could bring him to justice?
The golden boy of crime : the almost certainly true story of Norman "Red" Ryan
Brown, Jim (Radio journalist), author
Highway of Tears : a true story of racism, indifference and the pursuit of justice for missing and murdered indigenous women and girls
McDiarmid, Jessica, author
For decades, women and girls - overwhelmingly from Indigenous backgrounds - have gone missing or been found murdered along an isolated stretch of highway in northwestern B.C. The highway is called the Highway of Tears by locals. Journalist Jessica McDiarmid offers an intimate, firsthand look at the communities along Highway 16 and the families of the victims, as well as examine the historically fraught social and cultural tensions between settlers and Indigenous peoples that underlie life in the region.
Missing from the Village : the story of serial killer Bruce McArthur, the search for justice, and the system that failed Toronto's queer community
Ling, Justin, author
The tragic and resonant story of the disappearance of eight men--the victims of serial killer Bruce McArthur--from Toronto's queer community. In 2013, the Toronto Police Service announced that the disappearances of three men--Skandaraj Navaratnam, Abdulbasir Faizi, and Majeed Kayhan--from Toronto's gay village were, perhaps, linked. When the leads ran dry, the investigation was shut down, on paper classified as "open but suspended." By 2015, investigative journalist Justin Ling had begun to retrace investigators' steps, convinced there was evidence of a serial killer. Meanwhile, more men would go missing, and police would continue to deny that there was a threat to the community. On January 18, 2018, Bruce McArthur, a landscaper, would be arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder. In February 2019, he was sentenced to life in prison for the murders of eight men. This extraordinary book tells the complete story of the McArthur murders. Based on more than five years of in-depth reporting, this is also a story of police failure, of how the queer community responded, and the story of the eight men who went missing and the lives they left behind. In telling that story, Justin Ling uncovers the latent homophobia and racism that kept this case unsolved and unseen.
Murder by milkshake : an astonishing true story of adultery, arsenic, and a charismatic killer
Lazarus, Eve, 1959-, author
Murder in the family : how the search for my mother's killer led to my Father
Blackstock, Jeff, author
Diplomat father. Murdered mother. Emotionally neglected children. An elaborate cover-up. Family dinners will never be the same. "I think that my father murdered my mother." That is the nagging suspicion that has haunted Jeff Blackstock, a retired Canadian diplomat, for years. Blackstock's father, George, was also a diplomat, posted in Buenos Aires in the 1950s with his wife Carol and their three children.
Murdered Midas : a millionaire, his gold mine, and a strange death on an island paradise
Gray, Charlotte, 1948- author
A gold mine. A millionaire. An island paradise. An unsolved murder. A missing fortune. 'Murdered Midas' is the story of the infamous Sir Harry Oakes and how his murder became celebrated as the crime of the century.
Obstruction of justice : the search for truth on Canada's Highway of Tears
Michalko, Ray, author
On the farm : Robert William Pickton and the tragic story of Vancouver's missing women
Red River girl : the life and death of Tina Fontaine
Jolly, Joanna, author
The whisky king : the remarkable true story of Canada's most infamous bootlegger and the undercover mountie on his trail
Cole, Trevor, 1960-, author
Who killed Tom Thomson? : the truth about the murder of one of the 20th century's most famous artists
Little, John R., 1960- author
Wish you were here : a murdered girl, a brother's quest and the hunt for a serial killer
Allore, John, author
This is the story of a brother's lifelong determination to find the truth about his sister's death, a police force that was ignoring the cases of missing and murdered women, and, to the surprise of everyone involved, a previously undiscovered serial killer.