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


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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

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.

Table of Contents


Author’s note

Part One: The Family

Prologue: Jane Doe

1. The Family Farm

2. Dominion Avenue

3. A Mother’s Will

4. The Pickton Brothers

5. Geography Speaks

6. Cops under Fire

7. A Motley Crew

8. Prime Suspect

9. The Trials of Kim Rossmo and the Growing List of Missing Women

10. Lisa Yelds

11. Piggy’s Palace

12. Maggy Gisle, Cara Ellis and Sandra Gail Ringwald

13. Gina and Willie and More Missing Women

14. Sherry Irving and Marnie Frey

15. The Worst Year

16. Sarah de Vries and Sheila Egan

17. A Doomed Investigation

18. Project Amelia: A Bad Start

19. Roommates

Part Two: The Missing Women

20. What They Saw

21. What Did the Police Do?

22. Closing In on Willie

23. Another Close Call

24. Deadly Girlfriends

25. Rossmo Out

26. Panic on Skid Row

27. The File Review

28. Do Something

29. A Newsroom Leads the Way

30. Police on Trial

31. The Last Woman

32. The Rookie Cop

33. Twenty-Four Hours

34. The Largest Crime Scene in Canadian History

35. Scott Chubb

Part Three: On the Farm

36. Getting Ready for Willie

37. Mike Petrie Wants the Job

38. The Cell Plant

39. The Fordy Interview

40. Don Adam Takes Over

41. Back in the Cell

42. Taking Willie to the Judge

43. In the Workshop

44. The Forensic Team

45. Talking to the Families

46. What the Dead Reveal

47. Willie Goes to Court

48. Telling Tales: Andy Bellwood, Sandra Gail Ringwald and Gina Houston

49. The Last Witnesses

50. The Aristocracy of Victimhood

51. From Twenty-Six to Six

52. The Jury

53. Guilty! But of What?



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Robert William Pickton and the Tragic Story of Vancouver's Missing Women
Knopf Canada
Cameron, Stevie
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