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

Kobo ebook | August 13, 2010

byStevie Cameron

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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.


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

Kobo ebook | August 13, 2010
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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 year...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:August 13, 2010Publisher:Knopf CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0676978657

ISBN - 13:9780676978650

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from On the Farm Too long and repetitive, but very well done.
Date published: 2014-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from On The Farm - Pickton Awful horrendous man. Don't know what else to say.
Date published: 2014-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from On The Farm - Pickton Interesting but horrifying to learn what happened to the people. The amount of information made it a bit hard to absorb and follow at times, but interesting all the same.
Date published: 2014-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from On The Farm - Pickton Excellent written account of the horrors that occurred on Willie Pickton's farm.
Date published: 2014-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Miscarriage of Justice This was a huge insight as to why Willie Pickton got away with first degree murder and convicted of 2nd degree murder. It is outrageous how much evidence was kept from the jury that would have most definitely turned the verdict into guilty. It's also quite obvious people were not blind on that farm; something like that going on just isn't simply "overlooked"! Dinah Taylor and Dave Pickton should definitely have been looked at more closely. How could that many murders take place on one property yet only one person receive the brunt of investigation? Full justice has not been served for Vancouver's missing women and their families, whom have suffered most during this tumultuous ordeal. A well written, informative book. Highly recommended to those interested in high profile true crime cases.
Date published: 2013-06-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great read but with some flaws Stevie Cameron clearly put in a lot of work writing this. It was gripping to read, but frustrating on two parts for me: one being that she can sometimes word how she describes the missing women in a less-than-polite way (that said, I am very glad that she places a huge emphasis on the women who went missing because they are the most important part of the story) and two being all the missing commas... She misses a lot of commas in her writing, which was off-putting and jarring.
Date published: 2013-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Put it in your cart Picked up this book because it is such an infamous Canadian story about one man but ended up on a journey into the lives of so many people impacted who were far more important to this world. It is a lengthy read and may take some time. There are so many people involved and so much information that the auther does a good job organizing but you do have to pay attention. It is engaging enough that I stuck with it. You learn about a monster created by a bizarre upbringing and how he was able to function. It's fascinating that this story takes place over so many years. Beyond that, I loved the way the book focuses on the woman; making sure the reader is fully aware of who they were and highlighting the people that loved them. It is also an interesting look into police politics, arrogance, and incompetence. Eventually, you end up following an investigation and forensic nightmare. Well worth picking up but be prepared for lots of names and information overload.
Date published: 2013-03-22