CRIMES CANADA
TRUE CRIMES THAT SHOCKED THE NATION


A series of short books on Canada's most shocking crimes from the recent past and long ago, curated and edited by true crime masters, author publisher RJ Parker and crime historian Peter Vronsky and written by some of Canada's leading true crime writers and journalists.
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Robert Picton
Robert Pickton:
The Pig Farmer Killer

by Chris Swinney

Mark Lapine
Mark Lepine:
The Montreal Massacre

by RJ Parker

Bernardo Homolka
Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka:
The True Story of the Ken and Barbie Killers
by Peter Vronsky

Shirley Turner
Shirley Turner:

Doctor, Stalker, Murderer

by Kelly Banaski
Luka Magnota
Canadian Psycho:
The True Story of Luka Magnotta

by Cara Lee Carter
Cody Legebokoff
The Country Boy Killer:
The True Story of Cody Legebokoff,
Canada's Teenage Serial Killer
by JT Hunter
Killer Handy Man William Patrick Fyfe
The Killer Handyman:
William Patrick Fyfe

by CL Swinney
Hell's Angels Biker Wars
Hell's Angels Biker Wars:
The Rock Machine Massacre

by RJ Parker
Dark Stangler by Michael Newton
The Dark Strangler:
Earle Leonard Nelson
by Michael Newton 
Alchohol Murders
The Alcohol Murders:  
Gilbert Paul Jordon
by Harriet Fox
Peter Woodcock
Canada's Youngest Serial Killer: 
Peter Woodcock
by Mark Bourrie
Clifford Olson
The Beast of British Columbia:
Clifford Olson

by Elizabeth Broderick
Taking Tori
Taking Tori:
The True Story of Terri-Lynne McClintic & Michael Rafferty

by Kelly Banaski

Bandits & Renegades
Bandits & Renegades:
Historical True Crime Stories

by Edward Butts

Invisible Victims
Invisible Victims:
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

by Katherine McCarthy

Above Suspicion The True Story of Serial Killer Russell Williams
Above Suspicion:
The True Story of Serial Killer Russell Williams

by Alan R Warren

Freedom of the Few
Freedom of the Few:
The True Story of the Take Back Bandit

by Ray Lawinger

Blood Thirst
Blood Thirst:
The True Story of Wayne Boden
Vampire Rapist & Serial Killer

by Alan R. Warren


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Robert Picton
Robert Pickton:
The Pig Farmer Killer

by Chris Swinney

Robert Pickton, inherited a pig farm worth a million dollars and used his wealth to lure skid row hookers to his farm where he confessed to murdering 49 female victims; dismembering and feeding their body parts to his pigs which he supplied to Vancouver area restaurants.

Mark Lapine
Mark Lepine:
The Montreal Massacre

by RJ Parker

With extreme hatred in his heart against feminism, an act that feminists would label 'gynocide', a heavily armed Marc Lépine entered the University École Polytechnique de Montreal, and after allowing the male students to leave, systematically murdered 14 female students.

Bernardo Homolka
Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka:
The True Story of the Ken and Barbie Killers
by Peter Vronsky

Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka were so perfectly iconic as a newlywed couple that they were dubbed "Ken and Barbie". But their marriage had a dark side involving sex, death, and videotape. The 'perfect couple' first raped and murdered Karla's little sister and then kidnapped teenage schoolgirls whom they enslaved, raped, tortured and killed while gleefully recording themselves on video doing it.

Shirley Turner
Shirley Turner:

Doctor, Stalker, Murderer

by Kelly Banaski

On November 6, 2001, Dr. Andrew Bagby was found dead in a parking lot for day use at Keystone State Park in Derry Township, Pennsylvania.

The bizarre murder case entailed far more than death. It brought to light a woefully inept Canadian legal system and the frighteningly dark mental descent of a woman scorned.

Luka Magnota
Canadian Psycho:
The True Story of Luka Magnotta

by Cara Lee Carter

Murder, necrophilia, dismemberment and an international manhunt – while the case of Luka Magnotta reads like a work of fiction, it is in fact a true story of an individual with a long history of mental illness in a gruesome attempt to gain notoriety. The horrific murder and mutilation of 32-year-old Concordia student Lin Jun shocked and captivated the nation.  This book chronicles the journey that led Luka Magnotta to become known as the Canadian Psycho. 

Cody Legebokoff
The Country Boy Killer:
The True Story of Cody Legebokoff, 
by JT Hunter

He was the friendly, baby-faced, Canadian boy next door.A self-proclaimed “die hard” Calgary Flames fan, he played competitive junior hockey and competed on his school’s snowboarding team. And he enjoyed the typical simple pleasures of a boy growing up in the country: camping, hunting, and fishing with family and friends. But he also enjoyed brutally murdering women, and he would become one of the youngest serial killers in Canadian history.

Killer Handy Man William Patrick Fyfe
The Killer Handyman:
William Patrick Fyfe

by CL Swinney

A harmless-looking man moved to Montreal looking for a new start and to get off drugs. Somewhere along the line, his urge to prey on unsuspecting women, something he'd done and kept a secret for twenty years, became too much to keep inside. William Fyfe, aka "The Handyman Killer," snapped, leaving at least nine women brutally beaten, murdered and sexual abused (post-mortem).

Hell's Angels Biker Wars
Hell's Angels Biker Wars:
The Rock Machine Massacre

by RJ Parker

For eight years, two outlaw biker clubs fought to control street-level drug sales in Quebec, Canada. The notorious Hells Angels went up against local drug dealers, the Mafia, and a rival biker club, the Rock Machine. Bombings and bullets was no stranger in the streets and many unfortunate bystanders got caught in the crossfire. When the smoke cleared and dozens of outlaws arrested, over 150 people were dead.

Dark Stangler by Michael Newton
The Dark Strangler:
Earle Leonard Nelson
by Michael Newton 

Nicknamed at the time “The Gorilla Man” for the savagery of his rape and necrophiliac murders, Earle Nelson is one of history’s early “pioneer serial killers” committing more than twenty horrific murders. Nelson targeted landladies mostly whom he met through ‘room to let’ classified advertisements. He carried a well-worn Bible for appearance to reassure his female victims before brutally strangling them and raping their corpses.

Alchohol Murders
The Alcohol Murders:  
Gilbert Paul Jordon
by Harriet Fox

A serial killer whose appetite for alcohol and forced sex led to many deaths.

Unlike any others in the known history of serial killers, Gilbert Paul Jordan used alcohol to murder his victims. Preying on women in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, Jordan's insatiable taste for drunken sex led to his cold blooded killings.


Peter Woodcock
Canada's Youngest Serial Killer: 
Peter Woodcock
by Mark Bourrie

Peter Woodcock was Canada's youngest serial killer when at the age of seventeen he brutally raped and murdered two boys and a girl between the ages of four and nine. He was held not guilty by "reason of insanity" and instead of prison was confined for 34 years in a criminal psychiatric facility and offered treatment. On July 13, 1991 he finally had earned his first day pass ever and was allowed to briefly go off the facility grounds into town to visit a DQ for an ice cream. What Woodcock did within the first hour of his first day pass stunned many people and made national headlines. 

Clifford Olson
The Beast of British Columbia:
Clifford Olson

by Elizabeth Broderick

Eleven children between the ages of nine and eighteen-years-old were abducted, raped, sodomized and either strangled or knifed to death. Clifford Olson was not only a serial killer, but a true psychopath. And once again, the Canadian government made a deal with the devil, as they did with Karla Homolka and Dr. Shirley Turner. Olson held the location of the bodies for ransom and was paid $10,000 for each burial site.

Taking Tori
Taking Tori:
The True Story of Terri-Lynne McClintic & Michael Rafferty

by Kelly Banaski

An 18-year-old woman abused from birth and a chronic con man collide to concoct the most evil pairing since Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo. Acting on a long-time fantasy, Michael Rafferty convinced Terri-Lynne McClintic to kidnap, rape and kill 8-year-old beautiful Victoria Stafford. The events that followed divided the community and changed the lives of an entire town.


Bandits & Renegades
Bandits & Renegades:
Historical True Crime Stories

by Edward Butts

Historic Canada is often thought to be dull and peaceful compared to the 'Wild West' of the United States, but Edward Butts reveals that 'Wild North' Canada had its own share of murder and mayhem, pirates, terrorists and gunslingers.

Bandits & Renegades shows us the hidden dark side of Canada's past.


Invisible Victims
Invisible Victims:
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

by Katherine McCarthy

In Canada, while overall crime is at an all-time low, Indigenous women and girls are more likely to be victims of violence, more likely to disappear and more likely to be murdered by a serial killer than their non-Indigenous counterparts.

For decades, it has been Canada’s dirty little secret.


Above Suspicion The True Story of Serial Killer Russell Williams
Above Suspicion:
The True Story of Serial Killer Russell Williams

by Alan R Warren

Young girl’s panties started to go missing; sexual assaults began to occur, and then female bodies were found! Soon this quiet town of Tweed, Ontario, was in panic.

This is the story of serial killer Russell Williams, the elite pilot of Canada’s Air Force One, and the innocent victims he murdered.

Freedom of the Few
Freedom of the Few:
The True Story of the Take Back Bandit

by Ray Lawinger

So you think you can escape the system?

In an endearingly funny but unapologetically gritty tale of the many fantastic adventures of Canada's most prolific bank robber, Ray Lawinger takes us on his journey of freedom, loss, and new hope as he struggles to reconcile his own values with the sometimes equally crooked interests of an indifferent justice system.


Blood Thirst
Blood Thirst:
The True Story of Wayne Boden

by Alan R. Warren

Known as the “Vampire Rapist” or “Strangler Bill’ for his distinctive modus operandi, Wayne Boden would rape, strangle and bite the breasts of his victims.

His rampage would continue in two cities over three years, and only caught by superior evidence gathering and the help of an orthodontist. The book asks the question of “How do we really know our boyfriend or lover when we either don’t want to ask the questions not only because we don’t want to know the answers for what it will tell us about them, but because of what it tells us about ourselves?”




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