Tuesday, August 17, 2010

At last, Stevie Cameron's book on Pickton case published, as an e-book for now

Stevie Cameron's book On the Farm about the horrific case of Robert Pickton, is now available as an e-book from Random House Canada (the hardcover will be out August 31). Both paper and e-book copies cost $35. Though her rep for the past number of years has been as an investigative reporter and author, it is worth remembering that Cameron once edited Elm Street magazine and was a prolific freelance magazine writer. As editor of Elm Street, in 1998, she commissioned writer Daniel Wood to do an article about the missing prostitutes of Vancouver, about whom few seemed to care. The article sparked public interest and a more vigorous police investigation which in turn led to the arrest of Pickton.

Cameron, who started out in journalism as a food writer for the Toronto Star and later wrote for the Globe and Mail and Saturday Night magazine, won the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award for The Last Amigo: Karlheinz Schreiber and the Anatomy of a Scandal and had a bestseller with On the Take: Crime, Corruption and Greed in the Mulroney Years. 
Though the book has been ready for some time, it has had to wait until a court publication ban was lifted.



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