The Pickton File
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The Pickton File

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Stevie Cameron turns her renowned analytical eye from the "crooks in suits" of her previous books to the case of Vancouver's missing women and the man who has been charged with killing 27 of them, who if convicted will have the horrific distinction of being the worst serial killer in Canadian history.

It's a shocking story that may not be over anytime soon. When the police...more
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Published July 23rd 2010 by Knopf Canada (first published May 30th 2007)
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This book is about writing this book. There are maybe 50 pages about Pickton and the rest are about things like the author's knee surgery, Internet service in Jerusalem and her daughters wedding. The book ends with the opening statements of the trial and the rest talks about the publicity ban. It is also painfully repetitive. Calling it "The Pickton File" was a massive stretch. I'm glad I didn't pay money for this and I am contemplating throwing it out so no one else wastes their time.
Stevie Cameron has written two important books about the Pickton case: this one and On The Farm. Both place particular emphasis on the women whom Pickton victimized. I'm puzzled by the number of reviewers who complain that The Pickton File lacks information about the trial. Surely this is not surprising, given that it was published shortly after the lengthy trial started. Those wanting courtroom details should pick up On The Farm.
If you wanted actual crime scene or court case details, this isn't the book you're looking for. But it's a perfectly good memoir of the author during her process of researching the actual Pickton book. There are well done sections about the lives of the women (and the types of women) victimized, a delving into the underlying social problems that lead to situations like this one, and more than enough (seriously, way more) background information about all the lawyers and other professionals involv...more
I really didn't enjoy this book. I thought I was going to get more details and insight to the crimes, the criminal, and the criminal justice system. What I really learned was the daily habits of Stevie Cameron and how slow and drawn out the Canadian legal system is. Apparently her book 'on the farm' gives more information to the Pickton crimes and trial but that only begs the question of why she wrote this book at all...
Well written and researched, but little information about the actual case due to publicity ban at the time.
Still interesting
Very interesting, well written and well researched. I was afraid it would be overwhelming but that was not the case.
good book on the intricacies of being a journalist, but not much real info about the trial...
A book that told me nothing I wanted to know. How irritating!
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