There are more than 60 serial murderers in Canadian history. For too long awareness of serial murder in Canada has been confined to West Coast butcher Clifford Olson and the "Schoolgirl Murderers" Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka, along with the horrific acts of pig farmer Robert Pickton. Unlike our American neighbours, Canada has been viewed as a nation untouched by the shadow of multiple murder. Then came Colonel Russell Williams and his bizarre homicides and serial home invasions, which were sensational news worldwide on the Internet and television and in scores of newspapers and magazines.
The reason for Canada's serial killer blackout is clear: until now such information has never been compiled and presented in a single concise work. Cold North Killers is a wake-up call. This detailed and haunting account of Canada's worst monsters analyzes their crimes, childhoods, and inevitable downfalls. It is an indispensable compendium for any true crime lover, criminologist, or law-enforcement officer.
Lee Mellor was born in Chester, England, and immigrated to Canada as a child. He is a noted singer/songwriter and has a B.A. in history from Concordia University, where his studies focused on symbolic corpse desecration in the Middle Ages, Victorian penny dreadfuls, and ritualistic murder in India. Mellor contributes regularly to www.unsolvedcanada.ca, the most popular Internet forum for crime in Canada. He lives in Brighton, Ontario.
“Mellor has just begun to scratch at the surface of a story that has far too long remained in the shadows.”