Readings by the Salish Sea presents ex-police detective Lorimer Shenher with his searing personal account of sexism, racism, and mishandling in Vancouver’s infamous Missing Women Investigation, January 26.
From his first assignment in 1998 to investigate an increase in the number of missing women, to the harrowing 2002 interrogation of now-convicted serial killer Robert Pickton, Shenher tells a story of massive police failure. That Lonely Section of Hell pursues the deeper truths behind the cause of this tragedy and the myriad ways the system failed to protect vulnerable women. He also relates the impact the case had on him personally, resulting in PTSD.
That Lonely Section of Hell has been awarded 2015 Globe & Mail Top 100 Book, a finalist for the 2016 BC Book Prizes Hubert Evans Award for non-fiction, and a nominee for both the Ontario Library Association’s 2016 Evergreen Award and the 2016 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for non-fiction.
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