TRUE CRIME CANADA INTERVIEWS

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ROBERT HOSHOWSKY

Author

Robert J. Hoshowsky's most recent True Crime book, OUTRAGED: The Murder of Shoeshine Boy Emanuel Jaques, documents one of the most infamous murders in Canadian history. Set against the seedy backdrop of Toronto's Yonge Street in the 1970s and its many sex shops and body rub parlors, OUTRAGED examines not only Emanuel's brutal death, but the circumstances resulting in Yonge Street's demise and resurrection through extensive original interviews, police and court transcripts, and hundreds of previously unpublished documents and photos.

 

The author of three books, Hoshowsky's previous bestsellers include the Arthur Ellis Award-nominated The Last to Die: Ronald Turpin, Arthur Lucas, and the End of Capital Punishment in Canada, and Unsolved: True Canadian Cold Cases.

April 20, 2021

About the Interview:

Interview with Robert Hoshowsky about serial killers and his books 

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PETER VRONSKY

 Author

Peter Vronsky is an author, filmmaker and investigative historian. He is the author of three definitive bestselling books on the history and psychopathology of serial homicide and its investigation: Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters (2004), Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters (2007) and Sons of Cain: A History of Serial Killers from the Stone Age to the Present (2018).

Mar 4,2021

About the Interview:

Interview with Peter Vronsky about serial killers and his book American Serial Killers: The Epidemic Years 1950-2000

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LISA FREEMAN

Author

For the past twenty-one years, Lisa has put the trauma of her father’s brutal murder behind her and has built a happy, stable life for herself. Suddenly, all that is in jeopardy when she receives a letter from the Parole Board of Canada. Despite a sentence of Life Imprisonment, Lisa learns that her father’s killer is able to begin the parole process well before he reaches the twenty-five-year eligibility mark. She needs to prepare a Victim Impact Statement and brace herself to see her father’s killer again.

Aug 8, 2019

About the Interview:

Interview with Lisa Freeman about her book She Wont be Silenced

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HAL CUNNINGHAM

Retired Police/ Author

Just A Cop is a rare memoir written by a street level cop, Hal Cunningham, who witnessed this transformation first hand. Beginning his career in 1973 as an unarmed cadet, Cunningham earned his way through the ranks from a constable on patrol, to undercover street intelligence officer, and eventually to the rank of Staff Sergeant and Platoon Commander.

This memoir is a first of its kind. Through the eyes of a frontline police officer who’s been there and witnessed much, it offers a raw look at how “Toronto the Good” changed into a 'mean streets' city whose per capita murder rate is now higher than that of New York City

Mar 21, 2019

About the Interview:

Interview with Hal Cunningham about serial killers and his book Just a Cop

PETER VRONSKY

PETER VRONSKY

Investigative Historian & Bestselling Author

PETER VRONSKY is an investigative historian, author, filmmaker, and new media designer. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in criminal justice history and espionage in international relations. Peter Vronsky is the author of two bestselling criminal histories Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters (2004) and Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters (2007).  His new book on the history of serial killers Sons of Cain: A History of Serial Killers From the Stone Age to the Present will be published by Berkley Books at Penguin Random House in August 2018.

July 4, 2018

About the Interview:

Interview with Dr. Peter Vronsky about serial killers and his upcoming book Sons of Cain: A History of Serial Killers From The Stone Age to the Present

ROBERT J HOSHOWSKY

ROBERT J HOSHOWSKY

Award-winning True Crime Author

True Crime Author Robert Hoshowsky's bestselling work include the Arthur Ellis Award-nominated The Last to Die: Ronald Turpin, Arthur Lucas, and the End of Capital Punishment in Canada, and Unsolved: True Canadian Cold Cases. Hoshowsky is published in over 100 magazines and newspapers worldwide. He has profiled serial killers including Jeffrey Dahmer, John Christie, Leonard Lake, Charles Ng, Sheila Labarre, and Andrei Chikatilo. A former Researcher-Reporter at Maclean's magazine, Hoshowsky regularly appears on television discussing unsolved murders and disappearances, most recently as an on-camera expert for Hours to Kill, a new 26-part True Crime murder series airing worldwide.

Jan. 18, 2018

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EDWARD BUTTS

True Crime Author

The Mad, Bad and Dangerous: Volume I, is a collection of true stories about murders committed by men from widely differing backgrounds. One was the spoiled, eccentric son of wealthy parents. At the opposite end of the social spectrum was an impetuous rural youth who was a petty thief, obsessed with the power of a gun. The suspect in the massacre of almost an entire family was a farm boy with a history of mental illness. Another youth with a disturbing past stalked young women. A band of criminal brothers made a cold, calculating decision to permanently silence a witness. These men were separated by time and place, but had one thing in common. They were killers!

Jan. 18, 2018

About the Interview:

Interview with EDWARD BUTTS discussing his book THE MAD, BAD AND DANGEROUS : VOLUME 1

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JOSEPH LAPELLO

True Crime Author

Become entwined in a story of a young man’s undying love for a woman, which would drive him to participate in illegal alcohol smuggling during the prohibition era. Carmine was a self employed taxicab driver who became caught up with notorious people, in a small immigrant community of Toronto Ontario Canada, known as “The Ward”. Circumstances would change for the worse, turning this young man from a secretive life of crime, to that of a police informant, and eventually, paying the ultimate price. In the early morning hours of July 20, 1917, Carmine would be found brutally murdered in the street. Follow Joseph, through his discovery of this mystery, as he unravels the unsolved murder of his Great Uncle, Carmine Lapello

Dec 15, 2017