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That Lonely Section of Hell

The Botched investigation of a Serial Killer Who Almost Got Away

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  • ISBN: 9781771640930
  • Tags: Biography & Memoir, Current Affairs & Politics, Lori Shenher, Lorimer Shenher,
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
  • Published On: 09/04/2015
  • 368 Pages
  • ISBN: 9781771642576
  • Tags: Biography & Memoir, Current Affairs & Politics, Lori Shenher, Lorimer Shenher,
  • Dimensions: 6 x 9
  • Published On: 09/09/2016
  • 368 Pages
  • ISBN: 9781771640947
  • Tags: Biography & Memoir, Current Affairs & Politics, Lori Shenher, Lorimer Shenher,
  • Published On: 12/09/2015
  • 320 Pages
Description

One of the Globe and Mail 100 Best Books for 2015

“The most important book of the year.” — Stacey May Fowles, the Globe and Mail

An ex-police detective’s searing personal account of sexism, racism, and mishandling in the investigation of missing and murdered women.

In That Lonely Section of Hell, ex-police detective Lori Shenher (who transitioned to male in 2015 and is now known as Lorimer) describes his role in Vancouver’s infamous Missing and Murdered Women Investigation and his years-long struggle with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of working on the case. From his first assignment in 1998 to explore an increase in the number of missing women to the harrowing 2002 interrogation of convicted serial killer Robert Pickton, Shenher tells a story of massive police failure—failure of the police to use the information about Pickton available to them, failure to understand the dark world of drug addiction and sex work, and failure to save more women from their killer. That Lonely Section of Hell passionately pursues the deeper truths behind the causes of this tragedy and the myriad ways the system failed to protect vulnerable people.

Lorimer (Lori) Shenher was the first detective in the Vancouver Police Department assigned to Vancouver's Missing and Murdered Women Investigation. Today, he is a Master’s student, public speaker, and advocate for marginalized people and police reform.