Crime Stories from Canada's Murder City
ISBN: 978-0-88977-426-1
Year: 2016
Pages: 220
Binding: Paperback

In 2011, the lives of 48 Edmontonians came to a sudden, violent end, leading to the city of Edmonton gaining the dubious moniker of the year: “Murder Capital of Canada.” It wasn’t the first time the city of champions had snagged the title nobody wants to claim. 

In Deadmonton, former Edmonton Sun reporter Pamela Roth takes a look at some of Edmonton’s most notorious murders, both solved and unsolved. Told first-hand by the victims’ families, these stories serve as a disturbing reminder of the horror that humans are capable of inflicting upon each other, and highlight the immense sadness and pain left in the wake of these crimes. But Deadmonton also gives a glimpse into the lives of detectives working tirelessly to bring closure to the families and justice to the victims’ names. 





MaryAnn Plett

Karen Ewanciw

HUB Mall Triple Murder

Red Light Lounge Massacre

Melissa Jane Letain

Life in the Homicide Unit

The “Punky” Case and DNA

Lillian Berube

Charlotte Baas

Marie Goudreau

Barb Danelesko

Missing Persons and the Case of Lyle and Marie McCann

Robert Brodyk

Wayne Kreutz

Sangeeta Khanna

Johnny Altinger

Victims of Homicide

Sheila Salter

Cathy Greeve

Mir Hussain

Tania Murrell

Project KARE

Lisa Kopf

The Gruesome

Gail McCarthy

The Somalis

Wrong Place, Wrong Time

Brenda McClenaghan

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Dylan McGillis

Liana White

No Rhyme or Reason

Shernell Pierre and Nadine Robinson-Creary

The Mandins

Izaac Middleton and James Milliken

Constable Ezio Faraone

Police and PTSD


About the Author

Pamela Roth

A journalist since 2003, Pamela Roth spent the bulk of her career covering court and crime for various newspapers in Alberta, Canada. She began working on the crime desk at the Edmonton Sun in October 2010 and moved to Victoria, BC, in 2015, to work as an editor with the Victoria News. An avid traveller, she also specializes in travel writing.
The Creative Industries Transition Fund is made possible through funding that was provided to the Saskatchewan Arts Board by the Government of Saskatchewan through the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport.