Butcher

His Goal: To Kill An "Even Fifty" They called him "Uncle Willie." At night, Robert "Willie" Pickton visited the streets of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. The women he picked up never came back. . . His Methods: Rape And Torture For years, police built a long list of missing prostitutes, women at the edge of society. Some people claimed there was a serial killer. One detective lost his job for saying so. But investigators didn't have a single body. . .until someone found a skull sawed in half. . . The Pig Farm Murders On land that had made his family millions, on a squalid pig farm near a school, a condo development and a Starbucks, Robert Pickton ran a house of horrors for decades. Friends, neighbors and community leaders came and went, while Pickton committed debauchery, torture, and bloodletting rivaling the worst on record. What he did to his victims was unspeakable. What he did to the bodies was unimaginable. How he got away with it is the most shocking crime of all. . .

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By Lauri (Mascoutah, IL) · ★★★★★ · August 29, 2009
Count me among the many fans of Gary C. King. As an author, he meticulously researches the crimes he covers. I know that when I pick up one of his books, I will read more details than I will get anywhere else about the story. If you are a true crime junkie like me, you want to understand what the... ...more
By Eva (Las Vegas, NV) · ★★★★☆ · March 21, 2010
For anyone who may be just starting to read true crime - Gary C. King is one of the best. Before putting stock into any reviews you may read, read one of his books for yourself and that will be proof enough. Not only has he written many books, each one of his books that I've read have been very w... ...more
By Danie (Las Vegas, NV) · ★★★★★ · December 11, 2011
This book was more into the background of Robert "Willie" Pickton than other books that focused exclusively on the background on his victims. As a person interested in the whole story I was really surprised that this was the only book that reported from rumor, fact, or whatever any information ab... ...more
By Joana (La Mesa, NM) · ★★★☆☆ · September 14, 2009
Butcher
by Gary C. King
ISBN-13: 978-0-7860-1934-2
ISBN-10: 0-7860-1934-4

King’s accounts were clear and left no room for hiding facts or twisting the truth. Instead he presented the facts of the story, and a great deal of information as well, and let the readers come to their conclusions. As a resul... ...more
By Karl (Broken Arrow, OK) · ★★★★☆ · February 19, 2014
Great read.

Great read.

This book as well as many others written by Gary C. King is very informative as well as captivating. Although it seems the investigation itself has left many openings without closure to the crimes committed. Mr King does a great job tying everything together. If you enjoy th... ...more
By ♥ Marlene♥ (Netherlands) · ★★★★☆ · November 18, 2009
Finished it last night (Nov.17) I could not stop reading and was really emerged in the story.

One thing I wasn't too happy about was that in the first few pages you get to know already what happened, when he was caught , (who did it) I always like my books to be in a chronological time order espec... ...more
By Lesli (Watertown, SD) · ★☆☆☆☆ · September 13, 2014
I couldn't finish the book. Was written terribly. Facts and information were repeated throughout the book and it got tiring. ...more
By Joe (Hazleton, PA) · ★★★★★ · October 15, 2011
Gary C. King did an outstanding job in this book. Impressive writing with great detail, easy to follow. The way the police in this story are portrayed, reminds me of police in my town. I know of a couple of women that don't live their lives right and when they face serious problems, police don't... ...more
By Jill (Lynnwood, WA) · ★★★★☆ · August 29, 2009
The PAcific Northwest is a hotbed for serial killers, so I had heard the new stories when this case started breaking, but even that didn't prepare me for the details included in this book. This is an individual that is truly depraved, even more so than the Green River Killer. I enjoyed this book... ...more
By Steve (Smyrna, TN) · ★★★☆☆ · July 08, 2013
I have to say that this book really left me hoping that someone else puts out a book on this case. Pretty average as far as true-crime goes ,seems that the writing itself kind of kept it from being a really good read. So-so decent overall . ...more