Vanessa Brown has lived her entire life in London, Ontario. Her previous books include The Grand Old Lady: A History of Hotel London and London: 150 Cultural Moments, which was honored by the Ontario Heritage Trust. She is married to Canadian poet Jason Dickson, and together they own Brown & Dickson Booksellers.
"A truly impressive account of this dark chapter in the province's history . . . Not just a sharp work of investigative journalism, The Forest City Killer is a poignant portrait of children and young people whose lives were cut short in horrific circumstances and a clarion call for long overdue justice. It is destined to become a classic of Canadian true crime." -- Quill & Quire, Starred Review"Though Brown proposes her own theory about the Forest City Killer, she presents evidence in such a way to allow readers to draw their own conclusions. A must for true crime fans." -- Booklist"Brown's smooth prose is a plus. True crime fans who don't need conclusive answers will be well satisfied." -- Publishers Weekly"When I talk about crime, at the top of the list is murder -- preferably, multiple murders and, ideally, unsolved murders that have become a fixation for the authors who obsessively investigate them. After spending four years researching and writing The Forest City Killer, Vanessa Brown still lies awake at night, her mind 'host to a constant parade of theories' about the unsolved serial murders she investigated in her hometown, London, Ontario." -- New York Times Book Review"Brown has done an admirable job of compiling a tremendous amount of information and combing through clues in order to provide an intriguing possibility." -- Winnipeg Free Press