Today we have an interview with Canadian criminologist Michael Arntfield, author of the book Murder City, The Untold Story of Canada’s Serial Killer Capital, 1959-1984:
Arntfield was a police officer and detective in London, Ontario from 1999 to 2014 when he left policing to accept a customized academic appointment at University of Western Ontario where he teaches what he calls “literary criminology” in a combined English literature, professional writing, and crime studies program.
The best-selling and controversial Murder City for which Arntfield is arguably best known, advances a hypothesis, often employing an epistolary format through the use of a now deceased detective Dennis Alsop’s original diary notes, that over a specific interval in the 1960s and 1970s, the city of London, Ontario spawned or otherwise housed more serial killers per capita than any city in Canada, and possibly beyond.
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