Vancouver's downtown East-side neighborhood, the poorest postal code in Canada, is a ten-block compound of poverty, pain, and despair in a sparkling, healthy, rich city.
In the parlance of the street, this area is known as Low Track, where drug-addicted prostitutes barely sustain themselves and their habit by selling their bodies. Suspended in the miasma of smoke and despair and the stench that hangs over these mean streets is the mystery of thirty-one Low Track prostitutes who appear to have vanished over the past few years, without a trace. Theories abound about serial killers and murderous freighter crews, while some speculate that some of the women shook their drug habit and just walked away from the life.
In Trevor Greene's illuminating book, Bad Date: The Lost Girls of Vancouver's Low Track, he writes about this true-life mystery. Having interviewed the families of the missing women and the police involved in the case, he comes up with some possible explanations of what might have happened. There are no bodies, no eyewitnesses, and no clues. Just a void where thirty-one women once were, families and friends left behind, and a mystery that has the women still working Low Track watching their backs and fearing the night.
This is really not a true crime book per se in that no one is really sure what happened to all these missing Canadian prostitutes in Vancouver. Read morePublished on June 26, 2012 by E.Paige
Trevor Greene is an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces and was recently seriously injured while on duty in Khandahar. Read morePublished on March 6, 2006 by Steven Forth