With extreme hatred in his heart against feminism, an act that feminists would label 'gynocide', a heavily armed Marc Lépine entered the University École Polytechnique de Montreal, and after allowing the male students to leave, systematically murdered 14 female students.
But what motivated Lépine to carry out this heinous crime? Mass murderer, madman, cold-blooded killer, misogynist, political zealot? Or was he simply another desperate person frustrated with his powerless status in this world? The case of Lépine has been debated among the most prestigious criminologists in the country. This account entails some of the most controversial opinions of these experts to date.
Only one thing is known for sure - Lépine's actions on December 6, 1989 radically changed this country and why he did what he did is much more complex than we will ever know.
Marc Lépine: True Story of the Montreal Massacre (Crimes Canada Vol 2)
"I really enjoyed not only the historical accuracy, well-written retellings, and personal accounts, but also the analysis in this piece of this terrible tragedy. I had no idea how defining this was for Canadians and I love to read psychological pieces on killers and those who create the horrors most of us can barely conceive of. Highly recommended true crime read." - Sam G, TOP 500 Amazon Reviewer
"In the annals of senseless, brutal mass murders, Marc Lepine's "execution" of fourteen young women whose only connection with him was to be on the campus of the University École Polytechnique de Montreal on that day in December 1989 ranks among the worst. The Crimes Canada series follows its bloody debut "Robert Pickton: The Pig Farmer Killer" with another notorious tale from the Great White North." - Steve Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of BOGEYMAN and MONSTER
"In The Montreal Massacre: Marc Lépine Parker skillfully illuminates the life of Lépine and his murder spree at the University of Montreal in 1989. The aftermath is thoughtfully analyzed through the eyes of people that were there as well as different players in the Canadian feminism movement. An insightful story for true crime aficionados." - Michael Cordova, Publisher, WildBlue Press
"A well-written historical writing in the aftermath of the Montreal Massacre. This book will help to preserve the memory of the denial that Lepine's explicit antifeminist, and misogynist mass murder was about gender." - Canlit