Lorimer Shenher is a Canadian writer, technical and story consultant, and content creator living and working on the occupied territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples, also known as Vancouver, BC.
Lorimer is the author of That Lonely Section of Hell: The Botched Investigation of a Serial Killer Who Almost Got Away and This One Looks Like a Boy: My Gender Journey to Life as a Man. These two highly acclaimed non-fiction books have been nominated for numerous awards, including the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, BC Book Prizes Hubert Evans Award, and the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-fiction.
During a 27-year career with the Vancouver Police Department, Lorimer worked as a detective in the Homicide / Missing Persons, Financial Crime, Undercover Operations, Strike Force (high risk surveillance team), and Prostitution Task Force units. Lorimer was also a founding member of the Major Crime Section Forensic Interview & Interrogation Team.
Lorimer’s first book, That Lonely Section of Hell, details his experiences battling jurisdictional infighting and incompetence as a detective trying to convince the RCMP to pursue serial killer Robert Pickton as the primary suspect in Vancouver’s missing women cases.
Lorimer’s writing has appeared in numerous publications including the Globe & Mail, the Walrus, and Canada’s National Observer.
Lorimer has worked in audio and video documentary for the BBC, CBC, APTN, ABC Sports Television, and other media outlets. He was also a credited writer for CBC’s acclaimed Da Vinci’s Inquest series.
For his MA Professional Communication thesis, Lorimer created an audio documentary titled Where Did That Come From? exploring the rise of Canada’s on-going Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women tragedy as a 2015 election issue.
Lorimer works across all media, with current endeavours including several true crime projects and the dramatic adaptation of his books for an HBO limited series currently in development.
As a deeply insightful guest on in-person panels, on-air and on-camera interviews, and virtual discussions, Lorimer brings passionate experience as a creator, writer, law enforcement culture and investigations insider, transgender man, and survivor of Post Traumatic Stress Injury.