During his career as a police officer, every time Barry Ruhl thought he had heard the last of Larry Talbot, the man’s name would crop up again in one investigative context or another. And no one was more surprised than Ruhl when Talbot came back into his life years after the officer had retired. This first-time writer presents his premise about Talbot in the meticulous detail of a police report and while he realizes it may never be possible to obtain justice in the cases he describes, he hopes the very act of getting his suspicions on the record may bring some measure of comfort to the families of the many women whose final hours remain a mystery.
Barry Ruhl was an Ontario Provincial Police Officer for 30 years. After his retirement, he continued to work with the OPP as a counsellor for other officers dealing with substance abuse and post traumatic stress issues. He has a BA in Sociology from University of Waterloo and a BSW (Hons.) from York University and he and his wife Pat live in a small Ontario town on the shore of Lake Huron. They have one son, Jeffrey.