As a police reporter at the Edmonton Journal, he covered dozens of high-profile cases: the ambush and slaying of four police officers in Mayerthorpe, Alberta, two serial killer investigations, eco-terrorist attacks and gangland murders.
He is a former online editor for the Melbourne Herald Sun and co-founder of the Edmonton Metro, a daily newspaper where he served as senior reporter and managing editor. His stories have appeared in a wide-range of publications, including Thailand’s Bangkok Post and Canada’s National Post.
As a staff writer at international news agencies The Canadian Press and Australian Associated Press, his stories on elections, sporting scandals, environmental disasters and major criminal cases have been published by The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Age, The New Zealand Herald and many others.
His first book, a true crime narrative on the Mark Twitchell case and murder trial, was published by McClelland and Stewart across North America in 2012.
He currently lives in Melbourne, Australia.
visit Steve’s website www.stevelillebuen.com
McClelland and Stewart, North America, March 2012
Penguin, Australia, July 2012
Winner of the 2013 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Nonfiction
Shortlisted for a Ned Kelly Award (Australia’s top prize in crime writing)