Seven weeks on the Globe and Mail's national bestseller list, Runaway Devil is the true story of a 12-year-old middle-class girl from the suburbs who became Canada's youngest multiple killer.
Written by Calgary Herald journalists Robert Remington and Sherri Zickefoose, the book tells the shocking, true story of "J.R." who was convicted of participating in the murders of her mother, father and eight-year-old brother in the spring of 2006. Her accomplice and boyfriend, 23-year-old Jeremy Alan Steinke, professed to be a 300-year-old werewolf with a taste for blood.
Together, the pair concocted a plot to murder J.R.'s family so they could be together in a relationship her parents forbade.
"Runaway Devil is not only one of the most chilling and hair-raising books about real-life murder, but an utterly captivating read that convinces the reader of the tragic fact that JR never was an innocent girl, brainwashed and victimized by a Svengali-like figure, but instead the mastermind behind a horrific crime that would make her the youngest multiple killer in Canadian history." - Camille Tuutti-Winkler, Examiner.com, Washington D.C.
Nominated for an Arthur Ellis Award for Canada's best true crime book, 2009.