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The Billionaire Murders

The Mysterious Deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman
Written by: Kevin Donovan
Narrated by: Kevin Donovan
Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
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A top journalist crosses the yellow tape to investigate a shocking high-society crime.

Billionaires, philanthropists, socialites . . . victims. Barry and Honey Sherman appeared to lead charmed lives. But the world was shocked in late 2017 when their bodies were found in a bizarre tableau in their elegant Toronto home. First described as murder-suicide - belts looped around their necks, they were found seated beside their basement swimming pool - police later ruled it a staged, targeted double murder. Nothing about the case made sense to friends of the founder of one of the world’s largest generic pharmaceutical firms and his wife, a powerhouse in Canada’s charity world. Together, their wealth has been estimated at well over $4.7 billion. 

There was another side to the story. A strategic genius who built a large generic drug company - Apotex Inc. - Barry Sherman was a self-described workaholic, renowned risk-taker, and disruptor during his 50-year career. Regarded as a generous friend by many, Sherman was also feared by others. He was criticized for stifling academic freedom and using the courts to win at all costs. Upset with building issues at his mansion, he sued and recouped millions from tradespeople. At the time of his death, Sherman had just won a decades-old legal case involving four cousins who wanted 20 percent of his fortune. 

Toronto Star investigative journalist Kevin Donovan chronicles the unsettling story from the beginning, interviewing family members, friends, and colleagues, and sheds new light on the Shermans’ lives and the disturbing double murder. Deeply researched and authoritative, The Billionaire Murders is a compulsively listenable tale of a strange and perplexing crime.

©2019 Kevin Donovan (P)2019 Viking

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  • 2019-11-02

Thought I knew everything about this case.

Lots of new information I didn't know about. Kevin Donovan is relentless when he is on a mission. Investigative journalists are my heroes.
I have very mixed feelings about exposing family matters but it is so important to expose deficiencies in our system .
I sense this case will eventually be solved and the writing of this book may be the driving force behind that.
I like when authors narrate their own audio books especially when they do it well like this author.
This remains a tragic and profoundly sad case and nobody deserves to die like that.
The collateral damage is enormous to family , friends and community.

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Jonathan did it

Jonathan Sherman did it, I suspected that all along and this helps tie it all together

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  • Tanya Nawas
  • 2019-10-31

The Honey Boo Boo Murders

Well researched, written and narrated. While the murders remains a mystery, the author does raise some suspicion upon Honey and Barry’s close circle.

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