Steve Ryan Author Event at Toronto Public Library - Dundurn

Steve Ryan Author Event at Toronto Public Library

Join author and retired detective Steve Ryan at the Victoria Village Branch of the Toronto Public Library for an author chat and reading on his novel, The Ghosts That Haunt Me. 

Steve Ryan worked in Toronto's homicide squad for over a decade. For Ryan, the stories of Toronto's most infamous crimes were more than just a headline read over morning coffee , they were his everyday life. Ryan will present readings from his book, The Ghosts The Haunt Me‚Äč , and talk about his career in policing and the homicide division.

Steve Ryan retired from the Toronto Police and is now a crime specialist reporter with CP24.

The Ghosts That Haunt Me by Steven Ryan 

After years working in homicide, retired Toronto detective Steve Ryan reflects on six cases he will never forget.


Retired detective Steve Ryan worked in Toronto’s homicide squad for over a decade. For Ryan, the stories of Toronto’s most infamous crimes were more than just a headline read over morning coffee — they were his everyday life.

After investigating over one hundred homicides, Ryan can never forget the tragedies and the victims, even after his retirement from the police force. In The Ghosts That Haunt Me, he reflects on six of the many cases that greatly impacted him — seven people whose lives were senselessly taken — and that he still thinks about nearly every day. While the stories are hard to tell for Ryan, they were harder to live through. Yet somewhere between the crimes and the heartache is a glimmer of hope that good eventually does prevail and that healing can come after grief.