Welcome to AnnBrocklehurst.com

Screenshot 2016-08-03 at 5.44.16 AMI’m an independent journalist covering mostly business, technology and crime. My book, Dark Ambition, tells the story of the Tim Bosma murder investigation and trial.

You can buy it online at McNally Robinson, Chapters/Indigo, Amazon.ca and Amazon.com. Or you can pick it up in your local indie bookstore, Chapters, Indigo, Coles — and at Costco.

You can read an excerpt from Dark Ambition in the National Post, which published a short section about Christina Noudga, Millard’s girlfriend and her testimony at court. There is a second excerpt in the Toronto Star which featured the story of the man who went on an earlier test drive with Millard and Smich and noticed Millard’s tattoo.


Along with working as a journalist, I also have an Ontario Private Investigator’s license and do consulting work for law and security firms as well as private clients. My specialties are enhanced due diligence investigations (mostly for potential investors) and litigation support.

Here is some more recent journalism:

I also have some very old articles in the New York Times archives.

On the lighter side, I’m also a lapsed dog blogger with two sites that I started as experiments in niche media after reading The Long Tail. They bring in some passive revenue and could likely bring a lot more if they were reactivated, so if you’re interested in buying either a premium site about Scottish Terriers or Dachshunds, let’s talk.

Or if you want to get in touch with me about something else, my email is ann.brocklehurst@gmail.com.

Looking for Scottish Terrier information?

My Twitter account has been changed

I have been locked out of my Twitter account since last summer. Now, given all the bad things I’ve said about Twitter in the past, you would be forgiven for asking, “And why would you care?” But the thing is there’s a part of me that fears I may be missing out on something big (as opposed to the emperor’s new clothes) so I’m capitulating and opening a third account that I hope to be able to continue to access.

I’m moving all my activity over there. Please join me if you are so inclined.