Catching up on the Sherman murder mystery

"The Billionaire Murders: The Mysterious Deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman", by Kevin Donovan, was published in October 2019. (Photo courtesy Kevin Donovan)

Three and a half years have passed since the bodies of Barry and Honey Sherman were found dead in their Toronto home. They’d been posed in a macabre position and tied to the railing of their basement swimming pool. The mysterious deaths of the Canadian Jewish billionaire couple shocked the country—and especially the Jewish community, where they had been influential fundraisers and donated millions over the years.

Kevin Donovan, a reporter with the Star, joins to speak about his ongoing investigation into the unsolved murders.

What we talked about:

  • “Rabbi charged with vandalizing Israeli consulate” (
  • “Who Really Killed This Billionaire?” (Bloomberg/YouTube)
  • “Drake’s son appears with him on stage at the Billboard Music Awards” (
  • The Billionaire Murders: The Mysterious Deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman (Penguin Random House Canada)

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