Many interesting books have been written about the RCMP. For further reading on the RCMP you may be interested in the following books.


  • S.W. Horrall, The Pictorial History of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (1973)

North-West Mounted Police

  • William Beahen and Stan Horrall, Red Coats on the Prairies: The North-West Mounted Police, 1886-1900 (Regina, SK: Centax Books, 1998)
  • David Cruise and Alison Griffiths, The Great Adventure: How the Mounties Conquered the West (Toronto, ON: Viking, 1996)
  • R.C. Macleod, The North West Mounted Police and Law Enforcement, 1873-1905 (Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, 1976)
  • John Peter Turner, The North West Mounted Police, 1873 – 1893, 2 volumes (Ottawa, ON: King's Printer, 1950)
  • Dean Charters, Mountie: A golden treasury of those early years (Don Mills, ON: Collier-Macmillan Canada, Ltd., 1973)
  • Helene Dobrowolsky, Law of the Yukon: The Pictorial History of the Mounted Police in the Yukon (Whitehorse, YK: Lost Moose, 1995)

Memoirs and biographies

  • Robert Knuckle, In the Line of Duty: The Honour Roll of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police since 1873 (Burnstown, ON: General Store publishing, 1994)
  • Robert Knuckle, In the Line of Duty, volume II: From Fort Macleod to Mayerthorpe (Renfrew, ON: General Store Publishing, 2005)

Further interest

  • Charles D. Maginley & Bernard Collin, The Ships of Canada's Marine Services (St. Catherine's, Ontario: Vanwell Publishing Limited, 2001)
  • Kenneth John Haycock, The History of the RCMP Marine Services (Pacific Marine Publishing, 2012)
  • William and Nora Kelly, Horses of the RCMP: A Pictorial History (Toronto, ON: Doubleday Canada, 1984)
  • James Delgado, Arctic Workhorse: The RCMP Schooner St. Roch (Victoria: Touchwood Editions, 2003)
  • Gregory S. Kealey, Reg Whitaker & Andrew Parnaby, Secret Service: Political Policing in Canada From the Fenians to Fortress America (Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, 2012)
  • Carl Betke & S.W. Horrall, Canada's Security Service: an historical outline, 1864-1966 (Ottawa: RCMP Historical Section, 1978)
  • Donald J. Klancher - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Veterans' Association : 1924 – 1999 (Kamloops, BC; Goss Publishing; 280 pp;1999)

Uniforms and equipment

  • James J. Boulton, Uniforms of the Canadian Mounted Police (North Battleford, SK: Turner-Warwick Publications, 1990)
  • David Ross and Robin May, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 1873-1987 (London: Osprey, 1988)
  • Donald J. Klancher, Insignia of the Canadian Mounted Police, 1873-1998 (Kamloops, BC: Mounted Police Research and Consulting, 2009)
  • Jacques Brunelle, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the 1990s (Winnipeg, MB: Bunker to Bunker Books, 1994)
  • James J. Boulton, Head-dress of the Canadian Mounted Police, 1873-2000 (Calgary, AB: Bunker to Bunker Books, 2000)
  • Roger F. Phillips and Donald J. Klancher, Arms & Accoutrements of the Mounted Police, 1873-1973 (Bloomfield, ON: Museum Restoration Service, 1982)

Famous cases / Interesting events / Important people

  • Frank W. Anderson, Old Bill Miner: Last of the Famous Western Bandits (2001)
  • Stan Sauerwein, Gentleman Train Robber: The Daring Escapades of Bill Miner (2005)
  • Dick North, The Mad Trapper of Rat River. Toronto: MacMillan, 1972
  • Dick North, Trackdown: The Search for the Mad Trapper . Toronto: MacMillan, 1989.
  • Dick North, The Lost Patrol (Anchorage, Alaska USA, Alaska Northwest Pub Co, 1978)
  • Kerry Karram, Death Wins In The Arctic, The Lost Patrol of 1910 (Dundurn Press, 2013)
  • Pierre Berton, Hollywood's Canada, The Americanization of our National Image, (Toronto, McClelland and Stewart, c1975, p. 303)
  • Samuel Steele, Forty Years in Canada, (McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited, 1972)
  • Robert Stewart, Sam Steele, Lion of the Frontier, (Centax Books, Publishing Solutions, Print West Group, 1999)
  • Sam Steele's service file is in the custody of Library and Archives Canada.

RCMP and military connections

  • Donald Klancher, The North-West Mounted Police and the North West Rebellion (Kamloops, BC: Mounted Police Research and Consulting, 1997)
  • Jim Wallace, A Trying Time: The North-West Mounted Police in the 1885 Rebellion (Winnipeg, MB: Bunker to Bunker Books, 1998)
  • Carman Miller, Painting the Map Red: Canada and the South African War, 1899-1902 (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1993)
  • Jim Wallace, No Colours, No Drums: Canadians in the South African Constabulary (Calgary, AB: Bunker to Bunker Publishing, 2003)
  • Jack Skuce, CSEF: Canadian Soldiers in Siberia, 1918-1919 (Ottawa, ON: Access to History Publications, 1990)
  • L.H. Nicholson, Battle-dress Patrol: No. 1 Provost Company (RCMP), 1939-1945 (Ottawa: Access to History, 1992)

Women in the RCMP

  • Joy Duncan, Red Serge Wives (Co-op Press Ltd., 1974)
  • James Mackenzie, Troop 17: The Making of Mounties (Calgary, Detselig Enterprises, 1992)
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