Prairie Murders: Mysteries, Crimes and Scandals

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Heritage House Publishing Co, Apr 9, 2009 - History - 128 pages
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These eight true tales explore the dark side of 20th-century prairie history. A Saskatchewan farmhouse is burned to the ground to conceal the brutal murders of a family of seven. A German prisoner-of-war camp in Medicine Hat is the scene of savage Nazi killings. A convicted killer is given a day pass out of prison for his birthday, only to escape and kill again. From a deadly Prohibition-era shootout to a landmark case solved with DNA evidence, these are riveting stories of murderers and the people who fought to bring them to justice.

 

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Contents

PROLOGUE
9
Vanishing
11
Deadly Ambush at Steep Creek
25
Bootleggers and Bloodshed
38
The Devil Made Me Do
50
Hitlers Legacy
61
The Kleenex in the Courtroom
78
Three Deadly Desperadoes
91
A Killer s Happy Birthday Treat
107
FURTHER reading
124
INDEX
125
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About the author (2009)

Peter B. Smithlives with his wife on Quadra Island, BC where he retired after a 37-year career as an award-winning newspaper crime reporter. After working on The Newsin Portsmouth, England for 21 years, he immigrated to Calgary in 1987. Here he worked for the Calgary Sunfor a further 16 years, retiring in 2003. He has written two true-life crime books for Heritage House, and while in England he wrote books on sea-angling, the fire department and stamp collecting.

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