Prairie Murders

Prairie Murders

Mysteries, Crimes and Scandals

By (author): Peter B. Smith
ISBN 9781894974714
Softcover | Publication Date: April 9, 2009
Book Dimensions: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
128 Pages
$9.95 CAD

About the Book

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.

About the Author(s)

Peter B. Smith lives 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 News in Portsmouth, England for 21 years, he immigrated to Calgary in 1987. Here he worked for the Calgary Sun for 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.