Prairie Murders by Peter B. Smith
Mysteries, Crimes and Scandals

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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.


About Peter B. Smith

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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.
Published April 9, 2009 by Heritage House Publishing. 128 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History. Non-fiction

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