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The Traitors of Camp 133

by (author) Wayne Arthurson

Publisher
Turnstone Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2016
Category
Historical, World War II
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    ISBN
    9780888015884
    Publish Date
    Sep 2016
    List Price
    $12.99

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Captain Mueller is dead. Hanged, apparently by his own hand. But ex-police officer and war hero Sergeant August Neumann doesn’t think it’s quite so simple. How could it be with blackshirts, legionnaires, and communist sympathisers vying for control of the camp?

Now Sergeant Neumann must navigate these treacherous cliques to find the truth while under the watchful eyes of his Canadian captors.

 

Wayne Arthurson manages to hook you on the first page of this masterful mystery. The Traitors of Camp 133 is historical fiction at its best, a wonderful achievement, and a thoroughly entertaining read.
—David Swinson, author of The Second Girl

 

The Traitors of Camp 133 is a murder mystery that delivers. Wayne Arthurson wraps his mystery in a fascinating subculture: German POWs in a Southern Alberta camp shortly after the Allies invade Normandy. It’s a great read.
—Todd Babiak, author of Come Barbarians and Son of France

 

The joy of this book is in the meticulously researched details; watching the way Arthurson’s August Neumann navigates the peculiar society within the barbed wire (and without) is fascinating stuff, and the solid, satisfying mystery is the cherry on top.
—Owen Laukkanen, author of The Watcher in the Wall

About the author

Wayne Arthurson, 2016 writer-in-residence for Edmonton libraries, is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Saturday Night, Air Canada's En Route, Writer's Digest, Canadian Living, and AlbertaViews.

Fall from Grace, the second novel in his Leo Desroches series, won the 2012 Alberta Readers' Choice Award.

Wayne is also the author of several history books and the co-author of the most popular fanblog for Amazing Race Canada, Gord and Wayne's Amazing Race Canada. He is a husband and father, and he drums in a band which is as yet unnamed, in Edmonton, Alberta.

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Editorial Reviews

Wayne Arthurson manages to hook you on the first page of this masterful mystery. The Traitors of Camp 133 is historical fiction at its best, a wonderful achievement, and a thoroughly entertaining read."

 

--David Swinson, author of The Second Girl.

The Traitors of Camp 133 is a murder mystery that delivers: we believe and care about the characters, we take wrong turns, we grieve. Wayne Arthurson wraps his mystery in a fascinating subculture: German POWs in a Southern Alberta camp shortly after the Allies invade Normandy. It’s a great read.
--Todd Babiak, bestselling author of Come Barbarians and Son of France.

A mystery that by its very existence shines a light on a forgotten facet of Canadian history, Wayne Arthurson’s The Traitors of Camp 133 fills an Alberta POW camp with a colourful cast of internees and drops a body smack in the middle of them. The joy of this book is in the meticulously-researched details; watching the way Arthurson’s August Neuman navigates the peculiar society within the barbed wire (and without) is fascinating stuff, and the solid, satisfying mystery that Arthurson builds for his new series character is the cherry on top. 
--Owen Laukkanen, author of The Watcher in the Wall.

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