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
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. The Sergeant Neumann Mysteries is his latest mystery series that looks at the intrigues of a POW camp near Lethbridge, Alberta during the second World War.
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.Website: www.waynearthurson.com/