Jimmy Moses faces a heartbreaking dilemma.
He lives and works in the home of a prominent community resident, doing everything from cooking to gardening.
But then the head of the household begins to kill his family members, first his three children and then his wife.
Jimmy knows the murders are happening but worries if he goes to the sheriff he could become the fifth victim.
And would the sheriff believe him against a former mayor and Chamber of Commerce president?
What will Jimmy do?
“Four Murders in a Small Town follows Sheriff John Bedford’s
investigation into a web of secrets, lies, and danger that leads him all
across town. Only one thing’s for sure: even in a small town, you
never know what you’ll find behind closed doors.
“This book exposes racial tension in a small community. It juxtaposes
ordinary outward appearances with shocking behind-the-scenes truths that
put everyone in the hot seat.
“Read it only if you want an exciting tale with unexpected
discoveries, twists, and an ending calculated for surprise.
“Cuddle up . . . while this landmark mystery unravels before your
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(Sheriff John Bedford had) gone inside the house and up the stairs to
look at the place he hadn’t seen in years, where two 23 year olds met
their demise. Now there was a small railing there, ordered by the
coroner. But it was only a third as high as the railings elsewhere on
John placed his left hand on the small railing and shook it. It was
solid, but it wouldn’t stop someone from being pushed over even today,
Suddenly, someone put an arm between his legs and lifted him over the
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Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, William Allan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University’s School of Journalism. He moved west and started a career with newspapers that lasted nearly 30 years. Most of that time was spent at The Leader-Post, the daily newspaper in Regina, Saskatchewan. William was a reporter and copy editor from 1979 to 2008, reporting on crime and labour issues and later editing copy and doing page makeup. He retired in 2008 and lives with his spouse Abby Ulmer in Regina. William has authored two books and ebooks, both in 2016: Four Murders in a Small Town, crime fiction; and How to Self Publish Inexpensive Books and Ebooks. William has remained a newshound and avidly reads newspapers and collects books.
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