Four Murders in a Small Town

Four Murders in a Small Town

by William Allan


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Published in Mystery & Thrillers/Mystery, Literature & Fiction/Contemporary, Mystery & Thrillers, Literature & Fiction

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Book Description

Jimmy Moses faces a heartbreaking dilemma.

He lives and works in the home of a prominent community resident.

But then the head of the household begins to kill his family members.

Jimmy knows the murders are happening but worries if he goes to the sheriff he could become another victim.

"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 eyes!" Entrada Book Reviews

Sample Chapter


(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 the stairs.

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, he thought.

Suddenly, someone put an arm between his legs and lifted him over the railing.

Review of Four Murders in a Small Town by Entrada Book Reviews.

“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 eyes.”


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Author Profile

William Allan

William Allan

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. He retired in 2008 and lives with the love of his life Abby Ulmer and their cat Toby in Regina. In 2016, William wrote and self published two books: Four Murders in a Small Town, a short fictional crime story, and How to Self Publish Inexpensive Books and Ebooks, which he wrote after his trial and error ordeal getting his first book printed and sold. He wanted to help first-time authors avoid that and help them choose a publisher and sell their books. He also researched the many publishing options and the printers and publishers in order to expand his second book beyond just his own experience. After a year off to promote and sell those books, William self published Justice Preserved, a collection of 12 fictional crime stories, in early 2018. Will William write and publish any more books? “Living on a fixed income, it would be a challenge to publish another book,” he said recently William’s book publishing future is unclear.

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