Traitors of Camp 133, The

The Traitors of Camp 133 by Wayne Arthurson


Traitors of Camp 133, The

A Sergeant Neumann Mystery

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.

Short-listed for the 2017 High Plains Book Awards Indigenous Writer
Advanced Praise

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 Neumann 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

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

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

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