It is June of 1944 in Camp 133, the German POW Camp in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Sergeant Neumann and his assistant, Corporal Klaus Aachen, have just found the body of Captain Mueller. His body has been hung in a corner to make its discoverers think they are dealing with a suicide.
In the prisoner of war camp, nothing is that simple. The communist sympathisers, French Legionnaires, SS members and regular soldiers of the Wehrmacht who are thrown in together and under the watchful eye of their Canadian guards, develop a culture of their own.
It is up to Sergeant Nemann to maintain peace and investigate anything untoward. Before long, Neumann and Aachen realize how complex the murder is . Their investigation takes them into danger and lets us have a peek into a time and place not commonly discussed.
This is historical fiction, a murder mystery and it's set in Alberta. The plot is intriguing and just when it seems that the mystery is unravelling, the unexpected occurs. I enjoyed Sergeant Neumann and Corporal Aachen. Wayne Arthurson has created a fascinating look into a POW camp in Alberta. I hope to see Sergeant Neumann again soon. The cover says this book is A Sergeant Neumann Mystery so I should get my wish.
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