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Residents of the idyllic villages scattered throughout the Upper Peninsula’s richly forested paradise live in quiet comfort for the most part, believing that murder rarely happens in their secluded sanctuary but it does, and more often than they realize. This collection of twenty-four legendary murders spans 160 years of Upper Michigan’s history and dispels the notion that murder in the Upper Peninsula is an anomaly. From the bank robber who killed the warden and deputy warden of the Marquette Branch Prison to the unknown assailant who gunned down James Schoolcraft in Sault Ste. Marie, Sonny Longtine explores the tragic events that turned peaceful communities into fear-ridden crime scenes.

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About the Author Edit

Sonny Longtine, a lifelong resident of Marquette, holds a BA and MA from Northern Michigan University. He is the author of Marquette: Then and Now, Michigan's Upper Peninsula: Life Legends and Landmarks and Courage Burning

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