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Secret Lives of Sgt. John Wilson

A True Story of Love & Murder

Regular price $21.95 CAD
  • ISBN: 9781550545104
  • Tags: Biography & Memoir, Lois Simmie,
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
  • Published On: 08/01/1996
  • 272 Pages

John Wilson came to Canada from Scotland in 1912, leaving his wife and family with the promise to return in a year. In 1914 he joined the Mounties, and while stationed in Saskatchewan village, he caught TB and fell hopelessly in love with the young woman who took care of him. He would do anything for her, anything at all.

Winner of the 1995 Arthur Ellis Award for Non-Fiction, The Secret Lives of Sgt. John Wilson is played out against a backdrop of catastrophic events—World War I, economic depression, the TB and Spanish Flu epidemics. It is the riveting account of a mounted policeman and the women who loved him.

Lois Simmie is the author of several books, including They Shouldn't Make You Promise That, a best-selling novel, and Betty Lee Bonner Lives There, a collection of short stories that was published to critical acclaim in 1993.