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In “What Happened in Craig,” readers will dive deep into law enforcement interviews, court transcripts, newspaper accounts and first-person interviews to discover the disturbing narrative of the Investor murders – and the eventual arrest, trial and acquittal of Bellingham resident John Kenneth Peel. Hale gives particular emphasis to the role of Peel’s defense attorney Phillip Weidner, renowned in Alaska for his theatrics and unparalleled success, using what can only be characterized as a “no-holds-barred style.”
As former Alaska laureate Nancy Lord notes in her Anchorage Daily News review of “What Happened in Craig,” “Even with knowing how it all ends, Hale’s detailed blow-by-blow of the trials is riveting and keeps the pages turning.”
True-crime author Leland E. Hale will discuss his new book, “What Happened in Craig,” in the Readings Gallery at Village Books. Mr. Hale will share more than a decade of research into a crime that continues to confound local residents.