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Murder Times Six – Wells Gray Park Murders by Alan R. Warren
I’ve enjoyed reading for many years now, so recently I decided to add a new book reviews segment to my blog. My most recent read is the featured author’s latest publication called; Murder Times Six.
The book’s title immediately caught my attention and just had to have a look further into its description. It brought vivid memories and recollection of this horrible event that took place in beautiful Well Gray National Park in British Columbia, Canada. The Province in which I live and spent my career in as well.
I was delighted to have the opportunity to read and to offer a personal review of this publication by the author.
About The Author Of Murder Times Six
Alan R. Warren is a well known and respected author of a number of Best-Selling True Crime publications. He is also the host and producer of House of Mystery, an NBC news radio talk show.
Over the years, Alan has written articles for True Case Files Magazine and still contributes to Serial Killer Magazine. To date, he has 16 true crime books completed for publishers. He is well respected in the law enforcement community, working closely with police, family and relatives in which his stories are based.
The True Story Of The Wells Gray Park Murders
It may seem unusual for me to be reviewing a book of such nature, with my blog primarily related to travel, health & fitness, but this book definitely hit home with me when I heard of its release. I am a retired police officer of 31 years, having worked in British Columbia the entire time.
I had only been a policeman for about 2 years when this tragic event occurred, making National coverage and widespread media attention. I remember the incident well and something that most definitely hit home with most everyone.
It made one realize just how vulnerable we can be at times, especially with individuals having little or no regard what so ever for others.
Fate can be so cruel at times and beyond comprehension!
Remembering The Johnson & Bentley Family
This review is solely based on remembrance of the Johnson & Bentley Family. A 3 generation family whose lives were so tragically taken, while enjoying a wonderful camping adventure together in beautiful Wells Gray National Park in the summer of 1982.
Their party of 6 were brutally murdered by an individual I refuse to mention in this review. He was later convicted and charged for the murders and is still incarcerated to this day. He will be up for parole once again in 2021.
The author has meticulously described all the events that led up to this tragedy, including police interviews and involvement, statements given by the accused, immediate family members and much more.
He also explains in detail how the Criminal Justice System in Canada and the Parole Board of Canada operate in this Country. It is an excellent read, especially for anyone who has an interest in law enforcement and true crime publications.
The Johnson Bentley Aquatic Center & Memorial
As a wonderful tribute to the lost family members, the City of Kelowna in British Columbia has named their Recreation Aquatic Center in remembrance of those who were victims of this tragic event.
🏊 Johnson Bentley Memorial Aquatic Center
We all must remember just how fragile life can be, and how it can be taken from us in heartbeat. All of us who enjoy the great outdoors, camping, spending time with friends and family, should never forget just how fortunate we are to continue to do so safely.
For this family, it was just a matter of being at the wrong place at the wrong time, happening upon a deeply disturbed individual.
Below, I’ve included a link to the author’s official website and have directed it to the page for more information on this publication for your convenience.
📭 Alan R. Warren – Official Website
I’ve also included a local online news story written upon the author’s release of his book. It describes in more detail the tragic event and the release of this publication.
📰 Kelowna Capital News Story
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Although my copy of Murder Times Six was provided and in collaboration with the author Alan R. Warren, rest assured all content and opinions are that of the author and reflect my personal views only.
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