Arnold ex­plores vin­tage crime in new book

New in­for­ma­tion re­vealed in four cases from 1970s

The Peterborough Examiner - - LOCAL -

A new Peter­bor­ough non-fic­tion crime book will be un­veiled Tues­day at The So­cial Pub, on Ge­orge Street, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

The build­ing that’s home to The So­cial was the lo­ca­tion of one of the crimes fea­tured in the book.

In jour­nal­ist Ed Arnold’s 20th book, “Peter­bor­ough 1970s Crimes,” he ex­plores the lo­cal killings of three peo­ple and the at­tempted mur­der of a city po­lice of­fi­cer in the early ’70s.

The 222-page soft­cover book looks at the deaths of Nora Wheeler, who was stabbed with scis­sors in a mur­der still un­solved, as well as the stran­gu­la­tion of Lisa Gold­ing in a killing that takes read­ers to Toledo, Ohio.

Arnold also takes an in-depth look at the shoot­ing of lo­cal com­mu­nity busi­nessper­son Mur­ray Green, who saved the life of his em­ployee in a holdup at the New Grand Ho­tel, which is now The So­cial across from Show­place.

In the fourth case, he ex­am­ines the shoot­ing of Const. Dave Daw­son at the for­mer Simp­sons Sears build­ing, and the sur­pris­ing sen­tence that a judge handed down to the shooter.

He in­ves­ti­gates all four crimes, giv­ing read­ers in­for­ma­tion never re­vealed.

“We are thank­ful to Lang Free­man and Franz Roesll for al­low­ing us to use The So­cial as the site of the un­veil­ing. Back in the ’70s this was op­er­ated by out­stand­ing com­mu­nity mem­ber Mur­ray Green, be­fore be­ing gunned down in his sec­ond floor of­fice,” Arnold said.

The lim­ited edi­tion book sells for $25 and is avail­able at The Peter­bor­ough Examiner on Hunter Street East, Trent Val­ley Archives on Carnegie Av­enue and Hap­pen­stance in Lake­field or through [email protected]

Ev­ery­one is in­vited to at­tend the book launch, where you can also pur­chase a copy of the book or just chat with Arnold.

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