Peterborough - Ken Sheldon discusses the Dean murder mystery and his new book "Deep Water"

Saturday, July 30, 2022 - 10:00am

 Ken Sheldon discusses the Dean Murder Mystery and his new book Deep Water. In the waning days of World War I, William K. Dean was brutally murdered, his body hog-tied and dumped in a rainwater cistern on his farm in the town of Jaffrey. Suspicion quickly fell on Dean's wife, an invalid in the early stages of dementia. Her friends, outraged at the accusations, pointed instead to a former tenant of Dean's, whom many suspected of being a German spy. Others believed that Dean's best friend, a politically powerful banker and judge, was involved. Deep Water is based on extensive research into the Dean murder, including thousands of pages of FBI documents, Grand Jury testimonies, newspaper accounts, private correspondence, and the archives of the Jaffrey Historical Society. This event is sponsored by The Monadnock Center For History And Culture on Grove Street and will be held there. It is free and all are welcome. 

Ken Sheldon is well known in the area as the creator of "Frost Heaves" the musical comedy perfomances that entertained us all. He also wrote and directed a play based on the Dean murder that was presented in Jaffrey at the centennial of the murder. 

Event address: 
The Monadnock Center
Grove St.
Peterborough, NH 03458
Deep Water: Murder, Scandal, and Intrigue in a New England Town By Kenneth M. Sheldon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781684750276
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Published: Down East Books - June 15th, 2022

Welcome to Frost Heaves: You Can't Get There from Here By Ken Sheldon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781939017178
Published: Islandport Press - May 1st, 2015