The Mystery of the Moonlight Murder: An Early Adventure of John Diefenbaker
Publisher : Fireside Publishing House
One hundred years ago, under the light of a full moon, 12-year-old John Diefenbaker and his younger brother, Elmer, are nearby when their neighbour is shot to death in a field. The murder in small-town Saskatchewan ignites a desperate search for the killer and when a family friend of the Diefenbakers is arrested for the murder, John is certain they have the wrong person. But with only five days left before the murder trial, time is running out...

The Story Behind This Book
Americans have many stories about their own leaders. It's time Canada has the same! The Leaders & Legacies series features thrilling mysteries and adventures about Canada's leaders when they were teens. These adventures foreshadow their lives while focusing on telling a fast-paced, action-packed story.

Praise and Reviews
The Mystery of the Moonlight Murder: An Early Adventure of John Diefenbaker, was selected for Best Books for Kids and Teens 2012!
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“…an engaging young adult level novel…part of a Leaders and Legacies series which will place actual figures in Canadian history within fictional stories."
-- Yukon Books
“Roderick Benns does spin a yarn that will captivate…”
-- The Regina Leader-Post
"A fine book. I wish there had been such a fiction adventure when I was growing excellent means of providing significant historical information on the settlement of Saskatchewan within a credible mystery. I expect I will look for more of the historical adventures of young Prime Ministers."
-- Bill Selnes, Mysteries and More from Saskatchewan


Roderick Benns
Roderick Benns was the odd kid in class who had memorized all the Canadian prime ministers in order. He was born in Peterborough and raised in Lindsay, the scenic Kawartha Lakes of More...
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