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William A. Krueger

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: He recieved his degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

Biography: Chief William A. Krueger served in law enforcement for 35 years. He retired from the Lincoln, Illinois Police Department in 1980. He was then appointed Chief of Police in Salem, Illinois. He has served as an agent for the Midstates Organized Crime Information Center (MOCIC), a U.S. Justice Department program to assist local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in gathering criminal intelligence on organized crime.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

William A. Krueger on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

A force for evil :
ISBN: 1410766985 OCLC: 55986376

1stBooks Library, [Bloomington, Ind.] : ©2003.

"This is a case study of the Fry murder case which occurred in Lincoln, Illinois the summer of 1976. It describes how the crime affected the community, the families of the victims of the crime, and how the crime was solved. The story takes you from the time the killer was a child up to and including his arrest, trial, conviction, and sentencing. The author was one of the investigating detectives. Twenty-one year old college student, Russell Smrekar, commits a theft of a few dollars worth of meat from a super market. In order to save himself from punishment he determines to eliminate all witnesses aginst him. In his resolve to carry out his plan not only are people murdered, but others are made to disappear never to be seen again."

Between moonlight and murder :
ISBN: 1418494143 OCLC: 57536568

AuthorHouse, Bloomington, Ind. : ©2004.

A fictionalized account of the murder of a young woman near Lincoln, Ill., in the late nineteenth century.