Easily one of the most remarkable titles from and about British Columbia in 2006, Peter Grauer's self-published Interred With Their Bones, Bill Miner in Canada, 1903-1907 (Partners in Publishing $35 plus $10 shipping) is a 600-pager that exhaustively documents and investigates the four years that the chronically inept "gentleman bandit"; Bill Miner spent in British Columbia during the first decade of the twentieth century.

Revelstoke-born and raised, Grauer later to moved Kamloops, the town where Miner was captured several days after he mistakenly robbed the wrong train. [Visit www.billminer.ca for details.] 0-9739980-1-6

Grauer's promotional materials states: "Peter Grauer has taken a snapshot in time, rich in detail and largely based on restricted and private sources never before seen or published - just four years in the first decade of the twentieth century. The tragic facts of the guilt and innocence of two men, one a tubercular Canadian school teacher and the other a reclusive American on the run from unknown events across the border, are revealed in this book. The wealth of detail presented by the author will enable the reader to render judgment on whether that Kamloops jury and the manipulated public opinion of 100 years ago were right or wrong. After years of painstaking research, the story of how the mysterious Third Man was identified and how retribution finally caught up to him is told in stark detail. This story ranges from the Valleys of the Similkameen, the Nicola and the South Thompson, from Lac la Hache in the Cariboo to long-dead Phoenix in the Boundary, and into the cities of Mission, Chilliwack and New Westminster in the Fraser Valley. It tells the story of Constable William Fernie and his four First Nations trackers; Alex Ignace, Eli La Roux, Michel Le Camp and Philip Toma. Together they tracked the fleeing train robbers for five days, and ensured that the Royal North West Mounted Police were able to successfully capture the bandits near Douglas Lake."

Peter Grauer died in Kamloops, British Columbia on: April 27th, 2013. His book and research proved extremely valuable to Sherril Foster when she A Steady Lens: The True Story of Pioneer Photographer Mary Spencer, about the woman who took the famous photos of Miner and his two companions after they were arrested and brought to Kamloops.

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