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Local author writes book on notorious Perham area criminal John Trivett

PublishAmerica is proud to present 'Dear John...: Minnesota's True Murder Mystery' by Deer Creek, Minnesota author ShirLee.

He was the topic of some of the most intense talk in 1882. Perham and its surrounding area was swept up by the most dangerous criminal of their time. But who was John Trivett? Where did he come from? And why was he the one to make Steve Butler the most famous lawman in Otter Tail County?

Cross the border of time and land to discover the true identity of John Trivett and relive a dark piece of Perham's history.

'Dear John...' relives the past for the first time.

ShirLee is a lifetime resident of Minnesota and the mother of five talented and healthy children. An avid reader and writer since childhood, she graduated in 1990 from the Institute of Children's Literature.

In 2001, as a member of a local writer's group, she submitted an article on this story to Perham's History Museum contest and had it accepted into the Sites to Sights exhibit, which toured several locations. In her spare time, you can find her remodeling and redecorating her 100-year-old home with her husband.

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