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Little Slaughterhouse on the Prairie

At a remote little inn not far from the Kansas homestead of Laura Ingalls Wilder lived the Bender family. These pioneers welcomed unwary visitors with jackrabbit stew and a sledgehammer to the skull.In time, their apple orchard gave up its secretsa burial ground for their mutilated victims, each stripped of their possessions. The devilish enterprise on Hells Half-Acre would earn the Bloody Benders an undying place in the annals of American infamy. But it was the mysterious fate of eldest daughter, Kate, that would make them the stuff of mythic campfire prairie tales.Little Slaughterhouse on the Prairie is part of Bloodlands, a chilling collection of short page-turning historical narratives from bestselling true-crime master Harold Schechter. Spanning a century in our nations murderous past, Schechter resurrects nearly forgotten tales of madmen and thrill-killers that dominated the most sensational headlines of their day....

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ISBN : 40512070
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 80 pages
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Little Slaughterhouse on the Prairie Reviews

  • Ellie Midwood

    Another excellently-written, bone-chilling true crime story that sent shivers down my spine quite a few times. A deranged family has claimed their land and built a small inn there with one purpose only: catch unsuspecting passers-by unaware and not only stripping them of all of their possessions but killing them in the most gruesome of manners. I would love to see a movie based on this story - it’d make a great horror film! I’m onto the next one in the series:)

  • Teresa Crawford

    Another short ebook of the Bloodlands series. Somewhat creepy - a family who kills together, stays together?

  • Sara

    True crime light, this is the short tale of a family of serial killers known as the Benders. It recounts their gruesome history in Kansas during the often idyllically portrayed ‘Little House on the Prairie’ period as they butcher numerous lonesome travellers at their seedy inn.

    This is short in length, and because of this it’s also rather light in detail. It’s a jaunt down History rather than an in depth character analysis with a broad overview of events told in a sensational way. There’s lots o

  • Carl Jenkins

    A nice easy read about a serial killer family down the road from the Wilder family to start off October with.

  • Patrick

    WOW what a crazy story. And the Ingels of The Little House on the Praire fame lived nearby and actually stopped there to water their horses.

  • Quentin Wallace

    This is my favorite volume of the series. This deals with a family of serial killers, the Benders, who ran a primitive inn in Kansas back in the 1870s. The real life Ingalls family, of Little House on the Prairie fame, supposedly even stopped for water at the Inn, which much like HH Holmes hotel years later came to be known as a death house.

    The family preyed on travelers, robbing them and murdering them when they stopped for the night, or even just for lunch or purchases in some cases. The case

  • Caitlin

    Although interesting, there’s not much in the way of detail for this true crime story. Worth the read, but ultimately this is a little unsatisfying.

  • Lynn Keith


    A fine piece of dark true crime writing. This was the best of the "Badland" stories so far. The ways an event gets turned into a legend is something that we all can appreciate. The story of the Bender farm and the wicked things that took place there were more legend than fact by the time people were done with it.