Author Dauplaise delves into the complex details surrounding this horrific crime and presents them in a clear, concise manner. From the onset, the reader is impacted by the vicious brutality inflicted on Margaret Anderson. Mike Dauplaise humanizes this woman. The biker subculture and attitude of the time is explored and the story of the manhunt to capture those involved adds to the intrigue.
– Cherrie (Preston, Minn.)
Author Mike Dauplaise leaves NO detail untold as he masterfully takes us back to 1983 where in Green Bay, Wisconsin, a local woman is savagely tortured and then murdered by a gang of biker thugs. The harsh winter conditions during the brutal attack, and Margaret’s perseverance to live and walk for help, just blew my mind. What a read! What detail! I especially liked how Dauplaise precisely and neatly describes how police detectives were able to — through complete patience and diligence of their trade — track down and catch the cagey criminals. NO cold case there — thanks to Wisconsin law enforcement!
– David (Avila Beach, Calif.)
Dauplaise tells a story that is truly disturbing. While I couldn’t get the images out of my mind, neither could I put the book down until I was finished. I loved the cut-to-the-chase way Dauplaise wrote this book. Unfortunately, this is a story that had to be told and was told in a way that you won’t forget Margaret Anderson. A definite read for true crime fans.
– Cindy (Ankeny, Iowa)
Mike Dauplaise does a fantastic job of taking the reader back in time to the quiet community of Green Bay and exposing a heinous crime committed by a group of bikers. He then digs into the biker subculture that few people would know even existed in this Midwestern community and the exhaustive efforts of the Green Bay police department in bringing the killers to justice. Dauplaise engages the reader with a variety of emotions as you learn about the victim, Margaret and that fateful night. My heart goes out to her family and her friends. Once started, I was not able to put the book down. Definitely a must-read!
– Kristine (Nashville, Tenn.)
“Tortune at the Back Forty” is an awesome book! Living in Green Bay all my life, I will never forget the horrendous crime. Mike Dauplaise does a fabulous job researching and recounting the timeline of the crime and relates the details that the most people didn’t hear about. It’s a book you just can’t put down.
– Mary (Green Bay, Wis.)
All I have to say is I couldn’t put the book down. I felt like I was there watching her last moments of life. How sad it truly was. I never read anything so fast in my life. It wasn’t just about Margaret’s death; you gave her life and every part of the book was wonderful.
– Nadine (Oshkosh, Wis.)
I am a fan of true crime books and this will be one of my favorites. It is precise and to the point. Mike did a great job of conveying what happened to Margaret and all events leading up to, during, and after the murder, without dragging it out. The pictures made you feel like you were there. It held my interest from start to finish. Once I started it it was hard to put down. Even if you aren’t a true crime fan, you’ll want to read this book.
– Debbie (Algoma, Wis.)
“Bodyguard to the Packers” is a must read for Packer fans of all ages. Being the director of security put Jerry in a unique behind-the-scenes position to build some incredible relationships with great Packer players and coaches for several decades. These relationships and memories are vividly reproduced in this well written auto-biographical look at Jerry Parins’ life. It is not just about football, but about character, integrity, friendships and relationships – a unique look at the journey of life. Be prepared to open the front cover and not put it down until the last page.
Jeff – Wisconsin