Little Slaughterhouse on the Prairie

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 secrets—a burial ground for their mutilated victims, each stripped of their possessions. The devilish enterprise on “Hell’s 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 nation’s 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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    Little Slaughterhouse on the Prairie Reviews

  • Justin Tate

    I didn't even read the description before starting this. It was an Amazon freebie and only an hour on audio. I thought maybe it was one of those mashup books like Pride & Prejudice & Zombies. It is no...

  • 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 ...

  • Montzalee Wittmann

    Little Slaughterhouse in the Prairie discusses the crimes of the Benders that lived during the time of Laura Ingals Wilder. The Benders preyed upon single people stopping by and Laura said (outside of...

  • 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....

  • Ann-Marie

    Somewhat interesting Kindle Short true crime story about a gruesome family of 19th century Kansas murderers who's legend has somehow become mixed with tale of Laura Ingalls Wilder. What really happene...

  • Netanella

    Kindle Prime offered this series free with audible yesterday, so I snatched up the entire set to borrow. I know I'll be reading these instead of doing any real work this weekend...The murderous Bender...

  • Jena

    I’ve heard about the Bloody Benders before but this is by far the most detailed account I’ve read. The book is short but much of that may be due to the fact that the Benders, a family of serial ki...

  • 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...

  • Teri

    This is a short story about the true crimes of the Bender family, known serial killers from 1871-1873. The "Bloody Benders" was a family living in Labette County deep in the prairie lands of Kansas. T...

  • Stephanie ((Strazzybooks))

    Another of Amazon's Bloodlands collection, this told the story of the murderous Bender family who lived on the Kansas prairie. An interesting listen. ...