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True Crime Book Club

Enjoy playing armchair detective? Fascinated by cold cases? This book club is for you! Sessions are on select Tuesdays starting at 6:30 pm. Feel welcome to join us!

The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist

Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington

A shocking and deeply reported account of the persistent plague of institutional racism and junk forensic science in our criminal justice system, and its devastating effect on innocent lives

After two three-year-old girls were raped and murdered in rural Mississippi, law enforcement pursued and convicted two innocent men: Kennedy Brewer and Levon Brooks. Together they spent a combined thirty years in prison before finally being exonerated in 2008. Meanwhile, the real killer remained free.

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True Crime Book Club
Tuesday, September 29 , 2020 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Who Killed My Daughter?

Lois Duncan

On July 16, 1989, Kaitlyn Arquette was shot to death in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The police gave up, but her mother would not . . .

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True Crime Book Club
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Helter Skelter

Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry

Three female members of the Manson family attempt to testify that they committed the murder without the aid of Charles Manson, prompting Manson himself to speak, martyring himself as the leader of what he calls 'wayward men'.

Manson's attorney, Ronald Hughes, fails to appear at court. Had he been killed by the Family?

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True Crime Book Club
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Zodiac Unmasked

By Robert Graysmith

The Identity of America's Most Elusive Serial Killer Revealed
Between December 1968 and October 1969 a hooded serial killer called Zodiac terrorized San Francisco. Claiming responsibility for thirty-seven murders, he manipulated the media with warnings, dares, and bizarre cryptograms that baffled FBI code-breakers. Then as suddenly as the murders began, Zodiac disappeared into the Bay Area fog.

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Book Group: 
True Crime Book Club
Tuesday, December 29, 2020 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm