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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 Suspicions of Mr. Whicher

Kate Summerscale

In June of 1860 three-year-old Saville Kent was found at the bottom of an outdoor privy with his throat slit. The crime horrified all England and led to a national obsession with detection, ironically destroying, in the process, the career of perhaps the greatest detective in the land.

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Book Group: 
True Crime Book Club
Tuesday, May 28 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Devil's Knot

Mara Leveritt

n 2011, one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in American legal history was set right when Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley were released after eighteen years in prison. Award-winning journalist Mara Leveritt’s The Devil’s Knot remains the most comprehensive, insightful reporting ever done on the investigation, trials, and convictions of three teenage boys who became known as the West Memphis Three.

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Book Group: 
True Crime Book Club
Tuesday, June 25 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Devil in the White City

Erik Larson

Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America’s rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair’s brilliant director of works and the builder of many of the country’s most important structures, including the Flatiron Building in New York and Union Station in Washington, D.C. The murderer was Henry H.

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Book Group: 
True Crime Book Club
Tuesday, July 30 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm