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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!

I'll Be Gone in the Dark

By Michelle McNamara

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, Michelle McNamara’s compelling investigation of the “Golden State Killer,” who terrorized northern California from the mid-70s to the mid-80s, is one of the best true crime books to come along in a decade. It’s the story of two obsessions: McNamara’s obsession with the criminal, and whatever abhorrent obsession drove him to commit a series of horrific rapes and murders over ten years. The author, a true crime journalist who created the popular website, describes the crimes and examines clues in an effort to uncover his identity.

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Book Group: 
True Crime Book Club
Tuesday, January 29 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Just Mercy

Bryan Stevenson

A powerful, bold true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix America's broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.

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Book Group: 
True Crime Book Club
Tuesday, February 26 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In Cold Blood

Truman Capote

On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.

As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, he generates both mesmerizing suspense and astonishing empathy. In Cold Blood is a work that transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence.

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Book Group: 
True Crime Book Club
Tuesday, March 26 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm