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Crime Book Club: “Girls of Murder City” by Douglas Perry

September 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free

With a thrilling, fast-paced narrative, award-winning journalist Douglas Perry vividly captures the sensationalized circus atmosphere that gave rise to the concept of the celebrity criminal- and gave Chicago its most famous story. The Girls of Murder City recounts two scandalous, sex-fueled murder cases and how an intrepid “girl reporter” named Maurine Watkins turned the beautiful, media-savvy suspects-“Stylish Belva” and “Beautiful Beulah”-into the talk of the town. Fueled by rich period detail and a cast of characters who seemed destined for the stage, The Girls of Murder City is a crackling tale that simultaneously presents the freewheeling spirit of the Jazz Age and its sober repercussions.

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Date:
September 14, 2019
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Oxford Public Library
Phone:
2038886944
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staff@oxfordlib.org
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Oxford Public Library
49 Great Oak Road
Oxford, CT 06478 United States
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2038886944
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