Tag Archives: Mystery Month

Discover Lake County’s old crimes of old times

Learn about Lake County’s criminal past with our friends at Lake County History Center, including Lake County’s cringe-worthy first murder Party girl and husband-slayer Velma West the old days of the Mounds Club and its mafia ties. You can watch more programs about Lake … Continue reading

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Amanda Flower Interview: Meet the mind behind the mysteries

Bestselling and award-winning writer Amanda Flower is the mind behind more than 30 mystery novels, including The Magical Bookshop Mysteries, The Amish Candy Shop Mysteries, and the Magic Garden Mysteries – many of which you can borrow from your library. She … Continue reading

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Brad Ricca talks crime, comics & Cleveland

Author Brad Ricca visited us earlier this October as part of our Mentor Mystery Month. He shared with us to the incredible story of Mrs. Grace Humiston, the detective and lawyer who turned her back on New York society life to become … Continue reading

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Author Jane Ann Turzillo talks true crime, ‘Wicked Women’ & westerns

Jane Ann Turzillo visited our library in October as part of our Mentor Mystery Month. After her program, we chatted with Turzillo about how she researches historic crimes, what motivates her “wicked women,” and her love of photography and westerns. … Continue reading

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James Badal & Mark W. Stone on the Cleveland Torso Murders

This month, we were fortunate to host two of the preeminent experts on the Cleveland Torso Murders. Those experts are: James Badal, author of “In the Wake of the Butcher: Cleveland’s Torso Murders,” the definitive investigation into the identity of the never-apprehended … Continue reading

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