True Crime Book Club (REMOTE)

The True Crime Book Club is led by the true crime aficionado Rachel Newton Cumley. We would like to extend an invitation to all of our true crime enthusiasts. Our book discussions aim to bring people together to talk about books in a safe and inviting atmosphere. Our meetings are lovely and inclusive; we invite you to attend. Come and enjoy a lively discussion about the chosen book with other readers. Starting in August we will be meeting every third Wednesday at 6pm.

Join us on Wednesday October 21st 6pm for True Crime Book Club. This month’s pick is I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara.

You’ll be silent forever, and I’ll be gone in the dark.

For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area.

Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true-crime journalist who created the popular website TrueCrimeDiary.com, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called “the Golden State Killer.” Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was.

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark–the masterpiece McNamara was writing at the time of her sudden death, now updated to include a revised afterword and coverage of the Golden State Killer’s arrest–offers an atmospheric snapshot of a moment in American history and a chilling account of a criminal mastermind and the wreckage he left behind. It is also a portrait of a woman’s obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth. Utterly original and compelling, it has been hailed as a modern true-crime classic–one that fulfilled Michelle’s dream: helping unmask the Golden State Killer.

Due to the time and effort we put into organizing our book clubs if you choose to purchase the book elsewhere, already own it, check it out from the library, or purchase the ebook/audiobook we ask members to pay a $5 book club fee on our website. Thank you for understanding and supporting us.

 

The True Crime Book Club is led by the true crime aficionado Rachel Newton Cumley. We would like to extend an invitation to all of our true crime enthusiasts. Our book discussions aim to bring people together to talk about books in a safe and inviting atmosphere. Our meetings are lovely and inclusive; we invite you to attend. Come and enjoy a lively discussion about the chosen book with other readers.

Join us on Wednesday November 18th at 6pm for True Crime Book Club. This month’s pick and the last of 2020 is Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep.

In Furious Hours, Casey Cep masterfully brings together the tales of a serial killer in 1970s Alabama and of Harper Lee, the beloved author of To Kill a Mockingbird, who tried to write his story. Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members, but with the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative assassinated him at the funeral of his last victim. Despite hundreds of witnesses, Maxwell’s murderer was acquitted–thanks to the same attorney who had previously defended the reverend himself. Sitting in the audience during the vigilante’s trial was Harper Lee, who spent a year in town reporting on the Maxwell case and many more trying to finish the book she called The Reverend. Cep brings this remarkable story to life, from the horrifying murders to the courtroom drama to the racial politics of the Deep South, while offering a deeply moving portrait of one of our most revered writers.

Due to the time and effort we put into organizing our book clubs if you choose to purchase the book elsewhere, already own it, check it out from the library, or purchase the ebook/audiobook we ask members to pay a $5 book club fee on our website. Thank you for understanding and supporting us.

REMOTE INSTRUCTIONS

Join online!

https://zoom.us/j/306490858
Meeting ID: 306 490 858

OR

Join by phone
(301) 715-8592

PAST BOOK CLUB PICKS

If You Tell by Gregg Olsen
Devil in a White City by Erik Larson
The Five by Hallie Rubenhold
American Predator by Maureen Callahan
Devil’s Knot by Mara Leveritt
Columbine by Dave Cullen
American Kingpin by Nick Bilton
The Killer Across the Table by John Douglas
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara