Do you love a good who-dun-it? Join others with a similar interest in true crime at our book club. Each month we will all read one true crime title and discuss it.
We will discuss this month's true crime title, as well as catch-up with each other about what we've been reading/watching/listening to since our last meeting. Copies of the current book club title are available for check out at the Headquarters Library Reference Desk. Digital copies of the eBook and eAudiobook will be made available on Libby when possible.
Attendance is limited to allow for social distancing, so please register to ensure you get a seat. Walk-ins will be permitted up to the maximum attendance allowed.
April 2022 Title - Death on Ocean Boulevard: inside the Coronado mansion case by Caitlin Rother
"I got a girl, hung herself in the guest house."
The call came on the morning of July 13, 2011, from the historic Spreckels Mansion, a lavish beachfront property in Coronado, California, owned by pharmaceutical tycoon and multimillionaire Jonah Shacknai. When authorities arrived, they found the naked body of Jonah's girlfriend, Rebecca Zahau, gagged, her ankles tied and her wrists bound behind her. Jonah's brother, Adam, claimed to have found Rebecca hanging by a rope from the second-floor balcony. On a bedroom door in black paint were the cryptic words: SHE SAVED HIM CAN YOU SAVE HER.
Was this scrawled message a suicide note or a killer's taunt? Rebecca's death came two days after Jonah's six-year-old son, Max, took a devastating fall while in Rebecca's care. Authorities deemed Rebecca's death a suicide resulting from her guilt. But who would stage either a suicide or a murder in such a bizarre, elaborate way? (Amazon)
May 2022 Title - The Menendez Murders by Robert Rand
AGE GROUP: | Adults (19 and up) |
EVENT TYPE: | Books, Authors, & Writing |
|Mon, May 29||Closed|
|(Memorial Day Holiday)|
|Tue, May 30||10:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Wed, May 31||10:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Thu, Jun 01||10:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Fri, Jun 02||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Jun 03||10:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Jun 04||12:00PM to 5:00PM|
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