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Brown Bag - Murder as a Fine Art

Event Type: Adult Program
Date: 7/15/2014
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Description:
 An artist of death prepares himself for his greatest creation—the gruesome slaughter of a young shop owner and his family. East Londoners hadn’t seen such horrific murders since a man named John Williams also killed a shopkeeper and his family in a nearby neighborhood. The new crime finds Detective Inspector Shawn Ryan assigned to this case. In his investigation, he considers Thomas De Quincey a suspect. An opium addict and author of the essay, “On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts,”De Quincey glorifies in horrific details the Williams killings as sublime art. To clear his name De Quincey partners with Ryan to uncover the truth and catch the killer. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.
Library: Oak Park Public Library Dole Branch
Location: Meeting Room - Dole Branch
Presenter: Linda Bonner