close
Font size options
Increase or decrease the font size for this website by clicking on the 'A's.
Contrast options
Choose a color combination to give the most comfortable contrast.
Image for event: Meet Author Daniel Stashower

Register 68 Seats Remaining

Meet Author Daniel Stashower

2022-09-07 19:00:00 2022-09-07 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Daniel Stashower Join us when author Daniel Stashower visits to discuss his new historical true-crime book, <i>American Demon</i>. Bay Village Branch

Wednesday, September 07
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-09-07 19:00:00 2022-09-07 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Daniel Stashower Join us when author Daniel Stashower visits to discuss his new historical true-crime book, <i>American Demon</i>. Bay Village Branch

Bay Village Branch

Meeting Room A-South+B-North (75)

Join us when author Daniel Stashower visits to discuss his new historical true-crime book, American Demon.

About the author:

Daniel Stashower is an acclaimed biographer and narrative historian and winner of the Edgar, Agatha, and Anthony awards, as well as the Raymond Chandler Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction. His work has appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington PostSmithsonian MagazineAARP: The MagazineNational Geographic Traveler, and American History as well as other publications.
His books include The Hour of PerilTeller of Tales, and The Beautiful Cigar Girl.

In American Demon, Daniel Stashower shines a fresh light on one of the most notorious puzzles in the annals of crime, and uncovers the gripping story of Eliot Ness’s hunt for a sadistic killer who was as brilliant as he was cool and composed, a mastermind who was able to hide in plain sight. 

Boston had its Strangler. California had the Zodiac Killer. And in the depths of the Great Depression, Cleveland had the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run.

On September 5th, 1934, a young beachcomber made a gruesome discovery on the shores of Cleveland’s Lake Erie: the lower half of a female torso, neatly severed at the waist. The victim, dubbed “The Lady of the Lake,” was only the first of a butcher’s dozen. Over the next four years, twelve more bodies would be scattered across the city. The bodies were dismembered with surgical precision and drained of blood. Some were beheaded while still alive.

Terror gripped the city. Amid the growing uproar, Cleveland’s besieged mayor turned to his newly-appointed director of public safety: Eliot Ness. Ness had come to Cleveland fresh from his headline-grabbing exploits in Chicago, where he and his band of “Untouchables” led the frontline assault on Al Capone’s bootlegging empire. Now he would confront a case that would redefine his storied career.

Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Mac's Backs - Books on Coventry.

TAGS: | Author Event |

Bay Village Branch

baymgr@cuyahogalibrary.org
Phone: 440-871-6392
Fax: 440-871-5320
Branch manager
Jessica Breslin

Hours
Mon, Aug 08 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Aug 09 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Aug 10 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Aug 11 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Aug 12 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Aug 13 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Aug 14 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Upcoming events

Tue, Aug 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room A-South+B-North (75)
Join us for fun, adapted programs featuring stories, art, music, and more, specifically designed for adults with developmental disabilities and their caregivers.

Thu, Aug 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A-South+B-North (75)
Join us for our monthly book discussion.

Fri, Aug 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room A-South+B-North (75)
Join us for our monthly book discussion.

Sat, Aug 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room A-South+B-North (75)
Learn about the equipment and software in the Innovation Centers throughout Cuyahoga County Public Library. This session takes place at the Bay Village branch.

Sat, Aug 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Innovation Center
Join us for an introduction to the Laser Engraver/Cutter in the Innovation Centers throughout Cuyahoga County Public Library.
This event is full

Tue, Aug 16, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room A-South+B-North (75)
Learn about the equipment and software in the Innovation Centers throughout Cuyahoga County Public Library. This session takes place at the Bay Village branch.

Tue, Aug 16, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Innovation Center
Join us for an introduction to the embroidery machine in the Innovation Centers throughout Cuyahoga County Public Library.
This event is full

Tue, Aug 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A-South+B-North (75)
Terry Pluto will talk Cleveland sports past and present — Browns, Guardians, Cavs — and take your questions. Afterward, he’ll sign copies of his books, including his latest book, Vintage Browns.

Wed, Aug 24, 11:00am - 11:30am
Story Room (50)
Learn about the equipment and software in the Innovation Centers throughout Cuyahoga County Public Library. This session takes place at the Bay Village branch.

Wed, Aug 24, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A-South+B-North (75)
Hang out with something fun to do after school- gaming, art, technology, and more! Sponsored by the Friends of the Bay Village Library.

Thu, Aug 25, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A-South+B-North (75)
An interactive presentation by Author Deanna Adams

Sat, Aug 27, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Meeting Room A-South+B-North (75)
Join us for The Friends of the Library Book Sale.

Tue, Sep 06, 10:00am - 10:25am
Meeting Room A-South+B-North (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Sep 07, 10:00am - 10:20am
Meeting Room A-South+B-North (75)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Wed, Sep 07, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Innovation Center
Registration and release form required. Join us in the Innovation Center to tinker with technology and equipment. Explore creative opportunities with staff guidance.

Wed, Sep 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A-South+B-North (75)
Join us when author Daniel Stashower visits to discuss his new historical true-crime book, American Demon.