True-crime aficionados--join us as author Dean Jobb discusses his new book, The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream: The Hunt for a Victorian Era Serial Killer. He will be in conversation with David Grann, author of The Lost City of Z and Killers of the Flower Moon. This event is free and open to the public. We respectfully request that you purchase your copy of Mr. Jobb's book from The Book Stall if you attend this event. Register HERE.
About the Book: “Five years of research, travel, and writing took me to crime scenes, museums, courthouses, and archives in the United States, Canada, and England in search of overlooked evidence, forgotten documents and fresh insights,” says Jobb. “My goal was to tell, for the first time, the complete story of Dr. Cream’s horrific crimes, and the Scotland Yard investigation, expert testimony, and pioneering lab tests that finally brought him to justice. I wanted to see, first-hand, what survives of his world, and to expose the sexism, hypocrisy, and corruption that allowed one of history’s most prolific murderers to evade justice in three countries.” The author of eight previous books, Jobb’s 2015 book, Empire of Deception, was hailed as “intoxicating and impressively researched” by the New York Times Book Review and as “a masterpiece” by the Chicago Tribune, and went on to be named the Chicago Writers Association’s Nonfiction Book of the Year.
"Dean Jobb has brought to life not just the Victorian era monster that was Thomas Neill Cream, but Jobb breathes new life into Cream's victims—who they were, where and how they lived; and all the while blending in thorny issues of policing, of the fictional detectives being created, of the other serial killers on the loose. This book is both chilling and, for fans like me of creative nonfiction, thrilling.” —Louise Penny, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Chief Inspector Gamache series
About the Author: Dean Jobb is an award-winning author and journalist and a professor at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he teaches in the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction program. He is the author of eight previous books, including Empire of Deception, which the New York Times Book Review called “intoxicating and impressively researched” and the Chicago Writers Association named the Nonfiction Book of the Year. Jobb has written for major newspapers and magazines, including the Chicago Tribune, Toronto’s Globe and Mail, and the Irish Times. He writes a monthly true-crime column, “Stranger Than Fiction,” for Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. His work as an investigative reporter has been nominated for Canada’s National Newspaper and National Magazine awards, and Jobb is a three-time winner of Atlantic Canada’s top journalism award.
About the Interviewer: David Grann is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine. He is the author of The Lost City of Z and a National Book Award finalist for Killers of the Flower Moon, both of which were chosen as one of the best books of their respective years by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications. He is also the author of The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession. His work has garnered several honors for outstanding nonfiction, including a George Polk Award, an Edgar Award, and a Spur Award.
“A tour de force of storytelling.” —Louise Penny, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Chief Inspector Gamache series
“Jobb’s excellent storytelling makes the book a pleasure to read.” —The New York Times Book Review
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