Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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.

Meeting Room - Dole Branch