My Favorite Crime Book Club

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My Favorite Crime Book Club

Do you love a good whodunit? Join others who have a similar interest in true crime at our book club! Each month we will read and discuss one true crime title from the library's collection. Copies of the current book will be available for checkout at the Headquarters Library Reference Desk. To confirm availability, please call 352-334-3940 or email Sabrina. We will also try to make copies available in eBook/eAudiobook formats on Overdrive.

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Butcher, Baker Cover

Butcher, Baker: The True Account of an Alaskan Serial Killer by Walter Gilmour and Leland E. Hale

Sunday, February 13 at 2 p.m. | Headquarters Library - Courtyard

As oil-boom money poured into Anchorage, Alaska the city quickly became a prime destination for the seedier elements of society: prostitutes, pimps, con men, and criminals of all breeds looking to cash in. However, something even worse lurked in their midst.
 
To all who knew him, Robert Hansen was a typical hardworking businessman, husband, and father. But hidden beneath the veneer of mild respectability was a monster whose depraved appetites could not be sated. From 1971 to 1983, Hansen was a human predator, stalking women on the edges of Anchorage society—women whose disappearances would cause scant outcry, but whose gruesome fates would shock the nation. After his arrest, Hansen confessed to seventeen brutal murders, though authorities suspect there were more than thirty victims.
 
Alaska State Trooper Walter Gilmour and writer Leland E. Hale tell the story of Hansen’s twisted depredations—from the dark urges that drove his madness to the women who died at his hand and finally to the authorities who captured and convicted the killer who came to be known as the “Butcher Baker.” (Amazon)

You can also take a look at what true crime titles we currently have in our library's collection. To catch up on past book club titles, check out this list.

By Sabrina on January 13, 2022