Join us for our new True Crime Book Discussion on Monday, August 16 from 7-8 p.m.

What does it take to catch a serial killer? 

I’ve always been fascinated by that question. Whether it’s watching Criminal Minds on repeat or devouring a book by John Douglas or Ann Rule, I’m drawn to stories about how killers are caught and what drove them to murder in the first place. I love following the twists and turns of an investigation and, hopefully, coming to the end with the murderer caught. 

If, like me, you’re intrigued by the inner workings of the minds of those who kill and the people who devote their lives to catching them, then our brand new True Crime Book Discussion is for you! 

In August, we’ll be discussing American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century by Maureen Callahan. Callahan was able to talk to most of the key members of the investigation into Israel Keyes, who hid kill kits all around the country and would go to extreme measures to avoid being tied to the murders he committed. Israel Keyes was finally caught in 2012 after committing a murder too close to home in Alaska. Despite the recent date of his capture, I had never heard of him! Keyes was a fascinating and twisted individual, and the Alaska police in conjunction with the FBI had their work cut out for them in determining not only his identity but how many people he’d actually killed. 

I’m super excited to discuss this book with people, so sign up today! We’ll be meeting online via Zoom on Monday, August 16 from 7-8 p.m. Copies of the book are available to pick up and check out now—they can be found on the top of the holds shelf across from the self-checkouts.