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Author Talk/Signing: Tom Carr, MI BAD: Robbers, Cutthroats & Thieves in Michigan’s Past & Present

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Date:
December 8
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
www.horizonbooks.com

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Season
All Seasons
Age
Adults

Venue

Horizon Books downtown Traverse City
243 E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI United States
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Phone:
(231) 941-6584

The Great Lakes State has seen more than its share of sensational crimes in the last couple of centuries. MI BAD shines a searchlight on several of the most jaw-dropping capers and rogues, including:
– A couple of 1880s prostitution procurers who roll drunken lumberjacks for their wages in a whorehouse and bury bodies in shallow graves. The two die drunk and destitute in a freezing shack.
– Baby Face Nelson gets his big-time career start — with an actual baby — in a bank holdup in Depression-era Grand Haven.
– A 1970s, cinema-esque escape from Jackson State Prison that falls apart quickly once outside the razor wire.
– Train robbing brothers who get away with fortunes all over the Midwest, until one of them puts a bullet in the head of a well-liked Grand Rapids cop.
– A 1960s cop and a 2010s fifth-grade teacher break bad.
– Huge posses of armed Michiganders rush out to help — and sometimes hinder — a bank stickup.
– A 19th Century U.P. boomtown finally has enough of a brothel owner beating the women he holds captive.
– Plus many more blood-and-money tales of Wolverine-state intrigue, suspense or just plain awfulness.