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THE INFAMOUS HARRY HAYWARD event at Arcadia Books with Shawn Francis Peters

When Jun 10, 2018
from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Arcadia Books, 102 E Jefferson St., Spring Green, WI 53588
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Peters_Infamous coverShawn Francis Peters will be at Arcadia Books on Sunday, June 10 at 3:00 p.m. for a reading and signing of his new book, The Infamous Harry Hayward: A True Account of Murder and Mesmerism in Gilded Age Minneapolis.


Shawn Francis Peters’s spellbinding story of the “Minneapolis Monster” details the trial of Harry Hayward—a serial seducer and schemer deemed a “Svengali,” a “lunatic,” and a “man without a soul.” His life story, told in full for the first time here, unfolds a transfixing tale of one of the most notorious criminals in America during the Gilded Age.


"The story of Harry Hayward is a portrait both of a genuinely chilling nineteenth-century killer and of a golden American city—Minneapolis in the 1800s—that provides a home to the darkness within us. Shawn Francis Peters does full justice to both light and shadow in this murderous tale. " —Deborah Blum, author of The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York


"At last, a great nonfiction storyteller has given this terrifying murderer the well-researched and vividly written treatment he deserves. The Infamous Harry Hayward places readers inside the disordered mind of a Victorian era killer—and won’t let them go."—Jack El-Hai, author of The Nazi and the Psychiatrist and The Lobotomist

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