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THE INFAMOUS HARRY HAYWARD event at Magers & Quinn with Shawn Francis Peters

When Apr 20, 2018
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55408
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Peters_Infamous coverShawn Francis Peters will be at Magers & Quinn on Friday, April 20 at 7:00 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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