Blood on the Mitten: An Evening with Tom Carr

Join us Tuesday, March 14th at 7:00 p.m. to hear award-winning journalist and writer Tom Carr speak about his new book, Blood on the Mitten: Infamous Michigan Murders 1700s to Present.

Before Michigan became a state, there were witch trials, scalp collectors, dirty sports, and a massacre of epic proportions. The lumber era that followed made Michigan as much of a wild, wild west as Deadwood, and Prohibition allowed a group of Detroit thugs to run roughshod over even the likes of Al Capone.

Tom will share stories of crimes of passion, crimes of necessity, and tales of cold, calculated evil as he examines the historical context of murder in Michigan.

As a freelancer, Tom’s work has been broadcast on NPR and Michigan Radio. His work has appeared in the Detroit Free Press, the New York Daily News, Traverse Magazine, and in other publications.

A question and answer period will follow the discussion. Copies of Tom’s book will be available for purchase and for signing.



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