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True Crime

Road Guide to Gangster Hot SpotsThe Minnesota Road Guide to Gangster Hot Spots

October 5, 2013, 2 - 4 p.m.
Sun Ray Library

Author Chad Lewis takes you on a journey across the state of Minnesota, looking at gangster lore and hot spots.

Find The Minnesota Road Guide to Gangster Hot Spots at the library!

Paul MaccabeeMa Barker, John Dillinger and Me: Of Gangsters, Gun Molls and G-Men.

October 12, 2013, 2 - 4 p.m.
Hamline Midway Library

Author/historian Paul Maccabee describes what the gangster era in the twin cities looked like from 1920-1936.

Find John Dillinger Slept Here: A Crook's Tour of Crime and Corruption in St. Paul, 1920-1936 at the library!

Minnesota's Oldest Murder MysterMinnesota's Oldest Murder Mystery. The Case of Edward Phalen: St. Paul's Unsaintly Pioneer

October 13, 2013, 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Central Library

Author/historian Gary Brueggemann reconstructs the case of a battered body of a middle-aged Irishman, the notorious pioneer Edward Phalen, who was found washed up along the Mississippi River shore.

Find Minnesota's Oldest Murder Mystery at the library!

Spirits of St. PaulSpirits of St. Paul: The Gangster Era

October 20, 2013, 2 - 4:30
Central Library

Filmmaker Gary Crask shows his locally directed and produced film that tells the role the city of St. Paul played in American gangster history as a safe harbor for some of the nation's most notorious criminals.

Borrow Spirits of St. Paul: The Gangster Era from the library!

Twin Cities ProhibitionTwin Cities Prohibition: Minnesota's Blind Pigs and Bootleggers

October 26, 2013, 1 - 3 p.m.
Hayden Heights Library

Author Elizabeth Johanneck describes prohibition in the twin cities when a national ban on the sale, production, and transportation of alcohol was in place from 1920 to 1933.

Find Twin Cities Prohibition: Minnesota's Blind Pigs and Bootleggers at the library!