The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream: The Hunt for a Victorian Era Serial Killer (Lewes History Book Festival event)

July 22nd, 2021 - 5:00 pm

The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream: The Hunt for a Victorian Era Serial Killer (Algonquin, 2021)

Please join us on Thursday, July 22, at 5 p.m. Eastern, for a 2021 History Book Festival virtual event with Dean Jobb, author of The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream: The Hunt for a Victorian Era Serial Killer ((Algonquin, 2021). Jobb will be in conversation with Art Taylor. This event is free but registration is required.

About the book
In the late 1800s, one of the first international serial killers murdered as many as ten people in the United States, Britain, and Canada. Over the span of 15 years, Dr. Thomas Neill Cream targeted vulnerable and desperate women who came to him for medical advice, using his knowledge of poisons to conceal his crimes. This definitive account of his life exposes the flawed detection methods, bungled investigations, corrupt officials, and stifling morality of Victorian era society that allowed Dr. Cream to prey on victims undetected, time after time.

About the author
Dean Jobb is a three-time winner of Atlantic Canada’s top journalism award. His 2015 book, Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation, was named Nonfiction Book of the Year by the Chicago Writers Association. He is a professor at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Art Taylor will be in conversation with Jobb during the event. Taylor has won several awards for his short fiction, and his novel in stories, On the Road with Del & Louise, won the Agatha Award for Best First Novel. His work has also appeared in The Best American Mystery Stories yearly anthology. He is an associate professor of English at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

How to attend the online event
All registered attendees will receive a follow-up email from “LibCal” with Zoom log-in information. If you don’t receive this email after registering, please check your SPAM folder. If you still can’t locate the email, please contact [email protected].

Purchase the book
Please help support local independent bookstores by purchasing this book at Browseabout Books, official bookseller of the History Book Festival. Online sources and digital versions are tempting; however, supporting local brick and mortar shops helps to preserve our vibrant main streets. Drop by Browseabout, order books online, or call the store at 302-226-2665. You also may purchase a copy at biblion in Lewes. Each copy purchased comes with a signed archival bookplate.

About the Festival
With the help of our presenting sponsors—Delaware Humanities and The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices I Gallo Realty—as well as our community partners and volunteers, the 2021 History Book Festival will, once again, be full of great discussions online with authors of newly published narrative nonfiction and historical fiction.

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