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If you're a true crime junkie, this is the group for you! We'll be reading a new book each month and meeting up in new spots around town to discuss, share experiences, and drink!
Books will always be true crime focused, and we may throw some podcasts in, too! So, if you're interested but your family is sick of talking about murder, join up!

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Starvation Heights - Baltimore's True Crime Book Club

Five and Dime Ale House

This month we will be reading Gregg Olsen's Starvation Heights. This book chronicles one doctor's deadly care in the early 20th century. From the book's description: "The setting is a forested wilderness in the Northwest, circa 1911. The villain is a tall, egotistical woman doctor with an imposing jawline and a fierce will to dominate others. The victims are two wealthy English sisters, gullible health faddists after the fashion of those who flocked to Dr. Kellogg's sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan. But unlike Dr. Kellogg's comparatively gentle method of diet plus enemas, Dr. Hazzard's method was to literally starve her patients to death--and then defraud them of their valuables. Acclaimed true-crime writer Jack Olsen calls this book, "a literary and journalistic achievement of the highest order," and says, "Gregg Olsen reinforces his standing as one of America's greatest crime reporters, evoking the early twentieth century with a master's touch. No reader will ever forget Dr. Linda Burfield Hazzard and her sadistic technique of mass murder by starvation." You can find the book on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2H7gpzm This book is also available at the Baltimore Public Library and on Audible. If you're interested in learning more, check out these podcasts: Stuff You Missed in History Class: https://bit.ly/2Jb7r6o Strange Country: https://bit.ly/2PSYlvI The Conspirators: https://bit.ly/2V9OBhQ We will be returning to Five and Dime! You can find us under the reservation for Kaitlin. Join our Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2217929561611589/ Don't worry about bringing your book! If you have any questions, please feel free to DM me.

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