Writers Live Series Featuring: James Renner
Thurs., Oct. 24, 12:00 pm, Weymouth Country Club
James Renner is the author of True Crime Addict, a memoir of his investigation into the disappearance of college student Maura Murray; Amy: My Search For Her Killer, about his lifelong devotion to Amy Mihaljevic; and novels The Great Forgetting and The Man From Primrose Lane. He also hosts The Philosophy of Crime podcast, which tackles the biggest questions about unsolved mysteries by looking to philosophy for answers. James resides in Akron.
Tickets: $25 (includes lunch) Purchase tickets Sept. 19 - Oct. 17 at any MCDL location or online.
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