Monday, June 29, 2009

Megan Abbott & Theresa Schwegel need your help!

Help Edgar Award winners Theresa Schwegel and Megan Abbott! They're going to be barnstorming the following cities (see below) over the next few weeks, promoting their new books (Last Known Address and Bury Me Deep) and they're looking to see some true crime-related sites along the way. Places like the Scottsdale hotel where Hogan's Heroes' Bob Crane was residing when he was murdered, or the bank Bonnie and Clyde robbed back in 1930, or the strip club Jack Ruby used to own before he shot Oswald. If you know of any interesting crime-related sites or locales that they must check out, post them here or e-mail them to me to pass along.

New York City, NY / Oxford, MS / Detroit (Birmingham), MI / Austin, TX / Houston, TX / Phoenix (Scottsdale), AZ / Los Angeles (W. Hollywood, Thousand Oaks, Westwood, Orange, Irvine), CA / San Francisco (San Mateo), CA

Complete tour schedule with dates at right (scroll to bottom of page). And don't miss seeing Megan & Theresa when they come to your town! Follow their Twitters as they travel: Megan Abbott, Theresa Schwegel.

Both Megan & Theresa contributed to the award-winning female noir anthology, A Hell of a Woman (edited by Megan Abbott; hardback, 978-0-9792709-9-4, $26; paperback, 978-0-9767157-3-3, $18).

6 comments:

Steven said...

In the Bronx, there's the place on Southern Boulevard where Julio Gonzalez killed 87 people by setting fire to the disco they were in...

There's also the doorway where Amadou Diallo was killed by 41 shots from four police officers. Wait. That wasn't a crime...

Rie Sheridan Rose said...

Well, in Round Rock (which is almost a suburb of Austin, Texas) the infamous (at least locally) outlaw Sam Bass was killed in 1878 and has since gone on to be iconified and enhanced. :)

Gerard Saylor said...

Heck, if your looking for true crime what about the library tower at U of TX?

Gerard Saylor said...

While I'm still thinking about this, Bonny and Clyde were from Dallas and would visit while being hunted by the police.

I suppose Dealey Plaza is too obvious?

bish8 said...

Hey!

If you want to check out the LAPD Police Academy or the Coroner's office gift shop while you're in LA, let me know.

Paul Bishop
www.bishsbeat.blogspot.com
bish88@verizon.net

the walking man said...

I love Detroit but...honestly stay away from south of 8 and east of Telegraph...the whole of my home is violent crime scene...although there was the airport inn at Metro where a stewardess was murdered in the '70's and the crime wasn't solve for 20 odd years.