Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Shocking Case of Helmuth Schmidt, Michigan's Original Lonely Hearts Killer

Rescheduled from January 28:
 

6:00 PM Tuesday, June 10: The Shocking Case of Helmuth Schmidt, Michigan's Original Lonely Hearts Killer.

A wild story about the search for a missing New Yorker in Detroit that turned into a bizarre case involving a man who used personals to dupe lonely widows, and a fascinating glimpse into the world of law and order in Detroit circa 1917-1918, where Detroit's three-man (yes, only three men back then) Homicide Bureau hunted the city's worst criminals. The book was written by Jenison-based author Tobin T. Buhk, a historical crime novelist and English teacher at Forest Hills Central Middle School. Buhk’s past work includes “True Crime in the Civil War,” “True Crime in Michigan: the State’s Most Notorious Criminal Cases,” “Cause of Death” and sequel “Skeletons in the Closet,” co-authored with Grand Rapids medical examiner Stephen Cohle.

Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.