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Read, Listen, or Watch: True Crime

True Crime Book Club. Engaging. Interdisciplinary. Thought-provoking. Our True Crime Book Club at the LLC offers an array of benefits for students and faculty alike.

Read: Book

The Boston Strangler (2016)
By Frank, Gerold

New York Times Bestseller and
Winner of the Edgar Award. 

Listen: Podcast

Truth and Lies:
The Boston Strangler (2023)

By ABC Audio

Retraces the tragic fate of the victims
and explores why a killer’s confession
never closed this decades-old case.

Watch: Movie

The Boston Strangler (2023)

Starring: Keira Knightley, Carrie Coon, Alessandro Nivola
Director: Matt Ruskin

A true-crime thriller about the reporters,
Loretta Mclaughlin and Jean Cole

Smithsonian magazine special report

Read, Listen, or Watch: The Boston Strangler

The Boston Strangler Story 

Engross yourself in the chilling true crime saga that haunted an entire city for
two years in the early '60s. Thirteen women's lives were tragically cut short; their
deaths were shrouded in mystery. None of the victims displayed any signs of
struggle; nothing was stolen, and there were no signs of forcible entry.

Dive into this true crime that is researched based on interviews with police,
medical professionals, and those affected by these heinous acts.


Choose your format: Read, Listen, or Watch this true crime and join us as we
discuss the event with subject matter experts. Are you ready to confront the darkness?

Book Club Agenda

September: 28th at 10:00 AM Online via WebEx

FSCJ graduate from the Funeral Services (A.S.) program, Miranda Mythen, will speak about a body's decomposition process and its vital role in solving crimes. She will also talk about "The Body Farm" where they conduct experiments with bodies to further their education on how the decomposition process is affected when bodies are left in unique habitats or environments. She will also talk about suspicious deaths and when a medical examiner must get involved. 

October:12th at 7:00 PM online via WebEx 

Join us for an online Kahoot-style book discussion about the "Boston Strangler" true crime story. Explore historical context, analyze the killer's psyche, and follow investigative trails. Engage in dynamic discussions and thought-provoking questions.

We look forward to your thoughts from reading, listening, or watching: The Boston Strangler story.