Join us to hear how an interesting afternoon at the local library gradually grew into years of earnest research, trips to courthouses and archives across the state, and eventually a promise to set the record straight on one of the most fascinating series of murders in American history. Learn how an amateur genealogist solved a real-life serial killer mystery and became an award-winning author.
Steve Shukis is a sixth-generation Chicagoan, and has been an amateur genealogist for more than thirty years. His book Poisoned tells the fascinating story of Herman Billik, a mysterious Bohemian fortune teller accused of slowly poisoning Martin and Rose Vrzal, and their four children in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood in the early 1900s.
(Note: This is not a Prospect Heights Public Library District sponsored program.)
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