Crime: True and ImaginedSunday, May 8 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- In-Person Only
San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Park
- Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
- Outdoor (Free)
Why are we so fascinated by crimes, real or fictional? Maybe it’s what they reveal about human nature, fairness, society–and, not least of all, ourselves. Legendary cold-case investigator Paul Holes (Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases) knows this better than most. You might remember him from one of the most famous recent cases he helped to solve: that of the Golden State Killer. Los Angeles Times journalist Jessica Garrison is another brilliant investigative mind; her nonfiction book The Devil’s Harvest (“urgent, highly readable,” says Kirkus) tells a twisty tale of justice thwarted but ultimately attained. And bestselling fiction writer Tod Goldberg, with his collection of Coachella Valley gangster tales, The Low Desert, more than lives up to critics’ comparing him to Elmore Leonard and Raymond Carver. In a conversation moderated by San Francisco Chronicle crime reporter Megan Cassidy, these authors will show us how scratching the surface of a crime uncovers an engrossing–and often unforgettable and moving–story about humanity.
Book signing information: Books Inc. Tent at the Bookstore Blv (corner of Allston & Milvia in the Outdoor Fair) at in the park immediately after event