February 2018 / Author Talk

Feb 8

Thu 7:00 pm

Maureen Boyle and Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Serial Killer

Award winning journalist and crime reporter Maureen Boyle will visit the Westwood Public Library to discuss her new book Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Serial Killer. Shallow Graves is the true story of the worst serial killing case in Massachusetts since the Boston Strangler and remains unsolved to this day. Eleven women went missing over the spring and summer of 1988 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, an old fishing port known as the Whaling City, where Moby Dick, Frederick Douglass, textile mills, and heroin-dealing represent just a few of the many threads in the community’s diverse fabric.

Maureen Boyle first broke the story in 1988 and stayed with it for decades. Drawing on more than one hundred interviews, along with police reports, first-person accounts, and field reporting both during the killings and more recently, Shallow Graves brings the reader behind the scenes of the investigation, onto the streets of the city, and into the homes of the families still hoping for answers. No registration is required and all are welcome! Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

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