Gibson's lunch event - Deep Water: Murder, Scandal, and Intrigue in a New England Town

cover art for Deep Water: Murder, Scandal, and Intrigue in a New England Town by Kenneth M SheldonWednesday, August 3rd, 2022, 12pm noon

You asked, we listened! Gibson's is hosting our first brown-bag lunch author event, with Kenneth M Sheldon presenting Deep Water: Murder, Scandal, and Intrigue in a New England Town, a true crime investigation into a brutal murder in Jaffrey, NH in the early 1900s.

In the waning days of World War I, William K. Dean was brutally murdered, his body hog-tied and dumped in a rainwater cistern on his farm in the quiet town of Jaffrey, New Hampshire. Suspicion quickly fell on Dean's wife, an invalid in the early stages of dementia. Her friends, outraged at the accusations, pointed instead to a former tenant of Dean’s, whom many suspected of being a German spy. Others believed that Dean's best friend, a politically powerful banker and judge, was involved.
Deep Water is based on extensive research into the Dean murder, including thousands of pages of FBI documents, grand jury testimonies, newspaper accounts, private correspondence, and the archives of the Jaffrey Historical Society.

Bring a sack lunch, or show up early to order a sandwich or salad bowl from the Gibson's Cafe, to eat while you listen.

Masks are strongly encouraged (when you're not eating) but no longer required for vaccinated attendees. We can’t predict the future course of the pandemic, so Gibson’s reserves the right to institute masking and/or vaccination rules for this event as circumstances dictate.  

About the author: Kenneth Sheldon is a freelance author, editor, and playwright. His work has appeared in publications ranging from Acoustic Guitar to Yankee Magazine, where he was formerly a columnist. He has written or contributed to books published by Yankee, Time-Life, Rodale, and others, and was formerly the West Coast Bureau Chief for Byte magazine. His book Welcome to Frost Heaves, a collection of Yankee humor, was published in 2015. He lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

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Event date: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 12:00pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
Deep Water: Murder, Scandal, and Intrigue in a New England Town By Kenneth M. Sheldon Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781684750276
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Down East Books - June 15th, 2022

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