Join us to celebrate the release of Dean Jobb's new gripping nonfiction tale of a jazz age age rogue with a penchant for jewel snatching. Joining him in conversation will be Deborah Blum, author of the fabulous The Poisoner's Handbook! 

Event date: 
Friday, July 12, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
10 Langley Rd
Newton, MA 02459-1972
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A Gentleman and a Thief: The Daring Jewel Heists of a Jazz Age Rogue By Dean Jobb Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643752839
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Algonquin Books - June 25th, 2024

in this captivating Jazz Age true crime about "the greatest jewel thief who ever lived" (Life Magazine), Arthur Barry, who charmed celebrities and millionaires while simultaneously planning and executing the most audacious and lucrative heists of the 1920s. 
A skilled con artist and one of the most successful burglars in history, Arthur Barry wa

The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York By Deborah Blum Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143118824
Availability: Not in the store. We can order it and should have it in store in 3-5 business days.
Published: Penguin Books - January 25th, 2011

Equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, The Poisoner's Handbook is "a vicious, page-turning story that reads more like Raymond Chandler than Madame Curie." —The New York Observer

“The Poisoner’s Handbook breathes deadly life into the Roaring Twenties.” —Financial Times