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An Evening with Kate Winkler Dawson

Thursday, March 5 - 7:00 PM

Journalist and documentary film producer Kate Winkler Dawson's latest book, American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI examines the life and work of criminologist Edward Oscar Heinrich, known as "America’s Sherlock Holmes." Heinrich pioneered many early forensic techniques that police still use today, including blood spatter analysis, ballistics, lie-detector tests and the use of fingerprints as courtroom evidence. Heinrich’s skills were in high demand and he consulted on many high profile cases including the infamous case of silent film star Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle. Kirkus Reviews calls it "an entertaining, absorbing combination of biography and true crime."

Dawson is a senior lecturer in broadcast journalism at University of Texas-Austin. Her documentaries have appeared Nightline, WCBS, PBS NewsHour and Fox, in addition to having pieces published in the New York Times and Washington Post. She is also the author of Death in the Air: The True Story of a Serial Killer, the Great London Smog.

Copies of American Sherlock will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Register for this free event online at or call (330) 653-6658 x1010.


96 Library Street
Hudson, OH 44236
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Hudson Library & Historical Society

Date / Time

Thursday, March 5, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


(330) 653-6658
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