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Kate Winkler Dawson Signing at Murder by the Book

February 12, 2020 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM CST

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Kate Winkler Dawson is one of WLT’s success stories. She met her agent at our Agents & Editors Conference and is an active member of our writing community. At her Murder By The Book event, she’ll be in conversation with WLT Executive Director Becka Oliver about her new book American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI.

“Part institutional history, part true crime account, and part dramatic tale of brilliant minds and clashing personalities, American Sherlock promises to be just has gripping as her first.” —CrimeReads

Berkeley, California, 1933. In a lab filled with curiosities–beakers, microscopes, Bunsen burners, and hundreds upon hundreds of books–sat an investigator who would go on to crack at least two thousand cases in his forty-year career. Known as the “American Sherlock Holmes,” Edward Oscar Heinrich was one of America’s greatest–and first–forensic scientists, with an uncanny knack for finding clues, establishing evidence, and deducing answers with a skill that seemed almost supernatural.

Based on years of research and thousands of never-before-published primary source materials, American Sherlock captures the life of the man who pioneered the science our legal system now relies upon–as well as the limits of those techniques and the very human experts who wield them.

Featured Presenter(s)

Kate Winkler Dawson is a seasoned documentary producer, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, WCBS News and ABC News Radio, Fox News Channel, United Press International, PBS NewsHour, and Nightline. She is the author of Death in the Air: The True Story of a Serial Killerthe Great London Smog, and the Strangling of a City. She teaches journalism at The University of Texas at Austin.

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February 12, 2020
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6:30 PM - 9:30 PM CST
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Murder By The Book
2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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