Writers Series with Maureen Boyle for “Shallow Graves”
October 13, 2017
Partners Village Store and Kitchen is pleased to welcome author Maureen Boyle for our Fall Writers Series on Sunday, November 5th at 4:00pm. Boyle will be discussing her latest book, SHALLOW GRAVES, a true story detailing the hunt for the New Bedford Serial Killer of the late 1980s. As author Timothy White says, “Boyle expertly captures a terrifying time in a compelling and entertaining narrative.”
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. In SHALLOW GRAVES, investigative reporter Maureen Boyle tells the story of a case that has haunted New England for thirty years.
Boyle first broke the story in 1988 and stayed with it for decades. In SHALLOW GRAVES she spins a riveting narrative about the crimes, the victims, the hunt for the killers, and the search for justice, all played out against the backdrop of an increasingly impoverished community beset by drugs and crime. 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.
MAUREEN BOYLE, an award winning journalist, has been a crime reporter in New England for more than 25 years, including at the Standard-Times of New Bedford during this serial murder case. She holds an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Conn. and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Anna Maria College in Paxton, Mass. She is now director of the Journalism Program at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. This is her first book.
Please call Partners Village Store at (508)636-2572 or email [email protected] to reserve your seat on 11/5 for this riveting event.