Michael Worden will read from his new mystery March 29 at DCHA
Visit the Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) on Saturday, March 29 at 2 p.m. as the museum sponsors a reading and book signing by crime author and police detective Michael Worden.
Worden will read from his new book The Murder of Richard Jennings: The True Story of New York’s First Murder for Hire.
Michael Worden has explored this 1818 murder in depth to reveal the complete story of the murder of an old man on a cold winter’s morning after a protracted dispute over a parcel of land. Five people would end up on trial for the crime and two were eventually hanged before a crowd of 20,000 onlookers.
Worden obtained vital source material from the Delaware County Historical Association archives which consisted of letters written by members of the Teed family. These letters helped him solve the mystery surrounding the burials of Teed and Dunning. According to legend, after they were hanged, Teed and Dunning were buried outside the walls of a local cemetery and locust stakes were driven into their graves.
A question and answer period will follow Worden’s presentation, along with a chance to purchase a signed copy of his book. Refreshments served. Free and open to the public.
For more information call DCHA at 607 746-3849, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org , or on the web at: www.dcha-ny.org . For more information about Michael Worden and his book visit www.realcrimescenes.com. DCHA is located on state Route 10, north of Delhi.