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The 13th Annual Books By The Banks Cincinnati USA Book Festival will be held Saturday, October 26 the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati. Along with more than 100 authors who will talk with patrons and sign copies of their books, there will be author panels and discussions; a kids zone and teen scene with a variety of activities and entertainment; sponsor tables; and an onsite bookstore from Joseph Beth Booksellers.Cincinnati Public Radio will have a table - stop by and say hi to the hosts and staff, sign-up to win a CD or other prize, and let us know what you think about our stations! This event is free to attend, and runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.More information can be found at booksbythebanks.org.91.7 WVXU is a proud media partner.We've had the opportunity to interview, or review, many of the authors you'll meet at this year's Books by the Banks . Here's a list if you'd like to hear from one of your favorites! BBTB 2019 AUTHORS WHO HAVE BEEN ON WVXU THIS YEARConnie Dow: From A to Z with Energy! 26 Ways to Move and PlayTerry Gamble: The EulogistJessica Strawser: Forget You Know MeAlexander Watson: Saucy Boat, Stout Mates, Spotted Dog, AmericaMargaret McMullan: Where The Angels LivedCandace Ganger: Six Goodbyes We Never SaidBook Review: Dan and Judy Dourson: Wildflowers and Ferns of Red River Gorge and the Greater Red River BasinJohn Kachuba: Shapeshifters: A HistoryDan Woellert: Cincinnati Goetta: A Delectable HistoryKaren Abbott: The Ghosts Of Eden ParkBook Review: Constance J. Moore and Nancy M. Broermann: Maria Longworth Storer: From Music and Art to Popes and PresidentsPauletta Hansel:When She Was Done (a Mother's Day poem)Coal Town Photograph (Father's Day poems)Sherry Stanforth and Richard Hague: Riparian: Poetry, Short Prose, and Photographs Inspired by the Ohio River (airing on November 24)Rick Kennedy: 100 Years of Reimagining Flight (Cincinnati Edition)Jack Heffron: Classic Reds: The 50 Greatest Games in Cincinnati Reds History (Cincinnati Edition)Michael Morgan: Cincinnati Beer (Cincinnati Edition)Greg Rhodes and John Erardi: Baseball Revolutionaries: How the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings Rocked the Country and Made Baseball Famous (Cincinnati Edition)David Bell: LayoverWilliam Plunkett: The G-Men and the Nurse: A 1929 Washington Cold CaseJillian Scudder: Astroquizzical: A Curious Journey Through Our Cosmic Family Tree (Looking Up podcast)

How The Murder Of Pearl Bryan Made Northern Kentucky Famous

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A new book reveals details about the gruesome death of Pearl Bryan, a 23-year-old who was murdered in Northern Kentucky in 1896.

It was called the "Crime of the Century."

In 1896, Northern Kentucky found itself in the national spotlight after the murder of Pearl Bryan, whose headless body was discovered in Fort Thomas.

Now, a new book sheds light on the circumstances surrounding the death of this 23-year-old woman from Greencastle, Indiana.

Author and historian Larry Tipton and an assistant combed over 3,000 pages of trial documents and produced 4,000 pages of notes to produce The Betrayal of Pearl Bryan: Unraveling the Gilded Age Mystery that Captivated a Nation.

Tippin, currently the Putnam County historian from Roachdale, Indiana, decided to undertake the task of researching the incident after hearing from descendants of Bryan that very little family history existed on the infamous case.

The result is a book that gives readers a glimpse into who Pearl Bryan was, the reason she was likely murdered and what happened to her on her last four fateful days in Cincinnati.

Larry Tipton joins Cincinnati Edition this afternoon to discuss the murder of Pearl Bryan and his new book about the crime.

Larry Tippin will give a presentation and sign copies of The Betrayal of Pearl Bryan at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Tower Park Mess Hall, 801 Cochran Ave., Fort Thomas. The event is free but registration is required.

This event is sponsored by the Campbell County Historical and Genealogical Society in partnership with the Fort Thomas Military and Community Museum and the Campbell County Public Library.

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