Virtual Nonfiction Book Club Reads Killers of the Flower Moon

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After a long hiatus, TCPL's Nonfiction Book Club is back! Led by Asia and Woody (you may remember us from True Crime Book Club), this club will meet three times a year and read a wide variety of nonfiction. First up is Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann.

From the publisher's website:

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history, from the author of The Lost City of Z.

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.

Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered.

As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

The book club will be held via Zoom (maybe in-person for the next meeting?).

There are limited copies of Killers of the Flower Moon available for registered participants.

To receive updates and the Zoom link for participation, register below. Please note on your registration form whether you will need to borrow a copy of the book. (If you've already read the book or have your own copy, you are welcome to join the discussion as well!)

Questions? Contact Asia at abonacci@tcpl.org.