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Cambridge Public Library to Welcome Susan Clare Zalkind, Author of The Waltham Murders

Stone Building Cambridge Public Library

On Thursday, July 25, from 6-8 p.m., join Susan Clare Zalkind in a discussion of her new true-crime memoir, The Waltham Murders, in the Main Library Lecture Hall. The conversation will be moderated by Becky Cooper, author of We Keep the Dead Close. This event is hybrid, and registration is required.

The Waltham Murders investigates an unsolved triple homicide and its potential ties to the Boston Marathon bombing, two events that took place just three months apart. In September 2011, Erik Weissman and two friends were murdered in a brutal triple homicide in Waltham, Massachusetts. Erik’s friend Susan Zalkind, an investigative journalist, needed closure and knew that finding it would be up to her. As Susan began digging, and as the Boston Marathon bombing exposed startling new leads, the case led her down a tangled and sometimes dangerous path to the truth.

Susan Clare Zalkind is an investigative journalist based in the Boston-area. Her work has appeared in This American Life, the Guardian, CityLab, VICE, the Daily BeastThe Irish Times, and Boston magazine. She is also the writer and producer behind the 2022 Hulu docuseries The Murders Before the Marathon.

Becky Cooper is a former New Yorker editorial staff member and Senior Fellow at Brandeis's Schuster Institute for Investigative Reporting. She is the author of We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence, as well as Mapping Manhattan: A Love (and Sometimes Hate) Story in Maps by 75 New Yorkers.


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