Tucson Festival of Books

American Demons

Two Edgar-winning authors shine new light on stories we thought we knew. Jeff Guinn discusses David Koresh and the Branch Davidians, and Daniel Stashower discusses Eliot Ness and the hunt for the Mad Butcher of Cleveland.

Jeff Guinn

Jeff Guinn is the bestselling author of numerous books, including "Go Down Together," "The Last Gunfight, Manson," "The Road to Jonestown," and "War on the Border He lives in Fort Worth, Texas, and is a member of the Texas Literary Hall of Fame....

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Daniel Stashower

New York Times bestselling author Daniel Stashower is an acclaimed biographer and narrative historian. Winner of the Edgar, Agatha and Anthony awards, as well as the Raymond Chandler Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction, his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, AARP: The Magazine, National Geographic Traveler and American History as well as other publications....

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David Koresh, the Branch Davidians, and A Legacy of Rage
Jeff Guinn
True Crime
Simon & Schuster
January 2023
ISBN 9781982186104
400 pages

The definitive account of the disastrous siege at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, featuring never-before-seen documents, photographs, and interviews, from former investigative reporter Jeff Guinn, bestselling author of Manson and The Road to Jamestown.

American Demon
Eliot Ness and the Hunt for America's Jack the Ripper
Daniel Stashower
True Crime
St. Martin's Publishing Group
September 2022
ISBN 9781250041166
352 pages