Events

Tuesday 1/14/2020

Rochester Hills Public Library

7pm

Tuesday 1/14/2020

Rochester Hills Public Library

7pm

Wednesday 2/12/2020

Harrison Township Public Library

7pm

Wednesday 2/12/2020

Harrison Township Public Library

7pm

Friday 2/21/2020

Huron County Historical Commission (Waltz)

7pm

Friday 2/21/2020

Huron County Historical Commission (Waltz)

7pm

Wednesday 3/18/2020

Grosse Pointe Historical Society

7:30pm

Wednesday 3/18/2020

Grosse Pointe Historical Society

7:30pm

Thursday 3/19/2020

Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (Dearborn)

Thursday 3/19/2020

Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (Dearborn)

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Available Presentations: the Backlist

Cold Case Michigan

A body that floated across Lake Michigan. Another found incinerated in a blueberry patch. A middle school kid who never came home. These are the cases that haunt Michigan residents. Plunge into the world of unsolved homicide and cold cases. Examine the evidence, ponder the forensics, and consider the  suspects along side true crime author and former morgue volunteer Tobin T. Buhk, who discusses how forensic professionals learn the secrets of the dead and determine cause of death. NOTE: Not for the faint of heart!  

Michigan's Forgotten Serial Killers

Meet the serial killers who terrorized yesteryear Michigan:The Killer Dentist, a Grand Rapids native who tried to poison his way into his wife’s inheritance; The Detroit Bluebeard, who prowled matrimonial ads for victims; The Michigan Borgia, who removed an entire branch of her family tree with Strychnine; The Scorecard Killer, who scored two of his alleged fifty victims in Grand Rapids. The Lonely Hearts Killers, whose mail-order fraud business became felonious on the southwest side of Grand Rapids. And others.     

Murder.Mayhem.Michigan

Come face to face with the malefactors who stained the pages of Michigan history with blood spatter: The Killer Dentist, a Grand Rapids native who tried to poison his way into his wife’s inheritance; The Detroit Bluebeard, who prowled matrimonial ads for victims; The Michigan Borgia, who removed an entire branch of her family tree with Strychnine; The Lonely Hearts Killers, whose mail-order fraud business became felonious on the southwest side of Grand Rapids. Andre Kehoe, who engineered the bloodiest school day in history. Serial killers John Norman Collins and Coral Watts, whose crimes terrorized southeastern Michigan's co-eds. And others. Join crime historian and author Tobin T. Buhk as he unveils the truth behind some of Michigan’s most fiendish crimes. 

True Crime in the Civil War

A psychopathic general who decapitated his enemies and stacked the heads in piles; an early serial killer who used the war to settle scores; an entire family murdered and thrown into the Mississippi; Soiled Doves who made money off of the war. While the boys in blue and gray traded lead on the battlefield, these malefactors terrorized soldiers and civilians alike. Learn about these characters, and many others in this look at the "un-civil" side of the Civil War.  

Additional Presentations...

In addition to these themed-presentations, the author offers presentations for each book title and, upon request, will also create a custom, crime-related presentation. Higher rates may apply.