Local author Tom Carr to speak at Leland Library

From staff reports

Author Tom Carr tells stories of murder, robbery and mayhem through the ages in the Great Lakes state. Delivered in a lively manner with irreverence and historical context, the stories include crimes of passion, greed, insanity and just plain awfulness. On Wednesday, August 14, at 6 pm, Carr will be in the Munnecke Room at Leland Township Library discussing his second book, MI BAD: Robbers, Cutthroats and Thieves in Michigan’s Past and Present

Carr is an independent writer and journalist who spent 25 years in daily newspapers, primarily the Traverse City Record-Eagle. He has won journalistic awards for his investigative reporting, feature writing, breaking news and humor columns. Carr often covered police, courts and crime and reported closely on some memorable and well-known crimes. 

Carr was born in Grand Rapids, grew up in Northville, graduated from Michigan State and has lived and reported in Sturgis, Sault Ste. Marie and Traverse City. He now lives near Buckley, with his wife Maria, in a farmhouse where they raised their two sons. 

For more call information, 231-256-9152 (Library) or visit LelandLibrary.org.