Murder and Mayhem by Deborah Cuyle

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 7:00pm

Deceptions, cruelty, and corruption

Join us to celebrate Deborah Cuyle's latest release Murder & Mayhem in Spokane

Auntie's is pleased to host Deborah, an author who has written numerous local history books for Spokane and Coeur d'Alene, all of which will be available at this event. You can also pre-order her upcoming release, Wicked Spokane!

Included in the event will be a book raffle! Deborah will be giving away copies of Murder & Mayhem in Spokane and Wicked Spokane. You must attend the event to participate in the raffle.

 

August 3rd, 2022 at 7pm.

This event is free and open to the public at Auntie's Bookstore.

RSVP below!

 

About Murder & Mayhem

Spokane's dark and fascinating history is loaded with shocking murders, bootlegging mischief and devastating dramas. The beautiful city by the Spokane River was once considered a millionaire's paradise as well as a hobo's playground, but danger lurked beneath the surface. The Black Hand Gang, police hot on its trail, stalked the streets looking for local mobster Frank Bruno. A cannibal sought fresh victims, and a teenage boy picked up an axe for nefarious purposes. McNeil State Penitentiary housed notorious characters Charles Manson and the Birdman of Alcatraz, while Herbert Niccolls Jr., locked up at twelve years old, made history as the youngest inmate at Walla Walla Penitentiary. Join author Deborah Cuyle as she uncovers the Lilac City's violent past.


About Wicked Spokane

Spokane's early years were marked by violent offenses and an unchecked underworld of greed and sinister dealings. Houses of ill-repute and homebrewed whiskey abounded, and hidden tunnels beneath the streets helped to stoke the lawlessness. Famous cowgirl Calamity Jane loved to deal faro when visiting the city, and it's rumored that outlaw Butch Cassidy, after a bit of plastic surgery, chose the city to live out the rest of his life in relative peace. A corrupt police department did little to curb the influence of the wealthy and those seeking to make their fortunes through bootlegging, prostitution or gambling. Join author Deborah Cuyle as she uncovers the colorful past of the Lilac City.

 

About the author

Originally from Upstate New York, Deborah Cuyle loves everything about small towns and their history. She has written Ghosts of Coeur d'Alene and the Silver Valley, Ghosts and Legends of Spokane, The 1910 Wellington Disaster, Wicked Coeur d'Alene, and Murder & Mayhem in Coeur d'Alene and the Silver Valley. Her passions include local history, animals, museums, hiking, and horseback riding. Together with her husband and her son, she's currently remodeling a historic mansion in Milbank, South Dakota.

 

Event address: 
Auntie's Bookstore
402 West Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
Books: 
Murder & Mayhem in Spokane By Deborah Cuyle Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467150392
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: History Press - April 25th, 2022

Spokane's dark history is loaded with murders, mischief, and drama.


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Wicked Spokane By Deborah Cuyle Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781467151818
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: History Press - October 3rd, 2022

Spokane's early years were marked by an unchecked underworld of greed and sinister dealings.


Ghosts and Legends of Spokane (Haunted America) By Deborah Cuyle, Mark Porter (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Deborah Cuyle, Mark Porter (Foreword by)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467146357
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: History Press - August 23rd, 2021

Spokane is brimming with haunted buildings and shades reluctant to leave their beloved city. Patsy and Mary Clark have refused to leave their glorious mansion even after their passing, and the ghost of Ellen, who plunged to her death from a skylight in 1920, still whispers to current guests at the extravagant Davenport Hotel.


Ghosts of Coeur d'Alene and the Silver Valley By Deborah Cuyle Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467145381
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: History Press - August 24th, 2020

Spirits of pioneers who risked their lives in search of fortune still roam the old buildings in the Silver Valley. The ghosts of a young boy and teacher actively wander the halls of The Roosevelt Inn. A prisoner of war haunts the old fort where his torture and killing took place. Still waiting for her lover's return, an expectant spirit haunts her favorite room in the Jameson Hotel.


Murder & Mayhem in Coeur d'Alene and the Silver Valley By Deborah Cuyle Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467149136
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: History Press - July 4th, 2022

Wicked Coeur d'Alene By Deborah Cuyle Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467149129
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: History Press - September 27th, 2021

Despite its inviting splendor, Coeur d'Alene was home to violent conflict and lascivious mischief in its earliest years. Newspapers echo accounts of desperate gamblers, prostitutes and prospectors who did everything they could to secure their own future--at all costs. Town druggist Mr. Salis Smith concocted medicine composed of 50 percent alcohol mixed with cocaine or opium for the despondent.