True-crime enthusiasts, get excited! Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell’s graphic memoir, Murder Book, explores our culture’s fascination with death and dismemberment. Fitzgerald joins Alta Live to give us a peek inside this brand-new tome, detail some of the all-too-overlooked victims she features in its pages, and talk homicide and graphic art with true-crime superfan (and Alta Live host) Beth Spotswood. Do not miss this episode.
About the guest:
Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell is a writer, comedian, and New Yorker cartoonist. Murder Book is her debut graphic memoir, issued by Andrews McMeel Publishing. She lives in Brooklyn with her puppy and a vast collection of Law & Order DVDs. Follow her on Instagram @cartoonsbyhilary.
About the book:
Why is it so fascinating to read about death and dismemberment? In Murder Book, lifelong true-crime obsessive and New Yorker cartoonist Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell tries to puzzle out the answer. An unconventional graphic exploration of a lifetime of Ann Rule superfandom, amateur armchair sleuthing, and a deep dive into the high-profile murders that have fascinated the author for decades, this is a funny, thoughtful, and highly personal blend of memoir, cultural criticism, and true crime with a focus on the often-overlooked victims of notorious killers.•