A Book, A Library, A Murder

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Rumpus contributor Craig Fehrman has an article running over at The Hartford Advocate about the controversy surrounding Brain McDonald’s In The Middle of the Night. McDonald’s book is a true crime novel about a terrible murder that occurred in the town of Cheshire, Connecticut.

Apparently, the town librarian ordered the book for the library, and that didn’t bode well with a large portion of the townies. Fehrman writes an in-depth account of the diverse and conflicting opinions – delving into the political, constitutional, societal, and more.


Hans Kulla-Mader studied writing at Sarah Lawrence College and is currently living in San Francisco. More from this author →