Friends @ the Carnegie: Author Tom Carr, Blood on the Mitten

Join Tom Carr, author of Blood on the Mitten: Infamous Michigan Murders, 1700s–Present, Monday, January 22 at 7:00 p.m. for this month’s Friends @ the Carnegie speaker series. He will discuss the most notorious murders in Michigan of the last few centuries. Tom puts the accounts of these killings in a historical and social perspective, describing the politics and social agendas of the time. He will take us to the crime scene and describe what stands there now and show how motivation to murder has changed surprisingly little over time, although forensics, punishment and investigations have changed a great deal.


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

All Friends @ the Carnegie programs are held at the Carnegie Building at 451 E. Mitchell Street, unless otherwise noted. The programs are offered at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month, except May (third Monday) and December (no program). All Friends @ the Carnegie programs are open to the public and admission is free. If you would like more information about this or other Library events, call the Petoskey District Library at 231-758-3100.