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Books & Beer: Monsters on the Loose

NOVEMBER 5, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Join award-winning author and historian Richard Carrico for a presentation and book signing for his newest book, Monsters on the Loose: The True Story of Three Unsolved Murders in Prohibition Era San Diego.

Prohibition-era San Diego was a place rife with murder. With forensic evidence not quite what it is today, many of these murders went unsolved. In Monsters on the Loose, Richard L. Carrico details the three unsolved murders of Virginia Brooks, Louise Teuber, and Hazel Bradshaw. The author walks the audience through the girls’ last days alive, the search for their killers, and the criminal trial of one suspect.

Carrico, utilizing the History Center’s Research Archives to uncover some of the mystery behind these deaths, has dedicated time to these victims’ stories, emerging as an advocate for them more than 90 years after the murders. The book’s unearthing of shocking revelations promises to captivate readers and keep them on the edge of their seats.

Additional activity: An in-depth, hands on experience with historic materials related to another true crime murder from the Research Archives.

This is a no-ticketed event, free for all, with first-come first serve seats.
Proceeds from each book sold supports the San Diego History Center.
Beer tastings and pints from Little Miss Brewery available for $10.


November 5, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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