This event was held on August 5, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Taking a true story of a murder in her own Michigan family, author Becky Thacker has crafted a page-turning mystery novel!
"Faithful Unto Death" provides a window into the daily lives of small-town Michiganders at the turn of the century, wrapped up in a riveting whodunit.... Why was the pious daughter of missionaries suddenly stricken with a mysterious and fatal ailment - was it an illness -- or suicide -- or MURDER?! Join us and hear more about the real murder; this engrossing book; and why the University of Michigan Press decided to make this mystery novel available for free on their website as a special serialized summer read! This event includes a book signing and books will be on sale.
Becky Thacker is descended from the grandchildren of Rebecca Nurse and Cotton Mather, Salem Witch trials victim and hanging judge respectively. At family gatherings on the family farm in Leroy, Michigan, she and her relatives often debated about the family murder, each strongly holding a different viewpoint of what happened and why. Becky used this true mystery to create this absorbing tale of murder in Benzonia.