OPEN HOUSE Dr. Bejamin Gilmer Discusses True Crime Book, The Other Dr. Gilmer

Join us for a free, open house event with Dr. Benjamin Gilmer as he presents his book, The Other Dr. Gilmer, on Wednesday, April 10th, 2024 at Rainy Day Books from 6pm-7pm.




A powerful true story about a shocking crime and a mysterious illness that will forever change your notions of how we punish and how we heal—an expansion on one of the most popular This American Life episodes of all time

Fresh out of medical residency, Dr. Benjamin Gilmer joined a rural North Carolina clinic only to find that its previous doctor shared his last name. Dr. Vince Gilmer was loved and respected by the community— right up until he strangled his ailing father and then returned to the clinic for a regular week of work. Vince’s eventual arrest for murder shocked his patients. How could their beloved doctor be capable of such violence? The deeper Benjamin looked into Vince’s case, the more he became obsessed with discovering what had pushed a good man toward darkness.


The Other Dr. Gilmer is an extraordinary true story by a physician of how an inheritable brain disorder destroyed two lives, a father and a son. More importantly, it gives a view into a criminal justice system that has destroyed many more. Powerful, profound, and compelling.”

—James Doty, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart, founder and director of the Stanford University Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education

While this book is many things—a grisly story of true crime, a medical mystery, a deep-dive into the inequalities of rural healthcare, and the story of a good man walking in the footsteps of a killer—it is, most importantly, very, very good. Benjamin Gilmer has written nonfiction that flows like a novel and a piece of investigative journalism full of heart and grace.”

—Wiley Cash, New York Times bestselling author of When Ghosts Come Home and A Land More Kind Than Home


Event date: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
2706 W 53rd St
Fairway, KS 66205
The Other Dr. Gilmer: Two Men, a Murder, and an Unlikely Fight for Justice By Benjamin Gilmer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593355183
Availability: In Stock as of this morning. Order Now!
Published: Ballantine Books - March 7th, 2023

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