LIVE IN-PERSON AUTHOR EVENT: Jim Cosgrove In Conversation for his New Softcover Ripple: A Long Strange Search for a Killer

AUTHOR EVENT OVERVIEW:  Jim Cosgrove will Celebrate the Publication and Launch his New Softcover and be In Conversation about Ripple: A Long Strange Search for a Killer with Mary Sanchez, Senior Reporter for KCPT's Flatland.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Award-Winning Entertainer, Author & Speaker Jim Cosgrove is a former Feature Writer for the Albuquerque Journal and Staff Writer for Hallmark Cards, Inc.  Young music fans may be more familiar with Cosgrove's persona as beloved kid-rocker "Mr. Stinky Feet."  In 2020, his music was streamed more than 1 Million times on Spotify alone.  Cosgrove lives in Kansas City with his wife and 2 daughters.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  A chilling investigation into the unsolved "boy in the woods" murder; journalist Jim Cosgrove chronicles his decades-long struggle to uncover the truth of a family friend's disappearance and death -- perfect for fans of I'll be Gone in the Dark and Memorial Drive.  For 9 years, South Carolina officials struggled to identify "the boy in the woods," a young man whose body had been discovered just south of Myrtle Beach in a fishing village called Murrells Inlet.  Meanwhile, 1,200 miles away in Kansas City, Missouri, Frank McGonigle's family searched for him at Grateful Dead concerts and in the face of every long-haired hitchhiker they passed.  Consumed by guilt for how they'd treated him, Frank's eight siblings slowly came to understand that -- like Jerry Garcia sang -- he's gone and nothin's gonna bring him back.  Frank McGonigle was finally found -- and identified as "the boy in the woods."  4 years later, the case still unsolved, Jim Cosgrove, a McGonigle family friend and investigative journalist, picked up the trail of Frank's cold case and began uncovering connections to a ruthless local crime boss and blunders by the threadbare sheriff's department.  When his research began to stall, a chance meeting with the soft-hearted, straight-talking "energy reader" Carol Williams provided a metaphysical spark that reignited Jim's resolve.  Although his work as a journalist trained him to be skeptical, Cosgrove found himself starting to become a believer when Carol provided details about Frank's murder that turned out to be freakishly accurate.  In 2019, Cosgrove returned to Murrells Inlet with one of Frank's brothers to dredge up some old leads and settle Frank's case once and for all.

DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, April 05, 2022, at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Jim Cosgrove will Celebrate the Publication and Launch his New Softcover and be In Conversation about Ripple: A Long Strange Search for a Killer with Mary Sanchez, Senior Reporter for KCPT's Flatland, and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning will follow the Presentation. Seating is General Admission. Complimentary Parking is available in the parking garage directly West of Unity Temple on The Plaza.

ADMISSION PACKAGE (1 or 2 People plus 1 Softcover of  Ripple: A Long Strange Search for a Killer ):  Walk-In Admission Packages Purchases are also welcome at Unity Temple on The Plaza on Tuesday, April 05, 2022, after 6:00 PM, until our Event starts at 7:00 PM.

The Publication & Sale Date for the Softcover of Ripple: A Long Strange Search for a Killer is Tuesday, April 05, 2022.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
Fairway, KS 66205
Ripple: A Long Strange Search for A Killer By Jim Cosgrove Cover Image
ISBN: 9781586423247
Availability: In Stock as of this morning. Order Now!
Published: Steerforth - April 5th, 2022

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All Special Orders, Author Events Admission Packages and Author Autographed Book Sales are final and nonrefundable at time of purchase, all other Sales are exchangeable / refundable within 30 Days with Receipt.