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You are invited to join the Bibliophiles at the Peebles Library once a month for book club. The true crime mystery, Born Evil by Adrian Havill is the book of the month for August. You may pick up a copy of the book at the Peebles Library. You may read the book at your leisure then come to the book club at 4 p.m. on Mon., Aug. 17 to discuss the novel.
Homeless and living in his truck, forty-year-old Hadden Clark often drew stares in Bethesda, Maryland. He also slept with a teddy bear, and, dressed as a woman, strolling through town, he carried 28 carving knives, a straight razor, and a gun in his truck. When the reclusive loner was arrested in 1992 for the stabbing murders of two local girls, no one was surprised. It was after his incarceration that the surprises came, popping up like half-buried corpses.
While serving a seventy-year sentence, Hadden confessed to having a split personality, dominated by a psychotic mother and daughter who were vying for attention. He also admitted to murdering at least a dozen more women– the ones he could remember– cannibalizing them, using their leftover body parts as fishing bait, and burying their remains everywhere from a local cemetery to a sand dune on Cape Cod. Authorities didn’t believe him– until Hadden took them on a personal four-state tour.