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Dan and Leslie Landrigan at the Jesup Memorial Library

Submitted by Marion Fearing on Tue, 04/30/2019 - 5:43pm

Please join us at the Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor on Thursday, May 23 at 7PM for the Book Launch of Bar Harbor Babylon: Murder, Misfortune, and Scandal on Mount Desert Island by Dan and Leslie Landrigan. Mount Desert Island has attracted scoundrels and scandals for more than 100 years. In its heyday, Mount Desert was a wild oasis where the summercators could carry on in comparative privacy. he scandals that were the talk of the picnics and outings that filled the summer visitors' days are brought back to life in Bar Harbor Babylon. Murderers, thieves, cheaters and scammers have all made their mark on the tiny towns of Mount Desert. This book will take the reader on a tour of the misadventures and misfortunes that punctuate the island's wealthy and privileged past. This is going to be an exciting event - so stop by and get a signed copy of this fascinating book!

For more information please go the Jesup Memorial Library website.


Dan and Leslie Landrigan are the writers behind the New England Historical Society. Since its inception in 2014, the blog--dedicated to the exploration and promotion of New England history--has hosted more than three million visitors. With backgrounds in journalism and publishing, they now live on the coast in Stonington, Maine, where they pursue their passionate interest in history.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Bar Harbor Babylon: Murder, Misfortune, and Scandal on Mount Desert Island Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608939015
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Published: Down East Books - May 15th, 2019