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Wed, Jun 21


Basehor Community Library

Ripple: A Long Strange Search for a Killer

Journalist Jim Cosgrove shares his decades-long struggle to uncover the truth of a family friend's disappearance and death. Also covers the story "A Six-Letter Word for Neighbor" by Lisa Unger

Ripple: A Long Strange Search for a Killer
Ripple: A Long Strange Search for a Killer

Time & Location

Jun 21, 2023, 6:30 PM

Basehor Community Library, 1400 158th St, Basehor, KS 66007, USA

About the event

While working as a feature writer for the Albuquerque Journal in 1995, story-teller Jim Cosgrove picked up the trail of a cold case involving the disappearance of a family friend, Frank McGonigle, a lovable, hapless Grateful Dead fan who left his Kansas City home in 1982 and never returned. Ripple, which gives a nod to the 1970 Grateful Dead song, is the culmination of this long, strange journey in which Cosgrove uncovers connections to a ruthless  local crime boss in South Carolina and miscues from a threadbare sheriff’s department. A chance meeting with a soft-hearted psychic who provided freakishly accurate details about Frank’s death put Cosgrove face to face with the alleged killer.

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