Cold Case Discussion with NPR's Cheyna Roth

Monday, September 14, 2020 - 7:00pm

All Locations

28th Street
2660 28th Street SE 
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Okemos - Meridian Mall
1982 Grand River Ave
Okemos, MI 48864

Calling all true crime junkies! NPR radio’s Cheyna Roth is coming to talk about all things true crime and her book, Cold Cases: A True Crime Collection. From the Black Dahlia murder to the Freeway Phantom murders, let’s chat.


Author Bio:

Raised on an early diet of Nancy Drew novels, Cheyna Roth has always had a deep fascination with crime and a good mystery. A prosecuting attorney at the age of twenty-four, Cheyna started out wanting to put the dregs of society in jail. But she soon learned that the criminal justice system is far from black-and-white.

Cheyna became a journalist in 2016. She started her career as a political reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network and has been a guest on popular shows such as 1A, Here and Now, and All Things Considered. She is now an environmental journalist for MLive. Her work has been featured in Broadly, Bustle, and on NPR.

Cheyna is also an adjunct professor of journalism and law at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Book Description:

Discover the fascinating true crime stories of JonBenét Ramsey, the Black Dahlia, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft, the Amber Alert case, the Cleveland Torso Murders, and more—a must-read for murderinos, armchair detectives, and online sleuths of all kinds!

From mystifying heists to shocking murders, Cold Cases: A True Crime Collection features case file facts, fascinating details, and chilling testimonies of the world’s most famous cold cases. Written for true crime junkies who love to speculate on the facts and theories surrounding their favorite cases, this book reads like you’re having a conversation with a friend or listening to your favorite crime podcast. Each chapter delves deep into the facts, while also illuminating the many theories surrounding these mysteriously fascinating cases:

- The Zodiac Killer

- The disappearance of Natalee Holloway 

- The murder of JonBenét Ramsey

- The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist 

- The Kingsbury Run murders, aka the Cleveland Torso murders 

- The Black Dahlia murder

- The Freeway Phantom murders

- D. B. Cooper’s airplane heist

- The Amber Alert case (the death of Amber Hagerman)

- The Golden State Killer