CHOPPED: A Book Discussion with Dale M. Pollock

Graphic for CHOPPED: A Book Discussion with Dale M. Pollock on Sunday, March 12 at 3 pm at the Bookmarks Bookstore. This is a free event with registration encouraged on Eventbrite. Click the image to go to Eventbrite. Bookmarks welcomes Dale M. Pollock for a discussion of his new book, CHOPPED, on March 12th at 3:00pm!

This is a free event. Each person attending the event is encouraged to register. Registration options:

  • Free registration: Attendance to the book talk
  • Book ticket: Attendance to the book talk and a copy of Chopped

Click here to register on Eventbrite.  Free registration will also be available at the door.

Books will be available for purchase at the event.

About the Book

On Thanksgiving 1849, the richest man in Boston vanishes. A Harvard Medical College janitor finds cut-up pieces of a human in chemistry professor John Webster's privy vault beneath his laboratory. He is charged with murder despite only circumstantial evidence, and the notorious trial that follows offers a spectacle that is as riveting as the O.J. Simpson trial of the 1990s. A young doctor, James Winchell Stone, who takes down the entire transcript of the trial using an early form of stenography, decides to use his deductive reasoning to solve the mystery of who actually killed Dr. George Parkman. In the process he uncovers a tragic truth involving the Underground Railroad and falls into a forbidden romance. Chopped is a thrilling evocation of old-world Boston, and Dale M. Pollock weaves a "whodunit" explanation into the actual court transcript of the case, taken down word-for-word by his ancestor, Dr. James Winchell Stone.

About the Author

Dale M. Pollock is a writer, lecturer, film producer, and cinema professor. His previous book was the bestseller Skywalking: The Life and Films of George Lucas. He and his wife Susie reside in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Event date: 
Sunday, March 12, 2023 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
634 W 4Th St Suite 110
Winston-Salem, NC 27101-2730