Jo Allison - Storied & Scandalous St. Louis

Tuesday, January 25, 7pm CT
Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page or YouTube Page
St. Charles City-County Library Facebook Page
Rectangular image with the logos for Left Bank Books, St Charles City-County Library, and Sisters in Crime in the bottom left corner, a Headshot of author Jo Allison is the left half of the image, a headshot of author Fedora Amis in the bottom right corner, and a picture of the cover of the book "Storied & Scandalous St. Louis" in the upper right cornerLeft Bank Books, St. Charles City-County Library & Sisters in Crime - St. Louis welcome former Missouri journalist & author
Jo Allison
(the pen name of Linda Dobkins),
who will discuss her new book
Storied & Scandalous St. Louis: A History of Breweries, Baseball, Prejudice, and Protest,
on our Facebook Live Page at 7pm CT on January 25th.
Allison will be in conversation with President of Sisters in Crime - St. Louis Chapter
Fedora Amis.
Join us on our Facebook Live Page and order a copy of
from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!


About Storied & Scandalous St. Louis

In the years from its founding in 1764 to the mid-twentieth century, St. Louis saw more than its share of shady, sad, storied, and scandalous citizens. They weren’t married when they should have been or were married to too many at once. They carried notions of honor too far or lacked honor at all in their dealings in matters of race, class, immigration, gender, and good government. They faced nature’s fury from tornadoes to exploding sewers and managed to play politics with all of it. In between, they offered moments of glory. In short, the very human St. Louisans of the past gave us good tales for the retelling, the better that they’re true.


About our Speakers

Jo Allison (the pen name of Linda Dobkins) spent ten years as a journalist, mostly for newspapers. She was the first woman to do television news in her home town of Joplin, Missouri. Although she went on to teaching and researching, she believes reporting was the best education she could have had. She now lives in Bristol, Virginia. More information is available on her website,

Fedora Amis won the Mayhaven Fiction Prize for her Victorian whodunit, Jack the Ripper in St. Louis. Five-Star Cengage published her next two Jemmy McBustle mysteries: Mayhem at Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Have Your Ticket Punched by Frank James.
She has one son, Skimmer, who partners Fedora in writing science fiction, fantasy and magical realism.
     “Why do I write? I love words—always have--reading them, writing them. I even like looking them up in the dictionary. So call me eccentric. Call me crazy—but call me a writer.”


All you need to do to participate is log in to your personal Facebook account, go to Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page, and wait for the livestream to begin on the page (you may need to refresh the page periodically until the stream begins). You may also watch the simulcast on Left Bank's YouTube channel.

The Sisters in Crime Greater St. Louis Chapter is dedicated to helping every writer achieve the dream of publication. It is a place for men and women to find camaraderie and encouragement. Our main goal is to create an active, non-competitive atmosphere for writers, readers, and other lovers of the mystery genre.
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