Award-winning journalist Richard Foster discusses the behind-the-scenes story of his true-crime book and podcast Southern Nightmare, the story of how Virginia's South Side Strangler serial killer become the first murderer in U.S history caught using DNA. Foster's book adaptation expertly brings readers into a deeper examination of this horrifying 1980s murder spree that terrified two Virginia cities a hundred miles apart, offering firsthand accounts from the homicide detectives, FBI agents, and prosecutors who desperately pursued the strangler, as well as friends and family of his victims. Get more information at https://www.wrl.org/richard-foster-southern-nightmare
Southern Nightmare host Richard Foster will be participating in a panel discussion about the South Side Strangler serial killing case at a members-only meeting of the John Marshall American Inn of Court. Other participants will include former Chesterfield County Commonwealth’s Attorney Billy Davenport, who prosecuted Timothy Spencer for the murder of Diane Cho, and former Spencer defense attorney Jeff Everhart. Foster will also be signing books at the event, which is closed to the public.
Southern Nightmare host Richard Foster will be signing copies of the Southern Nightmare book at the 5th Annual Brew-Ho-Ho, a yearly celebration of local authors and beer held at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. Chop Suey Books and Hardywood will donate 10% of sales to the wonderful Virginia Children's Book Festival, a free yearly event each October in Farmville, VA. The Brew-Ho-Ho is free and open to the public.
Tickets are on sale NOW for the Southern Nightmare LIVE show on Friday July 27 at Sound of Music Studios. You'll get a sneak preview of the final episode of season 1 before everyone else! See you there, Southern Nightmare fans!
You’re invited to a special live sneak preview event for Southern Nightmare: The Hunt for The South Side Strangler. During this event, Foster will discuss the reporting that went into the podcast and how it differs from print journalism. He will also interview sources from the podcast, including one of the lead homicide detectives who worked on the case.
Special Guests include:
· Retired Richmond Police homicide detective Ray Williams
· Style Weekly founder Lorna Wyckoff
· Debbie Smith, founder, H-E-A-R-T (Hope Exists After Rape Trauma)
Event co-sponsored by: