A reader observed and suggested the following:
Meghan commented on Gaining Some Traction.
The Oakland Press is on it this Sunday morning: TheOaklandPress_20200809_D001_1 See Marney’s website at thesnowkillings.com, …
I live in Oakland County and, during Covid times, we can check out books from the local libraries by requesting them online. The online Library Network system seems to include access to libraries beyond Oakland County in this region too. I looked up Keenan’s book and there is not one copy in the entire system. As a small action that readers here can take, I suggest those who are able buy a copy or two of the book and donate it to your local library. Let’s get copies in Royal Oak, Baldwin, Huntington Woods, Ferndale libraries, etc. We need more local people furious about this tragic story and the cover up.
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As you can see from the attached scan of delivery records, I sent a copy of Marney Keenan’s book, The Snow Killings, Inside the Oakland County Child Killer Investigation, directly from Amazon to Baldwin Public Library in Birmingham, Michigan. It was delivered on July 21, signed for by Brandon. Thanks to a reader who made this suggestion to me via email before the book was released.
As you can see, I also sent the following titles to Baldwin:
The Kill Jar, Obsession, Descent, and a Hunt for Detroit’s Most Notorious Serial Killer, by J. Reuben Appelman (2018), delivered July 15, 2020.
Portraits in the Snow, The Oakland County Child Killings . . . Scandals and Small Conspiracies, by M.F. Cribari (2011), delivered July 16, 2020.
I am sure Baldwin will tell you that they are just so, so busy and understaffed during this pandemic and that the books will be in circulation soon. They better be. Meghan is right–if you can afford to do it, send a copy of one or all three of these books to your local Oakland County library. Right now Marney Keenan’s book is on back order, but order one for yourself anyway. I intend to send more copies of these books to Baldwin, just in case they “disappear.”
As another reader observed–let the dialogue begin because the cat is indeed finally out of the bag. Even if you steadfastly maintain the killer is no where mentioned in any of these three books, you will not be able to make the argument that law enforcement in Oakland County and the Michigan State Police did their jobs here. The emerging truth here is worse than anyone really knew. Read and think about what happened here. Protect and Defend will feel like a real farce.