Anne K. Howard is a true crime author and an avid true crime reader. She has a popular blog, “Serial Murders in Connecticut,” in which she writes about different solved and unsolved murders in the Nutmeg State. As a practicing attorney, she is able to sift through large volumes of legal information and craft it into page-turning stories. She also endeavors to portray the victims of a crime with compassion and respect, interviewing their family members in order to present the long-term residual suffering that results from inhuman acts.
Anne will be doing a presentation on her book His Garden: Conversations with a Serial Killer.
A monster was on a killing spree. In just nine months, seven people went missing; all of their bodies eventually discovered in a wooded lot behind a suburban strip mall. But the investigation that led law enforcement to their suspect, William Devin Howell, is only part of the story behind His Garden: Conversations With A Serial Killer.
Anne K. Howard first contacted Howell while he was serving a fifteen-year sentence for the murder of one of his seven victims. He was about to be charged for the remaining six murders. A unique and disturbing friendship between the two began, comprised of written correspondence, face-to-face prison visits and recorded phone calls. Howell, who had been unwilling to speak to any members of the media, came to trust Howard.
In the years that follow, the suspect shared his troubled history with Howard but refused to discuss the charges against him, promising only to tell her everything when the case was over.
That time has come.
His Garden probes the complicated and conflicted mind of William Devin Howell–Connecticut’s most prolific serial killer. Both sacred and profane in its narrative style, the story on these pages explores the eternal question of human evil and its impact on others, including the woman he chose to hear his horrific confession.
Ages 18 & up