Saturday, December 15, 2012


Larry Welch, tenth director of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, now provides readers with the first history of that agency, spanning the years 1939–2007. His account includes, among other things, detailed case studies of the KBI’s participation in the high-profile arrests of serial killers Francis Donald Nemechek of western Kansas and Dennis Rader, the infamous BTK of Wichita. His taut chapters also highlight the relentless investigators, dedicated forensic scientists, crime analysts, and everyone else who has labored on behalf of the KBI’s pursuit of justice. They take readers behind the headlines to reveal how KBI agents played a key role in capturing Richard Hickock and Perry Smith of In Cold Blood fame, and consider other high profile cases such as Gary Kleypas’s murder of a Pittsburg State student and KU student Shannon Martin’s killing in Costa Rica.” (From University Press of Kansas, publishers of Beyond Cold Blood, by Larry Welch.

The public is invited to attend a book signing at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, December 19, at Regnier Auditorium, Johnson County Community College, 12345 College, Overland Park

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