Although 75 years have passed there is still one crime that is listed as the Crime of the Century, the Charles Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping. Some are unaware that Ellis Parker, at the time, the highly-regarded “Master Detective” of Burlington County, disastrously attempted to solve this case on his own, was arrested, charged, and found guilty of the crime of… kidnapping! He died in federal prison.
On Saturday, September 22 at 1 pm, Mount Holly will be opening doors to get a peek at the life of Burlington County Chief Detective, Ellis Parker. This guided tour will stop at several of Parker’s favorite Mount Holly places.
Concluding the tour at 3 pm at the Mount Holly Library, John Reisinger, author of the book, Master Detective, will be speaking about Parker’s career and several of his cases, including the Lindbergh case. Following the talk, Reisinger, will be signing copies of his recently released paperback. Light refreshments will be served. Ticket prices are: $10 for the tea and talk and $25 for the tour, tea, and talk. Tickets for the tour can be purchased at the Mount Holly Library at 307 High St. and The Bookery at 20 White Street in Mount Holly. Copies of the book will be available to purchase on the day of the event. Proceeds to benefit the Mount Holly Library.
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