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Free talk at the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum by author Leland Hale: What Happened in Craig

by Amy Carney on 2018-11-13T08:56:35-09:00 in Events, Archives, Museums, Libraries | Comments

JUNEAU – On Friday, November 16 at 5:30 pm at the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives, and Museum, join Leland Hale for a discussion of his new book, What Happened in Craig, published by Epicenter Press. In September 1982, the small town of Craig was rocked by the murders of eight people aboard The Investor. The investigation of the case and arrest of former crew member John Kenneth Peel became a nationwide sensation, but ultimately did not result in a conviction, making this “Alaska’s Worst Unsolved Mass Murder.” Books will be available at The Store at the APK and Mr. Hale will be available to sign books after the presentation. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum and will be recorded for later broadcast on 360 North and online at

Leland Hale is the author of Butcher, Baker: The True Account of an Alaskan Serial Killer, about notorious murderer Robert Hansen. His meticulous research for What Happened in Craig included the court records from the Peel case at the Alaska State Archives. Selected materials from the Archives’ collection will be on display at the event.

A person experiencing a disability who needs accommodation for events hosted by the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum can contact the Division’s ADA coordinator at (907) 465-2988 to make any necessary arrangements.

The Alaska State Archives preserves permanently valuable government records that document Alaska's history and makes these records available to its clients in a secure, professional and responsible manner. The State Archives' serves both the citizens of Alaska and state agencies that create and administer public records. Public hours at the Alaska State Archives Research Center are Monday-Friday from 10AM to 4PM. For more information about the Archives and its services, please visit

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