Friends of the James V. Brown Library to hold February Book Review Luncheon

The Friends of the James V. Brown Library will hold a book review luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Friday. Fred Holland will review the book “Cemetery John: The Undiscovered Mastermind of the Lindbergh Kidnapping,” by Robert Zorn.

Bruno Richard Hauptmann was executed in 1936 for the kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby, yet evidence and logic have discredited the notion that he acted alone. This mystery has gone unsolved for eighty years.  Zorn examines decades of ungrounded speculation surrounding the case. Inspired by his father’s relationship with the actual accomplices, and using personal possessions and documents, never- before-seen photographs, new forensic evidence and extensive research, Zorn writes a shocking and captivating account of the crime and the original “Trial of the Century,” revealing what he claims to be the true events behind the crime.

Holland, a native of Wilmington, Delaware, attended the University of Delaware for his bachelor’s degree and the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, for his juris doctorate.

Holland arrived in Williamsport in 1981 and worked for several months as a law clerk for the Court of Common Pleas of Lycoming County. Currently, he is a partner at the local law firm of Murphy, Butterfield & Holland, P.C.   Holland is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Williamsport/Lycoming County Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Club of Williamsport. In his spare time, he enjoys music, reading and tennis.

The luncheon will start at noon in the Lowry Room of the Welch Family wing of the James V. Brown Library. Those who wish may buy lunch may do so. To reserve lunch, use the online reservation calendar on the library website where you will find a prompt for reservations or call Dana at the library at 570-326-0536, ext. 114. Reservations should be made by Wednesday. Register only if you wish to reserve lunch. You may bring your own lunch or simply attend the book review. Parking is available in the public lot off Market Street, adjacent to the Welch Wing.