Tuesday, June 18th

6-7:30PM

In 1968, during Albert Lepard’s fifth escape from a life sentence at Parchman Penitentiary, he kidnapped Lovejoy Boteler, then eighteen years old, from his family’s farm in Grenada, Mississippi. Three decades later, still beset by half-buried memories of that time, Boteler began researching his kidnapper’s nefarious, sordid life to discover how and why this terrifying abduction occurred.

Crooked Snake: The Life and Crimes of Albert Lepard is the true story of Lepard, sentenced to life in Parchman for the murder of seventy-four-year-old Mary Young in 1959. During the course of his sentence, Lepard escaped from prison six times in fourteen years.

This book is available in hardcover ($25.00).

Lovejoy Boteler will discusses and signs his book, Crooked Snake: The Life and Crimes of Albert Lepard.

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

Event date: 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Lovejoy Boteler: Crooked Snake: The Life and Crimes of Albert Lepard