by Cathy P. Ross
Jul 12, 2013
11:53 AM
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Murderers, Bombers and Traitors

Murderers, Bombers and Traitors

      “Conversations at Connecticut’s Old State House” highlights a group of the state’s most incorrigible ne'er-do-wells on July 16 at noon in Hartford. The lunchtime lecture series features Connecticut Magazine content editor Ray Bendici, author of Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Connecticut History. Bendici takes a light-hearted look at some of the state’s most notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief and other colorful anti-heroes, with a little help from his knowledgeable friends, former Connecticut Magazine editor, Charles Monagan and M. William Phelps.

     Monagan, author of the musical Mad Bomber—based on the story of terrorist George Metesky, one of the characters in Bendici’s book—and Phelps, crime expert and creator of the Investigation Discovery series "Dark Minds," join Bendici in a lively discussion moderated by the Connecticut Network's Diane Smith. Bendici says, “I’m really looking forward to interacting with this panel of experts—it’s going to be a lot of fun.”  A book signing follows the discussion.  

      Bring your lunch—the lecture runs noon to 1 p.m. Registration is encouraged but not required. Admission is free. And bring your parking ticket from Constitution Plaza Garage or State House Square Garage for validated $5 parking.

      To register, click here:

      Connecticut's Old State House, 800 Main St., Hartford. For further information, call 860-522-6766 or visit

Murderers, Bombers and Traitors

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