Author and Omaha native Andrew Hilleman will read from his new book, “World, Chase Me Down,” and take part in a discussion on historical fiction and crime writing at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Bailey Library in Andrews Hall.
The event is free and open to the public.
“World, Chase Me Down” is based on the forgotten and true story of the first successful kidnapping for ransom in the United States. The story outlines how an out-of-work former butcher kidnapped the teenage son of Omaha’s wealthiest meatpacking tycoon for a ransom of $25,000 in gold.
After the reading, Hilleman will take part in the discussion on historical fiction and crime writing.