Join author Marvin Barrash as he discusses his latest book Murder on the Abarenda, a companion book to his history of the U.S.S. Cyclops. Mr Barrash will also be updating us on some interesting new finds in regards to the mystery of the U.S.S. Cyclops. This presentation is recommended for those aged 18 and older. Reservations are requested. Please call 410-643-8161 with any questions.
"Tis strange - but true; for truth is always strange, Stranger than fiction…”
The events in Murder on the Abarenda, fit that statement well. For it would be quite difficult to craft such a tragic tale, so detrimental to a family.
The initial focus of the book concerns the heinous murder that took place on board the United States collier Abarenda in 1908. It soon comes to light that the brutal death of the ship’s second in command was but one of a series of terrible tragedies that befell a family.
On the surface, Murder on the Abarenda appears to be a whodunit mystery story, in fact, it is anything but that.
In their day, each of those incidences quickly became sensationalized stories in newspapers across the country. With the passage of time, those events slipped into obscurity - until now.