I spoke to Erik Rivenes, host of the podcast Most Notorious, about my book, Queen of the Burglars: The Scandalous Life of Sophie Lyons. Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts.

Tori Telfer, host of Criminal Broads: The Podcast, interviewed me about the life and crimes of Sophie Lyons.

Women on Opposite Sides of the Law

Author Denise Testa and I present contrasting views of three smart, independent women: two who were criminal attorneys and one who was a career criminal. They stood on opposite sides of the law, yet they confronted many of the same challenges and discrimination, persevering in a world where men made up the rules.

Sophie Lyons was one of the most notorious female criminals of the nineteenth century. Late in life she “went straight” and became a successful Detroit businesswoman. Jessie Levy and Bess Robbins defended six members of the infamous John Dillinger gang in the early 1930s

The talk lasts about 45 minutes. You do not have to be a member of the library—anyone can sign up. The events are remote and you can watch from the comfort of your home! (Zoom, a free app, is required to watch.)

Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 7:00 pm EST at the Mount Clemens Public Library in Mount Clemens, MI. Sign up information will be posted soon!

Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 7:00 pm EST at the Royal Oak Public Library in Royal Oak, MI. Sign up information will be posted soon!