These were sensational, scandalous stories in their time, and theyre part of the fabric of our local history, says Turner, who combed through the Colorado Historical Newspaper Database looking for the same kinds of thrilling stories she was seeing on some of her favorite TV shows, then went into investigator mode. Ive always had a sort of perverse interest in detective stories, cold case files and the darker side of history. Its an interesting way to learn history: These are real people who had real problems and faced real violence, and a lot of wild characters emerge, both bad guys and good.
Turner will read from and sign copies of Notorious Jefferson County and Notorious Telluride tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl Street. Next up? Shes working on Notorious San Juans, a look at the sinister side of Silverton, Durango and Ouray. Call 303-447-2074.
Mon., April 4, 7:30 p.m., 2011