Freeport Community Library will host author Kathryn Miles for a talk about her true crime book, “TRAILED: One Woman’s Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders.”

Kathryn Miles Amy Wilton Photography

The event is free and open to the public and takes place on August 10 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

The book recounts Miles’s efforts to solve the 1996 murders of two backcountry leaders in Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park.

“I wrote this book because I’m angry that women, African Americans, and nonbinary and LGBT people have good reason to wonder if they are safe in the wilderness, which in many ways is still considered a white male domain,” Miles stated in a press release. “I’m angry that since I began writing this book, other backpackers have been murdered and assaulted hiking our nation’s trails, including the Appalachian Trail, and those killers have left grieving families behind. I wonder who is demanding answers for all of them.”

Miles is a backcountry hiker and contributing editor at Down East Magazine, who has also published work in The Boston Globe, The New York Times, Politico and Time.

For questions or directions to the library, visit or call (207) 865-3307.

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