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Oxygen Book Club's January Pick Is About The Murder That Inspired Iconic Show 'Twin Peaks'

In "Murder at Teal's Pond: Hazel Drew and the Mystery That Inspired Twin Peaks," readers dive into the case of a woman found dead in a New York lake.

By Oxygen Staff
Murder At Teals Pond Book Club

Fans of the show "Twin Peaks" followed along as investigators tried to determine who killed homecoming queen Laura Palmer. In Oxygen Book Club's January pick, readers learn more about the shocking crime that inspired the show.

Oxygen Book Club highlights books in the crime sphere each month and features exclusive interviews, guided discussions, and more. For the month of January we'll be reading "Murder at Teal's Pond: Hazel Drew and the Mystery That Inspired Twin Peaks" by David Bushman and Mark T. Givens.

In 1908, a young woman named Hazel Drew was found dead in a pond in Sand Lake, New York — Drew had been brutally murdered. The killer remained elusive, and rumors about the case soon started spreading. In this book, the authors dive into Hazel Drew's life, trying to build a portrait of the young woman before she was beaten to death. The investigation into her death is also examined, as well as the ghost stories, theories, and gossip that circulated after Drew's killing, which ultimately inspired the show "Twin Peaks." 

"Murder At Teal's Pond" is a fascinating, haunting true crime mystery. Read along with Oxygen Book Club, and keep an eye out for our video interviews with Bushman and Givens, as well as guided discussion questions. Happy reading!

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