Holly Metz will discuss her new book "Killing the Poormaster" on Wednesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. at the Berkeley Heights Public Library, 290 Plainfield Avenue.

Based on a true crime and murder trial in Hoboken, N.J. during the Depression, "Killing the Poormaster" chronicles the true story of the murder of Harry Barck, the poormaster who controlled  public aid in Hoboken. Unemployed mason Joe Scutellaro was said to have stabbed Barck in the heart with a paper spike after the poormaster denied aid to his starving family.

Mark your calendars now for this author program. Metz’s fascinating book will appeal to readers of true crime, New Jersey history, legal thrillers and social justice issues.

Reservations can be made by calling 908-464-9333 or by email: reference@bhplnj.org Admission is free.