IN-PERSON: Casey Sherman - "Helltown"

Event date: 
10/27/2022 - 7:00pm

Journalist and author Casey Sherman joins us to discuss his latest book, Helltown, the untold true story of the serial killer who terrorized Cape Cod and captivated a nation. 

Your $5 ticket can be put towards a copy of Helltown bought at the event. Alternatively, you can buy the book and receive a free ticket. Either way, buy tickets online through Eventbrite by clicking the button below (fees apply), or by phone at 781-431-1160 (no fees). 

If you don't want to attend the event but would still like to buy a copy of the book, you can do so by scrolling down and adding the book to your shopping cart. Just remember that buying the book alone is not the same as buying an admission ticket.  


COVID Protocols
• Attendees must wear masks at all times during the event.
• Attendees must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination along with a picture I.D.



In the winter of 1969, the bodies of four young women were discovered in a cemetery near the tip of Cape Cod. In a place once known as Helltown, the victims had been shot, stabbed, dismembered, and mutilated. As investigators would soon learn, the perpetrator was a young, handsome, serial killer named Tony Costa. A bizarre former taxidermist with two radically different sides to his personality and a penchant for violence, Costa ultimately mobilized friends in the hippie community for support and retribution and captivated literary icons and rivals Kurt Vonnegut and Norman Mailer. Costa embarked on a daring cat-and-mouse game with investigators, who—as the body count kept growing—were desperate to put an end to the killing season on Cape Cod.



Casey Sherman is a New York Times Bestselling Author of 13 books including The Finest Hours (now a major motion picture starring Casey Affleck & Chris Pine), Boston Strong (the basis for the film Patriots Day starring Mark Wahlberg), Animal, and Hunting Whitey.

Sherman is a contributing writer for TIME, Esquire, Washington Post, Boston Herald and Boston Magazine and has appeared as a guest and analyst on more than 100 television news programs.

Sherman is a graduate of Barnstable High School (Cape Cod), Fryeburg Academy (Fryeburg, ME) and Boston University.


Helltown: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer on Cape Cod By Casey Sherman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728245959
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
Published: Sourcebooks - July 12th, 2022

Event address: 
Wellesley Books
82 Central St
Wellesley, MA 02482-5714