Myrtle and Jack's town turned out for The Devil's Tickets. I started last night at a reception at the Mission Hills Country Club. Then an overflow crowd of more than 300 showed up for my talk as part of the Truman Forum lecture series on the Plaza sponsored by Rainy Day Books and the KC Public Library. The event took place at the library's Plaza Branch, a lovely building only a few blocks from where the Bennett killing ocurred. Several people who live at 902 Ward Parkway -- once home to the Bennetts -- came tonight, including Barry Gubin and Arik Stallman, who first escorted me into the former Bennett apartment three years ago. Documentary filmmaker Terence O'Malley, part of Nell Donnelly's extended family, attended tonight with his wife Heather. I asked Sherrie Kline-Smith of the library's Missouri Valley Room to stand. Sherrie was an amazing help to me during my research, my unsung hero. I sang her praises. What a professional she is! Historical nonfiction couldn't happen without librarians and archivists. They know where all the bones are buried. I only hope the library realizes what a treasure Sherrie is.