'Masters of Suspense' Returns to Hyannis This Week
Authors Casey Sherman, Howie Carr and Anthony Amore are back at it - this Friday, July 13 at the Cape Codder Resort and Spa in Hyannis, all three will be on hand for a repeat performance of last year's sold out show "Masters of Suspense."
You could call it "Cocktails and Crime," if you wanted to have a sense of humor about it.
But in reality, next Friday's "Masters of Suspense" show at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis truly is a gripping, entertaining re-telling of some of the most spellbinding true crime stories that have ever been at the forefront of our nation's consciousness.
The show features its creator, author and award-winning journalist Casey Sherman, a Barnstable native, Boston Herald columnist, author and radio talk show host Howie Carr and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist expert and author Anthony Amore.
All three share a gift for telling gripping and even humorous tales based on their cumulative investigations and book subjects, which include Sherman's spellbinding account of his aunt Mary Sullivan's murder by The Boston Strangler, Carr's mastery of the expansive criminal world of James "Whitey" Bulger, and Amore's expertise of the infamous Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist in March 1990.
As part of Sherman's "Masters of Suspense" theater, a vastly popular traveling roadshow where the three acclaimed writers detail their investigations and recount anecdotes of the same, each author intermixes expertise of their subject with a dash of humor.
Certainly, the estimable old-school journalist Carr has developed a true flair for tongue-in-cheek comedy juxtaposed with his broad knowledge of the criminal underbelly of Boston, while Sherman's intensity in writing a compelling story practically jumps right off the page into conversation. And as Sherman said today in a brief interview from Boston, "Amore is truly an exceptional storyteller" in his own right.
In fact, Amore's expertise of the infamous 1990 Gardner Museum Heist is so extensive, that he is employed full time as the chief of security at the museum today.
Last summer, the "Masters of Suspense" sold out 600 tickets at the Cape Codder, and at $30 a seat, the tickets go fast.
"We bring together information the public has never really heard before," Sherman explained. "The thing is that we've really lived them (the stories)."
Sherman, whose latest tome "The Finest Hours" is a brilliant re-telling of the most daring Coast Guard rescue in American history, said the book is currently in film development at Disney and production managers have been on Cape recently scouting out locations for the making of the film. He added a director should be selected within a matter of weeks.
Carr's daily radio show on WRKO remains as popular and entertaining as ever, as does his column in the Boston Herald.
Amore has been the Director of Security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts since 2005. For the past seven years, Amore has also served as the museum's chief investigator into the 1990 theft of 13 priceless works of art from that museum. Prior to joining the Gardner Museum, he was an Assistant Federal Security Director with the Transportation Security Administration, where he worked to rebuild security at Logan International Airport after the attacks of 9/11. He has also served as a Special Agent with the Federal Aviation Administration.
Amore's columns on homeland security issues have appeared in the Boston Herald and last year Palgrave Macmillan published his book Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists.
The doors to next Friday's show open at 7:30 and the show runs from about 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Cash bar.