Book-related crime.

The men needed $450 to move so they decided that robbing and killing Shalleck, a 76-year-old retiree with little money, during a spanking party would be the best way to solve their financial quandary.

Shalleck was the author of over 100 Curious George cartoon shorts and collaborated with Margret Rey on many of the George sequels.

  • In much more uplifting news, here's an essay by Jay Parini about teaching the kids who broke into Robert Frost's farmhouse.

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