Book Explores History of Crime in Berkeley County

Posted By Bill Payer on May 31, 2023 | 0 comments

The next book featured in the Daniel Island News series of author/book events is a look at more than a century and half of crime in Berkeley County.

“Attention true crime junkies and local history buffs. Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis will talk about his new true crime book, “Lawmen and Lawlessness: Historic Cases of Corruption and Murder” at the June 28 author series.

In the book, Lewis and coauthor Daniel Crooks, former S.C. constable and historian, explore a bygone era in Berkeley County’s past. Together they unearthed trial transcripts, letters and testimonies from local archives and found a compelling collection of notable criminal cases, some of which hadn’t seen the light of day in a century.

In “Lawmen and Lawlessness,” Lewis and Crooks reflect on Berkeley County’s criminal past, sharing firsthand accounts of manhunts, shootouts, ruckus trials, and ghastly public executions. While law enforcement can be a grisly trade, the pair are not aiming to present an overly gloomy documentary.”

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The event is set for Wednesday, June 28, at Daniel Pointe Retirement Community, 514 Robert Daniel Drive. The author talk begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are free – sign up at

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