Author Troy Taylor, proprietor of the Web site prairieghosts.com (“American Hauntings: Where History Goes to Die”), presents his “Murder & Mayhem in Chicago” series of books tonight as part of Local Author Night at the Book Cellar‘s Local Author Night, 4736 N. Lincoln, at 7 PM.

Titles in the History Press series, which chronicles “the most shocking crimes of the 1800s and the rise of the mafia during Prohibition leading to Al Capone’s eventual domination in the Windy City’s underworld,” include: