Timeline: 1926-1929

Timeline: 1926-1929

Main characters: Dr. James Snook, a bland bespectacled fellow, married with children, Olympic pistol champion and vet medicine professor at Ohio State University. And Theora Hix, a 21-year-old co-ed in his department.

Plot: For three years Hix and Snook have a passionate affair that involves acts some newspapers wouldn't even print at the time. Hix's body is later found and her murderer, Snook, meets his fate at the electric chair.

This true story contains all the fixings of a shocking drama. When it happened, the country was tuned into Columbus. Any sucker for scandal will want to hear local author Diana Britt Franklin talk about her latest book, "Gold Medal Killer," which details the infamous trial.