John Brassard Jr. is an author and historian from Eastern Iowa. He has written two books, most recently "Murder and Mayhem in Scott County, Iowa." His work has appeared in the Iowa History Journal, the Line-Up, and several local newspapers. John also writes a blog about various aspects of Midwestern History, especially murders, robberies, ghosts, and other oddball bits. More information on John and his work can be found at his website, www.jbrassardjrcom.wordpress.com.