Author and filmmaker Genevieve Davis will discuss her book and film, "Secret Life, Secret Death" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at City Lit Books, 2523 N. Kedzie Blvd.

A description of the event from City Lit Books:

"Genevieve Davis made the film, 'Secret Life, Secret Death,' as well as wrote the book with the same name of her adventures discovering her family's roots in organized crime. Both the movie and the book are based on her ten year genealogy research project in Chicago and Wisconsin. Genevieve Davis takes you on a personal odyssey into the Chicago's gritty underworld of Prohibition and mobsters of the Roaring 20's, as she hunts down her family's roots in organized crime in Gangland Chicago and northern Wisconsin."