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The phantom killer : unlocking the mystery of the Texarkana serial murders: the story of a town in terror / James Presley.

Presley, James. (Author).
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  • 16 of 16 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Alexandria-Monroe Public Library - Alexandria 364.152 PRE (Text) 37521530558412 AMPL Adult Nonfiction Available -
Danville-Center Township Public Library - Danville 364.152 Pre (Text) 32604000203286 DCTPLD AD Non-Fiction Available -
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Mitchell Community Public Library - Mitchell 364.152 PRE (Text) 36823001640823 Non Fiction Available -
Mooresville Public Library - Mooresville 364.1 PRE (Text) 37323005197531 NONFIC Available -
Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville 364.1523 PRE (Text) 78551000517778 Non-Fiction Available -
Noble County Public Library - Central Location 364.152 PRE (Text) 38131004151980 NCPLC-Non-fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781605986425
  • ISBN: 9781605989471
  • ISBN: 1605986429
  • Physical Description: xix, 377 p., 16 unnumbered pages of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Pegasus books cloth ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Crime, 2014.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-371).
Summary, etc.: "The salacious and scandalous murders of a series of couples on Texarkana's 'lovers lanes' in seemingly idyllic post-WWII America created a media maelstrom and cast a pall of fear over an entire region. What is even more surprising is that the case has remained cold for decades. Combining archival research and investigative journalism, Pulitzer Prize nominated historian James Presley reveals evidence that provides crucial keys to unlocking this decades-old puzzle. Dubbed 'the Phantom murders' by the press, these grisly crimes took place in an America before dial telephones, DNA science, and criminal profiling. Even pre-television, print and radio media stirred emotions to a fever pitch. The Phantom Killer, exhaustively researched, is the only definitive nonfiction book on the case, and includes details from an unpublished account by a survivor, and rare, never-before-published photographs. Although the case lives on today on television, the Internet, a revived fictional movie and even an off-Broadway play, with so much of the investigation shrouded in mystery since 1946, rumors and fractured facts have distorted the reality. Now, for the first time, a careful examination of the archival record, personal interviews, and stubborn fact checking come together to produce new insights and revelations on the old slayings."--from publisher's description.
Subject: Serial murders > Texas > Texarkana > History > 20th century.
Serial murders > Arkansas > Texarkana > History > 20th century.
Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
Texas > History > 20th century.
Arkansas > History > 20th century.

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