The midnight assassin : panic, scandal, and the hunt for America's first serial killer / Skip Hollandsworth.
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- ISBN: 9780805097672
- ISBN: 0805097678
- Physical Description: xii, 321 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 
- Copyright: ©2016
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages -308) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Prologue -- Part One: December 1884-April 1885 -- Part Two: April 1885-August 1885 -- Part Three: September 1885-Christmas Day 1885 -- Part Four: December 26, 1885-January 1886 -- Part Five; February 1886-May 1888 -- Part Six: September 1888-August 1996 -- Epilogue.
|Summary, etc.:|| "In the late 1800s, the city of Austin, Texas was on the cusp of emerging from an isolated western outpost into a truly cosmopolitan metropolis. But beginning in December 1884, Austin was terrorized by someone equally as vicious and, in some ways, far more diabolical than London's infamous Jack the Ripper. For almost exactly one year, the Midnight Assassin crisscrossed the entire city, striking on moonlit nights, using axes, knives and long steel rods to rip apart women from every race and class. At the time the concept of a serial killer was unthinkable, but the murders continued, the killer became more brazen, and the citizens' panic reached a fever pitch. Before it was all over, at least a dozen men would be arrested in connection with the murders. Along the way, the murders would expose what a newspaper described as "the most extensive and profound scandal ever known in Austin." And yes, when Jack the Ripper began his attacks in 1888, London police investigators did wonder if the killer from Austin had crossed the ocean to terrorize their own city. With vivid historical detail and novelistic flair, Texas Monthly journalist Skip Hollandsworth brings this terrifying saga to life"-- Provided by publisher.
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