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The midnight assassin : panic, scandal, and the hunt for America's first serial killer / by Skip Hollandsworth.

Hollandsworth, Skip author. (Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Ligonier Public Library - Ligonier LP 364.12 H (Text) 73571200123323 Main Floor Available -
Lincoln Heritage Public Library - Dale LP 364.15 HOL (Text) 70743000151200 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Shelby County Public Library - Shelby County LP 364.152 HOL (Text) 78731000493052 New Material Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781410491862
  • ISBN: 1410491862
  • Physical Description: 579 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.

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General Note: Originally published: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2016.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
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.
Subject: Serial murders > Texas > Austin > History > 19th century.
Serial murderers > Texas > Austin > History > 19th century.
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