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

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

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The midnight assassin : panic, scandal, and the hunt for America's first serial killer
Title
The midnight assassin
Title remainder
panic, scandal, and the hunt for America's first serial killer
Statement of responsibility
Skip Hollandsworth
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Hollandsworth, Skip
Dewey number
364.152/32092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Serial murders
  • Serial murderers
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • TRUE CRIME / Murder / Serial Killers
  • TRAVEL / General
Label
The midnight assassin : panic, scandal, and the hunt for America's first serial killer, Skip Hollandsworth
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn945553151
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780805097672
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015024689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)945553151
Label
The midnight assassin : panic, scandal, and the hunt for America's first serial killer, Skip Hollandsworth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn945553151
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780805097672
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015024689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)945553151

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