The Midnight Assassin : the hunt for America's first serial killer / Skip Hollandsworth.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2017.
ISBN: 9781250118493 (pbk.) :
Originally published: New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
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 terrorised 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.
xii, 321 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 21 cm
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