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

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

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The midnight assassin : panic, scandal, and the hunt for America's first serial killer
Title
The midnight assassin
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panic, scandal, and the hunt for America's first serial killer
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by Skip Hollandsworth
Title variation
midnight assassin
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panic, scandal, and the hunt for Americas first serial killer
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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
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. With vivid historical detail and novelistic flair, Texas Monthly journalist Skip Hollandsworth brings this terrifying saga to life"--
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School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2016
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10480408
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Hollandsworth, Skip
Dewey number
364.152/32092
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6534.A8
LC item number
H65 2016b
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Serial murders
  • Serial murderers
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
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panic, scandal, and the hunt for America's first serial killer
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The midnight assassin : panic, scandal, and the hunt for America's first serial killer, by Skip Hollandsworth
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Originally published: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20659971
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
579 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410491862
Lccn
2016014186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn945885044
  • (OCoLC)945885044
Label
The midnight assassin : panic, scandal, and the hunt for America's first serial killer, by Skip Hollandsworth
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20659971
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
579 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410491862
Lccn
2016014186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn945885044
  • (OCoLC)945885044

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