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Midnight Assassin : The Hunt for America's First Serial Killer - Reprint by Skip Hollandsworth

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Winner of the Texas Institute of Letters's Carr P. Collins AwardA New York Times BestsellerOne of Book Riot Best Book of the YearIn nineteenth-century Austin, Texas, a ruthless murderer terrorized the city in what would soon become a story more shocking than any fiction.

In the late 1800s, just as Austin was on the cusp of emerging from an isolated western outpost into a truly cosmopolitan metropolis, a series of brutal murders rocked the burgeoning city and shook it to its core. At the time, the concept of a serial killer was unknown and unimaginable, but the murders continued, the killer became more brazen, and the citizens’ panic reached a fever pitch.

For more than a decade, Texas Monthly journalist Skip Hollandsworth has researched this gripping tale of murder and madness that plays out like a well-crafted whodunit. With vivid historical detail and novelistic flair, Hollandsworth's The Midnight Assassin: The Hunt for America's First Serial Killer brings this terrifying saga to life.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 321
Genre: History, True Crime
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Author: Skip Hollandsworth
Language: English
Street Date: April 11, 2017
TCIN: 52441899
UPC: 9781250118493
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-6601
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