The Midnight Assassin: The Hunt for America's First Serial Killer

The Midnight Assassin: The Hunt for America's First Serial Killer by Skip Hollandsworth 1250118492 9781250118493
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Winner of the Texas Institute of Letterss Carr P. Collins Award

A New York Times Bestseller

One of Book Riot Best Book of the Year

In 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, Hollandsworths The Midnight Assassin: The Hunt for Americas First Serial Killer brings this terrifying saga to life.

Author: Skip Hollandsworth

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 336

Publisher: Picador

Publication Date: 2017-04-11


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