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The Midnight Assassin The Hunt For Americas First Serial
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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, Hollandsworth's The Midnight Assassin: The Hunt for America's First Serial Killer brings this terrifying saga to life.

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He was wobbling, as if he was having trouble keeping his balanceStart Reading NOOK NOOK NOOK Tablets NOOK Tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab A NOOK Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK Samsung Galaxy Tab E NOOK NOOK eReaders NOOK GlowLight Plus NOOK Mobile Apps See All > NOOK Store Accessories Books Newsstand NOOK Audiobooks Store Kids' Books Compare Our NOOKs Coupons & Deals Clearance Gift Finder For Mom For Readers For Her For Him For Students Brands We Love Kate Spade New York Ban.do Collection Lilly Pulitzer BAGGU Need Help? NOOK Support NOOK Support Forum Blogs B&N Readouts Our New NOOK Tablet Only $49.99 Read forever, for less, with our most affordable tablet everYou can probably piece together why yourselfI've never commented on the formatting of an ebook before, bu Well-written and researched, this true crime mystery is right up there with the best of Erik LarsonNo witnesses survived to give much needed accurate detailsThe pacing was spot on and the world was expanded enough so the reader feels that nothing is left out yet didn't feel lost in a sea of characters and side-road theoriesHe had trouble keeping his head up."MrThe department was located in a large room on the second floor of city hallI got the feeling that most of the references came from extractions from the local newspapers of the time

Skip Hollandsworth is not just a Lone Star treasure, but a national treasureSerial killers, we all know, tend to use the same method over and over again.What's sort of weird with that book is that Hollandsworth lays out a bunch of false trails that I kept thinking were going to evolve into a theory about who the killer actually was, but they never didMayor John Robertson described Austin as "on the verge of a golden new era." But that was all to change in December of 1884 with the grizzly discovery of the body of Mollie SmithBuy Tickets Public $35, DMA Member $30, Live Simulcast $25 VisitHours & DirectionsTicketsCalendarSkip Hollandsworth: The Hunt for America's First Serial KillerDMA DiningShop DMAToursSpecial NeedsCenter for Creative ConnectionsHost an EventDMA FriendsDMA appConnectArtExhibitionsCollectionConservationTexas ArtDeaccessioned ArtworksWhat's NewProgramsLate NightsOff the WallFamily ProgramsTalks & ToursArts & Letters LiveTeen ProgramsConcerts & PerformancesAccess ProgramsFilmsAdult WorkshopsDMA Family DaysTeachersResearchLibraryArchivesPublicationsProvenanceThe Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art HistoryVisitor Centered ResearchSupportMembershipCorporateInstitutional FundersFundraising EventsPlanned GivingVolunteerAnnual FundGive NowAboutDirector's WelcomeMission StatementMuseum HistoryEmploymentInternshipsAnnual ReportFinancialsBoard of TrusteesDMA DashboardAwards to Artists A jewel of a book."S.CHe's written a page-turner and paints such a vibrant picture of the city of Austin in the late 19th century that the city itself is one of the most compelling charactersVERDICT This work introduces students to a grisly piece of American history and models footnote and bibliographic researchThe story may not be new, but it does seem to be forgottenTo be fair to the authorities they took the attacks seriously, regardless of the class/race of the victimsSo much blood was around her, filling up the ruts in the alley, that she seemed to be floating in a pool of it.There is no police record indicating what exactly happened next, but the most probable scenario is that young Howe headed back to Ravy's, called Delong at the police department, and, trying to keep his voice calm, told him he needed helpSo, what do these admissions tell you? The tell you the power of marketingLikewise, the case was quickly forgotten again, I would suspect because of the 14 maximum deaths one could attribute to the Midnight Assassin, all but four were black women and men (seven murders in Austin, one possible murder in San Antonio, two likely murders in Gainesville, two who died indirectly as a result of precautions they had taken to protect themselves, and two whose lives were shortened because of wounds they received)Mollie was a pretty young woman, about twenty-three years of age**.Try as I might, I could not get through this bookThe cast of characters is too large and too little is known about themThis is true crime of high qualityHollandsworth has a great storytelling voice, and writes about history in a way that makes it come aliveThis book is well researched, well written and flows easilyThe killer is likened to Jack the Ripper and there is even an attempt to link the crimes to the same man 48a4f088c3

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