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Eliot Ness and the mad butcher : hunting America's deadliest unidentified serial killer at the dawn of modern criminology

Author: Max Allan Collins; A Brad Schwartz
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In the spirit of Devil in the White City and Furious Hours comes the haunting true story of Eliot Ness's forgotten final case-his years-long hunt for "The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run," a serial killer who terrorized Cleveland through the 1936 World Fair"--
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Genre/Form: Case studies
True crime stories
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Collins, Max Allan.
Eliot Ness and the mad butcher
New York, NY : HarperCollins, [2020]
(DLC) 2020005489
Named Person: Eliot Ness; Eliot Ness
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Max Allan Collins; A Brad Schwartz
ISBN: 9780062881977 0062881973 9780062881984 0062881981
OCLC Number: 1143811659
Description: xii, 558 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Untouchable --
Public safety. The dark city ; An impossible mission ; Showdown ; The mad butcher ; This is a raid! ; The butcher's meat ; Perfect victims --
The unknowns. Hero of the hour ; A modern Dracula ; Who will be next? ; Doctor X ; Butcher paper ; Good riddance ; Mystery man ; Right-hand man ; A new suspect ; The right man? ; That's the man ; Whatever became of Eliot Ness? ; The heat is on ; EN-3 --
Private sector. Social evil ; The old restlessness ; Vote yes for Ness ; Head man Ness ; You should write a book ; Valuable citizen --
Epilogue: A modern myth --
An informal afterword.
Responsibility: Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz.

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In the spirit of Devil in the White City comes a true detective tale of the highest standard: the haunting story of Eliot Ness's forgotten final case-his years-long hunt for "The Mad Butcher of  Read more...

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