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The man from the train : the solving of a century-old serial killer mystery

Author: Bill James; Rachel McCarthy James
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Using unprecedented, dramatically compelling sleuthing techniques, legendary statistician and baseball writer Bill James applies his analytical acumen to crack an unsolved century-old mystery surrounding one of the deadliest serial killers in American history. Between 1898 and 1912, families across the country were bludgeoned in their sleep with the blunt side of an axe. Jewelry and valuables were left in plain
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History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
James, Bill, 1949- author.
Man from the train
New York : Scribner, 2017
(DLC) 2017005190
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bill James; Rachel McCarthy James
ISBN: 9781476796277 1476796270
OCLC Number: 987437519
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Villisca --
Section I. 1909 to 1912 --
The bloody penny --
Logan's turnpike --
The scandalous Schultzes --
Marshalltown --
The New Orleans axeman --
Which is not really a chapter --
Martin City --
The Casaways --
Oregon --
The double event --
Monmouth --
Ellsworth --
Paola --
Section II. Summer 1912 --
Villisca 2 --
Villisca 3 --
Villisca 4 --
Villisca 5 --
Dynamite Pfanschmidt --
Section III. 1900 to 1906 --
Stepping backward --
Trenton Corners --
Standing by Henry --
An uncertain set of names --
Just when you thought this story couldn't possibly get any uglier --
Hughes --
The Christmas Day murders --
West Memphis --
Jacksonville --
Cottonwood, Alabama --
Murder in the cold --
The worst one ever --
The Lyerly family --
Section IV --
Hiatus --
The crimes of 1908 --
Section V --
Conversation with the reader --
Hurley --
Beckley and beyond --
The Zoos and the Hubbells --
Clementine Barnabet --
Harry Ryan --
The first crime --
Brookfield and Villisca --
Where the evening is spread out against the sky --
Hinterkaifeck.
Responsibility: Bill James, Rachel McCarthy James.

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