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The Resource The man from the train : the solving of a century-old serial killer mystery, Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James

The man from the train : the solving of a century-old serial killer mystery, Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James

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The man from the train : the solving of a century-old serial killer mystery
Title
The man from the train
Title remainder
the solving of a century-old serial killer mystery
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Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "From legendary writer Bill James, in collaboration with his daughter, Rachel, a compelling, dramatic, and meticulously researched narrative about a century-old series of unsolved axe murders across America, and how the authors came to solve them"--Jacket
  • "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 sight, bodies were piled together, faces covered with cloth. Some of these cases, like the infamous Villisca, Iowa murders, received national attention. But few people believed the crimes were related. And fewer still would realize that all of these families lived within walking distance to a train station. When celebrated baseball statistician and true crime expert Bill James first learned about these crimes, he began to investigate others that might fit the same pattern. Applying the analytical acumen he brings to baseball analysis, he empirically determined which crimes were committed by the same person. Then after sifting through thousands of local newspapers, court transcripts and public records, he and his daughter Rachel made an astonishing discovery. They learned the true identity of this monstrous criminal, and in turn, uncovered one of the deadliest serial killers in American history"--
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10572918
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1949-
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James, Bill
Dewey number
364.152/3209777
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6534.V55
LC item number
J36 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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James, Rachel McCarthy
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  • Serial murderers
  • Serial murder investigation
  • Mass murder investigation
  • Mass murder
  • Serial murderers
  • Serial murder investigation
  • Mass murder
  • Mass murder investigation
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • TRUE CRIME
  • Mass murder
  • Mass murder investigation
  • Serial murder investigation
  • Serial murderers
  • Middle West
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • True crime stories
  • Nonfiction
  • Serial murderers Iowa Villisca History
  • Serial murder investigation Iowa Villisca History
  • Mass murder investigation Iowa Villisca History
  • Mass murder Iowa Villisca History
  • Serial murderers Middle West History
  • Serial murder investigation Middle West History
  • Mass murder Middle West History
  • Mass murder investigation Middle West History
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
  • TRUE CRIME / Murder / Serial Killers
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the solving of a century-old serial killer mystery
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The man from the train : the solving of a century-old serial killer mystery, Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James
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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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 464 pages
Isbn
9781476796260
Lccn
2017005190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)962016034
Label
The man from the train : the solving of a century-old serial killer mystery, Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 464 pages
Isbn
9781476796260
Lccn
2017005190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)962016034

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