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macmi l l an audi o apri l 2016 the midnight assassin panic scandal and the hunt for america s first serial killer skip hollandsworth histo ry uniteds tat e s 19 thcentu ry macmillan audio 4/5/2016 9781427261779 $39.99 $45.99 can audio cd carton qty 20 5.1 in w 5.8 in h 1 lb wt 8 cds 10 hours subrights uk first serial second serial selection audio translation other available formats audio isbn 9781427261786 hardcover isbn 9780805097672 ebook isbn 9780805097689 m ar keting sounds of suspense promotion staff listening mailing to austin bookstores audiobook trailer crime podcast advertising regional radio giveaways austin dfw houston san antonio amarillo audio tie-in to the holt marketing plans including national review and feature attention national media attention national advertising campaign online promotions and features library marketing advance reader s addition the true story of murder chaos political scandal and the desperate hunt for america s first serial killer in the late 1800s the city of austin texas was on the cusp of emerging from an isolated western outpost into a truly cosmopolitan metropolis but beginning in december 1884 austin was terrorized by someone equally as vicious and in some ways far more diabolical than london s infamous jack the ripper for almost exactly one year the midnight assassin crisscrossed the entire city striking on moonlit nights using axes knives and long steel rods to rip apart women from every race and class at the time the concept of a serial killer was unthinkable but the murders continued the killer became more brazen and the citizens panic reached a fever pitch before it was all over at least a dozen men would be arrested in connection with the murders along the way the murders would expose what a newspaper described as the most extensive and profound scandal ever known in austin and yes when jack the ripper began his attacks in 1888 london police investigators did wonder if the killer from austin had crossed the ocean to terrorize their own city with vivid historical detail and novelistic flair texas monthly journalist skip hollandsworth brings this terrifying saga to life pr a i se praise for texas monthly on texas true-crime when they say everything s bigger in texas they mean nice things hair smiles steaks sky crime is too depressing to make the cut but like it or not our crime is not just big but bigger than anyone else s so we may as well brag about it since its inception texas monthly has made hay of true crime [the twelve gems [in this book have in common what you d want from any good read memorable characters a compelling plot and rich scenes and of course great writing the authors are some of the finest not just in texas but anywhere evan smith from the foreword skip hollandsworth is an award-winning journalist screenwriter and executive editor of texas monthly magazine his work was included in the 2006 edition of best american crime writing and he has won a national magazine award for feature writing he lives in texas with his wife 4