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

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

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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, Rachel McCarthy James
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eng
Summary
  • "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 sight, bodies were piled together, faces covered with cloth. Some of these cases, like the infamous Villasca, 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 horrors, he began to investigate others that might fit the same pattern. Applying the same know-how he brings to his legendary 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. In turn, they uncovered one of the deadliest serial killers in America. Riveting and immersive, with writing as sharp as the cold side of an axe, The Man from the Train paints a vivid, psychologically perceptive portrait of America at the dawn of the twentieth century, when crime was regarded as a local problem, and opportunistic private detectives exploited a dysfunctional judicial system. James shows how these cultural factors enabled such an unspeakable series of crimes to occur, and his groundbreaking approach to true crime will convince skeptics, amaze aficionados, and change the way we view criminal 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 sight, bodies were piled together, faces covered with cloth. Some of these cases, like the infamous Villasca, 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. Riveting and immersive, with writing as sharp as the cold side of an axe, The Man From the Train is a groundbreaking approach to true crime that will convince skeptics, delight aficionados, and change the way we view criminal history"--
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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
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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James, Rachel McCarthy
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  • Serial murderers
  • Mass murder investigation
  • Mass murder
  • Serial murderers
  • Mass murder
  • Mass murder investigation
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
  • TRUE CRIME / Murder / Serial Killers
Label
The man from the train : the solving of a century-old serial killer mystery, Bill James, Rachel McCarthy James, (electronic resource)
Link
https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=339&titleID=3022523
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online resource
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter III
  • 291
  • Section IV
  • Chapter XXXII
  • Hiatus
  • 309
  • Chapter XXXIII
  • Crimes of 1908
  • 319
  • Section V
  • Chapter XXXIV
  • Scandalous Schultzes
  • Conversation with the Reader
  • 333
  • Chapter XXXV
  • Hurley
  • 353
  • Chapter XXXVI
  • Beckley and Beyond
  • 364
  • Chapter XXXVII
  • Zoos and the Hubbells
  • 22
  • 373
  • Chapter XXXVIII
  • Clementine Barnabet
  • 381
  • Chapter XXXIX
  • Harry Ryan
  • 415
  • Chapter XL
  • First Crime
  • 420
  • Chapter IV
  • Chapter XLI
  • Brookfield and Villisca
  • 435
  • Chapter XLII
  • Where the Evening Is Spread Out Against the Sky
  • 444
  • Chapter XLIII
  • Hinterkaifeck
  • 456
  • Marshalltown
  • 28
  • Chapter V
  • New Orleans Axeman
  • 39
  • Chapter VI
  • Section I
  • Which Is Not Really a Chapter
  • 43
  • Chapter VII
  • Martin City
  • 44
  • Chapter VIII
  • Casaways
  • 56
  • Chapter IX
  • Oregon
  • 1909 to 1912
  • 66
  • Chapter X
  • Double Event
  • 81
  • Chapter XI
  • Monmouth
  • 88
  • Chapter XII
  • Ellsworth
  • 93
  • Chapter I
  • Chapter XIII
  • Paola
  • 104
  • Section II
  • Summer 1912
  • Chapter XIV
  • Villisca 2
  • 121
  • Chapter XV
  • Villisca 3
  • Bloody Penny
  • 129
  • Chapter XVI
  • Villisca 4
  • 144
  • Chapter XVII
  • Villisca 5
  • 166
  • Chapter XVIII
  • Dynamite Pfanschmidt
  • 182
  • 7
  • Section III
  • 1900 to 1906
  • Chapter XIX
  • Stepping Backward
  • 199
  • Chapter XX
  • Trenton Comers
  • 208
  • Chapter XXI
  • Standing by Henry
  • Chapter II
  • 217
  • Chapter XXII
  • An Uncertain Set of Names
  • 230
  • Chapter XXIII
  • Just When You Thought This Story Couldn't Possibly Get Any Uglier
  • 233
  • Chapter XXIV
  • Hughes
  • 250
  • Logan's Turnpike
  • Chapter XXV
  • Christmas Day Murders
  • 255
  • Chapter XXVI
  • West Memphis
  • 265
  • Chapter XXVII
  • Jacksonville
  • 268
  • Chapter XXVIII
  • 16
  • Cottonwood, Alabama
  • 271
  • Chapter XXIX
  • Murder in the Cold
  • 276
  • Chapter XXX
  • Worst One Ever
  • 284
  • Chapter XXXI
  • Lyerly Family
Control code
ocn987437519
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476796277
Lccn
2017023689
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B8AD8238-FCCC-48BA-9B41-A809BCB65877
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o987437519
  • (OCoLC)987437519
Label
The man from the train : the solving of a century-old serial killer mystery, Bill James, Rachel McCarthy James, (electronic resource)
Link
https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=339&titleID=3022523
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter III
  • 291
  • Section IV
  • Chapter XXXII
  • Hiatus
  • 309
  • Chapter XXXIII
  • Crimes of 1908
  • 319
  • Section V
  • Chapter XXXIV
  • Scandalous Schultzes
  • Conversation with the Reader
  • 333
  • Chapter XXXV
  • Hurley
  • 353
  • Chapter XXXVI
  • Beckley and Beyond
  • 364
  • Chapter XXXVII
  • Zoos and the Hubbells
  • 22
  • 373
  • Chapter XXXVIII
  • Clementine Barnabet
  • 381
  • Chapter XXXIX
  • Harry Ryan
  • 415
  • Chapter XL
  • First Crime
  • 420
  • Chapter IV
  • Chapter XLI
  • Brookfield and Villisca
  • 435
  • Chapter XLII
  • Where the Evening Is Spread Out Against the Sky
  • 444
  • Chapter XLIII
  • Hinterkaifeck
  • 456
  • Marshalltown
  • 28
  • Chapter V
  • New Orleans Axeman
  • 39
  • Chapter VI
  • Section I
  • Which Is Not Really a Chapter
  • 43
  • Chapter VII
  • Martin City
  • 44
  • Chapter VIII
  • Casaways
  • 56
  • Chapter IX
  • Oregon
  • 1909 to 1912
  • 66
  • Chapter X
  • Double Event
  • 81
  • Chapter XI
  • Monmouth
  • 88
  • Chapter XII
  • Ellsworth
  • 93
  • Chapter I
  • Chapter XIII
  • Paola
  • 104
  • Section II
  • Summer 1912
  • Chapter XIV
  • Villisca 2
  • 121
  • Chapter XV
  • Villisca 3
  • Bloody Penny
  • 129
  • Chapter XVI
  • Villisca 4
  • 144
  • Chapter XVII
  • Villisca 5
  • 166
  • Chapter XVIII
  • Dynamite Pfanschmidt
  • 182
  • 7
  • Section III
  • 1900 to 1906
  • Chapter XIX
  • Stepping Backward
  • 199
  • Chapter XX
  • Trenton Comers
  • 208
  • Chapter XXI
  • Standing by Henry
  • Chapter II
  • 217
  • Chapter XXII
  • An Uncertain Set of Names
  • 230
  • Chapter XXIII
  • Just When You Thought This Story Couldn't Possibly Get Any Uglier
  • 233
  • Chapter XXIV
  • Hughes
  • 250
  • Logan's Turnpike
  • Chapter XXV
  • Christmas Day Murders
  • 255
  • Chapter XXVI
  • West Memphis
  • 265
  • Chapter XXVII
  • Jacksonville
  • 268
  • Chapter XXVIII
  • 16
  • Cottonwood, Alabama
  • 271
  • Chapter XXIX
  • Murder in the Cold
  • 276
  • Chapter XXX
  • Worst One Ever
  • 284
  • Chapter XXXI
  • Lyerly Family
Control code
ocn987437519
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476796277
Lccn
2017023689
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B8AD8238-FCCC-48BA-9B41-A809BCB65877
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o987437519
  • (OCoLC)987437519

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