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The Resource The phantom killer : unlocking the mystery of the Texarkana serial murders: the story of a town in terror, James Presley

The phantom killer : unlocking the mystery of the Texarkana serial murders: the story of a town in terror, James Presley

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The phantom killer : unlocking the mystery of the Texarkana serial murders: the story of a town in terror
Title
The phantom killer
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unlocking the mystery of the Texarkana serial murders: the story of a town in terror
Statement of responsibility
James Presley
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The salacious and scandalous murders of a series of couples on Texarkana's 'lovers lanes' in seemingly idyllic post-WWII America created a media maelstrom and cast a pall of fear over an entire region. What is even more surprising is that the case has remained cold for decades. Combining archival research and investigative journalism, Pulitzer Prize nominated historian James Presley reveals evidence that provides crucial keys to unlocking this decades-old puzzle. Dubbed 'the Phantom murders' by the press, these grisly crimes took place in an America before dial telephones, DNA science, and criminal profiling. Even pre-television, print and radio media stirred emotions to a fever pitch. The Phantom Killer, exhaustively researched, is the only definitive nonfiction book on the case, and includes details from an unpublished account by a survivor, and rare, never-before-published photographs. Although the case lives on today on television, the Internet, a revived fictional movie and even an off-Broadway play, with so much of the investigation shrouded in mystery since 1946, rumors and fractured facts have distorted the reality. Now, for the first time, a careful examination of the archival record, personal interviews, and stubborn fact checking come together to produce new insights and revelations on the old slayings."--from publisher's description
Summary
A history of the unsolved 1946 Texarkana serial murder case draws on archival research, investigative journalism and details from a survivor's unpublished account to offer new insights and revelations
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10385131
Cataloging source
TOH
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1930-
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Presley, James
Dewey number
364.152/3209764197
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Serial murders
  • Serial murders
  • Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
  • Texas
  • Arkansas
Target audience
adult
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unlocking the mystery of the Texarkana serial murders: the story of a town in terror
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The phantom killer : unlocking the mystery of the Texarkana serial murders: the story of a town in terror, James Presley
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-371)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20357111
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Pegasus books cloth ed.
Extent
xix, 377 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605989471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(SKY)sky2ocm64867150
Label
The phantom killer : unlocking the mystery of the Texarkana serial murders: the story of a town in terror, James Presley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-371)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20357111
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Pegasus books cloth ed.
Extent
xix, 377 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605989471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(SKY)sky2ocm64867150

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