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The Resource The axeman of New Orleans : the true story, Miriam C. Davis

The axeman of New Orleans : the true story, Miriam C. Davis

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The axeman of New Orleans : the true story
Title
The axeman of New Orleans
Title remainder
the true story
Statement of responsibility
Miriam C. Davis
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A look at the 1910-1919 New Orleans murders committed by the Axeman, the surrounding trial of later-exonerated Iorlando and Frank Jordano, and the likelihood that the Axeman continued to murder after he left New Orleans
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Review
Davis's (Dame Kathleen Kenyon) first foray into true crime is a great read. Her research into these long ago unsolved crimes, in which Italian grocers and their families were attacked and murdered in New Orleans, first by meat cleaver, then by axe, is exhaustive and thorough. She picks apart previously held theories about the Axeman and his crimes as well as clears old suspects, such as Frank and Iorlando Jordano, who were accused of attacking the Cortimiglia family in Gretna, LA, in 1919. Davis also carefully exposes crimes originally grouped with the Axeman's, but, at this far viewing, do not appear to be related. Davis uses modern theories and ideas about serial killers and profiling to help explain what the police and newspapers could not—that the Axeman was driven to kill by compulsion—and the similarities of the murders—all Italian grocers living in corner buildings, attacked the same way with an easy-to-find and -discard weapon—are more important than rumors of the Black Hand or vendettas that waylaid the police. She skillfully connects previously unidentified cases with the Axeman post-1919 in other parts of Louisiana. VERDICT A superb read for those who love historical true crime writing, New Orleans history, and real-life tales of serial killers.—Amelia Osterud, Carroll Univ. Lib., Waukesha, WI --Amelia Osterud (Reviewed 02/01/2017) (Library Journal, vol 142, issue 1, p91)
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10557011
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Davis, Miriam C
Dewey number
364.152/320976335
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Serial murders
  • Serial murders
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
  • TRUE CRIME / Murder / Serial Killers
  • Louisiana
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the true story
Label
The axeman of New Orleans : the true story, Miriam C. Davis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Evil descends -- The cleaver -- Dagoes, sugarcane, and muffulettas -- The Davi Murder -- The black hand -- The cleaver returns -- A German spy? -- Axeman hysteria -- The mysterious axeman's jazz -- "Hung by the neck until dead, dead, dead" -- Verdict -- False lead -- Rosie and Saint Joseph -- The final chapter?
Control code
1817399
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 306 pages
Isbn
9781613748688
Lccn
2016047629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781613748688
  • (OCoLC)945358547
Label
The axeman of New Orleans : the true story, Miriam C. Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Evil descends -- The cleaver -- Dagoes, sugarcane, and muffulettas -- The Davi Murder -- The black hand -- The cleaver returns -- A German spy? -- Axeman hysteria -- The mysterious axeman's jazz -- "Hung by the neck until dead, dead, dead" -- Verdict -- False lead -- Rosie and Saint Joseph -- The final chapter?
Control code
1817399
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 306 pages
Isbn
9781613748688
Lccn
2016047629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781613748688
  • (OCoLC)945358547

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