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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
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The man from the train
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the solving of a century-old serial killer mystery
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Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James
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eng
Summary
"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."--
Summary
A celebrated baseball statistician uses his analytic skills and interesting sleuthing techniques to uncover the culprit in a 100 year-old cold case involving a spate of axe bludgeoning deaths across the country, from Iowa to Louisiana
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10572918
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1949-
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James, Bill
Dewey number
364.152/3209777
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no index present
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 / United States / 20th Century
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
  • TRUE CRIME / Murder / Serial Killers
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adult
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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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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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ocn962016034
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 464 pages
Isbn
9781476796253
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017005190
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(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
Control code
ocn962016034
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 464 pages
Isbn
9781476796253
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017005190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)962016034

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