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Review of ‘The Midnight Assassin’

In 1885, Austin, Texas, was terrorized by a series of murders so seemingly random and brutal they’re considered the work of the first American serial killer. People were reluctant to pay attention when the victims were servant girls or young women of color, ascribing the crimes to a gang of “bad blacks,” in part because…

Interview with Skip Hollandsworth

Skip Hollandsworth, executive editor of Texas Monthly and an award-winning crime writer, became fascinated by a still-unsolved Austin case and reveals the details of his research in The Midnight Assassin. We contacted the author at his home in Texas to find out more about this intriguing true-crime narrative.

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