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Axeman Of New Orleans

Author : Miriam Davis
ISBN : 9781613748718
Genre : True Crime
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From 1910 to 1919, New Orleans suffered at the hands of a serial killer. The story has been the subject of short stories, novels, and the television series American Horror Story. But the full story of gruesome murders, accused innocents, public panic, the New Orleans Mafia, and a mysterious killer has never been written—until now. The Axeman broke into the homes of Italian grocers in the dead of night, leaving his victims in a pool of blood. Iorlando Jordano and his son Frank were wrongly accused of one of those murders; corrupt officials convicted them with coerced testimony. Miriam C. Davis here expertly tells the story of the search for the Axeman and of the exoneration of the Jordanos. She proves that the person suspected of being the Axeman was not the killer—and that the Axeman continued killing after leaving New Orleans in 1919.
Category: True Crime

The Axeman

Author : Wallace Edwards
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 28.62 MB
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Between 1918 to 1919 a serial killer ran rampant throughout New Orleans. His weapon of choice? The axe. He didn't spare women. Or children. Or even men. There was only one kind of person who could be sparred from the blade of his axe: the home of a person playing jazz music. At least eight people were brutally murdered. Who could have been responsible for this crime, and how was the Mafia connected? Did a corrupt police department intentionally leave this case unsolved? Come, if you dare, as Absolute Crime takes you on the hunt for one of the most brutal killers who ever lived.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Axeman

Author : Ray Celestin
ISBN : 1492609161
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 32.97 MB
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"Originally published as The Axeman's Jazz in 2014 in the United Kingdom by Mantle, an imprint of Macmillan."
Category: Fiction

Serial Murder And Media Circuses

Author : Dirk Cameron Gibson
ISBN : 0275990648
Genre : Social Science
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Examines through case studies the intersection of serial murder and media, illustrating how the media's coverage often interferes with the investigation and capture of our society's most notorious criminals.
Category: Social Science

The Axeman S Jazz

Author : Ray Celestin
ISBN : 9781447258872
Genre : Fiction
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Inspired by a true story, set against the heady backdrop of jazz-filled, mob-ruled New Orleans, The Axeman's Jazz by Ray Celestin is a gripping thriller announcing a major talent in historical crime fiction. Winner of the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger for Best Debut Crime Novel of the Year. Shortlisted for the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year Award As recommended on the Radio 2 Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman New Orleans, 1919. As a dark serial killer - The Axeman - stalks the city, three individuals set out to unmask him: Detective Lieutenant Michael Talbot - Heading up the official investigation, but struggling to find leads, and harbouring a grave secret of his own. Former detective Luca d'Andrea - Now working for the mafia; his need to solve the mystery of The Axeman is every bit as urgent as that of the authorities. And Ida - A secretary at the Pinkerton Detective Agency. Obsessed with Sherlock Holmes and dreaming of a better life, she stumbles across a clue which lures her and her musician friend, Louis Armstrong, to the case - and into terrible danger . . . As Michael, Luca and Ida each draw closer to discovering the killer's identity, The Axeman himself will issue a challenge to the people of New Orleans: play jazz or risk becoming the next victim.
Category: Fiction

The Encyclopedia Of Unsolved Crimes

Author : Michael Newton
ISBN : 9781438119144
Genre : Crime
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Over 800 entries examine the facts, evidence, and leading theories of a variety of unsolved murders, robberies, kidnappings, serial killings, disappearances, and other crimes.
Category: Crime

The Axeman S Jazz

Author : Julie Smith
ISBN : 0345483243
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 54.88 MB
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"Julie Smith not only firmly establishes her claim to the New Orleans crime scene, but she explores an intriguing new franchise for the serial killer." Sue Grafton For detective Skip Langdon, the murder of a multiple self-help group member is no fun. Even if the guilty character is claiming the mantle last held by the Axeman, a notorious New Orleans serial killer of seventy years ago. Yet as Skip threads her fascinated way from one self-help group to another, she finds she has more in common with the twelve-steppers than just the murder. And she knows what they do not: that among their anonymous numbers is a deadly murderous, and dangerously attractive -- psychopath.... From the Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

Elysian Fields

Author : Suzanne Johnson
ISBN : 9781429966436
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 64.8 MB
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Elysian Fields by Suzanne Johnson is the fun, fast-paced third book in the Sentinels of New Orleans, a series of urban fantasy novels filled with wizards, mermen, and pirates. These novels are perfect for readers of paranormal fiction and "fans of Charlaine Harris and Cat Adams" (Booklist) and RT Bookreviews agrees that "for readers missing Sookie Stackhouse, this series may be right up your alley." The mer feud has been settled, but life in South Louisiana still has more twists and turns than the muddy Mississippi. New Orleanians are under attack from a copycat killer mimicking the crimes of a 1918 serial murderer known as the Axeman of New Orleans. Thanks to a tip from the undead pirate Jean Lafitte, DJ Jaco knows the attacks aren't random—an unknown necromancer has resurrected the original Axeman of New Orleans, and his ultimate target is a certain blonde wizard. Namely, DJ. Combating an undead serial killer as troubles pile up around her isn't easy. Jake Warin's loup-garou nature is spiraling downward, enigmatic neighbor Quince Randolph is acting weirder than ever, the Elders are insisting on lessons in elven magic from the world's most annoying wizard, and former partner Alex Warin just turned up on DJ's to-do list. Not to mention big maneuvers are afoot in the halls of preternatural power. Suddenly, moving to the Beyond as Jean Lafitte's pirate wench could be DJ's best option. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

Mussolini And The Axeman S Jazz Are You Loathsome Tonight

Author : Poppy Z. Brite
ISBN : 9781497625822
Genre : Fiction
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Available for the first time as an ebook pairing, these two short stories were specifically chosen by the author Poppy Z. Brite and her fans as favorite examples of her work. Mussolini and the Axeman's Jazz is a thrilling mix off historical fact and fiction surrounding Freemasons, WWI, and New Orleans’ only verified serial killer, the Axeman. Are You Loathsome Tonight? showcases the author’s dark, unique take on the man and the myth that was Elvis Presley.
Category: Fiction

Empire Of Sin

Author : Gary Krist
ISBN : 9780770437077
Genre : History
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From bestselling author Gary Krist, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans’ other civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City Empire of Sin re-creates the remarkable story of New Orleans’ thirty-years war against itself, pitting the city’s elite “better half” against its powerful and long-entrenched underworld of vice, perversity, and crime. This early-20th-century battle centers on one man: Tom Anderson, the undisputed czar of the city's Storyville vice district, who fights desperately to keep his empire intact as it faces onslaughts from all sides. Surrounding him are the stories of flamboyant prostitutes, crusading moral reformers, dissolute jazzmen, ruthless Mafiosi, venal politicians, and one extremely violent serial killer, all battling for primacy in a wild and wicked city unlike any other in the world.
Category: History