This is a group for anyone interested in examining the mind of the worst psychopaths of our time. Every 6 weeks or so, one serial murderer will be chosen to be the focus. Occasionally, we will go outside the box to investigate someone from the past or to see how investigators think. We review historical cases, couples who kill, female serial killers, specific interesting murder cases, and the usual serial killers we most often associate with the term 'psychopath'. Mindhunters, we are in this together!
In nineteenth-century Austin, Texas, a ruthless murderer terrorized the city in what would soon become a story more shocking than any fiction.
In the late 1800s, just as Austin was on the cusp of emerging from an isolated western outpost into a truly cosmopolitan metropolis, a series of brutal murders rocked the burgeoning city and shook it to its core. At the time, the concept of a serial killer was unknown and unimaginable, but the murders continued, the killer became more brazen, and the citizens’ panic reached a fever pitch.
For more than a decade, Texas Monthly journalist Skip Hollandsworth has researched this gripping tale of murder and madness that plays out like a well-crafted whodunit. With vivid historical detail and novelistic flair, Hollandsworth's The Midnight Assassin: The Hunt for America's First Serial Killer brings this terrifying saga to life.
Winner of the Texas Institute of Letters's Carr P. Collins Award
A New York Times Bestseller
One of Book Riot Best Book of the Year!