The Phantom Killer by James Presley audiobook

The Phantom Killer: Unlocking the Mystery of the Texarkana Serial Murders: the Story of a Town in Terror

By James Presley
Read by Michael Kramer

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200020355

  • ISBN: 9798200020348

  • ISBN: 9798200020362

Runtime: 13.55 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The salacious and scandalous murders of a series of couples on Texarkana's "lovers' lanes" created a media maelstrom and cast a pall of fear over an entire region. What is even more surprising is that the case has remained cold for decades. Combining archival research and investigative journalism, Pulitzer Prize–nominated historian James Presley reveals evidence that provides crucial keys to unlocking this decades-old puzzle. Although the case lives on today through television, the Internet, a revived fictional movie, and even an off-Broadway play, with so much of the investigation shrouded in mystery since 1946, rumors and fractured facts have distorted reality. Now, for the first time, a careful examination of the archival record, personal interviews, and stubborn fact checking come together to produce new insights and revelations on the old slayings.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Diligently researched, this gripping, page-turning account would be a standout true-crime narrative even without the material Presley gathers to buttress his identification of the serial killer. Publishers Weekly
“Presley’s book brings a forgotten crime to the forefront.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: James Presley

Author Bio: James Presley

James Presley has a PhD in history from the University of Texas and has won numerous awards for his journalism, including the Anson Jones Award and the John H. McGinnis Memorial Award. He is the author of A Saga of Wealth: The Rise of the Texas Oilmen, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He lives in Texarkana, Texas.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 13.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English