The Phantom Killer (MP3 CD)

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

By James Presley, Michael Kramer (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, 9781494559908

Publication Date: February 24, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (2/23/2015)
Compact Disc (2/24/2015)
Paperback (1/4/2016)
Hardcover, Large Print (4/6/2016)
Hardcover (11/15/2014)

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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.