The Man From the Train
In a discussion of his new book The Man From the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery, James and his co-author, daughter Rachel McCarthy James, recount an exhaustive investigation that began with their attempt to solve the gruesome slaying of a family of six and two houseguests in Villisca, Iowa, in 1912. They found similar murders and a pattern: proximity to train stations, use of an ax, victims’ valuables left untouched. Digging further, they pointed convincingly to a lone homicidal suspect.
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