American Demon: Eliot Ness and the Hunt for America's Jack the Ripper (Libro en Inglés)

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ISBN: 9781250041166
ISBN: 9781250041166
Editorial: Minotaur Books
Autor: Stashower, Daniel
Año de edición: 2022
N° Paginas: 352
Tipo de pasta: Pasta dura
Descripción: New York Times bestselling author and Edgar Award-winner Daniel Stashower returns with American Demon, a historical true crime starring legendary lawman Eliot Ness.Boston had its Strangler. California had the Zodiac Killer. And in the depths of the Great Depression, Cleveland had the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run.On September 5th, 1934, a young beachcomber made a gruesome discovery on the shores of Cleveland’s Lake Erie: the lower half of a female torso, neatly severed at the waist. The victim, dubbed “The Lady of the Lake,” was only the first of a butcher’s dozen. Over the next four years, twelve more bodies would be scattered across the city. The bodies were dismembered with surgical precision and drained of blood. Some were beheaded while still alive.Terror gripped the city. Amid the growing uproar, Cleveland’s besieged mayor turned to his newly-appointed director of public safety: Eliot Ness. Ness had come to Cleveland fresh from his headline-grabbing exploits in Chicago, where he and his band of “Untouchables” led the frontline assault on Al Capone’s bootlegging empire. Now he would confront a case that would redefine his storied career.Award-winning author Daniel Stashower shines a fresh light on one of the most notorious puzzles in the annals of crime, and uncovers the gripping story of Ness’s hunt for a sadistic killer who was as brilliant as he was cool and composed, a mastermind who was able to hide in plain sight. American Demon reconstructs this ultimate battle of wits between a hero and a madman.Review“An iconic police investigator on the hunt for a grisly murderer. Put that on a double bill. I’ll go make the popcorn.” –Patton Oswalt, The New York Times“Mr. Stashower spins a seamless narrative of the grisly crime wave filled with vivid detail.” –The Wall Street Journal“Stashower provides shrewd analysis and paints each scene with vivid, macabre details. You’ll sweat reading it.” –The Washington Post“Annals of true crime rarely are as good as American Demon…No spoilers here, but only our strong recommendation: American Demon is worth seeking out and reading to reach your own conclusions.” --AirMail“The combination of a baffling unsolved crime with a nuanced portrayal of an American icon adds up to another winner for this talented author.” –Publishers Weekly (starred)“[Stashower] deftly sets Ness’ battles against institutional antagonists against an engagingly told, suspenseful account of the search for a notorious killer…riveting and illuminating.” –Kirkus Reviews (starred)“This account is a gripping true-crime thriller that paints a picture of Ness that’s significantly different from the version we’ve seen in The Untouchables…True-crime fans will want this one on their TBR lists.” --Booklist“[Stashower’s] personal connection to the city breathes life into the well-researched and chilling account.” –Library Journal“Stashower's portrait of Ness is layered and he vividly re-creates a broken system.” –Minneapolis Star Tribune“For historical crime, Stashower is unparalleled.”―Akron Beacon Journal“A jaunty, fast-moving true-crime adventure.” –The Columbus Dispatch“Nicely crafted, the book will appeal to hard-core Ness fans and true-crime freaks.” –New York Journal of Books“Edgar Award-winner Stashower (The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War) approaches this material with a pit bull's tenacity, and he writes with the steeliness of an old-school journalist, suiting the book's place and time… a thrillingly bedeviling true crime story interlaced with a nuanced character study--not of the criminal but of his flawed pursuer.” –Shelf Awareness“Daniel Stashower has a gift for peering into the dark, shadowy corners of American history and unearthing its most chilling and fascinating tales. American Demon is a twisting, true-life murder mystery about a serial killer who terrified a nation in the throes of the Great Depression―and his neme
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