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

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

James Presley

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.

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.
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Genres:

History

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Kramer

Length:

13h 33m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

30:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

28:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

36:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

34:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

35:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

46:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

40:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

31:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

57:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

37:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

32:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

25:18


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

38:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

58:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

21:32