The Axman of New Orleans

The Axman of New Orleans

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by Chuck Hustmyre
     
 

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NEW ORLEANS, 1919. For nearly a decade, a ruthless killer has prowled the streets of this city, breaking into homes and hacking people to death with an ax. His victims have included men, women, even a child. He leaves few clues, and no one can stop him. Even his motives are unclear. The police seem baffled. Is he a vendetta agent or a bloodthirsty maniac? Echoing Jack…  See more details below

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NEW ORLEANS, 1919. For nearly a decade, a ruthless killer has prowled the streets of this city, breaking into homes and hacking people to death with an ax. His victims have included men, women, even a child. He leaves few clues, and no one can stop him. Even his motives are unclear. The police seem baffled. Is he a vendetta agent or a bloodthirsty maniac? Echoing Jack the Ripper from three decades earlier, the killer even writes a letter to a local newspaper and refers to himself as a "demon from hottest hell."

But Detective Colin Fitzgerald, a wounded Army veteran who recently returned from The Great War, is prepared to do whatever it takes to catch the Axman. What Fitzgerald is not prepared for are the shocking secrets his investigation will uncover, secrets that stretch to the top levels of the Police Department and City Hall, and reach back decades to the assassination of a legendary police chief and even to the murder of Fitzgerald's own father.

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CHUCK HUSTMYRE is the bestselling author of "Killer with a Badge." He also wrote the Lionsgate movies "House of the Rising Sun" and "End of the Gun," as well as the upcoming movie "Crazed."

His other books include "A Killer Like Me" and "Unspeakable Violence." Chuck is an award-winning journalist and a retired federal agent.

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Editorial Reviews

Times Picayune - O'Neil De Noux
"Bloody murder and mayhem at the turn of the century--the 20th Century. New Orleans has always led the way with strange killings and Chuck Hustmyre’s riveting tale of its most infamous serial killer, THE AXMAN, is a chilling walk through a horrible nightmare that was all too real."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780985568634
Publisher:
Margaret Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/25/2013
Pages:
290
Sales rank:
761,167
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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Shamus and Darringer Award winning author of Battle Kiss - O'Neil DeNoux
Bloody murder and mayhem at the turn of the century — the 20th century. The Axman of New Orleans is a chilling walk through a horrible nightmare.
author of Rage and An Almost Perfect Murder - Gary C. King
Hustmyre brings to life rings to life the dark underworld of the Big Easy reminiscent of Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles. Detective fiction doesn't get any better than this!
author of The Bundy Murders - Kevin M. Sullivan
Chuck Hustmyre's The Axman of New Orleans is one of the best historical novels ever written.

Meet the Author

CHUCK HUSTMYRE is the bestselling author of "Killer with a Badge." He also wrote the Lionsgate movies "House of the Rising Sun" and "End of the Gun," as well as the upcoming movie "Crazed."

His other books include "A Killer Like Me" and "Unspeakable Violence." Chuck is an award-winning journalist and a retired federal agent.

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The Axman of New Orleans 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Crime_Library_Editor More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book. It’s about a shocking real serial murder case. As the mystery of the brutal killings unfolded, I was drawn to the two main characters, New Orleans cop Colin Fitzgerald and his news reporter friend Emile Denoux, both of whom staked their lives and careers on finding the monster who was killing so many innocent Italian grocers and their families. Both Colin and Emile are both struggling to live up to the heroic reputations of their fathers, and in so doing, taking outrageous risks resulting in horrible injuries. The characterization of these two feisty heroes is so engaging and the pace builds and builds and builds. The overreaching backdrop of this serial killer case is the entrenched corruption in the New Orleans political machine and police brass. If you like engaging detective stories and real life mysteries, I strongly recommend this book to you
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book by a terrific author!