"From legendary writer Bill James, in collaboration with his daughter, Rachel, a compelling, dramatic, and meticulously researched narrative about a century-old series of unsolved axe murders across America, and how the authors came to solve them"--Jacket. Full description
Section I: 1909 to 1912. The bloody penny ; Logan's turnpike ; The scandalous Schultzes ; Marshalltown ; The New Orleans axeman ; Which is not really a chapter ; Martin City ; The Casaways ; Oregon ; The double event ; Monmouth ; Ellsworth ; Paola
Section III: 1900 to 1906. Stepping backward ; Trenton Corners ; Standing by Henry ; An uncertain set of names ; Just when you thought this story couldn't possibly get any uglier ; Hughes ; The Christmas Day murders ; West Memphis ; Jacksonville ; Cottonwood, Alabama ; Murder in the cold ; The worst one ever ; The Lyerly family
Section IV: Hiatus. The crimes of 1908
Section V. Conversation with the reader ; Hurley ; Beckley and beyond ; The Zoos and the Hubbells ; Clementine Barnabet ; Harry Ryan ; The first crime ; Brookfield and Villisca ; Where the evening is spread out against the sky ; Hinterkaifeck.