The Axeman's JazzBook - 1991
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On May 23, 1918, the Axeman of New Orleans claimed his first victims. Focusing on Italian immigrants, specifically grocers, the Axeman terrorized the city for over a year, killing 6 people and wounding another 12. His real claim to fame, however, is the letter he wrote to newspapers in March 1919 that claimed he would kill again on the following Tuesday night (March 18th) but anyone with a… (more)
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Fiction: Skip Langdon, a New Orleans homicide detective, chases a serial killer who claims to be the legendary Axeman, a turn-of-the-century New Orleans murderer who would not kill in a house where jazz was being played.