Axes of Evil
The True Story of the Ax-Man Murders
By Todd C. Elliott, Foreword by Peter Levenda
The ax-man murders of 1912 in Louisiana and Texas leave a bloody trail of evidence that points to the largest, unsolved serial killing in history of the United States. It’s a tale of ritual murder, voodoo mayhem, and wholesale killings that leads the reader on a shocking train ride across two states and into the chapters of a real American horror story. The fiendish slayings of 10 sleeping families nestled in their beds is only the beginning of the terrifying account of a true crime that remains unsolved. Axes of Evil sheds light on an unwritten part of American history and uncovers the American “Jack the Ripper.”
Todd C. Elliott is a columnist for lakecharles.com, a reporter for the Eunice News, and the author of A Rose by Many Other Names. He is a former AM talk radio host and a freelance writer and journalist whose work has been featured in the Abbeville Meridional, American Press, the Crowley Post-Signal, the Daily Advertiser, the Jambalaya News, Lagniappe Magazine, and the Public News. He lives in Eunice, Louisiana.
Peter Levenda is the author of Sinister Forces and Unholy Alliance: A History of Nazi Involvement with the Occult. He has appeared in numerous documentaries for the History Channel and the Discovery Channel, as well as in TNT's documentary The Faces of Evil. He has also appeared on Coast-to-Coast with George Noory and Ian Punnett. He lives in Miami.
240 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5
FORMATS: TRADE PAPER
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CA $23.99) (US $19.95)
PUBLICATION DATE: JANUARY 2015
TRINE DAY (JAN 2015)