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‘The Midnight Assassin’ debuts, sends chills down Texans’ spines

Image 1of/15 Caption Close Image 1 of 15 Continue clicking to see the known serial killers who’ve operated in the Lone Star State. Continue clicking to see the known serial killers who’ve operated in the Lone Star State. Image 2 of 15 Name: Charles Frederick AlbrightAlias: The Eyeball KillerCrime: Killed three women in the Dallas area in the early ’90s. …

The Lone Star State is full of beauty, but sometimes gruesome realities overshadow that beauty.

Skip Hollandsworth zeroed-in on those grisly facts in his new true crime book, “The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America’s First Serial Killer.”

“I quickly realized that this was a great American murder mystery – our own Jack the Ripper story – one filled with madness and intrigue, beautiful women and baying bloodhounds, and flabbergasting plot twists and sensational courtroom drama,” Hollandsworth told Doni M. Wilson contributor for the Houston Chronicle.

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His book describes the murderer who plagued Austin in the late 1800s and is “a story worth of Edgar Allan Poe, a multi-layered Gothic saga” filled with “panic and paranoia,” as Wilson describes in her review of Hollandsworth’s book.

BLOODY HISTORY: Serial killers who’ve operated in Texas

The cold cases described in “The Midnight Assassin” aren’t the only horrors that have occurred in the great state of Texas. Many have believed that multiple notorious serial killers have made their way to the Lone Star State to take victims.

Click through the gallery above to see the serial killers who’ve gone to Texas to commit murder.

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