Amy L Bruce

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  • The Man from the Train

  • The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery
  • By: Bill James, Rachel McCarthy James
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 426

Using unprecedented, dramatically compelling sleuthing techniques, legendary statistician and baseball writer Bill James applies his analytical acumen to crack an unsolved century-old mystery surrounding one of the deadliest serial killers in American history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Amy L Bruce on 10-04-17


5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-17

This was a very well thought out book about a series of murders I've never heard about. Although the layout is at times rather disorganized, I particularly enjoyed his descriptions of what life was like in that time period - how news papers and literacy were linked, the way policing worked, etc.

Assuming their research is solid and they didn't cherry pick facts to fit their narrative (I'm too lazy to do the research myself), I think their conclusion is pretty solid. And I got epic goosebumps when I listened to the last tidbit about where the murderer probably ended up.

I need to listen again and take notes and make diagrams to try to make sense of it all. Wow!

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