Mad City

Mad City

The True Story of the Campus Murders That America Forgot

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Mad City: The True Story of the Campus Murders That America Forgot is a chilling, unflinching exploration of American crimes of the twentieth century and how one serial killer managed to slip through the cracks—until now.

In fall 1967, friends Linda Tomaszewski and Christine Rothschild are freshmen at the University of Wisconsin. The students in the hippie college town of Madison are letting down their hair—and their guards. But amid the peace rallies lurks a killer.

When Christine’s body is found, her murder sends shockwaves across college campuses, and the Age of Aquarius gives way to a decade of terror.

Linda knows the killer, but when police ignore her pleas, he slips away. For the next forty years, Linda embarks on a cross-country quest to find him. When she discovers a book written by the murderer’s mother, she learns Christine was not his first victim—or his last. The slayings continue, and a single perpetrator emerges: the Capital City Killer. As police focus on this new lead, Linda receives a disturbing note from the madman himself. Can she stop him before he kills again?

Publisher: New York : Little A, c2017
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781503942653
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 ARN
Characteristics: 344 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.


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Aug 10, 2018

I really tryed to get into this book was very slow moving. First thirty pages were facts about previous killers from the past then it got into the lives of two women who are friends in college then it went on about how they felt like they were not safe ,being followed and getting heavy breathing phone calls. Then one finally started tracking down the suspect .

Jul 23, 2018

When I read the synopsis for this book I was intrigued. It is not however, the story of a woman's hunt for a killer. There are frequent mentions of it but those parts could be edited out and the same book would remain. The prose reads at times like very bad fiction and other times is so academic that the use of lists would have been more interesting. This book was in serious need of good editing to keep the narrative on track. It has a big promising title but does not deliver.

Dec 29, 2017

Michael Arntfield has written this story with such detail and forget this is not fiction.
Sadly ,this story of America’s campus killing fields manages to infuriate while giving us
front row seats as witnesses to contemptible incompetence .
Arntfield’s observations and insight keeps the reader going in the belief that much has changed.

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