Austin Murder & Mayhem-Book (Signed by the Author)
- Austin Murder & Mayhem
- Signed by Author Richard Zelade
Discover darkness in the heart of Texas
Beneath Austin's shiny veneer likes a dark past, filled with murder, lechery and deceit.
Legislators, lawmen and lawyers killed, robbed and lied just as well and just as often as
the drifters and grifters preying on newcomers. The nations first known serial killer made
his debut in Austin in the form of a Servant Girl Annihilator, who is still rumored to be
Jack the Ripper. After the Willis brothers murdered their neighbors over rumored
buried gold, a lynch mob hanged the boys from live oaks on present-day Sixth street.
Freshman representative Louis Franke died after he was robbed and beaten on the steps
of the statehouse. Author Richard Zelade delivers a fascinating look at the
seedier side of Austin history.