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Publisher's Summary

What is it about unsolved murders that still fascinates us long after the cases have gone cold? Is it simply that we enjoy being able to come up with our own theories about what happened to the unfortunate victims? Or are we intrigued by the terrifying possibility that the killers are still out there somewhere? 
The Faceless Villain: Volume One is the first in a three volume series that explores the most mysterious and disturbing unsolved murders of the 20th century. This volume is comprised of the years 1900 through 1959 and includes all of the best known cases of the period as well as many more lesser known murders, all presented in a compelling chronological narrative that takes the reader on a grisly journey through the blood-soaked avenues of early 20th century crime. Featuring: The Peasenhall Murder. The Seal Chart Murder. The Atlanta Ripper. The Villisca Axe Murders. The Axeman of New Orleans. The Green Bicycle Case. Little Lord Fauntleroy. Hinterkaifeck Farm. The St. Aubin Street Massacre. The Wallace Case. The Atlas Vampire. The Brighton Trunk Crime. The Cleveland Torso Murderer. The Horror in Room 1046. Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm? The Pitchfork Murder. The Sodder Children. The Phantom Killer. The Black Dahlia. Somerton Man. The Grimes Sisters. The Boy in the Box. And much more!
©2017 Jennifer Ashford (P)2017 Jennifer Ashford
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5 out of 5 stars
By JayJay on 12-23-17

Totally Enthralling

Jenny Ashford has a knack for telling a great story. Having discovered her via her podcast, I was excited to check out this book. It exceeded my high expectations. A collection of interesting cases presented in an engaging way by the author. This is a must-listen for anyone interested in macabre true crime stories.

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5 out of 5 stars
By lisa evans on 12-27-17

Brilliant book

I love the podcast on YouTube and was really excited to get this book, a pleasure to listen to, I will definitely be getting the others.

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5 out of 5 stars
By j k thornton on 06-09-18

Brilliant

Really enjoyed this looking forward to volume 2. Huge fan of the 13 o clock.podcast too

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4 out of 5 stars
By Daniel Meakin on 01-05-18

True Crime fans....Enjoy.

What made the experience of listening to The Faceless Villain: A Collection of the Eeriest Unsolved Murders of the 20th Century: Volume One the most enjoyable?

The range of different unsolved murders. Also, As a true crime fan there were plenty that i had NEVER heard of.

What did you like best about this story?

There was not one particular aspect of the story that i enjoyed most... but the most fascinating unsolved murder was the one that involved the "R.M Qualtrough" character.

What about Jenny Ashford’s performance did you like?

Jenny's actual performance is as always that her voice sounds clear.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Nope. Although it made me dismayed that so many of these crimes went unsolved because of technicalities.

Any additional comments?

Thrilled there will be an additional 2 volumes.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 08-15-18

Solid Material Poor Reading Voice

Reading was very robotic and almost sounded arterficial after listening to her vibrat banter in her podcast/youtube show. Maybe I was expecting an unrealistic delivery. Material was well researched as always but needs to be delivered by someone different in my opinion. I feel terrible because I love 13 0 CLOCK. However, thumbs down for this.

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