Austin History Center presents Skip Hollandsworth: The Midnight Assassin

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Skip Hollandsworth
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The Austin History Center will present a book discussion with Texas Monthly Executive Editor Skip Hollandsworth, author of the recent book The Midnight Assassin. In 1885, a string of murders in Austin terrified the city, leaving eight people dead and eight seriously injured. Most of the victims were servant women, leading local writer William Sydney Porter, aka O. Henry, to coin the term “Servant Girl Annihilators” in describing the crimes.

Hollandsworth will discuss the research behind the book and some of the theories about the crime spree, still officially unsolved. A book signing will follow the program and light refreshments will be served.

Event Details



Austin History Center
810 Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX


Ticket Info

Admission is free.