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Mad City: The True Story of the Campus Murders That America Forgot by [Arntfield, Michael]
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From the Editor

When author Michael Arntfield first described this book to me as a love story, I was floored. How could a story about a serial killer who manages to slip through the cracks be described as such? But Mad City isn’t just about the gruesome string of deaths that the Capital City Killer leaves behind—it’s also about the deep friendship and love between Christine Rothschild, the victim, and Linda Tomaszewski, who would spend most of her life tracking down the murderer in a slow-burn game of cat and mouse.

The story begins in 1968, a time of peace rallies, hippies, and free love, and Linda and Christine are freshman roommates and best friends at the University of Wisconsin. When Christine’s bloody body is found in a gruesome tableau on campus one morning, her murder sends the entire school and sleepy neighborhood into shock. In the ensuing years, seven more women will be murdered and mutilated on or near the university—all unsolved cases.

While law enforcement is left bewildered, Linda knows better. For the next forty years, she follows a dark odyssey, dedicating her life to finding—and catching—Christine’s murderer. Mad City is an expertly crafted and harrowing true story of Linda’s diligent chase and the strides detectives and forensics have made in the years since the murder. It is a compelling narrative that I couldn’t put down.

- Vivian Lee, Editor


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“All of the stories are fascinating, especially the aspects of criminal profiling in them…Fans of TV shows like Criminal Minds and CSI, especially, will be intrigued.” Kirkus Reviews

“Thrilling.…Ranks among the most important books to rise from the dust of the true-crime explosion.” —M. William Phelps, host of Dark Minds and New York Times bestselling true-crime author

“Written by the internationally renowned criminologist and criminal humanist Michael Arntfield, this book is remarkable in several ways—it provides deep, penetrating insight into the nature of the criminal mind via an eclectic approach, and it sheds light on the kinds of internal pathologies that guide the behavior of many criminals. This is required reading for experts and the general public alike. A truly great read.” —Marcel Danesi, PhD, director of the Program in Semiotics and Communication Theory and professor of linguistic anthropology at the University of Toronto

“Arntfield’s ability to dig deep on case details in the story of one woman’s quest to catch a killer is truly inspiring. A must-read for anyone interested in true crime.” ―Karla Tolstoy, host of Stand Up, Speak Up

“Arntfield is a tireless cold case investigator, armed with a razor sharp mind and even sharper prose. In Mad City, he makes all the right connections—a fascinating work of true crime and popular criminology.” ―Lee Mellor, author of Cold North Killers and Rampage

About the Author

Bestselling author Michael Arntfield is a veteran police officer, professor, and television host. Known by his students as “Profficer,” an endearing blend of his academic and law enforcement professions, he teaches criminology at Western University and is a previous visiting Fulbright Chair at Vanderbilt University. With fifteen years of experience as a police officer, Arntfield offers a unique perspective into unsolved murder cases that combines suspenseful storytelling, academic knowledge, and investigative technology. He is the lead investigator on the true-crime series To Catch a Killer on the Oprah Winfrey Network in Canada and is the author of Murder City: The Untold Story of Canada’s Serial Killer Capital. He is also Director of the Murder Accountability Project in the United States and both the founder and Director of the Western University Cold Case Society in Canada.

When he isn’t teaching, investigating cold cases, or writing about them, he is researching long-term crime trends and developing new television projects. His latest research is on cyberbullying, social media, and psychopathy.


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  • File Size: 22089 KB
  • Print Length: 355 pages
  • Publisher: Little A (October 1, 2017)
  • Publication Date: October 1, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01M6D8URV
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