In the recently published book,"The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery (2017)," statistician and baseball writer Bill James applies an analytical approach to an unsolved series of axe murders that took place across America between 1898 and 1912. The book expands on the 1912 Villisca axe murder story in particular, and connects the crime to the series. The author has this to say about our "Villisca: Living with a Mystery" documentary film:
"If you want to know more about Villisca there is a documentary movie, 'Villisca: Living with a Mystery,' which I am tempted to say is of the highest possible quality. Of course, nothing is of the highest possible quality, but certainly high above the normal standards of crime documentary. 'Living with a Mystery' includes interviews filmed over a good many years by Kelly and Tammy Rundle, edited and released in 2004. The Rundles talked to everybody they could find who was extremely interested in the case, talked to old people (in the 1980s and 1990s)* who were in Villisca at the time of the murders, assembled all of the facts of the case, and boiled it down to into an immensely interesting 116 minutes."
"But, if you're not really, really interested in the Villisca murders now, you will be by the time you finish watching."
We are grateful for Mr. James' kind words about "Villisca: Living with a Mystery" and we enjoyed reading his book.
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*Interviews with seniors who remembered events in Villisca on June 10, 1912 were conducted in the fall of 1993 and the summer of 1994. Production for the entire film took place between 1993 and 2002.