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Helltown : the untold story of a serial killer on Cape Cod  Cover Image Book Book

Helltown : the untold story of a serial killer on Cape Cod / Casey Sherman.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781728245959
  • ISBN: 1728245958
  • Physical Description: 453 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes a reading group guide (pages 430-431).
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [432]-453).
Summary, etc.:
"In the winter of 1969, the bodies of four young women were discovered in a cemetery near the tip of Cape Cod. In a place once known as Helltown, the victims had been shot, stabbed, dismembered, and mutilated. As investigators would soon learn, the perpetrator was a young, handsome, serial killer named Tony Costa. A bizarre former taxidermist with a split personality and penchant for violence, Costa ultimately mobilized friends in the hippie community for support and retribution and captivated literary icons and rivals Kurt Vonnegut and Norman Mailer. Costa embarked on a daring cat-and-mouse game with investigators, who-as the body count kept growing-were desperate to put an end to the killing season on Cape Cod"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Costa, Antone Charles, 1944-1974.
Serial murderers > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Biography.
Serial murders > Massachusetts > Cape Cod.
Tueurs en série > Massachusetts > Cod, Cap > Biographies.
Meurtres en série > Massachusetts > Cod, Cap.
Cape Cod (Mass.)
Genre: Biographies.
True crime stories.

Available copies

  • 3 of 8 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 2 current holds with 8 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 364.152 SHERMAN 2022 (Text) 0001002418125 Nonfiction New Checked out 08/29/2022

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