Events & Author Appearances

The Axeman of New Orleans
Miriam Davis
Muriel's Jackson Square Restaurant, 410 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (map it)
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 10:00am

Join author Miriam Davis for an Author Panel entitled Getting at the Real Story: Creating Compelling Nonfiction. The panel is a part of the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, and will be held at Muriel's Jackson Square Restaurant (New Orleans, LA) at 10am.

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival's panel description:

10 AM GETTING AT THE REAL STORY: CREATING COMPELLING NONFICTION Lorraine Boissoneault found her inspiration in a group of teens for The Last Voyageurs: Retracing La Salle’s Journey across America, Sixteen Teenagers on the Adventure of a Lifetime; Jack Davis found his great story of politics and geography in Gulf: The Making of an American Sea; Miriam Davis was drawn into an age-old murder case in The Axeman of New Orleans; and Jeremy Alford and Tyler Bridges went behind the political scenes in Long Shot: A Soldier, A Senator, A Serious Sin and an Epic Louisiana Election. Susan Larson moderates.

A panel pass is required for this event. A Single Panel Pass is $10 and is only available onsite at the Festival box office during the Festival. Other ticket options are available and can be found at

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The Axeman of New Orleans
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By Miriam Davis
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Published Mar 2017

From 1910 to 1919, New Orleans suffered at the hands of a serial killer. The story has been the subject of short stories, novels, and the television series American Horror Story. But the full story of gruesome murders, accused innocents, public panic, the New Orleans Mafia, and a mysterious killer has never been written—until now. The Axeman broke into the homes of Italian grocers in the dead of night, leaving his victims in a pool of blood. Iorlando Jordano and his son Frank were wrongly accused of one of those murders; corrupt officials convicted them with coerced testimony. Miriam C. Davis here expertly tells the story of the search for the Axeman and of the exoneration of the Jordanos. She proves that the person suspected of being the Axeman was not the killer—and that the Axeman continued killing after leaving New Orleans in 1919.