H H Holmes

Author: Adam Selzer
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781510713468
Size: 16.63 MB
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America's first and most notorious serial killer and his diabolical killing spree during the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil is the first truly comprehensive book examining the life and career of a murderer who has become one of America’s great supervillains. It reveals not only the true story but how the legend evolved, taking advantage of hundreds of primary sources that have never been examined before, including legal documents, letters, articles, and records that have been buried in archives for more than a century. Though Holmes has become just as famous now as he was in 1895, a deep analysis of contemporary materials makes very clear how much of the story as we know came from reporters who were nowhere near the action, a dangerously unqualified new police chief, and, not least, lies invented by Holmes himself. Selzer has unearthed tons of stunning new data about Holmes, weaving together turn-of-the-century America, the killer’s background, and the wild cast of characters who circulated in and about the famous “castle” building. This book will be the first truly accurate account of what really happened in Holmes’s castle of horror. Exhaustively researched and painstakingly brought to life, H. H. Holmes will be an invaluable companion to the upcoming Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio movie about Holmes’s murder spree based on Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City.

Devil S Disciple

Author: Judy Miller Snavely
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781425926908
Size: 14.50 MB
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ARE YOU LISTENING? I AM CLOSING THE DOOR TO YESTERDAY IF I DON'T IT'S NOBODY'S FAULT BUT MINE. I DON'T KNOW WHEN, I DON'T KNOW HOW, I JUST KNOW THAT "MY FATHER'S" DELAY IS NOT A DENIAL.

Bloodstains

Author: Jeff Mudgett
Publisher:
ISBN: 0615403263
Size: 17.49 MB
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"For decades, English investigators have been convinced that one, or two, of the Jack the Ripper murders were committed by an American surgeon in London. Maybe they were right"--P. [4] of cover.

Depraved

Author: Harold Schechter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439117314
Size: 16.49 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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The heinous bloodlust of Dr. H.H. Holmes is notorious -- but only Harold Schechter's Depraved tells the complete story of the killer whose evil acts of torture and murder flourished within miles of the Chicago World's Fair. "Destined to be a true crime classic" (Flint Journal, MI), this authoritative account chronicles the methods and madness of a monster who slipped easily into a bright, affluent Midwestern suburb, where no one suspected the dapper, charming Holmes -- who alternately posed as doctor, druggist, and inventor to snare his prey -- was the architect of a labyrinthine "Castle of Horrors." Holmes admitted to twenty-seven murders by the time his madhouse of trapdoors, asphyxiation devices, body chutes, and acid vats was exposed. The seminal profile of a homegrown madman in the era of Jack the Ripper, Depraved is also a mesmerizing tale of true detection long before the age of technological wizardry.

Inside The Murder Castle

Author: Adam Selzer
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9780738737171
Size: 16.72 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Popularized in the bestselling book The Devil in the White City, H. H. Holmes has gone down in history as America’s first—and possibly most prolific—serial killer. A master swindler who changed names about as often as most people change coats, Holmes built a three-story building down the street from the World’s Fair site in Chicago in the early 1890s. Join Chicago paranormal authority Adam Selzer as he separates the truth behind the myth. Did H. H. Holmes really kill 200 people? How did he do it? And why? How did he keep his three wives from finding out about each other? And how did he kill people in such a crowded building without anyone noticing? This e-book includes an excerpt from Adam Selzer's popular book Your Neighborhood Gives Me the Creeps.

Holmes Own Story

Author: JD Crighton
Publisher: Aerobear Classics
ISBN: 9781946100009
Size: 11.36 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Eighty-seven rare historical illustrations with sources! Includes H. H. Holmes memoir, confession, judgment day, concrete burial, Holmes’ reincarnation story and more. Holmes’ Own Story is a fascinating look into the mind of one of America’s first serial killers. Herman Webster Mudgett, aka H. H. Holmes, was a horrific serial killer made famous in the popular Erik Larson book, The Devil in the White City. H. H. Holmes built a three story Murder Castle in Chicago in the 19th century with death on his mind. Dr. Holmes lured unsuspecting victims into secret rooms, vaults and gas chambers and made use of a dissection table in his basement. Holmes preyed on travelers that came to the Chicago World’s Fair (World’s Columbian Exposition) in 1893. He advertised rooms for rent and offered employment opportunities in his Murder Castle, often called Holmes Castle and World’s Fair Hotel. Henry H. Holmes killed his business partner and friend, Benjamin Pitezel, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. But he didn’t stop there. The heartless serial killer took three of Benjamin Pitezel’s children on a cross-country trip. Philadelphia Detective Frank P. Geyer followed H. H. Holmes murderous trail into Canada with devastating results. No doubt about it, HH Holmes earned despicable nicknames such as Arch Fiend, Butcher, Modern Bluebeard, Swindler, Moral Degenerate, and more. Holmes was a monster in disguise as a doctor, a perfect ruse to lure victims. In Holmes’ Own, you will learn the personality and thought process of H. H. Holmes, straight from the mind of the diabolical killer himself. The three-part book includes: • H. H. Holmes memoir, Holmes’ Own Story (1895), written by the serial killer while he awaited trial • Moyamensing Prison diary • H. H. Holmes confession of twenty-seven murders (1896) • Judgement day with details about Holmes’ death by hanging at Moyamensing Prison • Unusual concrete burial at historic Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon, Pennsylvania • Odd story H. H. Holmes told about his planned reincarnation as a dog • An interview with Philadelphia Detective Frank P. Geyer about his belief Holmes’ planned to murder his third wife, Georgiana Yoke • An interview with Mrs. Benjamin Pitezel after Holmes’ execution • 87 rare historical illustrations including Herman Webster —Mudgett’s birth and death certificates • Sources, Illustration Credits, and Bibliography • Clickable Table of Contents, List of Illustrations, and Notes

Holmes

Author: Herman Mudgett
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1535402881
Size: 18.86 MB
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H.H. Holmes did what few serial killers ever do. He published a series of autobiographical documents that revealed his sociopathic tendencies--and lied about his crimes. The infamous killer of the Chicago World's Fair published a memoir and a confession, both of which conceal more than they reveal of the truth. Then he gave a speech at his hanging that recanted everything. This series of documents, edited and explained by Matt Lake, author of Weird Pennsylvania, show the dark but charming side of a man who lured somewhere between 24 and 200 men, women, and children to their deaths.