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The Strange Case of Dr. H.H. Holmes [Kindle Edition]

John Borowski , Dimas Estrada
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Book Description

The Strange Case of Dr. H.H. Holmes contains three fully illustrated,
unabridged primary source books, plus Holmes' published confession as
originally documented shortly before his execution. For the first time in
over a century, these materials are again available - and all in one book.

HOLMES' OWN STORY by Herman W. Mudgett - 1895
In this autobiography, Holmes recounts his childhood years, and life's
trials and tribulations. To a "fair-minded public," Holmes pleads his
innocence by spinning uncanny explanations for every allegation and shred of
evidence that otherwise incriminated him. Also Includes Holmes' Moyamensing Prison Diary

THE HOLMES-PITEZEL CASE by Detective Frank Geyer - 1896
This, the first book written on a serial killer, is a full-length account of
American homicide detective, Frank Geyer, retracing the steps of criminal
mastermind, H.H. Holmes. Included are rare court transcripts, expert
witness testimony, and in-depth criminal and legal detection methods
utilized in the trial against Holmes. Also Includes:

A Chronology of the Holmes Case
D.A. Graham's Speech to the Jury
Motion for a New Trial
The Decision of the Supreme Court

THE HOLMES CASTLE by Robert Corbitt - 1895
Robert Corbitt entered the Holmes "castle" when the investigation into the
horrors first began. Learn what made Corbitt believe that Holmes was
innocent. Also Includes:

Special report on H.H. Holmes' building by the Chicago Department of Buildings, 1895.
Articles about H.H. Holmes as printed in some of the dailies.

THE CONFESSION OF H.H. HOLMES - 1896
Holmes gives the media what they want...a confession. He recounts 27 murders
in gruesome detail, stating that he is growing to resemble the devil.

Produced by John Borowski - Edited by Dimas Estrada

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Product Details

  • File Size: 4931 KB
  • Print Length: 430 pages
  • Publisher: Waterfront Productions (November 30, 2005)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A7GX23O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #276,946 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 Books in One April 15, 2009
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This Book is actually 4 books in one about H H Holmes America's 1st known serial killer, including the book written by Holmes himself while in prison.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Book December 4, 2010
By mcvp13
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I haven't finished reading this book yet, but it is quite interesting how it's 3 books in one, telling the same story! You have his perspective; than the perspective from the trial; and finally his confession - I'm looking forward to finding out the difference with each story.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly cover the case September 10, 2013
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Excellent compilation of all the facts regarding the case. Rich in details and observations. Fit in nicely with Devil in the White City by Erik Larson.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars H.H. Holmes Serial Killer January 22, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I found the information in this book to an extreme. It comes with alot of long winded descriptions that are leaving the reader somewhat confused that you have to back track and reread to fully get the gyst of Mr Holmes diary. But, after reading the entire book you can see how he commited these murders. I do agree that Mr Holmes was a greedy man, but I think he truly enjoyed killing, he kept the Pietzel children around for a good portion of time, not to get up the nerve to kill them, but, I think he became fond of them and when he had no other choice offed them. Also giving the appearance to their mother that B.F. Pietzel was alive. But, he was a greedy man and liked to kill and torture people and got off on it. This was an acceptual read and I would recommend it to anyone who has patience enough to put up with long winded reaccounts of their crimes.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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Filmmaker John Borowski leaves little to the imagination. This documentary is well researched and documented. Only the facts are presented, which allows the viewer to decide for him or herself what the skeptics assume. As a Holmes researcher, I look for inconsistencies, the detailed footage of Holmes' accounts are impeccable. It would be nice to see more filmmakers taking a page from John Borowski's book on film making. This was defiantly a non "yawner" and worth the time and cost. Great documentary!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Strange, Indeed! September 6, 2013
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Contains several books in one about the country's first (at least first apprehended) serial killer; including the killer's abbreviated autobio, the trial, the summation of the prosecution and another 1 or 2 confessions by the killer (I've not yet finished the book). The book itself is a page turner and anyone interested in true crime should love it, but the Kindle edition, which I have, has so many errors in it that the reading is ponderous at times. I'm considering offering my services as a proofreader.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very disturbing book!!! November 3, 2013
By Louise
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If you are interested in detective work then this is the book for you. It is very detailed with confessions, as I mentioned before detailed detective work. This book is very disturbing. I have to read a couple of comedies after this. It does not read like a story. It is like doing research and pulling the case files associated with this terrible serial killer. It makes you sleep with one eye open.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A little slice of Chicago History October 5, 2013
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After reading "Devil in the white city", I wanted to learn more of H.H. Holmes. This book provided it. I have been enjoying it the past few days and highly recommend it!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother reading this!
I finished it! By the 4th day it became a mission to finish! Took me 6 days!
I would NOT recommend this book to anyone. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sue
5.0 out of 5 stars Strange and startling
Like most people, I can be unaware of what is in someone's soul. The story unfolds with Holmes own words and one journeys through paths of truths and untruths. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Maureen Kaniewski
4.0 out of 5 stars Business & Pleasure
Great story! I bought this book to use for a psychology paper on Dr. H. H. Holmes. Even though I was using it for research, it was a really good book to read for pleasure.
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars The Strange Case of Dr. H. H. Holmes
I was disappointed with this book. It deals mostly with the murder of the Peitzel family. A lot of the information is redundant. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Teresa F. Kant
4.0 out of 5 stars MY WIFE LIKES IT...SHE WANTS TO BE A DETECIVE SOLVING CRIMES
YUP...GOOD STUFF FOR MY LOVELY WIFE...SHE CAN SOLVE MOST ANY SITUATION AND LIKES A CHALLENGE.
THINK THIS WAS GOOD FOR HER AND MAY HAVE HELPED TO KEEP HER OUT OF DETECTIVE... Read more
Published 12 months ago by David Goles
5.0 out of 5 stars H.H. Holmes
I am working on my own book project about serial killers, so I got a copy of this to read. Its a fairly interesting book and like what the others say its 3 books in 1.
Published 14 months ago by Bruce LeMaster
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
I was hesitant to buy this at first because the content is probably in the public domain. But the writings are difficult to find online, and it is nice to have them in book... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent companion to documentary
I watched John Borowski' s great documentary on Netflix, and it left me hungry for more on H.H. Holmes. Read more
Published 15 months ago by dontfeellikeit
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