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"19th Century Masterpiece!"
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"Noteworthy history of one of America's oldest police departments"
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A fascinating look into the mind of one of America's first serial killers!
Who was H. H. Holmes, the killer made famous in the Devil in the White City?
Did he build a 'Murder Castle' to lure victims into secret rooms, vaults, and gas chambers and to prey on Chicago's World's Fair travelers?
In Holmes' Own, you will discover:
- HH Holmes 1895 memoir written by Holmes while he awaited trial
- Moyamensing Prison diary
- Confession of twenty-seven murders of men, women, and children (1896)
- Judgement day with Holmes' death by hanging at Moyamensing Prison
- Unusual concrete burial at historic Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon, Pennsylvania
- Holmes planned reincarnation
- Philadelphia Detective Frank P. Geyer interview about Holmes' plan to murder Georgiana Yoke, his third wife
- Mrs. Benjamin Pitezel interview after Holmes' execution
- Sources, Illustration Credits, Bibliography, Notes, and Index
Bonus - 87 rare historical illustrations with Herman Webster Mudgett's (Holmes) birth and death certificates
Buy Holmes' Own Story: Confessed 27 Murders, Lied Then Died for your library today!
Includes ninety-five (95) rare illustrations and photos!
This extraordinary historical biography features 120 year old murder cases that made national headlines including his cross-country, international investigation that led to horrific discovery of the missing Pitezel children, the Hannah Mary Tabbs torso case, poisoner Sarah Jane Whiteling who was the first woman hung in Philadelphia, and history of one of America's largest police departments.
Also discover the truth about Geyer's wife and daughter not dying in a horrific fire as told in popular books.
In Detective in the White City you will discover:
Table of Contents:
List of Illustrations
Prologue: Profound Untruth
PART I - HOMETOWN
Chapter 1 - Franklin Pierce
Chapter 2 - American Civil War
Chapter 3 - Centennial Guard
Chapter 4 - Femur and Horses
PART II - BLOODY BAD
Chapter 5 - Bullitt
Chapter 6 - Bizarre Story of a Cat
Chapter 7 - A Mighty Gruesome Package
Chapter 8 - Modern Borgia
Chapter 9 - White Chapel Row
Chapter 10 - Send Flowers to My Funeral
Chapter 11 - Secret Search
Chapter 12 - Etched in Time
Chapter 13 - Where Are You?
PART III - DEVIL IN DISGUISE
Chapter 14 - Two Enemies
Chapter 15 - Suspicions Intensify
Chapter 16 - Sweet Innocence
Chapter 17 - Little Howard&l