Detective in the White City: The Real Story of Frank Geyer

RW Publishing House

The remarkable true story of the uncompromising and relentless detective who investigated one of America's first serial killers, the man known as the 'Devil in the White City,' H. H. Holmes, and others like him.


This extraordinary historical biography provides a chronological account of Frank Geyer’s life and features murder cases that made national headlines and the history of one of America's largest police departments, complete with 95 rare illustrations and photos!


“History like never before!”


Who was the world’s famous detective who outsmarted criminals from the Gilded Age and whose wife and daughter never died in a fire, like scholars claimed?


Featuring:


Geyer's incredible investigation of H. H. Holmes, death of Benjamin Pitezel, the horrific discovery of the missing Pitezel children, Holmes' trial, and a 'Devil in Him' chapter

Mary Hannah Tabbs and the gruesome torso murder

Modern Borgia killer, Sarah Jane Whiteling, the first woman hung in Philadelphia

White Chapel Row

Mrs. Annie Gaskin and the killer cat

Top secret search in Rio de Janeiro

Fake highwaymen murder for insurance, and plot to kill Detective Geyer

Law enforcement and Philadelphia history

Reuben Geyer in the Civil War, President Franklin Pierce, and Franks' hometown

Truth about Geyer's wife and daughter

with Sources, List of Illustrations and Credits, Bibliography, Notes, and Index

95 rare historical illustrations and photos, restored


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About the author

JD Crighton is the author of Detective in the White City: The Real Story of Frank Geyer and Holmes' Own Story: Confessed 27 Murders, Lied The Died. JD is an Emergency Manager who writes in the biography, history, true crime, and thriller genres and is a member of Biographers International Organization, Nonfiction Authors Association, and International Thriller Writers.

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Publisher
RW Publishing House
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Published on
Dec 5, 2017
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Pages
428
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ISBN
9781946100030
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Law Enforcement
History / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
History / United States / State & Local / Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)
Social Science / Sociology / Urban
True Crime / Murder / Serial Killers
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