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?
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
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.