Holmes' Own Story: Confessed 27 Murders, Lied Then Died

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A fascinating look into the mind of one of America's first serial killers! 
Featuring the confessions, death, and unusual concrete burial of H. H. Holmes. BONUS: Eighty-seven rare historical illustrations with sources! 

H. H. Holmes was a diabolical killer made famous in the popular Erik Larson book, The Devil in the White City. He built a three story Murder Castle in Chicago in the 19th century with death on his mind and 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. 

A doctor by trade, Holmes lured unsuspecting victims into secret rooms, vaults and gas chambers and made use of a dissection table in his basement. He preyed on travelers that came to Chicago for the World Columbian Exposition in 1893 by advertising rooms for rent and offering employment opportunities. No doubt about it, Holmes earned despicable nicknames such as Arch Fiend, Butcher, Modern Bluebeard, Swindler, and Moral Degenerate. Holmes was a monster in disguise as a doctor, a perfect ruse to lure his victims. After all, who would not trust a doctor? 

Learn about Holmes personality and what his thought process was like, straight from the mind of a killer. This three-part book includes Holmes' memoir and his confession of twenty-seven murders. It also has details about his death, unusual burial, and an odd story Holmes told about his reincarnation. Notes, illustration credits, bibliography, and index are included.

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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. A retired Emergency Management professional, JD 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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Aerobear Classics
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Published on
Dec 31, 2016
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Pages
330
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ISBN
9781946100009
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Language
English
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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)
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