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Synopsis: The disturbing story of H. H. Holmes, the criminal mind behind the infamous "Castle of Horror" torture house, describes the ways in which he deceived and murdered his victims. Reprint.
Herman Mudgett, who called himself Dr. H. H. Holmes, seemed the epitome of the late 19th century "Golden Age": he was a well-dressed, charismatic, self-made entrepreneur (think Andrew Carnegie). Unfortunately for his many victims, he was also a liar, bigamist, debtor, con man, and murderer. The setting for several of his murders was the bizarre urban "castle" he built in Chicago--a ramshackle construction with mazelike corridors, soundproof rooms, sealed vaults, oversized furnaces, and chutes leading down to the cellar. Holmes's undoing was an insurance scam in which he planned to use a corpse supplied by a doctor to fake his partner's death, but ended up killing the partner, his wife, and his five children. The Boston Book Review wrote, "[Harold] Schechter's account of this charming, repulsive monster is both an astonishing piece of popular history as well as a near clinical analysis of as sinister a killer as this country has ever produced."
Also recommended: Schechter's books about Albert Fish (Deranged) and Ed Gein (Deviant).
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Book Description Pocket. PAPERBACK. Condition: Fair. 0671690302 . Seller Inventory # Z0671690302Z4
Book Description Pocket, 1996. Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP95437940
Book Description Pocket, 1996. Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP93633780
Book Description Pocket, 1996. Paperback. Condition: Acceptable. Spine creased, but binding still solid. Edge wear. Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that provides literacy experiences for thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and creative capitalization of books. Seller Inventory # mon0000384665
Book Description Pocket, 1996. 8° , Broschiert. 405 pp. Broschur, guter Zustand, good condition. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 900. Seller Inventory # 248368
Book Description Pocket, 1996. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0671690302-2-4
Book Description Pocket, 1996. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0671690302
Book Description Pocket Books, New York, NY, 1996. Soft Cover. Condition: Very Good Minus. First Paperback Edition. 8 pages of B&W photos and illustrations. The macabre story of H.H. Holmes, architect of the infamous "Castle of Horror, " which became an unspeakable domain of torture and murder in late 19th century Chicago. Wear at edges, tape on spine, reading creases, some creases on book, lightly rubbed, light interior browning. Size: 4 1/4" x 6 7/8". PAPERBACK. Seller Inventory # 007638
Book Description Pocket, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0671690302
Book Description Pocket, 1996. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020671690302