4 Books in 1 Edition. Considered to be the best non-fiction account of Holmes Crimes, frauds, capture and trial.
"An informative and exciting true crime mystery following the investigations of Detective Frank Geyer as he unravels the heinous crimes of the serial killer, Henry Holmes."
The hunt for H. H. Homes (Real Name is Herman Webster Mudgett) by Detective Frank Geyer is a fascinating read. With hardly any clues to help him, except for Holmes first confession, which Geyer believed was mostly lies, and the Pitezel's children's letters to their mother, Geyer sets off on a hunt across America on the trail of the missing children.
If it was not for Geyer's unrelenting persistence, the outcome he achieved would never have been reached.
Henry Howard Holmes, for unexplained reasons, appears to have been overlooked by many true crime enthusiasts. Set partly in the era when "Jack the Ripper" was terrorizing the foggy streets of London with his gruesome slayings, Holmes was committing his nefarious crimes in Chicago, undetected.
H. H. Holmes trained as a doctor and a pharmacist. A handsome and always a smartly turned out gentleman. He was able to charm nearly everyone he met with his smooth tongue, especially any females he encountered. He was a womanizer, a swindler, a thief, a fraud and a prolific mass murderer. So productive was he in the act of murder and disposing of his victims, no one knows the exact number of the lives he took and it is doubtful we ever will.
Though it reads like a work of fiction, the Holmes murder case is real and will be enjoyed by anyone who likes a good murder mystery or detective story.
As the trial judge said when charging the jury responsible for convicting Holmes: "Truth is stranger than fiction, and if Mrs. Pitezel's story is true—(and it was proven to be true)—it is the most wonderful exhibition of the power of mind over mind I have ever seen, and stranger than any novel I have ever read."
This is the complete and unabridged version of the 1896 publication, The Holmes Pitezel Case - A History Of The Greatest Crime Of The Century and the Search For The Missing Pitezel Children by Detective Geyer.
Bonus material includes:
HOLMES CONFESSIONS - With Moyamensing Prison Diary Appendix
Burk & McFetridge Co. 1895 (Illustrated - complete and unabridged)
HOLMES CONFESSES 27 MURDERS - THE MOST AWFUL STORY OF MODERN TIMES TOLD BY THE FIEND IN HUMAN SHAPE.
Every Detail of His Fearful Crimes Told by the Man Who Admits He Is Turning Into the Shape of the Devil.
THE TALE OF THE GREATEST CRIMINAL IN HISTORY
1896 by W.R. Hearst and James Elverson, Jr. (Illustrated - complete and unabridged)
HOLMES' MURDER CASTLE
A Story of H. H. Holmes’ Mysterious Work By ROBERT. L. CORBITT. 1895
(Illustrated - complete and unabridged)
WAS HOLMES JACK THE RIPPER?