The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson (kindle ebook) 99p @ Amazon

The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson (kindle ebook) 99p @ Amazon

Found 22nd Mar
The absolutely fascinating dual narrative of the Chicago World's Fair in 1893 and the story of America's first and most notorious serial killer H.H Holmes - now at its cheapest price on kindle. Soon to be a major film from Martin Scorsese starring Leonardo DiCaprio!


The Chicago World's Fair of 1893

and its amazing 'White City' was one of the wonders of the world. This

is the incredible story of its realization, and of the two men whose

fates it linked: one was an architect, the other a serial killer.


architect was Daniel H. Burnham, the driving force behind the White

City, the massive, visionary landscape of white buildings set in a

wonderland of canals and gardens. The killer was H. H. Holmes, a

handsome doctor with striking blue eyes. He used the attraction of the

great fair - and his own devilish charms - to lure scores of young women

to their deaths. While Burnham overcame politics, infighting,

personality clashes and Chicago's infamous weather to transform the

swamps of Jackson Park into the greatest show on Earth, Holmes built his

own edifice just west of the fairground. He called it the World's Fair

Hotel. In reality it was a torture palace, a gas chamber, a crematorium.

These two disparate but driven men together with a remarkable

supporting cast of colourful characters, including as Buffalo Bill,

George Ferris, Thomas Edison and some of the 27 million others who

converged on the dazzling spectacle of the White City, are brought to

life in this mesmerizing, murderous tale of the legendary Fair that

transformed America and set it on course for the twentieth century.
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good book but but old as the hills been around for years may disapoint as new eveidence etc has been popping up but for 99p go for it
I read this a while ago and loved it - I've since read a few of Erik Larson's other books and they're also very good.
I watched Timeless and one of the episodes was about The Chicago World's fair and that monster aka H H Holmes.
No way that eejit was America's first serial killer.
Bargainm82 h, 22 m ago

No way that eejit was America's first serial killer.

That’s what they say, that he was the first serial killer. No one can know for sure though.
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