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Depraved : the definitive true story of H.H. Holmes, whose grotesque crimes shattered turn-of-the-century Chicago

Author: Harold Schechter
Publisher: New York : Pocket Star Books, [2004]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Relates the story of Dr. H.H. Holmes, who, in 1890's Chicago, within miles of the Chicago World's Fair, alternately posed as a doctor, druggist, and inventor to lure twenty-seven victims to his labyrinthine house, filled with trapdoors, asphyxiation devices, body chutes, and acid vats, where he committed evil acts of torture and murder.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Named Person: Herman W Mudgett; Herman W Mudgett
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Schechter
ISBN: 0743490355 9780743490351
OCLC Number: 54471613
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Pocket Books, ©1994.
Description: 418 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 18 cm
Responsibility: Harold Schechter.

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Harold Schechter vividly recounts the methods and madness of one of history's most notorious monsters.  Read more...

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