The Devil in the White City: A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 10, 2004 - History
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Erik Larson—author of #1 bestseller IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS—intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction.

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The vivid imagery and detail is eye-opening. - Goodreads
I wasn't very impressed with Larson's writing style. - Goodreads
And, finally, I would have liked more pictures. - Goodreads
The author really did his research. - Goodreads
I only wish there had been more illustrations. - Goodreads

Review: The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

User Review  - Allen - Goodreads

This book is 75% about the World Fair and 25% about HH Holmes. I thought it would be the other way around before I read it. It is well researched and quite interesting, so if you want a good ... Read full review

Review: The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

User Review  - Caila Ruggieri - Goodreads

It was an interesting read. If I didn't have a small interest in architecture, I probably would've liked it a tad less. I did like how it was a fiction about true events. I've never heard of either of these two events and now I'm snoring to research into both topics. Read full review

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Erik Larson, author of the international bestseller Isaac’s Storm, has written for Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and Time, where he is a contributing writer. He is a former staff writer for The Wall Street Journal. He lives in Seattle with his wife, three daughters, and assorted pets, including a golden retriever named Molly.

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