The Beast of Chicago: An Account of the Life and Crimes of Herman W. Mudgett, Known to the World as H.H. Holmes ...

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NBM/ComicsLit, 2003 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 80 pages
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The next subject for Geary's award-winning and increasingly popular series is a 19th century mass murderer operating around the Chicago World's Fair. Find out who had the capacity to build a literal house of horrors replete with chutes for dead bodies, gas chambers and surgical rooms. Be invited through Geary's meticulous recreation to briefly dwell in the deranged world and mind of a character so ugly that he methodically murdered up to 200 people, especially targeting young women. Darkly compelling and disturbingly true.

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User Review  - ThothJ - LibraryThing

A very chilling and macabre account of the Chicago murders of America's first serial killers. He killed more people than Jack the Ripper and thus deserves to be better known. Read full review

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User Review  - messelti - LibraryThing

Beast of Chicago details the life and crimes of Herman W. Mudgett, the conman and serial killer who preyed on men, women and children in his boarding house during the Chicago World’s Fair. Beast of ... Read full review

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