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Research Trip for New Book

Early in the month of May, I made another research trip to Philadelphia, Washington DC, and surrounding cities and was honored to meet with Detective Geyer’s amazing family. Unlike the troubling claims repeated in two popular books (Erik Larson’s Devil in the White

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Newspaper Ad for Detective Frank Geyer’s 1896 Book

I found an old newspaper ad for Detective Geyer’s book about the H. H. Holmes, Benjamin Pitezel investigation. The price of the Geyer’s book was inflated to $1.50 due to National sensationalism of the case. H. H. Holmes wrote his

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H. H. Holmes, the Clodhopper Who Almost Didn’t Graduate

Herman Webster Mudgett, M. D., known as H. H. Holmes, barely squeaked by as a medical graduate of University of Michigan in 1884. Mudgett held a horrific record among University graduates–he was the first ‘arch villain’ executed for murder. Mudgett,

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