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Confessions of the Serial Killer H.H. Holmes (Illustrated)

Confessions of the Serial Killer H.H. Holmes (Illustrated) [Kindle Edition]

Herman Webster Mudgett (aka H.H. Holmes) , Fred Clarke , Joshua E. McClenahan
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4 Books in 1 - Two books written by H.H. Holmes himself.

There are some who claim Herman Mudgett (a.k.a. H. H. Holmes) was Jack the Ripper. While some of the facts support the theory, many do not. No one can know the extent of Holmes crimes, but his own words and those of contemporary reporters provide a unique view into the mind of the man who is probably the most prolific serial killer of all time. While Holmes admitted to 27 murders, the number is likely far higher.

During the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893 (frequently referred to as the Chicago World's Fair), a Holmes ran a hotel filled with secret rooms and traps made to murder his guests. Soundproof rooms allowed him to torture and kill both his guests and his lovers.

After his arrest, H.H. Holmes wrote two confessions. In the first confession, he admits that he is a swindler but insists he is not a murderer. In the second, after his conviction, he admits to murdering 27 people. For the first time in the 21st century, both confessions are now available to readers everywhere.

The confessions have been painstakingly transcribed for all to see the devious nature of this monster. It is unknown how many people Holmes killed in his murder hotel in Chicago. The detectives who searched the horror chambers were unable to get a true body count because Holmes had installed lime pits to dissolve the bodies. Some place the number of murders attributed to Holmes as high as 200.

The book now includes another book written shortly after the trial and execution of Holmes: Holmes, the Arch Fiend Or: A Carnival of Crime; The Life, Trial, Confession and Execution of H. H. Holmes. This book provides a narrative that is not covered in the other texts, including possible conversations between Holmes and his victims.

A fourth book has been added to this series: The Holmes Castle. This contemporary account, written in 1895 prior to Holmes execution, describes more of the atrocities of Holmes and provides new names of people who simply disappeared after contacting Holmes.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1165 KB
  • Print Length: 339 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BF25J30
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5.0 out of 5 stars Holmes 19 Mar 2014
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This holmes was an evil sadistic cunning murderer, he was also a great womanizer, they said he was very good looking and had a lot of charm.
I'd say there's a very good chance he was jack the ripper!?!?!
I'm surprised they didn't think this in 1893 when he was arrested, or did they! They were chasing after an American in 1888!
I've read a few books about holmes and they are all very interesting and this one is the same!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't like 11 Nov 2013
By nancy carter - Published on
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This book actually bored me. it wasn't the subject but how the information was put together and the wording. The story of H H Holmes is quite intriguing and bizarre. This book takes away from the story of this most prolific serial killer. Best to read another author's version of it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Neither Fish Nor Fowl 3 Jan 2014
By Susan Hedi Murray - Published on
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I did enjoy the intertwined stories, and found the history of the Fair very interesting. But the author is straddling history and historical fiction, and his prose is not up to it. Not quite as well organized as genuine history, especially as regards the juxtaposition of Holmes and the Fair, but full of fictional conversations and scenes from which he veers away, since it's "history". I was left wanting to read about both the Fair, and Holmes, in other books.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Confession of the Serial Killer H.H. Holmes 16 Nov 2013
By Susan Rice - Published on
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This book is confusing in parts and drags in others. I recently saw a show about Holmes. When I saw this was four books in one, I thought each would give different perspectives but was a little disappointed. I found myself more confused rather than learning different things. I did learn something, when you can get four books in one, leave it alone.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Victorian Villain 8 Feb 2014
By cathy h jackson - Published on
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This is a period piece written in part by a convicted serial killer: the book is very telling about the mores of the times and how the perpetrator of horrible crimes distances himself from the victims and their slaying, as if he is merely a victim himself of circumstantial evidence (over and over again.) It gives a glimpse into another era and how a chameleon can manipulate whatever necessary to continue his gruesome obsessions, and many plots and schemes to defraud people and businesses for his own gain.
5.0 out of 5 stars How Nutty He Was/ 1 Jun 2014
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I enjoyed this book of his writings. I think he was the murderer in Sin and the White City. He confesses his crimes in an arrogant way. Read the Eric Larson book first.
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