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The Murder Castle of HH Holmes: A Scrapbook of Eyewitness Accounts, Diagrams, and Ephemera: Mini Edition (Chicago Unbelievable)

The Murder Castle of HH Holmes: A Scrapbook of Eyewitness Accounts, Diagrams, and Ephemera: Mini Edition (Chicago Unbelievable) [Kindle Edition]

William Griffith , Adam Selzer
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In 1895, investigators realized that the building H.H. Holmes operated in Chicago was a chamber or horrors, full of trap doors, secret passages, and everything you could need to dispose of a body. This is NOT another retelling of the Holmes case, but a dossier of contemporary information about the infamous castle. Here, Chicago Unbelievable collects original eyewitness accounts of the building and its evil designer, along with photos, diagrams and ephemera. If DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY made you curious, this e-booklet will take you inside the building from the time it was built to its destruction in 1938 (yes, it was still standing in 1938 - and rumored to be haunted!), as seen by many of the people who rented rooms, worked on the building, or assisted with investigating its secrets - and lived to tell about it! Includes an active table of contents, an introduction, a timeline, several eyewitness accounts of life in the castle, reports from the 1895 excavation (as well as an account of the police's first encounter with the secret rooms in 1893), diagrams, photos, and more! A must for people curious about what the "castle" was REALLY like. NOW ALSO AVAILABLE IN AN EXPANDED EDITION NEARLY THREE TIMES AS LONG WITH NEWLY-UNCOVERED INFORMATION.

The Mini Ebook / Dossier Includes:

-Accounts of the interior of the castle from reporters and tenants.

-A account of the crowd that gathered around the castle on the day of Holmes' execution.

-Pictures, drawings and diagrams from both Holmes' heyday and following its 1896 renovation, including several floor plans.

-Reprinted interviews with witnesses describing near-miss encounters with Holmes.

-Ads, artwork, and ephemera related to the castle.

Many mysteries relating to Holmes have never been solved. This is information knowing wishing to know about Holmes and his remarkable, mysterious career should be without!

REVISED in 2012 with new sections, including a detailed account of the castle/basement site today; minor corrections made in 2014.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6156 KB
  • Print Length: 100 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Open Etc; 4 edition (5 Sep 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Gruesome 6 Sep 2013
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Never heard of this mass murderer before! A devious man of strange tastes who built a 'castle' in which to carry out his bloody deeds! Shows that despite the more recent much publicized cases in Austria and USA, the idea of kidnapping people and keeping victims incarcerated in order to satisfy lusts of one sort or another is not a new thing. One is lead to wonder if there were, and are, other cases which remain undiscovered!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Short and Well researched 17 Jan 2012
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The author makes a good case that everything about Holmes was exagerated. Interesting building certainly, and the author casts doubt where it rightfully belongs.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed! 4 April 2013
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Do not waste your money. Difficult to read; not worth it. I was expecting more; it just did not deliver what I thought it was going to be. The book just reprints news accounts from that time. Not good!
3.0 out of 5 stars It's ok. 15 Feb 2014
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If you are into, prints and floor plans you will like the book. A little disappointed. I wish there was more pictures. I didn't believe the " witnesses ." Why wouldn't they have moved away ? A single.woman and her daughter appeared out their window nightly.
They were never harmed. If she was so scared, she wouldn't have stayed. I'm sure a lot of them lied, to look more important than they were.
Herman Mudgett (:) Holmes was a brilliant man. I am sure there was nothing left ,down to the details,for chance or speculation.
It was a good ,easy read.
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent source of first hand historical accounts about the 'Holmes Castle'! 17 Nov 2013
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This book is a compilation of newspaper articles printed at the time of the investigation of Holmes' building at 63rd and Wallace subsequent to his capture. Reporters describe in explicit detail about the floor plan, the materials inside the Castle. In addition are historical interviews and statements from people who worked with Holmes, lived in his Castle but we're never murdered. My only negative comment is that the architectural drawings included in the book which accompany the Castle's description are so small that they're difficult to see (they can't be enlarged either).
3.0 out of 5 stars It's Okay 24 Sep 2013
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Mostly a mélange of, at best, loosely connected happenings during the alleged murder spree of H. H. Holmes. "Scrapbook" says it all.
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