This is an amazing story of crime that reflects gothic horror. The book however is not perfect. The writer insists on using a slightly informal, very regional version of 'American', rather than clear Oxford English. This is a problem in places as some words and phrases were so regional that I had to guess at the meaning. There is a lot of detailed information about the Holmes murders, some of it repeated in several chapters, but the crimes are so truly horrific that the small details help to explain why Dr Holmes escaped justice for so long. Definitely recommend this book for those looking for an introduction to this incredible story.