The heinous bloodlust of Dr. H.H. Holmes is notorious -- but only Harold Schechter's Depraved tells the complete story of the killer whose evil acts of torture and murder flourished within miles of the Chicago World's Fair. "Destined to be a true crime classic" (Flint Journal, MI), this authoritative account chronicles the methods and madness of a monster who slipped easily into a bright, affluent Midwestern suburb, where no one suspected the dapper, charming Holmes -- who alternately posed as doctor, druggist, and inventor to snare his prey -- was the architect of a labyrinthine "Castle of Horrors." Holmes admitted to twenty-seven murders by the time his madhouse of trapdoors, asphyxiation devices, body chutes, and acid vats was exposed. The seminal profile of a homegrown madman in the era of Jack the Ripper, Depraved is also a mesmerizing tale of true detection long before the age of technological wizardry.

Depraved: The Definitive True Story of H.H. Holmes

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    • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Gallery Books; Illustrated edition (4 August 2008)
    • Language ‏ : ‎ English
    • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 432 pages
    • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1439124051
    • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1439124055
    • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 396 g
    • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.7 x 2.82 x 20.32 cm
    • Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ India
  • About the Author

    Harold Schechter is a professor of American literature and culture. Renowned for his true-crime writing, he is the author of the nonfiction books Fatal, Fiend, Bestial, Deviant, Deranged, Depraved, and, with David Everitt, The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers. He is also the author of Nevermore and The Hum Bug, the acclaimed historical novels featuring Edgar Allan Poe. He lives in New York State.