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Detective in the White City by JD Crighton
Detective in the White City: The Real Story of Frank Geyer

Praise for Detective in the White City: “Crighton’s narrative stays true to the time period, leaving the reader submerged in the late 1800’s, from start to finish.”

“19th Century Masterpiece!”

“History Lover’s Dream”

“Noteworthy history of one of America’s oldest police departments”

What if scholars said your family died in a fire . . but it never happened?

19th century history and true crime cases like never before!”

Meticulously researched, exclusive biography of a world’s famous Philadelphia detective who investigated one of America’s first serial killers and other high profile criminals from the Gilded Age.

Includes 95 rare photos!

Features the incredible investigation of serial killer, H. H. Holmes, known as the ’Devil in the White City’ and the horrific discovery of the missing Pitezel children. 

Discover the truth about Geyer’s wife and daughter not dying in a horrific fire as told in popular books. Learn about Frank Geyer’s life, his incredible law enforcement career in early Philadelphia, historical murder cases that made national headlines, and the history of one of America’s largest police departments.

Features:

  • Serial Killer, H. H. Holmes
  • Mary Hannah Tabbs and the gruesome torso murder
  • Modern Borgia killer, Sarah Jane Whiteling, the first woman hung in Philadelphia
  • White Chapel Row
  • Mrs. Annie Gaskin and the killer cat
  • Top secret search in Rio de Janeiro that even Geyer’s wife did not know about
  • Fake highwaymen murder and plot to kill Detective Geyer
  • Law enforcement history of one of America’s oldest police departments
  • Father Reuben Geyer in the Civil War, President Franklin Pierce, and Franks’ hometown
  • Truth about Geyer’s wife and daughter not dying in a horrific fire as told in popular books
  • Sources, List of Illustrations and Credits, Bibliography, Notes, and Index
  • 95 rare historical illustrations and photos, restored
  • Available in ebook, paperback, large-print paperback, and hardcover

Table of Contents:

List of Illustrations
Prologue: Profound Untruth
 
PART I – HOMETOWN
Chapter 1 – Franklin Pierce
Chapter 2 – American Civil War
Chapter 3 – Centennial Guard
Chapter 4 – Femur and Horses
 
PART II – BLOODY BAD
Chapter 5 – Bullitt
Chapter 6 – Bizarre Story of a Cat
Chapter 7 – A Mighty Gruesome Package
Chapter 8 – Modern Borgia
Chapter 9 – White Chapel Row
Chapter 10 – Send Flowers to My Funeral
Chapter 11 – Secret Search
Chapter 12 – Etched in Time
Chapter 13 – Where Are You?
 
PART III – DEVIL IN DISGUISE
Chapter 14 – Two Enemies
Chapter 15 – Suspicions Intensify
Chapter 16 – Sweet Innocence
Chapter 17 – Little Howard
Chapter 18 – Just Deserts
Chapter 19 – The Devil in Him
 
PART IV -A PLOT, A RIOT, AND LA GRIPPE
Chapter 20 – He Must Die
Chapter 21 – Regret to Inform You
Chapter 22 – Police Scandal
Chapter 23 – La Grippe
 
SUPPLEMENTAL PHOTOS
APPENDIX A: ADDITIONAL GEYER QUOTES
 
Acknowledgements
Bibliography
Notes
Index
 
Available in eBook, Paperback, Large Print Paperback, and Hardcover
 
Read about why JD wrote Detective in the White City here.

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Holmes’ Own Story: Confessed 27 Murders – Lied Then Died

“Historically accurate. Well written and will be of particular interests to Criminologists in an understanding of the criminal mind, specifically that of a serial killer through their own words.” Five stars, -BN

“Great book, thoroughly cited. Good historical reference for 19th century serial killer.” Five stars, -KB

Featuring eighty-seven (87) restored and sourced rare historical illustrations and photographs. Holmes’ Own is a fascinating look into the mind of one of America’s first serial  killers. Born as Herman Webster Mudgett, H. H. Holmes was a horrific killer featured in Erik Larson’s popular book, The Devil in the White City.

Holmes Own Story: Confessed 27 Murders – Lied then Died

Holmes built a three story ‘Murder Castle’ in Chicago in the late 1800s with death on his mind. A doctor by trade, Holmes lured unsuspecting victims into secret rooms, vaults and gas chambers and made use of a dissection table in his basement. He preyed on travelers that came to Chicago for the World Columbian Exposition in 1893 by advertising rooms for rent and offering employment opportunities.

No doubt about it, Holmes earned despicable nicknames such as Arch Fiend, Butcher, Modern Bluebeard, Swindler, and Moral Degenerate. Holmes was a monster in disguise as a doctor, a perfect ruse to lure his victims. After all, who would not trust a doctor? Learn what Holmes personality and thought process was like, straight from the mind of a killer.

This three-part book includes Holmes’ memoir and his confession of twenty-seven murders. It also includes details about his death, unusual burial, and an odd story Holmes told about his reincarnation. In Holmes’ Own, you will learn the personality and thought process of H. H. Holmes, straight from the mind of the diabolical killer himself.

Includes:

-H. H. Holmes memoir, Holmes’ Own Story (1895), written by the serial killer while he awaited trial

-Moyamensing Prison diary -Holmes confession of twenty-seven murders (1896)

-Judgement day with details about Holmes’ death by hanging at Moyamensing Prison

-Unusual concrete burial at historic Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon, Pennsylvania

-Odd story H. H. Holmes told about his planned reincarnation as a dog

-An interview with Philadelphia Detective Frank P. Geyer about his belief Holmes’ planned to murder his third wife, Georgiana Yoke

-An interview with Mrs. Benjamin Pitezel after Holmes’ execution

-87 rare historical illustrations including Herman Webster Mudgett’s birth and death certificates

-Sources, Illustration Credits, and Bibliography

-Table of Contents, List of Illustrations, Notes, and Index

 

Table of Contents:

List of Illustrations
TO THE READER
 
HOLMES’ OWN STORY
Handwritten Statement
Holmes’ Preface Holmes’ Own Story
Moyamensing Prison Diary
Appendix
 
CONFESSED 27 MURDERS
The Tale of the Greatest Criminal in History
Murder 1: Dr. Robert Leacock
Murder 2: Dr. Russell
Murders 3, 4: Mrs. Julia L. Connor, Daughter Pearl
Murder 5: Rogers
Murder 6: Charles Cole
Murder 7: Lizzie
Murders 8, 9, 10: Mrs. Sarah Cook, Baby, Niece
Murder 11: Miss Emeline Cigrand Three Unsuccessful Attempts of Triple Murder Murder 12: Miss Rosine Van Jassand
Murder 13: Robert Latimer
Murder 14: Miss Anna Betts
Murder 15: Miss Gertrude Conner
Murder 16: Miss Kate Durkee
Murder 17: Mr. Warner
Murder 18: Rogers, A Young Englishman
Murder 19: A Female Boarder
Murders 20, 21: Minnie and Nannie Williams
Murder 22: Unknown Chicago Man
Murder 23: Baldwin Williams
Murder 24: Benjamin F. Pitezel
Murder 25: Howard Pitezel
Murders 26, 27: Alice and Nellie Pitezel
Attempted Murder of Mrs. Pitezel, Two Children
Conclusion of Confession
Statement from Detective Geyer
 
LIED THEN DIED
Judgment Day – Thursday, May 7, 1896
Concrete Burial – Friday, May 8, 1896
Holmes’ Reincarnation?
 
Illustration Credits
Bibliography
Notes
Index
 
Available in eBook, Paperback, Large Print Paperback, and Hardcover
 
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