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Depraved

the shocking true story of America"s first serial killer
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Pocket Books , New York
Mudgett, Herman W., 1861-1896, Serial murders -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case st

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Illinois, Ch

StatementHarold Schechter.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV6248.M8 S34 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination373 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1433830M
ISBN 100671732161
LC Control Number93045648
OCLC/WorldCa29549194

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If you just want to know about Holmes, I recommend this book, over "The Devil in the White City." It has more detail, less invented scenes, less imposed pseudo-Freudian motivation, and great stuff particularly about the time after Holmes was arrested.4/5.

I guess most of us have known someone who, like H. Holmes, was a practiced and believable liar. Herman Webster Mudgett (Holmes) is America's first serial killer, as described in Harold Schechter's Depraved. Schleicher portrays Holmes as a brilliant demon, and Holmes agrees he is a devil.

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The book opens with a woman, who has. Patricia Cornwell Biography: Patricia Cornwell is an American fiction crime writer. She was written thirty seven books, including fiction, non-fiction, and a children’s book. She has sold over million copies of her books.

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She has written many series, including the Doctor Kay Scarpetta books about a female medical examiner for Virginia. 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.

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Polidori is the hardest character to warm up to: he wants to be. "Even as a child in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, Herman Mudgett was considered a lad with a future, a boy who professed filial devotion while secretly fantasizing his parents' deaths. By age eleven he was conducting secret experiments on small animals and strays, becoming skilled at disabling his subjects without killing them.

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