THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY BY ERIK LARSON

The Devil In The White City By Erik Larson

( A Serial Killer And The Architect )

SYNOPSIS

The architect who led construction of the great Chicago world’s fair of 1893,and the prolific serial killer who used the fair as a lure. Just blocks from the fairground,the killer built a hotel of horrors equipped with an acid vat,dissection table and cremation.

A story of two men whose fates linked. The architect was Daniel H.Burnham,the driving force behind the white city,the massive visionary landscape of white buildings set in a wonderworld of canals and gardens. The killer was H.H.Holmes,a handsome doctor with striking blue eyes. He used the attraction of the great fair and his own devilish charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths.

While Burnham overcame politics,infighting,personality clashes and Chicago’s infamous weather to transform the swamps of Jackson Park into the greatest show on Earth,Holmes built his own edifice just west of the fairground. He called it The World’s Fair Hotel. In reality it was a Torture Palace,a Gas Chamber,a Crematorium.

AUTHOR: ERIK LARSON
TITLE : THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY
Genres: Historical,Mystery-crime,Non-fiction,True crime
Recommendation Links:www.eriklarson.com
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TRAGEDY IN PINE HOLLOW

Boxes For Beds By Maryann Miller

Leslie Richards,a writer and her daughter has moved from New York to Pine Hollow to escape from her past and a bad relationship.Babies are getting kidnapped in Pine Hollow, Ankansas.Is Leslie Richards,the new woman in town and a damn Yankee?

Bates has to arrest someone before the mob bosses from Chicago come down for a big meeting in Hot Springs.The mob rules and owns Sheriff Bates.Despite a thin circumstantial evidence,corrupt Sheriff Bates decides maybe Leslie Richards is the one so he arrested her.She soon discovers that there is little peace for her in Pine Hollow.

AUTHOR: MARYANN MILLER
TITLE: BOXES FOR BEDS
Genre: Historical Mystery
Recommendation: Amazon.com > Boxes-Beds-Maryann-Miller

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WRONGFUL INPRISONMENT

Stolen Years By Reuven Fenton

There is a grisly murder in your neighborhood. You stand outside with your neighbors to watch, or maybe you peek outside your curtains. Hours pass, then days, maybe years.

Then one day there is a knock at your door and the police take you in for questioning. Do you remember what happened? Do you have an alibi? Can you take countless hours of interrogation without breaking? This can happen to you. And it happens to more people than you think.

AUTHOR: REUVEN FENTON

TITLE: STOLEN YEARS

GENRE: True story, Crime, Survival

Recommendation: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stolen-Years-Stories-Wrongfully-Imprisoned/dp/1494551845

31 BOND STREET

31 Bond Street By Ellen Horan

Based on a true story, mystery and intrigue in pre-Civil War New York The sensational murder of Dr. Harvey Burdell in his lower Manhattan home made front-page news across the United States in 1857. “Who killed Dr. Burdell?” was a question that gripped the nation.

When an errand boy discovers Burdell’s body in the bedroom of his posh Bond Street home. The novel’s central characters are Dr. Harvey Burdell, a dentist and unscrupulous businessman; his lover, the ambitious, Brooklyn-born Emma Cunningham; the District Attorney, Abraham Oakey Hall (later to become mayor of New York); and Henry Clinton, a prominent defense lawyer. The enigmatic relationship between Emma and Dr. Burdell makes her the prime suspect, and her trial is nothing less than sensational. During the trial, the two lawyers fight for truth, justice and their careers. 

AUTHOR: ELLEN HORAN

TILE: 31 BOND STREET

GENRE: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Crime

Recommendation: http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/9780007304059/31-bond-street

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