Serial Killers and Architects: The Devil in the White City

Increible… yo una vez hice un cuento en base a esa imagen y no sabía que era criminal ese sujeto.

The Bookshelf of Emily J.

I have an urge to go on a psychopathic murderer reading binge.  I often find myself reading books of the same ilk in succession; some of these themes have included the Holocaust, African American nonfiction, and Joyce Carol Oates’ books.  Now, after reading Erik Larson’s nonfiction book The Devil in the White City (2002), I want to know more about serial killer Herman W. Mudgett, better known by his alias H. H. Holmes, and other sociopaths.

Mugshot of Herman W. Mudgett, a.k.a. Dr. Henry Howard Holmes Mugshot of Herman W. Mudgett, a.k.a. Dr. Henry Howard Holmes

Larson’s treatment of H. H. Holmes is partly to blame for this.  He writes Holmes in such a vivid and intriguing way that I finished the book wishing there were more.  There is more.  Many others have written about Chicago’s serial killer of the 1890s, and I am tempted to check out every book from the library I can find about him.

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