Starred Review for HH HOLMES: THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE WHITE CITY DEVIL
Hey, everybody! I don't post much here these days (author websites are sort of old fashioned, aren't they?) But I really should take a minute to plug my new biography of antique serial killer HH Holmes, due out April 4!
“Exhaustively researched, highly readable…you’re drawn into the narrative as though reading a Caleb Carr novel.” – M. William Phelps, author of Dangerous Ground: My Friendship with a Serial Killer
"Using thousands of primary sources...what emerges is a picture of a terrible but intriguing man.. whose story leaps off the page in Selzer's uniquely suited hands. A must-read." - Booklist (starred review)
“Adam Selzer’s masterful sleuthing proves to us, ‘the devil IS in the details.’ Impeccably researched, the author has wiped away the 19th century cobwebs. Highly recommended.” – Steve Hodel, author of Black Dahlia Avenger
“Selzer takes apart the dove-tailed pieces of fact and legend to show the myth-making behind one of America’s most infamous bogey-men. Not to be missed by any crime enthusiast.” – Donald Rumbelow, author of The Complete History of Jack the Ripper
I've also spent the year working with the History channel on a new series about Holmes, American Ripper, which I believe premiers a week after the book comes out. You can follow along with my own research on the Holmes posts at mysteriouschicago.com
There'll be a number of book store and library events around Chicagoland for the book - more info coming soon, or ask your local store or library to book one!