Booking (Lectures, Tours)

"After your event, I asked the students what they thought of you and your presentation, and their answers were, 'He’s awesome, 'The coolest guy ever' and 'I like his hat.'” - response from a recent skype visit.

"Chicago's best tour guide" - Ursula Bielski


Adam's instagram messages after a tour he directed
for Brightspark 

Besides his Mysterious Chicago Tours,
Adam is available for all kinds of school, library and conference appearances. He's done speeches and workshops all over the country on life as an author, history / ghostlore, silent film in Chicago,
and more!

He is also frequently booked for Devil in the White City  companion talks. Adam is one of the world's leading experts on serial killer H.H. Holmes and his "murder" castle, and regularly speaks about him on TV and the radio. In his talks, he gives illustrated presentations on the true history, the mythology, and the surviving ghostlore, featuring rare photos, diagrams, and more!

He is also available as a private tour guide.

Email for booking

Basic programs available:

Author Visit
HH Holmes: Myth and Mystery
Ghosts of Chicago
Ghosts of Lincoln
Flickering Empire: Silent Film in Chicago

Flier for 2015 Front (click for pdf):

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Adam is happy to do brief skype visits with classes who have read one or more of his books.  Nominal fees may be required for lengthier visits and presentations, but Adam is happy to do a  skype chat with classes and groups who have read one of his books  at no charge. Email for info!

All of these are available at competitive (usually 500/day + expenses if outside of the Chicagoland area, starting at 10/student for tours as a step-on tour guide on your bus) 


Adam spent ten years as a guide for Chicago Hauntings and Weird Chicago Tours, and now runs Mysterious Chicago Tours, which offers several different tours, including history-packed cemetery strolls, gangster/crime tours, Devil in the White City companion tours, "grave robbing 101" lessons, "unsolved mystery" tours, and more! See their website for info!

If you're bringing a school group to Chicago, consider booking with Brightspark Travel to arrange your whole trip - you can request Adam as a tour director and include one of his tours as part of your itinerary! 

Adam's New Book: Sept 2013