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Publisher's Summary

This is the first truly comprehensive book examining the life and career of the murderer who has become one of America's great supervillains. It reveals not only the true story but how the legend evolved, taking advantage of hundreds of primary sources that have never been examined before, including legal documents, letters, articles, and records that have been buried in archives for more than a century. Although Holmes is just as famous now as he was in 1895, this deep analysis of contemporary materials makes clear how much of the previously known story came from reporters who were nowhere near the action, a dangerously unqualified new police chief, and lies invented by Holmes himself.

©2017 Adam Selzer (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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The truth

I've read several of the books on Holmes and watched American Ripper. It's just my personality to test everything and I kept thinking, "Where's the evidence?" Although I do enjoy the sensationalized story for fictional and entertainment purposes, I appreciate Mr Selzer's mind frame (like mine) to test the story against the evidence to make a clear line between fact and fiction.

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  • Christopher Macaulay
  • 08-25-17

Great book loved it

Good in depth book made me feel like i was there covered all the angles

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  • Darren Pendlebery
  • 09-26-17

Interesting and light.

Easy listen. Good level of detail. If you enjoyed 'The Devil in the White City' by Erik Larson then you may well enjoy this. Would recommend.

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  • Jessica
  • 07-21-17

very boring book

this book basically takes the mystery of this famous house and spends the entire time explaining how it was completely wrong. He was far more boring than originally thought.

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