The Curse of H.H. Holmes [NOOK Book]

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Did the murderous H.H. Holmes put a curse on all those present at his trial? And did so many of them die that some believed Holmes was taking revenge from beyond the grave? Stories of Holmes and his "Evil Eye" have been circulating since before his execution in 1896. In the twenty years after that, around 30 people were listed as victims of the "curse." Here, for the first time, is the surprising truth - a comprehensive list of supposed victims and their stories, all taken from contemporary sources. Though author...
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The Curse of H.H. Holmes

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Overview

Did the murderous H.H. Holmes put a curse on all those present at his trial? And did so many of them die that some believed Holmes was taking revenge from beyond the grave? Stories of Holmes and his "Evil Eye" have been circulating since before his execution in 1896. In the twenty years after that, around 30 people were listed as victims of the "curse." Here, for the first time, is the surprising truth - a comprehensive list of supposed victims and their stories, all taken from contemporary sources. Though author Adam Selzer, (Your Neighborhood Gives Me the Creeps, Llewellyn 2009 and the Chicago Unbelievable blog) believes some of the stories were hearsay, some of the evidence is truly shocking. This 17,000 word mini-ebook contains 24 illustrations, including the death certificates of Holmes and several of the curse victims, as well as an active table of contents. Also included is the mysterious 2000 word "missing confession" from the Philadelphia North American.
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Editorial Reviews

Bloodstain's - Jeff Mudgett
"The most extensive work ever done on this most perplexing of all the Holmes mysteries."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013894334
  • Publisher: Open Etc
  • Publication date: 3/2/2012
  • Series: Chicago Unbelievable , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 272,444
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Adam Selzer is the author of YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD GIVES ME THE CREEPS (Llewellyn 2009), THE SMART ALECK'S GUIDE series, and several novels. He has contributed to several Chicago history books and runs the CHICAGO UNBELIEVABLE podcast and blog; he works as a Chicago tour guide at night. He is one of very few ghost tour guides who are prepared to be fact-checked.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2012

    Karin

    *she smiles and kisses him back* perhaps.

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    Posted December 15, 2012

    Brad

    Kisses u is thaat what u wanted^_~?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2012

    Medicine cat's den

    U can speak with the medicine cat here

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Interesting book, but poorly written

    I don't think this book was proof read before printing. Once you get passed the spelling and grammer errors, it's not to bad.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    Just the facts

    Stories of people said to be victims of the Holmes "curse," told straight up without much embellishment. I went on one of Adam's tours and had a blast.

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