Detective in the White City: The Real Story of Frank Geyer

Detective in the White City: The Real Story of Frank Geyer

by JD Crighton

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Overview

The remarkable true story of the uncompromising and relentless detective who investigated H. H. Holmes, one of America's first serial killers known as the ’Devil in the White City,' and other criminals like him.

This extraordinary historical biography features 120 year old murder cases that made national headlines including his cross-country, international investigation that led to horrific discovery of the missing Pitezel children, the Hannah Mary Tabbs torso case, poisoner Sarah Jane Whiteling who was the first woman hung in Philadelphia, and history of one of America’s largest police departments.

Also discover the truth about Geyer's wife and daughter not dying in a horrific fire as told in popular books.

In Detective in the White City you will discover:


  • Serial Killer, H. H. Holmes, the investigation, discovery of the Pitezel children, and trial [Part 3]
  • Mary Hannah Tabbs and the gruesome torso murder
  • Modern Borgia poisoner, Sarah Jane Whiteling (first woman hung in Philadelphia)
  • White Chapel Row
  • Mrs. Annie Gaskin and the killer cat
  • Top secret search in Rio de Janeiro that even Geyer’s wife did not know about
  • Fake highwaymen murder and plot to kill Detective Geyer
  • Law enforcement history of one of America’s oldest police departments
  • Father Reuben Geyer in the Civil War, President Franklin Pierce, and Franks' hometown
  • Truth about Geyer's wife and daughter not dying in a horrific fire as told in popular books
  • Sources, List of Illustrations and Credits, Bibliography, Notes, and Index
  • 95 rare historical illustrations and photos, restored


Sources, List of Illustrations and Credits, Bibliography, Notes, and Index

95 rare historical illustrations and photos, restored

Table of Contents:

List of Illustrations

Prologue: Profound Untruth

PART I - HOMETOWN

Chapter 1 - Franklin Pierce

Chapter 2 - American Civil War

Chapter 3 - Centennial Guard

Chapter 4 - Femur and Horses

PART II - BLOODY BAD

Chapter 5 - Bullitt

Chapter 6 - Bizarre Story of a Cat

Chapter 7 - A Mighty Gruesome Package

Chapter 8 - Modern Borgia

Chapter 9 - White Chapel Row

Chapter 10 - Send Flowers to My Funeral

Chapter 11 - Secret Search

Chapter 12 - Etched in Time

Chapter 13 - Where Are You?

PART III - DEVIL IN DISGUISE

Chapter 14 - Two Enemies

Chapter 15 - Suspicions Intensify

Chapter 16 - Sweet Innocence

Chapter 17 - Little Howard

Chapter 18 - Just Deserts

Chapter 19 - The Devil in Him

PART IV -A PLOT, A RIOT, AND LA GRIPPE

Chapter 20 - He Must Die

Chapter 21 - Regret to Inform You

Chapter 22 - Police Scandal

Chapter 23 - La Grippe

SUPPLEMENTAL PHOTOS

APPENDIX A: ADDITIONAL GEYER QUOTES

Acknowledgements

Bibliography

Notes

Index

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781946100023
Publisher: RW Publishing House
Publication date: 06/12/2018
Pages: 434
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

JD Crighton is the author of Detective in the White City: The Real Story of Frank Geyer and Holmes' Own Story: Confessed 27 Murders, Lied The Died. JD is an Emergency Manager who writes in the biography, history, true crime, and thriller genres and is a member of Biographers International Organization, Nonfiction Authors Association, and International Thriller Writers.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Prologue: Profound Untruth

PART I - HOMETOWN

Chapter 1 - Franklin Pierce

Chapter 2 - American Civil War

Chapter 3 - Centennial Guard

Chapter 4 - Femur and Horses

PART II - BLOODY BAD

Chapter 5 - Bullitt

Chapter 6 - Bizarre Story of a Cat

Chapter 7 - A Mighty Gruesome Package

Chapter 8 - Modern Borgia

Chapter 9 - White Chapel Row

Chapter 10 - Send Flowers to My Funeral

Chapter 11 - Secret Search

Chapter 12 - Etched in Time

Chapter 13 - Where Are You?

PART III - DEVIL IN DISGUISE

Chapter 14 - Two Enemies

Chapter 15 - Suspicions Intensify

Chapter 16 - Sweet Innocence

Chapter 17 - Little Howard

Chapter 18 - Just Deserts

Chapter 19 - The Devil in Him

PART IV -A PLOT, A RIOT, AND LA GRIPPE

Chapter 20 - He Must Die

Chapter 21 - Regret to Inform You

Chapter 22 - Police Scandal

Chapter 23 - La Grippe

SUPPLEMENTAL PHOTOS

APPENDIX A: ADDITIONAL GEYER QUOTES

Acknowledgements

Bibliography

Notes

Index

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Detective in the White City: The Real Story of Frank Geyer 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Marie327 More than 1 year ago
Detective in the White City is a great biography of the detective that investigated H. H. Holmes! After reading in the Devil in the White City that Detective Geyer's family was killed in a fire, I was glad to learn that never happened. This book puts that terrible rumor to rest. From beginning to end, Crighton takes the reader back in time. I really liked learning about 19th century policing, Geyer’s cases, especially the one’s that made headlines at that time.