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ISBN-13: 9780887392207
Publisher: Creative Arts Book Company
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Pages: 358
Product dimensions: 6.03(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.99(d)

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Devil's Rood 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Exceptional effort but forth by all. Chilling tale that took a lot longer to compose than we thought! Congrats to all in Jacksonville!
Guest More than 1 year ago
You will read this and have trouble believing your eyes, that such a man as Herman Mudgett could have existed and was capable of the unspeakable crimes mentioned in this book. What is equally chilling is Mudgett's cavalier attitude toward his misdeeds, murdering and swindling and seducing as if it were the most natural thing to do. The Devil's Rood is a unique portrayal of this monster's life. If you like to be scared, you'll like this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Herman Mudgett, alias Harry H. Holmes, was probably the most evil American to ever walk these fruited plains. Sadistic, twisted, sexually obsessed, maniacal, narcistic -- these are all words that accurately describe Holmes, America's version of the Marquis deSade. With that said, this book has been written as a dark comedy. My personal favorite character is one of Holmes's henchmen -- Pat Quinlan, a truly comical yet tragically flawed creature who lurks around in the shadows of Holmes's infamous Castle, a four-city block monstrosity that is home to more than 200 sex-related murders. Quinlan provides much needed comedic relief, often appearing following one of Holmes's particularly sadistic letters to his 'friend,' Dr. Noland. This book is not for the faint-of-heart. When you pick up this novel, be brave. Remember, although this is fiction, it is all based on real events. Much like Truman Capote's 'In Cold Blood,' this is a real-life look at an American monster. As a result, we pull no punches. There is violence, sex, and death, and not necessarily in that order. If you are purient in mind, do not order. If you have an open mind and are willing to explore the depths of human depravity and pure evil, light a fire, sit back, and learn about America's anti-Christ, a man who lived more than 100 years ago, but for whatever reasons, has slipped from the consciousness of America. This book will remind you that pure evil can exist even in these United States and will hopefully keep all of us on the lookout for such heinous men.