This is a crazy story about a mass murderer that is so outrageous it is hard to believe its at all true. The hardest thing for me to wrap my head around was how i have never before heard of H.H. Holmes and he may be one of the worst reported murders in the history of America. Don't let me fool you though this book is about a lot more than murder, Erik Larsen paints such a clear picture of Chicago in the late 1800's that you really feel like your standing in the street viewing the action. Larsen tells two stories in the book one of murder the other of the Worlds Fair of 1893. The book is a great history lesson about architecture, and the progression of cities in the early birthing stages of the USA. Read the book before you see the movie. Leonardo DiCaprio bought the rights to make the movie which will be out in 2013.
Devil in the White City Movie