Alexandra Midal - The Murder Factory, Life and Work of H. H. Holmes, First American Serial Killer
In 1896, at the age of 35, Henry Howard Holmes, whose real name was Herman Webster Mudgett, became the first serial killer in the United States to confess to dozens of crimes. To quietly carry out his activities, he built a building in Chicago so vast that his neighbours called it the “Château”. Lethal, practical, and comfortable, the building was equipped with the latest innovations. It was just but a stone’s throw from one of the most sophisticated slaughterhouses in the world. A rational, cosy masterpiece of crime dressed in slippers, Holmes’s project, a designer of the extreme, fits perfectly into the functionalist project of the modern world.
|96 p, no ills, 13 x 18 cm, pb, English|