Detective in the White City
The Real Story of Frank Geyer
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The true story of the detective who took down one of America’s first serial killers, H. H. Holmes, known as the 'Devil in the White City.’ The remarkable story of Detective Frank Geyer, who never lost his family in a fire before starting his incredible investigation into the murder of Benjamin Pitezel and his cross-country, international search for the three missing Pitezel children.
Featuring the sensational murder cases of H. H. Holmes and trial, the Hannah Mary Tabbs dismembered torso murder case, Modern Borgia family killer (first woman hung in Philadelphia), the ‘White Chapel Row' mutilated corpse murder, and more. Ninety-five rare historical illustrations with sources!
The Detective in the White City, four part book includes:
Truth about Geyer’s wife and daughter
Part III Devil in Disguise covers Geyer’s investigation of H. H. Holmes, Benjamin Pitezel, and the missing Pitezel children; Holmes' trial; and a ‘the Devil in Him’ chapter
Mary Hannah Tabbs and George Wilson dismembered torso murder
Sarah Jane Whiteling, Modern Borgia family killer
'White Chapel Row' mutilated corpse
Mrs. Annie Gaskin murderous cat
Top secret search in Rio de Janeiro
Fake highwaymen murder for insurance, and plot to kill Detective Geyer
Law enforcement career and Philadelphia history
Reuben Geyer Civil War, President Franklin Pierce, and Franks' hometown
Sources, Illustration Credits, and Bibliography
Clickable Table of Contents, List of Illustrations, and Notes
95 rare historical photos and illustrations, restored with debris and artifacts removed