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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness in the Fair That Changed America - Part 2, The Angel from Dwight Summary & Analysis

Erik Larson
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Part 2, The Angel from Dwight Summary

Holmes' assistant Pitezel was sent to Dwight, Illinois to obtain Dr. Leslie Enraught Kelley's famous "gold cure for alcoholism." Holmes did this for two possible reasons: 1) because Pitezel did drink too much, and 2) Holmes wanted to know the cure and recreate it for resale.

While in Dwight, Pitezel met a woman and told Holmes all about her. Holmes wrote to her and offered her a job, which of course, she accepted, and she promptly moved to Chicago. He started a relationship with her, and everyone believed they were the happy young couple Holmes wanted portrayed. Her name was Emeline Cigrand. Emeline adored Holmes; he even told her he was the son of an English Lord in the strictest of confidence. She believed him since his demeanor did not fit the normal Chicagoan brash ways. Of...

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