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

Erik Larson
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Part 2, Chappell Redux Summary

Emeline's love for Holmes seemed to change. She met with Mrs. Lawrence several weeks before Christmas with a present, and mentioned she would be returning to Indiana, maybe for good. Shortly, thereafter, the visits from Emeline stopped. Mrs. Lawrence asked Holmes about her whereabouts. He produced a wedding announcement from Emeline, but Mrs. Lawrence did not think she would have left without saying good-bye. She kept asking Holmes for more information, but Holmes had no answers.

Emeline's family in Indiana received the same type of marriage announcement that Holmes had shown the Lawrences. The local paper in Indiana also received one and mentioned it in the paper.

Changes in Holmes' routine followed Emeline's disappearance. Mrs. Lawrence began to speculate that Holmes had murdered Emeline, but she never went to the police. No one did, because they figured the police...

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