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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness in the Fair That Changed America - Part 4, Property of Holmes Summary & Analysis

Erik Larson
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Part 4, Property of Holmes Summary

In 1895, Detective Frank Geyer was charged with finding three children, Alice, Nellie and Howard Pitezel. His suspect was in police custody for suspected insurance fraud. From the beginning of this investigation, Geyer knew this was different. Geyer accepted the job with hesitation. He interviewed Holmes and saw through his masquerade. Holmes told him how he came into the custody of the three children.

The children had written letters. Although their mother never received the letters, the police had them and Geyer was going to use these letters to find the children. He started in Cincinnati, Ohio and tracked the children and Holmes to a hotel. He had found the beginning of the trail. Holmes had stayed in two separate hotels and even rented a house for one day before moving onto Indianapolis. He followed the trail to...

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