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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness in the Fair That Changed America - Part 4, A Lively Corpse Summary & Analysis

Erik Larson
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Part 4, A Lively Corpse Summary

The Assistant District Attorney, Thomas W. Barlow, tried to keep the newspapers from Holmes the day the story ran about finding the girls. The attempt failed and Holmes read the story before the Assistant District Attorney could question him. He sat in Barlow's office for two hours and said nothing. Neither was Holmes bothered by the questioning nor did he change his demeanor. He just refused to talk.

When returned to the prison, Holmes focused on getting his memoirs published to try to change the public's opinion of him. In his memoirs, he alleged that Minnie and a man named Hatch killed the girls and possibly Howard too. He found a journalist, John King, to help publish the book. He told King exactly what to do to prepare for publication, and where and how to sell the...

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