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

Erik Larson
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Part 4, Malice Aforethought Summary

Holmes was indicted for the murders of Benjamin, Howard, Alice and Nellie Pitezel in their respective cases in several states. Many hoped for a conviction in Philadelphia, which would give him the death penalty. Holmes' book reached the newsstands, and in the conclusion of the book, he maintained his innocence. The one thing no one understood was how Holmes could elude the Chicago Police.

Part 4, Malice Aforethought Analysis

Like Burnham, Holmes does not get to fulfill his dream. He is stopped just shy of the ultimate end.

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