Was H.H. Holmes Chicago's first serial killer? Was he the devil in the White City? If you want to know the answers to these questions and more about this skilled conman and swindler, this study group is for you. As our text, we will use H.H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil
(Skyhorse Publishing, 2019), a recent book by Adam Selzer. We will explore the truth and the legend about the life of Holmes, his many identities, his travels across the United States to avoid capture, and his crimes in Chicago during the Columbian Exposition of 1893 and beyond. We will discuss Holmes' autobiography and numerous interviews that helped create part of his story. Join us as we explore this character from Chicago’s past.