Erik Larson, an internationally known author of groundbreaking bestsellers, wrote a gripping, captivating story based on the real events of the 1893 Fair in the US. Back then, a terrifying killer used the celebration as a cover to lure innocent folks and murder them with brutality. The writer spent countless hours studying the reports and combined the real story with his bright, adventurous mind, creating a riveting non-fiction book that will linger on long after you put the book aside.
You've got the best of the two worlds - real events that happened more than 100 years ago and the writer's rich, engrossing narrative without a single fictional detail. This brilliant book tells the story of Mr. Burnham, the man who constructed the whole fair, and Mr. Holmes, the serial killer who was hiding under the mask of a doctor. Burnham put his heart and soul into this project, and the incredible success of the fair was well-deserved - at the very least.
The killer did a lot of work as well: he planned every single murder and didn't leave even a single trace behind. So, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 19th century. Welcome to Chicago, the windy city that's got it all - beauty, charm, grime and terrifying killers.
If you're a fan of fast-paced, thrilling books, Erik Larson's masterpiece is right up your alley. It's highly entertaining, easy to read and you won't be able to put the book down. Furthermore, besides being a top-notch crime thriller, The Devil in the White City is also quite an educational book, and the readers will learn tons of amazing details about Chicago and America and the enormous effort it took to bring this country to where it is right now.