Erik Larson

The Devil in the White City

Murder, Magic, And Madness At the Fair That Changed America

Vintage (Feb 10, 2004)
9780375725609
| Trade Paperback
447 pages | 201 x 132 mm | English
Dewey 364.15230977311
LOC Class. HV6248.M8 .L37 2004

Genres

  • General Fiction
  • Historical
  • Mystery

Subjects

  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Serial Murderers
  • Serial Murderers/ Illinois/ Chicago/ Biography
  • Serial Murders
  • World's Columbian Exposition/ 1893

Plot

Bringing Chicago circa 1893 to vivid life, Erik Larson's spellbinding bestseller intertwines the true tale of two men--the brilliant architect behind the legendary 1893 World's Fair, striving to secure America’s place in the world; and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction.