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The Beast of Chicago: The Murderous Career of H.H. Holmes (Treasury of Victorian Murder)
Synopses & Reviews
He was the world's first serial killer and he existed in the late 19th century, operating around the Chicago World's Fair, building a literal house of horrors, replete with chutes for dead bodies, gas chambers, surgical rooms. He methodically murdered up to 200 people, mostly young women. The infamous H.H. Holmes is the next subject of Geary's award-winning and increasingly popular series.
"[M]eticulously researched, beautifully drawn....Geary is an underrated master of comics, and this book will equally interest history buffs, true crime enthusiasts and fans of good comics." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"[Geary] relies not on gore but on the scrupulously drawn, strictly sidereal detail and the droll, telling expression to advance Holmes' story." Ray Olson, Booklist
"All is discrete, restrained. And the very restraint serves the narrative by imparting to it another layer of sinister menace." R.C. Harvey, Comics Buyers Guide
"Geary's finest artistic effort in the series thus far." Augie De Bliek, Comic Book Resources
"The black-and-white artwork is confident and compelling, and comparisons to Edward Gorey (in theme and style) are inevitable....This macabre tale is certainly not for the squeamish, but older readers who are fans of Gorey, murder mysteries, or true crime may enjoy it." School Library Journal
"[S]hows all the hallmarks of [Geary's] previous volumes: in-depth research, attention to detail, dry humor, and detailed, distinctive art....Lovers of crime, history, or excellent illustration should enjoy this book..." Lisa Martincik, VOYA
"Geary's exquisite black-and-white linework is reminiscent of period woodcuts, and his designs and page layouts are excellent." Library Journal
"Another strong entry to [Geary's] standout Treasury." William Dowlding, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Rick Geary's critical eye turns to Chicago in the late 19th Century, as The Beast of Chicago murders nearly 200 people at the time of the World's Fair. Will this volume also win awards for it's excruciatingly researched true crime comics?
A darkly compelling story around the 19th century Chicago World's Fair.
About the Author
An award-winning cartoonist and illustrator, Rick Geary has worked for Marvel Entertainment Group, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and Heavy Metal, and has contributed to National Lampoon and The New York Times Book Review.
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