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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The true tale of the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago and the cunning serial killer who used the magic and majesty of the fair to lure his victims to their death.“Relentlessly fuses history and entertainment to give this nonfiction book the dramatic effect of a novel .... It

Author Erik Larson

Pages 464

Publisher Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Published Date 2004-02-10

ISBN 1400076315 9781400076314

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carrie_doose shared a tip "read many years ago. new bookclub wants to read againoh the horror of it all. Plus history of chicago worlds fair..."

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hauntedbooty shared a tip "Gripping account of a terrible person being absolutely genius."

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gary_munn_6749 shared a tip "Chilling and TRUE!!!"

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laurie_dauman shared a tip "Loved this book!"

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lyndsey_plyler shared a tip "Amazing Author! Fan favorite of true crime thrillers!"

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alex_widrow shared a tip "Give it a try you can do it"

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carissas_vacationlocation shared a tip "Yes"

sarah_dinkelman shared a tip "The first 13 chapters drug for me with all the description but after that it was great."

k_burns shared a tip "Incredible true story!"

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geoff_caddell shared a tip "A little long in the tooth. But much of it true"

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natalie_hamilton shared a tip "Love this book, interesting blend of history and fiction."

danielle_mcgrath shared a tip "One of my all time favorites"

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amanda_kozar shared a tip "In the garden of beasts is really good!"

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candice_crow shared a tip "No, I haven't. Would you reccomend any other titles by him?"

pamela_weinstein shared a tip "Although based on a true story, fact can be more strange and in this case, fascinating!"

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samangove shared a tip "Definitely not a coffee table book. It's non fiction but reads like a novel."

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kimberly_pronovost shared a tip "I haven't read anything else from him yet but because Im interested in the H.H. Holmes case. I'm a true crime addict. 😁"

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mary_mulligan_3754 shared a tip "Only one I've read by him but it was pretty good, ended up more interested in world's fair than h h holmeS"

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stacy_heder shared a tip "Yes! I loved the dual stories aspect."

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diane_cummings shared a tip "This book is sooo good!"

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christie_perez shared a tip "I do, this book was very good"

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casey_brazeal_hitchcock shared a tip "Yes, I read and enjoyed In the Garden of Beasts, about WWII."

kate_mcspadden shared a tip "If I had to pick one it would be Pat Conroy - what about you?"

celice_pacheco shared a tip "It was the first I’ve read by him but it was a solid read"

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elise_martin_5681 shared a tip "Horrifying, chilling, true story of a very successful serial killer."

parull shared a tip "Loved it!"

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nataly_garcia_9158 shared a tip "History and Horror in one"

valerie_holcomb shared a tip "I liked it thinking it was yours! I haven’t read it either ha ha ha!"

valerie_holcomb shared a tip "That’s you ha!"

virginia_lizotte shared a tip "Two good stories combined in one excellent book"

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hopecarrie shared a tip "Learned a ton about the history of Chicago"

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dianne_bracken shared a tip "Proof that you can't make up what humans will do in real life. Great true crime and historical details."

bradford_griffin shared a tip "I just, in general, like all of Larson’s books."

patti_miller_1794 shared a tip "Yes"

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cindy_bishop shared a tip "I have only read this one book from him."

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shari_kha shared a tip "Crazy dark and scary."

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martha_welsh_4555 shared a tip "If you read no other book this year this is your must read!"

raychel_hopkins shared a tip "I’m reading The Lost Apothecary. Great so far"

kristine_beckering shared a tip "Historical, great writing, mystery"

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mountain_gal13 shared a tip "Cool look into America's first serial killer H.H Holmes, great for people into history"

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meredith_kovach shared a tip "I’m reading the Megan Miranda books right now (Last House Guest, All the Missing Girls, etc) very good."

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nancy_klabnik shared a tip "Your welcome. It can be dark at times but I enjoyed it."

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christina_peterson_2150 shared a tip "Dont read much histrory but i loved this"

lisa_j_4263 shared a tip "Absolutely!"

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j_l_7359 shared a tip "Thanks! I definitely recommend it."

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linda_eberly shared a tip "Of course the murders were compelling, but I also really enjoyed the history & descriptions of Chicago & the exposition."

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jordan_broersma shared a tip "I don't! I haven't read it in a while. I need to refresh my memory and reread it"

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dashannon_lovin shared a tip "The alternating stories keeps it a page turner."

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laverra_mordrid shared a tip "It was a bit slow but worth it"

lynn_markle_5301 shared a tip "Fascinating account"

deborah_howell_8634 shared a tip "Innocents to slaughter. So to speak. Great read."

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lil-farrah shared a tip "5/10"

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jess_2830 shared a tip "I read this for school, but I ended up enjoying it. 7/10, would recommend:)"

nancy_robinson_9304 shared a tip "You might enjoy Unbroken or Life After Life."

shelli_truax shared a tip "One of my favorite books of all time!"

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jamee_c shared a tip "I liked it. 😊"

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cindy_blakney shared a tip "Erik Larson is one of the best writers of his genre. This is a wonderfully researched and well-told engaging story."

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diane_coury shared a tip "Gripping, detailed historical fiction. Immersive."

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