H. H. Holmes is one of the most infamous killers in the history of Chicago and the United States. In late 1894, when authorities arrested Holmes on a warrant for horse theft in Texas, they learned Holmes, the architect and former owner of the “murder castle” in Chicago not only looked like the villain from a melodrama but acted the part, too. Although he confessed to killing 27 people in April 1896, historians still find it nearly impossible to distinguish between fact and fiction.
Join me and my guest Nancy as we discuss the facts and fictions about Holmes. Listen carefully because this is most definitely a case where it's tough to know if something is fact or fiction. You be the judge!