The Devil in the White City

Holmes and associates

  • Herman Webster Mudgett (aka Dr. H. H. Holmes): a serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their deaths. Dr. Holmes had built his "World's Fair Hotel" complete with a gas chamber, dissection table, and a crematorium to dispose of the bodies. Holmes would remove the skeletons of his victims and sell them for medical and scientific study.
  • Clara A. Lovering: Holmes's first wife
  • Myrta Z. Belknap: Holmes's second wife
  • Lucy Holmes: Holmes's daughter with Myrta
  • Georgiana Yoke: Holmes's third wife
  • Julia Smythe: employee and lover of Holmes; wife of Ned Connor
  • Ned Connor: employee of Holmes; husband of Julia Smythe
  • Emeline Cigrand: fiancée (and murder victim) of Holmes
  • Benjamin Pietzel: business associate (and murder victim) of Holmes
  • Carrie Pietzel: wife of Benjamin Pietzel
  • Howard, Nellie and Alice Pietzel: son and two daughters(respectively) of Benjamin and Carrie Pietzel.
  • Frank Geyer: detective in charge of finding Pietzel's children after Holmes was jailed for fraud
  • Thomas W. Barlow: assistant district attorney who prosecuted Holmes

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