A Competent Witness: Georgiana Yoke And The Trial Of H. H. Holmes
Publish Date: 2014-07-23
Author: Judith Nickels
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All the young men at the Siegel Cooper department store admire Georgiana Yoke, the charming new clerk just arrived in Chicago ahead of the 1893 Worlds Fair. They wager it wont take long for some lucky fellow to lure her away from her job, and theyre right. After a brief and heady courtship, she marries a charismatic, wealthy entrepreneur. A happy ending, but for one catch. Georgianas affectionate new husband, Dr. Henry H. Holmes, is also a swindler, a kidnapper, and will one day be known as Americas first serial killer. Carefully researched and closely based on real events, A Competent Witness recasts the infamous story of H. H. Holmes as it unfolded to the woman he cruelly deceived.