• "Fuses history and entertainment to give the dramatic effect of a novel...this truth really is stranger than fiction"

    The New York Times
  • "Erik Larson tracks [H H Holmes] with practised journalistic skill...Highly readable"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "Captures the spirit of an America bursting with pioneering drive...a gripping book"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "An irresistible page-turner that reads like the most compelling, sleep defying fiction"

    Time Out
  • "Bursting with so much vitality you half expect it to jump right out of your hands"

    Yorkshire Evening Post