Book Review: Psychopath by Dr. Katherine Ramsland

PsychopathPsychopath by Dr. Katherine Ramsland
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Chronicling the investigation and murder trial of H. H. Holmes, this short account delves into the mindset of a true psychopath. It focuses on and questions the implications of abnormal brain function as the cause of Holmes psychotic actions.

Holmes was able to blend in with his surroundings and use his education and profession to build a facade in which he could perform horrid acts of murder and go unnoticed for far to long.

Erik Larson‘s The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America sparked a renewed interest in this cold and calculated killer and this short account did a good job describing factual events surrounding his capture and trial.

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