The Devil in the White City is a masterpiece of American writer Eric Larson's long crime fiction.
In 1893, Gilded Age America, the Chicago World's Fair is about to be held, and the old world is collapsing, glory and sin are competing.
Chief Designer Burnham worked tirelessly to bring together renowned architects and planners to create an amazing World's Fair and to remake Chicago's image. 'It's not just a dream,' he said.
A few blocks away, a handsome young doctor stepped out of the train with a surgical kit in his hand. To women who do not know his secret hobbies, his appearance is full of charm. He stepped into this world full of noise, haze and steam, and outlined in his mind a "mystery hotel" where all the secret and evil dreams would come true...
"I can't help but kill, just as a poet can't help but sing when inspiration comes." The Devil in the White City alternates between the construction of the World Expo and the madness of the murderous demon with poetic and intense documentary language. The story was so rich and so evil that it amazed and filled everyone with fear.
About the author
By Erik Larson
American writer and journalist, born 1954. A former writer for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Time Magazine, and a staff writer for the Wall Street Journal, he taught nonfiction writing at the Johns Hopkins Writing Symposium in San Francisco and at the University of Oregon. He and his wife now live in Seattle.
Masterpieces include "The Devil in the White City", "Hurricane Isaac", "Fatal Passage", "Radio Capture" and so on. The Devil in the White City was nominated for the National Book Award and won the POE Award for Best Crime in 2004. The Chicago Sun-Times described him as "a historian with the soul of a novelist."