All posts tagged: Devil In the White City

Jeff Mudgett and picture of his great-great-grandfather, serial killer H. H. Holmes

Jeff Mudgett’s “Grand Jury” Examines H.H.Holmes Evidence as the Identity of Jack the Ripper!

Definition of a Grand Jury The purpose of a grand jury in US law is to decide whether there is enough evidence presented by the prosecutor to file charges and proceed to trial. Typically grand juries are held in strict confidence, without a judge or lawyers present, however, evidence, exhibits, and testimony are held to strict courtroom rules of evidence before admission. Members of a grand jury may ask questions of witnesses and prosecutors to best understand the evidence being presented. Unlike a jury trial, a grand jury does not need to have a unanimous vote, but a majority in order to indict and the grand jury does not determine guilt or innocence, they only decide if the evidence is strong enough to file an indictment and take the case to trial. In his book, BLOODSTAINS, author Jeff Mudgett relates the account of his great-great-grandfather, the notorious serial killer H. H. Holmes (Herman Webster Mudgett), through the experience of discovering his ancestry, to investigating his every move through long hidden diaries belonging to Holmes. One chapter is …

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“The devil in the White City” Meets “The Shining”, BLOODSTAINS is the Story

On Saturday, November 16th, BLOODSTAINS author, Jeff Mudgett, was in the company of over 50 of the best male mystery writers at the Men of Mystery event in Irvine, California. The annual event combines the best of  writers with their readers and fans for a day of meeting, greeting, lunching, and autograph sessions. The invited authors were asked to give a 1 minute introduction of themselves and their latest book. Only 1 minute and that’s all! How could a wordsmith keep it to a minute? Jeff Mudgett’s was the best byline of the day, and he delivered with 30 seconds to spare! “IMAGINE! It’s revealed to you that you’re the direct descendant of the devil in the White City!” This is the story of BLOODSTAINS. Following gasps throughout the audience, Mudgett politely handed back the mic and left attendees with gaping stares, wondering why he didn’t explain the statement and continue his 1 minute opportunity to speak. The crime genre savvy audience was well aware of the story in The Devil in White City, the …