HHH – Sherlock’s Evil Namesake

Hope you read the whole post, because it’s fascinating. And here’s a book about someone who started out along a similar path — body snatching — but ended up working his whole life for the greater good.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17618612-an-infidel-body-snatcher-and-the-fruits-of-his-philosophy

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In the lexicon of crime writing the name ‘Holmes’ conjures up deerstalker hats, pipe tobacco and some quite terrible violin playing. We envisage a man of startling intelligence, at the peak of his powers, doing battle with the forces of evil.

But there was another Holmes… one who was equally immersed in the criminal world, except his passion was for committing crimes not solving them. His name was Henry, not Sherlock – Henry Howard Holmes: at best a bigamist and fraudster, at worst possibly one of the world’s most prolific and devilish serial killers.

Dr. Henry Howard Holmes… the name has certain grandeur. It may not be to everyone’s taste but it was a lot better than Herman Webster Mudgett, this criminal’s true identity.

Mudgett was born in Gilmanton, New Hampshire on May 16, 1861. He would die by the hangman’s rope in Philadelphia on May 7, 1896, a…

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