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年當40的時候,加州律師傑夫莫傑特震驚地得知一件關於家族內的陰暗秘密。他的曾曾祖父赫曼H莫傑特,又被稱為HH福爾摩斯博士,就是公認美國史上的首位連環殺手。福爾摩斯的大規模謀殺行動已經成為傳奇,啟發了上百本著作,甚至包括了即將上映,由馬丁史柯西斯執導,李奧納多狄卡皮歐主演的電影「白城魔鬼」。在渴望得知更多的前提下,傑夫跟著這些線索和史實,希望能證明著名的英國開膛手案件就是由福爾摩斯前往英國所犯下。一切的故事都從傑夫的祖父揭露這個不為人知的祕密開始,接著就是傑夫前往拜訪美國各地惡名昭彰的地方著手進行調查,包括了一個位於芝加哥郵局地底下的隧道,據傳這裡以前就是福爾摩斯的謀殺堡壘。傑夫將與一流的犯罪偵探合作,將這些古老的線索透過現代的調查方式把這兩位歷史上著名的連環殺手連接起來。我們將能一窺HH福爾摩斯的精采故事,藉由詳實的重現、第一人稱並有如故事般的敘事手法帶我們重回英國和過去,看看那1000名被他當作目標的人。傑夫希望能找到充足的證據證明福爾摩斯就是開膛手傑克。為了解答這個犯罪史上最大的謎團,福爾摩斯的遺體將被挖出並重新經過一系列的檢驗以證實他就是開膛手傑克。

At age 40, California attorney Jeff Mudgett is stunned to learn a gruesome family secret; his great-great-grandfather was Herman H. Mudgett, a.k.a Dr. H. H. Holmes, the man considered to be America's first "serial killer." Holmes' audacious acts of mass murder have become that of legend, inspiring hundreds of books and even an upcoming motion picture by Martin Scorsese entitled "The Devil in The White City," starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Obsessed with learning more, Jeff follows a bloody trail of hidden clues and historical facts which will hopefully strengthen his case and prove his theory that Holmes had traveled to England to commit the "Jack the Ripper" murders. Jeff will team up with a top-notch crime detective who will help link these two sinister historical characters together by connecting century-old clues with modern day methods of investigation. In an attempt to finally shut the case on the greatest crime mystery in modern history, the remains of H.H. Holmes will be exhumed and subjected to a battery of tests to prove that he and The Ripper were truly one and the same.