by Adam Selzer
A historian shares strange-but-true stories of the city and its unsolved mysteries, from the nineteenth century to today. From Chicago historian Adam Selzer, expert on all of the Windy City’s quirks and oddities, comes a compelling anthology of forty unsolved mysteries from the 1800s to the modern day. Among many other topics, he explores what really started the great Chicago fire; who was the first “automobile murderer”; the identity of the Tylenol killer; and whether there was actually a vampire slaying at Rosehill Cemetery. The result is both a colorful read separating true crime from urban legend and an offbeat historical tour of this Midwestern metropolis, from the host of the Mysterious Chicago blog, podcasts, and tours.