Nikola Tesla and Dr. Henry H. Holmes
October 12, 2013 6:20 PM   Subscribe

Nikola Tesla and Dr. Henry H. Holmes
To help promote my novel, A Predatory Mind, which imagines the consequences of a meeting between Nikola Tesla and serial killer Henry H. Holmes, I put together a website which provides research-quality historical information and diverting topics about Tesla and Holmes.

Topics include:

Who was Tesla, really?
Tesla versus Einstein.
Health Tips from Nikola Tesla.
Was Tesla Anti-Semitic?

The last one of these includes some matters discussed on the blue including Tesla's comments regarding eugenics.

The Twenty Seven Murders of Henry H. Holmes.
(a biographical look at Holmes and critical analysis of his confession in five parts)
Holmes and the Resurrectionists.
(a look at the symbiosis between graverobbers and medical schools in the 19th century)

Of course, there is promotion for my book.

Summary page.
The prologue and first two chapters.

There is more. Hope you enjoy.
Role: designer and author
posted by dances_with_sneetches (5 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

What a great website, and what a fun idea for a novel! I haven't read all the essays on the site yet but I'm enjoying digging into them.

When will the novel be released? I couldn't see a link to buy it yet from your publisher's website. I can't wait to read the rest of it.

(This appeared at a good moment for me, as I just finished reading A Book of Remarkable Criminals by H. B. Irving (available on Project Gutenberg), which devotes one of its chapters to Holmes. The interesting thing about the narrative there is that it starts with the Pitezel insurance scam and then follows the police hunt for Holmes and the Pitezel children, adding more detail about his crimes as it was discovered rather than giving a full chronological account. I recommend it to those interested in historical crimes - there were several more obscure cases in there.)
posted by daisyk at 5:27 AM on October 13, 2013

The novel is available now in soft cover from Amazon.
It is also available for Kindle today.
The pricing is a little crazy (for today) $3.99 on Kindle and $18 for soft-cover.
I'm not responsible for those things.
It should be available from the publisher directly Monday or Tuesday.
It will be rolled out at other sites over the course of the week.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 6:48 AM on October 13, 2013

Thank you for the information! I have just ordered it for my Kindle. (The UK page for that is here.)
posted by daisyk at 8:11 AM on October 13, 2013

Thanks for your purchase. If you want to email me, I'll arrange to send you an autographed bookmark.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 12:33 PM on October 13, 2013 [1 favorite]

This is a cool idea for a book, and irrationally I'm a little bothered that I didn't think of it first.

Good work, dances_with_sneetches.
posted by Jacob Knitig at 9:09 PM on October 21, 2013

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