The definitive biography of the killer. H.H. HOLMES The True History of the White City Devil by Adam Selzer – Author Adam Selzer joins Mike Preston and Justine Hartel on the set of PsychoBabbleTV to talk about his book. They talk about HH Holmes being a lying swindler who committed insurance fraud and scammed everyone he could to make money. Holmes often needed to murder people in order to get them out of the way when they knew too much.