Devil in the DetailsAired on Jul 11, 2017
Could history’s two most notorious killers actually be the same man? Jeff Mudgett, great-great-grandson of America’s first serial killer and expert con man, H.H. Holmes, and ex-CIA operative Amaryllis Fox team up to investigate the theory that Holmes was Britain’s infamous murderer, Jack the Ripper.
The Butcher's BladeAired on Jul 18, 2017
Revealing the gruesome details of the Jack the Ripper murders, Jeff and Amaryllis challenge Ripper myths in the hunt for a link to H.H. Holmes.
Whitechapel Runs RedAired on Jul 25, 2017
The Jack the Ripper letters contain an unexpected link to H.H. Holmes; Scotland Yard’s list of credible suspects uncovers a key detail of the manhunt; and eyewitness accounts reveal the face of a killer.
Home Sweet HellAired on Aug 01, 2017
An investigation into the gruesome details of Holmes’ infamous Murder Castle leads to the discovery that he may have been killing victims all over Chicago and beyond; while a report surfaces that the Ripper may have killed in the U.S.
Black Heart, White CityAired on Aug 08, 2017
Investigating the 1893 World’s Fair that turned Chicago into H.H. Holmes’ killing ground, Jeff and Amaryllis discover an unexpected connection to the Ripper in the city’s police archives.
Blood and BoneAired on Aug 15, 2017
Holmes goes on the run as his schemes unravel; the investigation picks up his trail and discovers a long lost crime scene that could hold the key to proving Holmes is the Ripper.
No Rest for the WickedAired on Aug 22, 2017
A trove of mysterious artifacts contain an unexpected link to the UK. Investigating Holmes’ capture and final days on the run, Jeff and Amaryllis uncover evidence of the Holmes curse and the shocking theory that the killer escaped his own death.
The GraveAired on Aug 29, 2017
The investigation hunts for proof that Holmes pulled off one final swindle–escaping his own execution–by exhuming the killer’s alleged gravesite to discover what, if anything, lies beneath.
Herman Mudgett, alias H.H. Holmes, was America’s first serial killer. No one knows for sure how many lives he took, but it’s believed he was responsible for killing as many as 200 people in the late 19th century. A con man, opportunist and evil genius, the crowning achievement of his dark deeds was the construction of a building later dubbed the Murder Castle: a hotel on Chicago’s south side that he engineered to be a factory of death, complete with a gas chamber, dissection room, trap doors and a basement furnace to destroy any trace of his sinister work. At the same time across the Atlantic, a killer was terrorizing the streets of London, murdering and mutilating at least five victims in the Whitechapel area of the city. To this day, the killer has never been caught or identified. He is known as Jack the Ripper. In American Ripper, Holmes’ great-great-grandson, Jeff Mudgett, sets out to prove a controversial theory: that H.H. Holmes and Britain’s most notorious serial killer, Jack The Ripper, were the same man. After twenty years searching for the truth about his notorious ancestor, Mudgett partners with ex-CIA analyst Amaryllis Fox to launch an all new investigation, using 21st century science and methodology to unlock the secrets of one of the biggest cold cases of all time.