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Adam Selzer has been a Chicago tour guide, historian, and author for over a decade. He’s the author of more than twenty published books, including HH Holmes: The True History of the White City DevilMysterious Chicago, and The Smart Aleck’s Guide to American History.

He appears regularly on TV and the radio, including such shows as American Ripper (History Channel, four episodes), Mysteries at the Museum (Travel Channel, six episodes), Investigation Discovery, Haunted History, Hotel Secrets & Legends, and Monumental Mysteries, and provides research and materials for several shows behind the scenes.

As a tour guide, Adam has run architectural boat tours for years, as well as cemetery tours, ghost tours, crime tours, HH Holmes tours and more for Atlas Obscura and his own Mysterious Chicago. His tours are informative, hilarious, and endlessly fascinating – his goal is to make sure your friends get tired of hearing you talk about how great that tour was.