Second City Sinners

True Crime from Historic Chicago’s Deadly Streets


Book Description

A collection of chilling true stories from the Second City.

Countless criminals have quietly made their mark on Chicago and the surrounding communities. Chicago Sun-Times journalist Jon Seidel reveals the hidden history of these places, bringing readers back in time to H.H. Holmes’ murder castle and when guys named Al Capone and John Dillinger ruled the underworld. Drawing upon years of research and with special access to the Daily News and Chicago Sun-Times archives, Jon Seidel sheds light on how men like Nathan Leopold, Robert Loeb, and Richard Speck almost got away with history’s most disturbing crimes.


About Seidel, Jon

Jon Seidel has written about many of Chicago's most notorious crimes and criminals as a reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times. He joined the newspaper's staff in 2012, and he was assigned in 2015 to cover the federal courthouse in Chicago's Loop. He is a winner of the Peter Lisagor award. Seidel was born in Pennsylvania but has spent the majority of his life in the Midwest, graduating from Indiana's Ball State University in 2004 before moving to Illinois.