Study Guide

Pearl Conner in The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America

By Erik Larson

Pearl Conner

Pearl's the daughter of Ned and Julia Conner. Her father Ned works at the jewelry counter in Holmes' drugstore and her mother Julia falls in love with Holmes. Ned ends up leaving her in the care of Holmes, who smothers her, along with her mother, on Christmas Eve.