Book Review: The Unspeakable Crimes of Dr. Petiot by Thomas Maeder

About: The Unspeakable Crimes of Dr. Petiot by Thomas Maeder is a non-fiction crime book taking place in France during World War II. My rat­ing for The Unspeakable Crimes of Dr. Petiot — 4 Buy The Unspeakable Crimes of Dr. Petiot from Amazon.com* More Books by Jonathan Rabb Thoughts: The Unspeakable Crimes of Dr. Petiot by Thomas Maeder is an entertaining and interesting book, well written and factual.  Dr. Petiot was a brilliant psychopath who besides a medical degree, can also add mayor to his resume. The time of the crimes which Dr. Petiot is accused of actually makes the story much more intriguing. The time: France is occupied by Nazi German and Dr. Petiot claims he killed only Nazi sympathizers and French traitors. The French authorities, trying not to seem unpatriotic by arresting the good doctor, took their time arresting him, allowing him much freedom until his story starts to fall apart. Mr. Maeder spends time allowing the reader to understand the daily life in occupied Paris. The sense of uncertainty and occupation certainly lends credibility to authorities difficulty in assessing whether Petiot was resisting the Nazis or an insane serial murder. The second half of the book concerns the trial of…

Fun Facts Friday: George Sand
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / July 1, 2016

George Sand (1 July, 1804 – 8 June, 1876) was a French novelist and memoirist. By Eugène Delacroix – The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=150198 1)      George Sand was the nom de plume of Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin. 2)      Maurice Dupin, her father, was the illegitimate son of Augustus II the Strong, King of Poland and grandson to Maurice, Comte de Saxe, Marshal General of France. 3)      She is also related to King Louise Phillipe of France through other ancestors. 4)      Writer Jules Sandeau not only inspired her to write, but also her nom de plume. 5)      Besides novels, Sand also authored political texts and literary criticism establishing her as a Socialist. 6)      Sand created many controversies, one of which was wearing men’s clothes and smoking in public. 7)      She said men’s clothes was sturdier and less expensive than ones noble women wore at the time. 8)      A benefit for wearing men’s clothes at the time was that she could move around Paris more freely. 9)      Her behavior did not go unnoticed and she had to relinquish some of the privileges of a baroness. 10)   She had many public…

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