The Unspeakable Crimes of Dr. Petiot by Thomas Maeder

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'“Spellbinding.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution   “Author Thomas Maeder handles his material perfectly. His low-key, matter-of-fact style perfectly frames the horror of the investigation and trial.” —Chicago Sun-Times   “Maeder’s book, tight as a drum, is filled with interesting sidelights . . . [that] add to the bizarre appeal of the case.” —The Washington Post   “Maeder’s book is about such a remarkable scoundrel, such a tricky bastard, such an extravagantly rotten human being, and is so well-written, with so much involvement, so much tact and wit, that I read it with unwaning fascination and excitement.” —William Steig   “First-rate.” —The Buffalo News   “A superb Grand Guignol sufficient to horrify the most avid devotee of true crime. Moreover, [Maeder’s] charm and wit make delightful reading. And he provides an unforgettable glimpse of Parisian life during the Occupation and through the post-liberation political comedies.” —The Dallas Morning News   “Thomas Maeder’s excellent full-length study of the case makes a complicated story perfectly intelligible, and gives the best possible view of Petiot’s personality.” —Julian Symons, The Times (London)   “Lively and readable . . . Gripping. It isn’t easy not to succumb, as his victims did, to the bizarre, bullying charm of Marcel Petiot.” —Julian Barnes, The Times Literary Supplement   “With the skill of a novelist, Maeder develops the case around the question that remains unanswered: Were the brutal murders of more than 60 victims the accomplishment of an ardent Resistance leader, as Petiot claimed, or the deeds of a demented and brilliantly resourceful scoundrel?” —Saturday Review  '
'“Spellbinding.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution   “Author Thomas Maeder handles his material perfectly. His low-key, matter-of-fact style perfectly frames the horror of the investigation and trial.” —Chicago Sun-Times   “Maeder’s book, tight as a drum, is filled with interesting sidelights . . . [that] add to the bizarre appeal of the case.” —The Washington Post   “Maeder’s book is about such a remarkable scoundrel, such a tricky bastard, such an extravagantly rotten human being, and is so well-written, with so much involvement, so much tact and wit, that I read it with unwaning fascination and excitement.” —William Steig   “First-rate.” —The Buffalo News   “A superb Grand Guignol sufficient to horrify the most avid devotee of true crime. Moreover, [Maeder’s] charm and wit make delightful reading. And he provides an unforgettable glimpse of Parisian life during the Occupation and through the post-liberation political comedies.” —The Dallas Morning News   “Thomas Maeder’s excellent full-length study of the case makes a complicated story perfectly intelligible, and gives the best possible view of Petiot’s personality.” —Julian Symons, The Times (London)   “Lively and readable . . . Gripping. It isn’t easy not to succumb, as his victims did, to the bizarre, bullying charm of Marcel Petiot.” —Julian Barnes, The Times Literary Supplement   “With the skill of a novelist, Maeder develops the case around the question that remains unanswered: Were the brutal murders of more than 60 victims the accomplishment of an ardent Resistance leader, as Petiot claimed, or the deeds of a demented and brilliantly resourceful scoundrel?” —Saturday Review  '
Publisher: Open Road Media ISBN: 9781504038522 Pages: 320