The Unspeakable Crimes of Dr. Petiot

By: Maeder, Thomas

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First edition. Board edges very faintly toned. Two closed-tears to jacket along spine, jacket edges rubbed. 1980 Hard Cover. xiv, 302 pp. Was he a sadistic mass killer who lured innocent people to their deaths, or a hero of German-occupied Paris who liquidated members of the Gestapo and helped persecuted Jews escape from tormented France? This was the question as one of the twentieth century's most sensational murder cases came to trial in Paris in 1946. Thomas Maeder meticulously reconstructs one of the most horrifying true stories in the annals of crime: the vile crimes themselves (presumably Dr. Petiot dismembered his victims, then buried them in a lime pit), an incisive psychological portrait of the doctor, and a re-creation of his Daumieresque trial, in which he was charged with luring twenty-seven people with the promise of escape, then murdering them for plunder. Just how the murders were committed was a secret Dr. Petiot took to his grave; why he committed them remains to this day a chilling mystery.

Title: The Unspeakable Crimes of Dr. Petiot

Author: Maeder, Thomas

Categories: True Crime, Medical, World War II,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press Book/Little, Brown and Company: 1980

ISBN Number: 0316543667

ISBN Number 13: 9780316543668

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 2203983

Keywords: DR DOCTOR PETIOT MILITARY HISTORY SECOND WORLD WAR TWO WWII WW2 MEDICAL MEDICINE TRUE CRIME,