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Was he a sadistic mass killer who lured innocent people to their doom in his mysterious triangular room, or a hero of German-occupied Paris? Maeder reconstructs one of the most horrifying true stories in the annals of crime, re-creating the life of the doctor and his trial in 1946.
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"Maeder gives Dr. Petiot his due in a superb Grand Guignol sufficient to horrify the most avid devotee of true crime. Moreover, his 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."About the Author:
A graduate of Columbia University, Thomas Maeder has also written Crime and Madness, Adverse Reactions, and Antonin Artaud, a biography of the poet and drama theorist that first piqued his interest in the infamous Dr. Petiot when he came across a story of the case in an old Paris newspaper. Mr. Maeder lives near Philadelphia.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1990. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0140129952