Book trees … help yourself to a book …

Book trees have come to Paris. But what is a book trees? It is a tree trunk in which a ‘shelf’ or ‘shelves’ have been carved and where books are left for passersby to help themselves to a book – or books. The idea originated in the USA. You can find such book trees in […]

MZT as an artist … some of my paintings …

Not only writing, but also paintings, here as some of my paintings. All are for sale … so if you are interested, you can contact me on this site.         I will shortly post more of my paintings, so drop in again.   Tweet #MarilynZTomlins

The French and Cemeteries …

Cemeteries? You won’t walk by one after dark? Here beyond the windows behind my desk is a cemetery.  The tombs I cannot see, a building blocking my view, but what I can see are, on a summer day, some leafy green trees. But it does not upset me because I love cemeteries: I am a […]

PARIS’ ‘LOUVRE’ … MOST VISITED MUSEUM IN WORLD …

Paris’s Louvre Museum has become the most visited museum in the world. All of 10 million people visited it in 2018: its highest number of visitors ever. Most of the 10 million were Americans, with the Chinese a close second. So what do we Parisians think of this?  A sigh is the reply.   A […]

PéTAIN  – WW1 HERO OR WW2 VILLAIN? THAT IS THE QUESTION…

  Shame does stick it’s head out at the most inconvenient and thus embarrassing moments. France is leading the centenary commemoration of the end of WW1 – the Great War. Over sixty world leaders will be here on Sunday, November 11, for the main ceremony at Paris’s Arc de Triomphe. President Trump will be one […]

WW1 … SERIAL KILLER DR MARCEL PETIOT WAS ONE OF FRANCE’S POILUS (BEARDED ONES) SOLDIERS …

  When Dr Marcel Petiot (see my book Die in Paris) was guillotined on Saturday, May 25, 1945, he had a scar on his left foot. Always was this man – France’s most prolific serial killer – proud of the scar. He showed it to those he told the story of his Great War experience. […]

Vincent van Gogh … A magnificent discovery…

On September 17, 2017 (last year) I wrote here on this website how Englishman Adrian Spong has in his possession two artworks he believes are by Vincent van Gogh. Having studied Mr Spong’s research, I believe he has. You can read what I wrote here – https://www.marilynztomlins.com/articles/vincent-van-gogh-death-of-the-virgin-is-this-painting-a-van-gogh/ In fact, I recommend that you do read […]

Attention: Film and documentary producers : WW2 French serial killer … proposal for one-off dramatized documentary …

  A proposal for a one-off dramatized television documentary based on the true-crime book ‘Die in Paris’ by Marilyn Z. Tomlins, published in the U.K. by Ravencrest Books Ltd.   The Subject: Dr Marcel Petiot, WW2 French serial killer. Dr Marcel Petiot was one of the 20th Century’s most notorious – and prolific –  murderers. […]

How Dr Petiot was guillotined … The book DIE IN PARIS …

  Is there anything more French than the guillotine, you may well ask? As a true crime writer resident in France, I’ve written about this head-chopping apparatus, first put to work in 1792 and last put to work in 1981, four years after capital punishment had been abolished by a parliamentary vote (1977). One of […]

KILLERS OF MONACO BILLIONAIRE Hélène PASTOR ON TRIAL …

Money makes the world go round, it is said. Money also turns people into murderers: those not having it, wanting it. And murdering to have it. This case  – the fatal shooting of Monaco billionaires, Hélène Pastor, on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 – is such a case. I reported the shooting in detail and I […]

France’s prisons are overflowing ….

  In July this year of 2018 France’s prison population was 70,710.   This number is out of France’s population which comes to 65,286,555 of whom about 6 million are foreign-born. Not bad, would you say? The French are behaving themselves. Not if you consider that France ‘s prisons can accommodate just 60,000. Therefore, France’s prisons […]

PARIS 2018 BOOM TOURIST YEAR …

For the first half of this year of 2018 17,1 million tourists have come to Paris and the Ile de France (Paris region). Paris, since the end of WW2, having, each year, received more visitors than any other city in the world, has never ever had such a tourist boom. Tell it to us who […]

PRINCESS DIANA … 21 YEARS DEAD … OR 21 YEARS AGO STILL ALIVE …

  August 1997 the world media, especially the British nationals, had just one lead story.  Tabloids like the Daily Mail, Mirror and The People, even broadsheets like The Times, kept calling their correspondents for updates: the editors did not want to miss anything. The story was: Princess Diana, divorced from Prince Charles heir to the […]

NEW PARIS PUBLIC URINAL FOR MEN …

To stand facing one of these on a Paris street calls for that famous French  cry ‘oh là là!’ It is Paris’s newest public urinal for men. Known in French as an uritrottoirs – uri for urine and trottoirs for pavement (sidewalk) – four of them were placed in tourist spots in the French capital […]

DIE IN PARIS

My book

The horrific story of WW2 French serial killer Dr Marcel Petiot, France's most prolific killer.

FOR THE LOVE OF A POET

FOR THE LOVE OF A POET

- For the Love of a Poet - a novel set in the Soviet Union.
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BELLA … A FRENCH LIFE

A love story set in Paris and Normandy, France

A novel:
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Bella … A French Life – The Cookbook

Bella … A French Life – The Cookbook

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Pour L’Amour d’un Poete

French translation of my novel - For the Love of a Poet

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