Archive: September, 2018

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 […]

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