Our 8th episode, researched by Melanie, looks at the vanishing on the 16th September 1890 of one of the most important, but not very well known, people in the history of cinema: Louis Le Prince, the inventor of the movie camera.Continue reading “Episode 8: the disappearance of Louis Le Prince”
Lea and Christine, two sisters, murdered their employers in the most grusome and sadistic way. In this episode we’re looking at the murder and the sisters’ trial.Continue reading “Episode7: the Papin Sisters”
In 1923, Pierre Quéméneur disappears on a trip to Paris with Guillaume Seznec to sell Cadillac cars left by the Americans after WWI to the USSR. His body is never found and follows a century of intrigue.
Hairy hands, Cadillacs, and murder.Continue reading “Episode 6: the Seznec affair”
Our 5th episode takes us to Paris before WWI. A gang, “La bande a Bonnot” terrorises Paris with their violent, often deadly, robberies.
Bonus this episode: a Sherlock Holmes connection.Continue reading “Episode 5: La Bande a Bonnot”
For this 4th episode, we look at Landru, often considered the first French serial killer.
Landru is said to have killed at least 11 women, possibly 12, within a few years just after WWI.Continue reading “Episode 4: The first French Serial Killer”
For this episoode, we go back to the area where our first episode took place. We relate the story of an inn where possibly up to 53 murders took place and how real and imaginary crimes and political schemes play a role in the trial.Continue reading “Episode 3: The Red Inn”
This is our second episode. It covers the murder of Laetitia Toureaux, a 29 year old girl without any troubles, in the Paris subway in 1937.Continue reading “Episode 2: “The Perfect Murder” – the murder of Laetitia Toureaux”
Our first episode takes us to the Drome area, South of Lyon in the south East of France. A gang of rubbers-murderers terrorises the area. Their modus operandi: making people talk by burning their feet and legs in their own fireplace.Continue reading “Episode 1: “Les Chauffeurs de la Drome””