No episode this week, we’re taking some time off. We should be back next week.
On the 25th September 1933, Oscar Dufrenne, a theatre manager, if found dead in his office at The Palace. For those who discovered the body there is no doubt: he was assassinated.Continue reading “Episode 24: The assassination of Oscar Dufrenne”
Eugene Weidmann is a petty criminal born in Germany. In the 30s, in Paris, his activities turn to murder. He is caught in 1939 and charged with 6 murders. This case has historical significance and a celebrity connection.Continue reading “Episode 23: Eugene Weidmann”
In 1985, a TV game show runner, Philippe de Dieuleveult, the Anneka Rice of France, goes on a raft expedition in Africa. He never comes back and his disappearance is surrounded in mystery and intrigue.Continue reading “Episode 22: The Disappearance of Philippe de Dieuleveult”
To avoid going back to the front after an injury during WWI, Paul Grappe becomes a deserter To avoid being caught by the authorities, instead fo disappearing like most deserters, he has a new idea: he’ll live as a woman, hiding in plain sight. The plan will work, but will eventually cost him his life.Continue reading “Episode 21: The Paul Grappe Affair”
This week’s episode takes us to the the mid-20th century in Loudun, a small town in the West of France. Marie Besnard is accused of as many as 11 murders by poisining.Continue reading “Episode 20: Marie Besnard”
In the late 1920s, Dr Pierre Laget is surrounded by several suspicious deaths, all of them in his close family. It takes many years before the authorities catch up with him.Continue reading “Episode 19: Dr Pierre Laget”
This week we’re in the City of Lights in the 1980s. There’s a habit needed fuelled and an ambition to be a drag queen mogul to be fulfilled.Continue reading “Episode 18: The Monster of Montmartre”
This week we’re in the City of Lights in the 1980s. There’s a habit needed fuelled and an ambition to be a drag queen mogul to be fulfilled.
On the 4th August 1920, the police discovers in the train station in Nancy (East of France) a large box shipped from Paris containing the body of Georges Bassarabo, killed with a gun shot.
In a weird case strangely connected to the Landru affair (previous episode), everybody lies, and the consequences are a matter of life and death.Continue reading “Episode 17: The Bloody Box”