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The Crimes of Paris: A True Story of Murder, Theft, and Detection

 
 
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Dorothy & Thomas Hoobler.
Publisher Bison  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8.95 x 6 x 0.75 inches
ISBN 9780803234321
Pages/Publication Date 376/2009
Daedalus Item Code 43185
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Paris at the turn of the 20th century was populated with painters, scientists, revolutionaries, and poets at the vanguard of political, scientific, and cultural progress. It was also a violent, criminal place, harboring cutthroat Apache gangsters and murderous anarchists. In 1911, it saw perhaps the greatest theft of all time, the stealing of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre. In Edgar Award–winner Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler's popular history, they spotlight pioneering crime-scene investigator Alphonse Bertillon and a prime suspect for the Paris police, a young Spanish artist named Pablo Picasso.

"A thorough and at times disturbing view of turn-of-the-century Paris, and its crimes and passions.... Francophiles and true-crime lovers will find the book a fascinating read."—Minneapolis Star-Tribune

 
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