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1526715295
Hardback:Landru's secret; the deadly seductions of France's lonely hearts serial killer:2018 Landru's secret; the deadly seductions of France's lonely hearts serial killer
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Author: Tomlinson
Publication year: 2018
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Classification: 364.152
Publisher: Pen & Sword History
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781526715296
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On 12 April 1919, the Paris police arrested a bald, short, 50-year-old swindler at his apartment near the Gare du Nord, acting on a lead from a humble housemaid. A century later, Henri Desire Landru remains the most notorious and enigmatic serial killer in French criminal history, a riddle at the heart of an unsolved murder puzzle. The official version of Landru's lethal rampage was so shocking that it almost defied belief. According to the authorities, Landru had made 'romantic contact' with 283 women during the First World War, luring ten of them to his country houses outside Paris where he killed them for their money. Yet no bodies were ever found, while Landru obdurately protested his innocence.
Additional information: xiv, 312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates, 24 cm
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