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

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

Dorothy Hoobler, Thomas Hoobler


Turn-of-the-century Paris used to be the thrashing center of a swiftly altering global. however the urban of sunshine was once additionally a violent position. Criminals eagerly took benefit of the creative nature of the age—the first getaway automobile, more and more harmful guns, extra inventive disguises. The police battled again with a weapon in their personal: Alphonse Bertillon, the world’s maximum detective, the inventor of the mug shot and the crime-scene picture, and a super innovator who pioneered the recent technology of felony investigation.
 
Then on August 21, 1911, got here a criminal offense like none different: Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa was once stolen from the Louvre. It was once assumed that Bertillon might speedy remedy the secret and retrieve the painting.
 
It wouldn't be so simple.
In The Crimes of Paris, Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler inform the gripping tale of the robbery and the research that undefined. Bertillon and his affiliates could pursue clues prime them into the area of avant-garde artists, reasonable residences in Montmartre and Montparnasse, cabarets, and from this primary nice secret into but others. Their suspects will be each person from the poet Guillaume Apollinaire to J. P. Morgan to Pablo Picasso.
 
A vibrant tapestry of Paris, bold thieves, and constant investigators, The Crimes of Paris is a heart-pounding true-crime mystery of the top order, in addition to a super account of the fashionable detective.

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