The Old Regime Police Blotter I: Bloodshed, Sex & Violence In Pre-Revolutionary France by Jim Chevallier
Approx. 38,310 words.
Published on December 30, 2009.
Eighteenth century true crime! - A source book of homicide, suicide, rape and prostitution cases from 18th century France, most from previously untranslated material. Sources include periodicals, police reports and contemporary true crime accounts. Includes a look at the Marquis de Sade and his kidnapping and torture of Rose Keller. These cases themselves are rich with period detail.