Murder in Memoriam

Murder in Memoriam

Author: Didier Daeninckx

Publisher: Melville International Crime

ISBN: 1612191460

Page: 185

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On the evening of October 17, 1961 twenty-thousand Algerians marched in Paris in defiance of and in protest against a curfew imposed by Maurice Papon, chief of the Paris Metropolitan Police. The protesters were met with ferocious and uninhibited violence. Eleven-thousand were arrested; more than one thousand injured; as many as three hundred were killed, many of them thrown into the Seine, from which their bodies were later recovered. In recreating the scene of the atrocities in Murder in Memoriam, his controversial alarum first published in 1984, Didier Daeninckx introduces a fictional observer of the riot, Roger Thiraud, a middle-aged history teacher in a public school, only steps from his home and his waiting, pregnant wife. In the first few minutes of the demonstration, he will be assassinated, in cold blood, by a member of the anti-terrorist secret police. For nearly forty years after October 1961, France would deny the killings. Upon the independence of Algeria in 1962 an amnesty put its perpetrators safely beyond prosecution. The records were buried. In 1981, Bernard Thiraud, Roger's son, is researching the archives in Toulouse, intent on completing his father's history of his birthplace, Drancy, now notorious as the site of a detention and transit camp from which Jews were deported to Auschwitz. One afternoon, after leaving the town hall, he too is murdered -- the victim of what appears to investigating officers to be a professional killing. When inspector Cadin of the Toulouse prefecture learns of the unsolved murder of the young man's father, he suspects a connection. But why would anybody want to kill two bourgeois, politically unconnected history teachers? Didier Daeninckx has located the link between the two murders in the history that France had yet to confront -- in its colonial racism and its complicity in genocide. Daeninckx made this connection in fiction, deliberately provoking its acknowledgment in fact. Murder in Memoriam anticipated by more than a decade the shocking revelations provided by the exposure, trial, and conviction of Maurice Papon -- the Parisian chief of police in 1961, and the never-named villain whose real crimes, unrevealed at the time of its first publication, haunt this account -- for crimes against humanity; for his part in the administration of the deportation of the Jews from Bordeaux to Auschwitz.

A Very Profitable War

Rene Griffon, a hard-up private detective, is hired to unmask the marital infidelities of the wife of a World War I hero.

A Very Profitable War

Author: Didier Daeninckx

Publisher: Melville House Pub

ISBN: 9781612191843

Page: 218

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A rollicking noir set in Paris, during the anarchic days following World War One In January 1920, in the aftermath of "the war to end all wars," private detective René Griffon is hired to investigate the marital infidelities of the wife of a war hero. But what he uncovers is more than shabby behavior, and more than a sex scandal--what he uncovers is a scandal with devastating national implications. And as Griffon's investigation plunges him into the murky world of blackmail, murder, anarchists, profiteering, and the repercussions of the war's dark secrets, he discovers that the people who helped France win the war are being made to pay for the peace. Both homage to its American predecessors and critique of the Americanization of French--and global--culture, A Very Profitable War is a tense and evocative book that will linger long after its startling conclusion.

In Memoriam

But the station and condition of the victims , and the moment selected for the
murders give these two crimes a preeminence which will make them the
monument of all . To speak of these murderers simply as accomplices of the
Confederate ...

In Memoriam

Author: Edward Sumner Atwood

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 31

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Nazis in the Metro

Nazis in the Metro

Author: Didier Daeninckx

Publisher: Melville International Crime

ISBN: 1612192963

Page: 165

View: 460

When Andre Sloga, a once-gifted and controversial author, is found brutally beaten and left for dead in the basement of an apartment building in the south of Paris, P.I. Gabriel Lecouvreur must unmask a killer deep within Paris's political underworld. Original.

In Memoriam

In the office of the head of the police , is a curious collection of criminal curiosities
, such as knives with which murders had been committed , and the rope with
which the Professor Dr. Webster was hung for the murder of Dr. Parkman , -a
crime ...

In Memoriam

Author: John Ashton Nicholls

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 418

View: 433

In Memoriam

U. A. M. At a stated meeting of the above Council , held April 18 , 1865 , the
following Preamble and Resolutions were unanimously adopted : WHEREAS , A
great national calamity has befallen our country , through the deliberate murder ,
by a ...

In Memoriam

Author: Order of United American Mechanics. State Council of Pennsylvania

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 88

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The Crust on Its Uppers

Murder in Memoriam Didier Daeninckx “ Didier Daeninckx is a novelist , magician
and archeologist prince . He unlimbs French moral and political life in Murder in
Memoriam . His hero , Inspector Cadin , is both catalyst and seer into the past ...

The Crust on Its Uppers

Author: Derek Raymond

Publisher: Serpents Tail

ISBN:

Page: 189

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'It's a tale of someone who wanted to go and go-who was sick of the dead-on-its-feet upper crust he was born into, that he didn't believe in, didn't want, whose values were meaningless, that did nothing but hold him back from his first nanny onwards. I wanted to chip my way out of that background which held me like a flea in a block of ice, and crime was the only chisel I could find.' First published in 1962, The Crust on Its Uppers, Derek Raymond's first novel (written when he was Robin Cook) is a gripping tale of class betrayal. With ruthless precision, it brings vividly to life a Britain of spivs, crooked toffs and bent coppers - in fact, a Britain that in its bare essentials has changed little over the last 30 years.

In Memoriam

This is the very top , the height , the crest of murder's arms This is the bloodiest
shame , the wildest savagery , The vilest stroke that ever wall - eyed wrath
Presented to the tears of soft remorse ; All murders past do stand excused in this .

In Memoriam

Author: John Caldwell Thompson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 20

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In Memoriam Honorable Earl Warren

The sole exception in sixteen years , as the Attorney General has noted , was to
accept appointment as Chairman of the Commission to investigate the murder of
President Kennedy . The attacks on the report of that Commission did not disturb
 ...

In Memoriam  Honorable Earl Warren

Author: United States. Supreme Court

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 55

View: 536

In Memoriam Arthur Brooks

Many murders had been committed in Salt Lake City and throughout the territory ,
and none of the murderers had been brought to justice . There was evidence
which implicated in these offenses against public order some of the leaders of the
 ...

In Memoriam  Arthur Brooks

Author: Chicago Literary Club

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 34

View: 716

In Memoriam

Memorial Services in Honor of James Abram Garfield . ... citizen should , in view
of the open tomb , resolve to free our politics of that party rancor , malice , and
hatred which breed and generate the vile instruments of murder and basest crime
.

In Memoriam

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 94

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Murder in Amsterdam

Memoriam. I have been in a total rage ever since I read in last week's paper that
the Amsterdam borough of ... Should a memorial be A built on Linnaeus Street,
on the spot of the murder, or in the neighboring park, or perhaps in the center of ...

Murder in Amsterdam

Author: Ian Buruma

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440620059

Page: 288

View: 890

A revelatory look at what happens when political Islam collides with the secular West Ian Buruma's Murder in Amsterdam is a masterpiece of investigative journalism, a book with the intimacy and narrative control of a crime novel and the analytical brilliance for which Buruma is renowned. On a cold November day in Amsterdam in 2004, the celebrated and controversial Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh was shot and killed by an Islamic extremist for making a movie that "insulted the prophet Mohammed." The murder sent shock waves across Europe and around the world. Shortly thereafter, Ian Buruma returned to his native land to investigate the event and its larger meaning as part of the great dilemma of our time.

In Memoriam

But who ever reckoned up his murders and his butcheries ? It was not until the
wise reign of Edward III . in the Fourteenth Century , that the use of the Norman
tongue in the courts and in legal enactments was prohibited , and after the ...

In Memoriam

Author: John Crowell

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 259

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In Memoriam Judge Jerome N Frank 1889 1957

Such a spirit seems to underlie the conviction of Majczek in Illinois , where the
victim of the murder was a policeman . Perhaps the most remarkable expression
of this view is that of Mississippi Governor Bilbo , related by Borchard .

In Memoriam Judge Jerome N  Frank  1889 1957

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 179

View: 219

James Edwin Campbell in Memoriam

killed Dickinson , the defamer of his wife ; Clay , although he publicly denounced
dueling , fought both Randolph and Marshall ; and Crawford of Georgia , the
Demo cratic candidate in 1824 , killed Van Allen in one duel and was wounded
by ...

James Edwin Campbell  in Memoriam

Author: Charles Burleigh Galbreath

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 103

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