Viviane Janouin-Benanti

The Ogre of Hanover Station

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The Haarmann Affair

Mr. Haarmann was so elegant, always smiling, always friendly, a local man above suspicion.

"270 disappearances! You realize that we've had 270 disappearances in one year!" exclaimed Police Commissioner Retz, beside himself, ranting to his dumbfounded police force.

And the number increased, and increased…

In Hanover, Germany, the rumor was that children’ bodies were piling up in the Leine River. Someone was on a killing spree. Finally, the Leine was drained; in the foul-smelling mud, 1,700 human bones were found.

Sensitive readers, abstain from this book.

After escalating to committing a crime per week, Mr. Haarmann, also known as the Butcher of Hanover, was finally arrested.

An incredible true story, like all the criminal cases brought to life by Viviane Janouin-Benanti, author of twenty books, including “The Poitiers Affair”, “The Assassin Was a Child”, “The Assassinated Virgin”, and so many other thrilling true crime novels.