Serge Janouin-Benanti

The sorcerer child

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13 crimes in Charente-Maritime

What a lot of incredible criminal cases in Charente-Maritime!

  • A flowering of crimes of passion in Rochefort, Cognac, Marennes, Royan, Saint-Georges-of-Agouts, Courçon, Saint-Fort…;
  • The quadruple crime of Trente-Vents near Saint-Xandre;
  • This wicked Louis Ribéreau from Landrais;
  • Around Tonnay-Boutonne and Taillant, the six six firemen who burned the feet of their victims to get them to talk;
  • When the sex maniac of Thaims meets another sex maniac…;
  • At Surgères, the abominable Jean-Baptiste Augros;
  • At Saintes, the famous Countess Le Gardeur de Tilly and her devastating jealousy;
  • At Jonzac, the Machiavellian Bertrand doubled-cross by Furet, worse than him;
  • In Saint-Jean-d'Angély, the extraordinary case of the sorcerers…;
  • At Saint-Savinien, the envious Germaine Besse who sent to death Judith and Sarah for a sewing machine!;
  • The unforgettable Marguerite Jollet from Courpignac, to whom he was forgiven a lot;
  • At Saintes, Jules Dejonkère, the revolutionary railway man, tried for endangering national safety;
  • Finally, the odyssey and the famous trial of the Four, or rather 5, Sergeants of La Rochelle.
Serge Janouin-Benanti carried us away into 13 true stories, which delighted us like his previous books.