Viviane Janouin-Benanti

The Assassinated Virgin

Version française

Namur, Antwerp, and Calais are the three key cities touched by this unbelievable criminal case that transpires in both France and Belgium.

The little-known drama of the Angelicus family deserves to be told.

The story centers on Antoine and Marie, two incredible human beings with tragic lives. Antoine, dodging military service, is a father crazy about Marie. Marie is a young girl under her father’s spell.

There are two sides to Antoine Angelicus, however.

When emotions rise to a fever pitch, how can you tell what is too much, and how can you hold on to what is good? This passion, with all of its urges and blunders, inevitably leads to crime. This is the true story of the Angelicus family.

The plot twists will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. An enthralling true crime, like all of the stories researched and superbly written by Viviane Janouin-Benanti.