Little Demon in the City of Light

a True Story of Murder and Mesmerism in Belle Epoque Paris
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Documents the brutal 1889 murder of a lascivious court official by a ruthless con man and his pliant mistress, tracing the ensuing manhunt and sensational trial against period debates about whether someone could be hypnotically compelled to commit crimes.
"The thrilling--and so wonderfully French--story of a gruesome 1889…

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