Serge Janouin-Benanti

Motherly Hatred

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13 Crimes in Loire-Atlantique

Discover a panoply of peculiar criminal cases from the Loire-Atlantique region on the northwestern French coast, featuring strange and horrifying crimes, including:

  • Jules-Clément Grand, the rapist of Pouliguen, who tracked and terrorized girls in the Loire-Atlantique and Vendée regions
  • In Saint-Nazaire, the criminal pact forged between Félix Geffroy and Joseph-Adrien Samson
  • In Nantes, the enigma of Gambetta Street with René Jalio and Pierre Diais
  • And the terrible Nantes widow who had a fatal hatred for her only daughter
  • The incredible crime at the Tour de Commerce with Émile David, Victor Cabel and Jean Forget
  • The unforgettable and infamous shipwreckers of the Diane
  • Mr. and Mrs. Nicolas, the strange robbers chased by the gendarmes in Saint-Philbert-de-Grand-Lieu
  • The terrible Father Furmil, a priest who was implicated in crimes from Legé to Fontenay-le-Comte
  • Perplexing rulings from the Court of Nantes which, for the same crime, gave a reprieve to Victorine Giteau of Sorinières one day, and sentenced Marguerite Loreaux of Pontchâteau the following day
  • In Saint Julien-de-Vouvantes, the awful François Groultier and a monstrous case of infanticide
  • The disappearance of a little girl Maria Poncet, which totally shattered the community in Nantes
  • And, of course, Marie-Joseph Chagneau the obstinate criminal of Paulx.

Thirteen palpitating criminal cases told by Serge Janouin-Benanti.