France’s Secret Bluebeard: Henri Landru


This update on #545 -- The tale of a modern Bluebeard -- and is from the UK Spectator, December 8, 2018 edition. The book review by Zoe Apostides "Vanished without a Trace" comments that the Landru trial was France’s response to the English Jack the Ripper, except the London police never apprehended Jack.  Richard Tomlinson…

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Bicycling Julius “Nicky” Arnstein


He was born Julius Wilford Arndstein in Norway on July 1, 1879, the son of a German Jew named Moses Arndstein and his Dutch wife, Thekla Van Shaw¹.   They came to the United States when he was an infant and received a good education and worked as a contractor for a time. But Nick was…