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The Tulle Affair: Angele Laval's poison pen letter seige


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Initial post: Mar 4, 2010 9:01:31 PM PST
Gryphon X says:
I looked for information on line about this. There are mentions here and there which speak to the story's infamy, but the only real meat I could get was a series of sensational NY Times articles from 1922.

Suspicion, scandal, insanity, mass hysteria, death...

As incredibly dramatic as the snippets I'm finding are (there are incredible accounts of the police overseeing seances and hypnosis sessions in a desperate bid to discover the author of the destructive letters), it's surprising that there isn't more out there.

Anyone know where I can get the whole story?

Posted on May 29, 2012 3:38:10 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 29, 2012 3:39:14 PM PDT
Evidently, E.J. Wagner's "The Science of Sherlock Holmes mentions the case. You probably know already that it was the basis of Henri-Georges Clouzot's film, Le Corbeau The Science of Sherlock Holmes: From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the Real Forensics Behind the Great Detective's Greatest Cases

In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2012 10:41:11 PM PDT
blueskies says:
I was intrigued by your post, and did some looking but didn't find much either. One review of a movie based on the story mentioned that Angele Laval was a former civil servant, disappointed in love. She was arrested and tried in 1922 and received a suspended sentence. She lived for another 50 years. It sounds like a great plot for a book or move...
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