Marilyn Z. Tomlins

Marilyn Z. Tomlins is a journalist based in Paris, France. She has written for various British, Australian and South African publications. She specializes in unusual human interest stories, European Royal Families and showbiz personalities. Her special interest, though, is murder and murderers, and she has recently completed a book on Dr. Marcel Petiot, the World War Two serial-killer. She is currently researching for a book on the guillotine. She can be contacted at marilyn.tomlins @wanadoo.fr.
Jan 20, 2010
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Updated Oct. 4, 2013 Tony Musulin    It’s always about the money – but was it this time? No one had heard of security van driver Tony Musulin until he drove off with $16.7 million – France’s biggest robbery ever – without having even uttered one threatening word...
Nov 17, 2009
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Updated Nov. 7, 2011 and June 22, 2014 André Bamberski For 27 years the heartbroken André Bamberski kept an eye on the fugitive serial rapist who murdered his 14-year-old daughter. Then he arranged a vigilante kidnapping to deliver the murderer to the police. ...
Oct 26, 2009
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Updated March 9, 2010 Treiber Police Photo Awaiting trial for murder, Frenchman Jean-Pierre Treiber goes on the run and makes the police look like idiots. by Marilyn Z. Tomlins Before the invention of television, head hunters rode on horseback into dusty towns and in...
Oct 14, 2009
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March 8, 2009 The Durban Castle Steamship Dubbed "The Porthole Murder Case" by the British tabloids, a steward was sentenced to hang for the disappearance at sea of an aspiring actress. by Marilyn Z. Tomlins At noon, shining Chevrolets and Fords began pulling up...
Oct 13, 2009
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December 02, 2007 Daisy de Melker, mugshot 1932 Daisy killed the old fashion way, with arsenic and strychnine. by Marilyn Z. Tomlins No one present at the birth of Daisy Louisa Hancorn-Smith had reason to believe that she would one day be famous or, for that matter,...
Oct 13, 2009
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October 07, 2007 Main street, village of Villeneuve-sur-Yonne. It was here that Dr. Petiot murdered for the first time. Sixty-one years after Dr. Marcel Petiot, dubbed "Dr. Satan" by French newspapers, was guillotined for the murder of 26 people, he remains France's most...
Sep 12, 2009
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September 19, 2007 Updated June 22, 2009 Veronique Courjault Nine recent cases of infanticide in France are causing the French to ask what is it in their psyche that makes the nation's mothers kill their newborns. by Marilyn Z. Tomlins Infanticide is a crime no one...
Sep 11, 2009
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  Kinga Legg The murder of Polish millionairess Kinga Legg at the 5-star Le Bristol Hotel in Paris has been solved but her murderer may forever remain unpunished. by Marilyn Z. Tomlins In the language of luxury hotels, it was the quietest hour of the day: 8 p.m. The...
Apr 30, 2009
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May 20, 2008 Updated Nov. 23, 2010 Josef Fritzl, photographed just after his arrest Josef Fritzl locked his 18-year-old daughter Elisabeth in his cellar and raped her repeatedly for the next 24 years. She would bear him seven children, three of whom he moved upstairs to live...
Apr 24, 2009
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(updated Nov. 15, 2010) Édouard Stern  French billionaire banker Édouard Stern, wearing a latex bodysuit, was shot dead in his luxury Geneva penthouse by his mistress, Cécile Brossard, for reneging on the $1 million he gave her.  by Marilyn Z. Tomlins It was...

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