Monday, January 31, 2005

Villany Unlimited

The Pen collects crime books, of course. The best one we've read recently (and probably the best-titled book we own) is Villany Unlimited, a 1957 history of the French Underworld. We'll post more on it when we're done ... but suffice to say, we had no idea that they still used the guillotine in 1957, and that cheeky criminals considered it funny to have a dotted line tattooed around their neck.

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