Locations

The French Revolution

The French Revolution started in 1789 and lasted until November 1799. It marked a critical turning point for the French. This revolution had a highly disturbing effect on France. During this time, alterations were made to the political structure, monarchy and feudal system. These were abolished and redesigned by the citizens of France. They were… Continue reading The French Revolution

Books

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Film

Overview The Hunchback of Notre Dame is an American film produced in the year 1996 by Walt Disney Feature Animation for Walt Disney Pictures. The film is basically a musical animated drama and is based on the novel written by Victor Hugo in 1831. The plot of the film is centered around Quasimodo and his… Continue reading The Hunchback of Notre Dame Film

Locations, Real Life Crime

Organized Crime in France

Organized crime in France is mainly based in some of its major and urban cities such as Grenoble, Lyon, Paris and Marseille. Organized criminals, singularly referred to as ‘les beaux voyous’ (the goodfellas) and collectively referred to as the French Mob, function and carry out their activities within Le Milieu (which translates to - the… Continue reading Organized Crime in France

Locations

The Notre Dame Fire

The Fire Just recently, the Notre Dame Cathedral suffered a major tragedy that has shocked everyone. The medieval cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris was engulfed by a major fire which destroyed the very famous landmark of France. The incident took place on April 15th and shook the entire structure, resulting in the roof to collapse… Continue reading The Notre Dame Fire

Locations

Notre Dame Cathedral – Part 1

Notre-Dame de Paris, usually known as Notre Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral, located in the 4th arrondissement of Paris. The word Notre-Dame de Paris means “Our Lady of Paris”. It’s considered to be one of the best works of French Gothic architecture, and is basically consecrated to Virgin Mary. The elements that make this… Continue reading Notre Dame Cathedral – Part 1

Life

More International Incidents

This is the second part of my recent decision to share a few of my international shenanigans that won’t ever make it into one of my books. Some might say otherwise, but I still attest it’s an important part of on-the-ground research. My old travel journals are also an interesting look back into the things… Continue reading More International Incidents

Books

The Absolver Paris – OUT TODAY

The third book in the Saint Michael Thriller series is OUT TODAY!! As one of my valued followers I'm giving you all the opportunity to download a copy for just $0.99 before I increase it to the regular price of $2.99. Just click on the link below to grab your copy today!! If you're unfamiliar… Continue reading The Absolver Paris – OUT TODAY

Real Life Crime

Theft of the Mona Lisa (Paris 1911)

More than 100 years ago, in August 1911, the Mona Lisa was stolen from the walls of the Louvre in Paris. The famous Leonardo da Vinci painting wasn't recovered until two years later, in December 1913. It is one of the most popular paintings in the history of art. Artists from all over the world… Continue reading Theft of the Mona Lisa (Paris 1911)

Police Life, Real Life Crime

Interpol – the future

Having been around for the better part of a century now, one would think that Interpol had garnered some respect around the world. This may be true in the case of most member police departments that utilize the services of the Interpol system, but Interpol has faced some harsh critiques of late. Some of the… Continue reading Interpol – the future