Friday, July 23, 2010

Rue Nicaise, 1800:
The first modern police investigation?

On the Wonders and Marvels blog, Catherine Delors discusses the Rue Nicaise bombing of 1800 that attempted to end the life of Napoleon, stating that it is "considered the first modern police investigation." The case is the basis for Delors's new novel For the King.

About the image: Napoleon at Fontainebleu, ca. 1814. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

1 comment:

Catherine Delors said...

Many thanks for the link! You may be interested in a post at my own blog where I further discuss the investigation, politics, forensics and all: