Everyone’s heard of the literary detective extraordinaire Sherlock Holmes, but perhaps fewer have heard of the real life French detective, Eugene Francois Vidocq, who inspired Holmes’ character. Even fewer have heard of the Vidocq Society, a group of 82 of the world’s greatest detectives and investigators, which meets monthly to solve cold cases. Sounds like the plot to a new Hollywood thriller, right? Well it’s not – it really happens. In his new book, <i>The Murder Room: The Heirs of Sherlock Holmes Gather to Solve the World’s Most Perplexing Cold Cases</i>, journalist and author Michael Capuzzo highlights some of the Vidocq Society’s most famous cases while introducing readers to its founding members. Capuzzo turns up the heat on these cold cases and shares his stories with Patt.
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