Society Members Write Books-3

Members of the Society for the History of Navy Medicine are active in their scholarship and publishing. Member Annette Finley-Croswhite and her associate Gayle K Brunelle have recently published Murder in the Metro: Laetitia Toureaux and the Cagoule in 1930s France . It’s a real spy and mystery story set in pre-World War II Paris.

The book reads like a mystery novel, but it’s based on the real life (and death) of young factory worker Toureaux, who was found murdered–the first ever on the Paris Metro–in 1937. The case was never solved.

Historians Finley-Croswhite and Brunelle have well and truly done their historical homework in piecing together information from French government documents to tell a tale of conspiracy and intrigue. Their historical detective work actually offer leads to the identity of the murderer.

About thomaslsnyder

Retired urological surgeon and navy reservist. Writing the history of the Navy's first hospital on the U S west coast, at Mare Island, California. Founder and Executive Director, the Society for the History of Navy Medicine. Founder and Coordinator of the Albany Base Hospital No. 33 Society, a military affinity group at Albany Medical College, my alma mater. Past Commander of the San Francisco Commandery of the Naval Order of the United States and founder and past Commander of the Naval Order's "virtual" Continental Commandery. Naval Order Ship's Store manager and Assistant Treasurer General. Member of the Solano County (California) Historical Records Commission.
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