• Crimes,  Mysteries

    When malice generates fear and resentment: three mysterious cases

    Whatever the country or culture, epistolary backbiting is commonplace. In some cases, anonymous letters are so full of resentment and hatred that the consequences are disastrous for the recipients and their families. The following three cases illustrate just as much the fear generated in victims as the vice of feisty authors. Tulle’s Poison-Pen Letter Writer: The Anonymous Letters Of Discord Tulle’s poison-pen letter writer is a French criminal case that took place from 1917 to 1922 in Tulle, Corrèze. During this period, the town’s inhabitants were the victims of an avalanche of anonymous letters, some of them particularly saucy, signed “The Eye Of The Tiger”, denouncing the doings of one…