Questions tagged [the-day-of-the-jackal]

Questions about the 1971 thriller The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth. The novel is about a professional assassin's attempt to kill French president Charles de Gaulle. In 1973, the novel was adapted into a film directed by Fred Zinnemann. Use this tag with the [frederick-forsyth] tag.

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Was the Charles Calthrop plot-element in The Day of the Jackal an example of pure coincidence or good detection?

Frederick Forsyth's 1971 novel "The Day of the Jackal" remains an immortal political thriller that defined the 'assassination novel' in popular consciousness. What has always intrigued me is ...
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