Dimensions: 336 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 1.18 in
Published: February 25, 2014
Publisher: Little, Brown And Company
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316224510
ISBN - 13: 9780316224512
From the Publisher
A riveting true story of murder and detection in
15th-century Paris, by one of the most brilliant
medievalists of his generation.
On a chilly November night in 1407, Louis of Orleans was murdered
by a band of masked men. The crime stunned and paralyzed France
since Louis had often ruled in place of his brother King Charles,
who had gone mad. As panic seized Paris, an investigation began. In
charge was the Provost of Paris, Guillaume de Tignonville, the
city''s chief law enforcement officer--and one of history''s first
detectives. As de Tignonville began to investigate, he realized
that his hunt for the truth was much more dangerous than he ever
could have imagined.
A rich portrait of a distant world, BLOOD ROYAL is a gripping story
of conspiracy, crime and an increasingly desperate hunt for the
truth. And in Guillaume de Tignonville, we have an unforgettable
detective for the ages, a classic gumshoe for a cobblestoned era.
About the Author
Eric Jager is an award-winning professor at UCLA and the author of
many in acclaimed academic journals. He has also written three
books, including the widely acclaimed The Last Duel,
The Book of the Heart, and The Tempter''s Voice.
He lives in Los Angeles.
"If you read only one book about the Middle Ages, Eric Jager''s
thriller is the one to read."-Steven Ozment,
author of A Mighty Fortress and The