City Of Light, City Of Poison: Murder, Magic, And The First Police Chief Of Paris

April 10, 2018|
City Of Light, City Of Poison: Murder, Magic, And The First Police Chief Of Paris by Holly Tucker
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"An artful reconstruction of seventeenth-century Paris with riveting storytelling." —The New Yorker

In the late 1600s, Louis XIV assigns Nicolas de la Reynie to bring order to Paris after the brutal deaths of two magistrates. Reynie, pragmatic and fearless, discovers a network of witches, poisoners, and priests whose reach extends all the way to the king’s court at Versailles. Based on court transcripts and Reynie’s compulsive note-taking, Holly Tucker’s engrossing true-crime narrative makes the characters breathe on the page as she follows the police chief into the dark labyrinths of crime-ridden Paris, the halls of royal palaces, secret courtrooms, and torture chambers.

Holly Tucker is the author of City of Light, City of Poison and Blood Work, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year, and is a professor of French at Vanderbilt University. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and Aix-en-Provence, France.
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Title:City Of Light, City Of Poison: Murder, Magic, And The First Police Chief Of Paris
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:336 pages, 8.24 X 5.5 X 0.93 in
Shipping dimensions:336 pages, 8.24 X 5.5 X 0.93 in
Published:April 10, 2018
Publisher:WW Norton
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780393355437

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