The Black Tower: A Novel by Louis BayardThe Black Tower: A Novel by Louis Bayard

The Black Tower: A Novel

byLouis Bayard

Paperback | October 13, 2009

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From Louis Bayard, the acclaimed author of Mr. Timothy and The Pale Blue Eye, comes The Black Tower, a stunning and pitch-perfect novel featuring the real-life criminal who transformed himself into the world’s first and greatest detective. In The Black Tower, Bayard deftly interweaves political intrigue, epic treachery, cover-ups, and conspiracies into a gripping portrait of family redemption—and brings to life an indelible portrait of the mighty and profane Eugène François Vidocq, history’s legendary investigator.
A writer, book reviewer, and the author of Mr. Timothy andThe Pale Blue Eye, Louis Bayard has written for theNew York Times,Washington Post, and, among other media outlets. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Title:The Black Tower: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:October 13, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061173517

ISBN - 13:9780061173516

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Editorial Reviews

“Top-notch historical fiction. Bayard’s is the kind of popular fiction readers are thrilled to discover: equal parts effective plotting, lean but distinctive prose and characters and dialogue that brim with life from the outset. A royally entertaining read.”