City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris (Paperback)

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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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780393355437
ISBN-10: 0393355438
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: April 10th, 2018
Pages: 336
Language: English