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The Resource City of light, city of poison : murder, magic, and the first police chief of Paris, Holly Tucker

City of light, city of poison : murder, magic, and the first police chief of Paris, Holly Tucker

Label
City of light, city of poison : murder, magic, and the first police chief of Paris
Title
City of light, city of poison
Title remainder
murder, magic, and the first police chief of Paris
Statement of responsibility
Holly Tucker
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Appointed to conquer the "crime capital of the world, " the first police chief of Paris faces an epidemic of murder in the late 1600s. Assigned by Louis XIV, Nicolas de La Reynie begins by clearing the streets of filth and installing lanterns throughout Paris, turning it into the City of Light. The fearless La Reynie pursues criminals through the labyrinthine neighborhoods of the city. He unearths a tightly knit cabal of poisoners, witches, and renegade priests. As he exposes their unholy work, he soon learns that no one is safe from black magic-not even the Sun King. In a world where a royal glance can turn success into disgrace, the distance between the quietly back-stabbing world of the king's court and the criminal underground proves disturbingly short. Nobles settle scores by employing witches to craft poisons and by hiring priests to perform dark rituals in Paris's most illustrious churches and cathedrals. As La Reynie continues his investigations, he is haunted by a single question: Could Louis's mistresses could be involved in such nefarious plots? The pragmatic and principled La Reynie must decide just how far he will go to protect his king. From secret courtrooms to torture chambers, City of Light, City of Poison is a gripping true-crime tale of deception and murder. Based on thousands of pages of court transcripts and La Reynie's compulsive note-taking, as well as on letters and diaries, Tucker's riveting narrative makes the fascinating, real-life characters breathe on the page
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
  • January 09, 2017
  • February 15, 2017
  • January 01, 2017
  • September 26, 2016
Citation source
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Library Journal
  • Booklist
  • Library Journal Prepub Alert
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tucker, Holly
Dewey number
363.2092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8206.P3
LC item number
T83 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • La Reynie, Gabriel Nicolas de
  • Police
  • Crime
  • Murder
  • Paris (France)
Label
City of light, city of poison : murder, magic, and the first police chief of Paris, Holly Tucker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2016046270
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 310 pages
Isbn
9780393239782
Lccn
2016046270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393239782
  • (OCoLC)951070822
Label
City of light, city of poison : murder, magic, and the first police chief of Paris, Holly Tucker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2016046270
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 310 pages
Isbn
9780393239782
Lccn
2016046270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393239782
  • (OCoLC)951070822

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