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As fascinating as City of Light, City of Poison ended for this reader who confesses to seek out and collect subjects of dark history; I wanted more and for the stories or cases to go on beyond 54% on her kindle
As fascinating as City of Light, City of Poison ended for this reader who confesses to seek out and collect subjects of dark history; I wanted more and for the stories or cases to go on beyond 54% on her kindle. I also thought the beginning a little uneven (along with some spellings and wished for more photos of key names and locations in the final pages) but appreciated the strange ambiance this work eventually brought allowing the curious to fall in step with La Reynie’s investigations and persistence in everything.
From secret courtrooms to torture chambers, City of Light, City of Poison is a gripping true-crime tale of deception .
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.
Holly Tucker tells story. with great gusto and with an amazing array of facts. City of Light, City of Poison conjures up 17th century Paris and makes it seem close to the present day. - Jonah Raskin, New York Journal of Books. City of Light, City of Poison a cop drama of sorts, intermingled with a historian’s tenacious pursuit of the evidence. Tucker’s way with a lavish description will have you planning your all-star adaptation of the book. Sharon Wheeler, Times Higher Education.
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Enter Zip Code or city, state. Error: Please enter a valid ZIP code or city and state. The Affair of Poisons is the focus of this history, which relies on the personal notes of the man investigating a series of poisonings and murders in 17th-century Paris
Enter Zip Code or city, state. Good news - You can still get free 2-day shipping, free pickup, & more. The Affair of Poisons is the focus of this history, which relies on the personal notes of the man investigating a series of poisonings and murders in 17th-century Paris. The story is a familiar one to fans of Louis XIV and his mistresses - although this book's structure helps it to feel more like a police procedural.
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Holly Tucker, author of Blood Work and Pregnant Fictions, dived deep into the archives and into one of the most interesting tales of the reign of Louis XIV, the infamous affaire des poisons. A tale as twisted as any agatha christie murder mystery. Deborah Blum- Author of The Poisoner’s Handbook
Tucker writes with gusto.
Tucker writes with gusto. 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.
Holly Tucker, a professor at Vanderbilt University, was the featured speaker at the WKU Libraries’ Far Away Places .
Holly Tucker, a professor at Vanderbilt University, was the featured speaker at the WKU Libraries’ Far Away Places speaker series on the evening of Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Barnes and Noble Bookstore. She talked about and signed at the end of the talk her book City of Light, City of Poison–Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris.
City of Light, City of Poison [Murder and the First Police Chief of Paris] - Holly Tucker
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 backstabbing 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’ most illustrious churches and cathedrals.
As La Reynie continues his investigations, he is haunted by a single question: Could Louis’ mistresses be involved in such nefarious plots? The pragmatic and principled La Reynie must decide just how far he will go to protect his king.
The investigations led to the creation of a secret tribunal that imprisoned hundreds and executed more than 30 people. Although the king burned many documents after La Reynie’s death, Tucker draws on other contemporary records to meticulously reconstruct this fascinating chapter in the annals of true crime. The result reads like a combination of the most compelling mystery fiction and Dumas’s romances of twisted court intrigues.
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