Loading, please wait...

product description page

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

City of Light, City of Poison : Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris (Hardcover) (Holly - image 1 of 1

About this item

In the late 1600s, Louis XIV assigns Nicolas de la Reynie to bring order to the city of Paris after the brutal deaths of two magistrates. Reynie, pragmatic yet fearless, tackles the dirty and terrifying streets only to discover a tightly knit network of witches, poisoners, and priests whose reach extends all the way to Versailles. As the chief investigates a growing number of deaths at court, he learns that no one is safe from their deadly love potions and “inheritance stews”—not even the Sun King himself.Based on court transcripts and Reynie’s compulsive notetaking, Holly’s Tucker’s riveting 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 glorious halls of royal palaces, secret courtrooms, and torture chambers in a tale of deception and murder that reads like fiction.
Number of Pages: 310
Genre: History, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Police, History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Holly Tucker
Language: English
Street Date: March 21, 2017
TCIN: 52196959
UPC: 9780393239782
Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-0422
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
MSRPReg: $26.95 Save $8.63 (32% off)
In stock - free standard shipping with REDcard
Not in stores

Ratings & reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.

*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.