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

Tucker, Holly, author. (Author).
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  • 3 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Eckhart PL - Main 363.2 TUC (Text) 840191002409763 New Nonfiction - Main Floor Checked out 04/07/2017
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 363.2 TUC (Text) 34330513098807 Adult - New Books Available -
Melton PL - Melton 363.2 TUC (Text) 79591000088967 Adult-Nonfiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 363.2092 Tucker (Text) 31208912506641 new non-fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780393239782
  • ISBN: 0393239780
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2017]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-296) and index.
Summary, etc.: Nicolas de La Reynie, appointed by Louis XIV as the first police chief of Paris, pursues criminals through the labyrinthine neighborhoods of the city, unearths a tightly knit cabal of poisoners, witches, and renegade priests, and discovers that the distance between the quiet backstabbing world of the king's court and the criminal underground is disturbingly short. As he continues his investigations, La Reynie suspects that Louis's mistresses are involved in many of the nefarious plots he has uncovered, and he must decide just how far he will go to protect his king. Tucker has crafted a gripping true-crime tale of deception and murder based on thousands of pages of court transcripts and La Reynie's notebooks, letters, and diaries.
Subject: La Reynie, Gabriel Nicolas de, 1625-1709.
Police > France > Paris > History > 17th century.
Crime > France > Paris > History > 17th century.
Murder > France > Paris > History > 17th century.
Paris (France) > History > 17th century.

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