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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
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Nicolas de La Reynie, appointed by Louis XIV as the first police chief of Paris, pursues criminals through the labyrinthine neighbourhoods 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
Summary
Draws on transcripts, letters and diaries to chronicle how an epidemic of murder in the late 1600s led to Nicolas de La Reynie's appointment as Paris's first police chief, the installation of lanterns that turned Paris into the City of Light and the investigations in the criminal underground that implicated Louis XIV's mistress
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10554562
Cataloging source
DLC
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Tucker, Holly
Dewey number
944.361
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • La Reynie, Gabriel Nicolas de
  • Paris (France)
  • Police
  • Crime
  • Murder
  • Paris (France)
Target audience
adult
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murder, magic, and the first police chief of Paris
Label
City of light, city of poison : murder, magic, and the first police chief of Paris, Holly Tucker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Agitation without disorder
  • The dew and the torrent
  • The door marked 1
  • "He will ... strangle me"
  • Part III: "She will turn us all into poisoners".
  • The golden viper
  • "Madame is dying, madame is dead!"
  • Poison in the pie
  • An alchemist's last words
  • The faithful servant
  • A note on currency
  • "Brinvilliers is in the air"
  • Part IV: "Cease your scandals".
  • House of porcelain
  • Offering
  • "The sneakiest and meanest woman in the world"
  • "Burn after reading"
  • Dinner guests
  • The question
  • Monsters
  • Part V: "She gave her soul gently to the Devil".
  • Burn notice
  • Quanto
  • Search and seizure
  • A noble pair
  • The burning chamber
  • "Beginning to talk"
  • Fortune-teller
  • "From one fire to another"
  • Part VI: Wicked truths.
  • The poisoner's daughter
  • Sacrifices
  • Part I: "Day and night they kill here".
  • "A strange agitation"
  • Lock and key
  • Crime capital of the world
  • City of light
  • The street at the end of the world
  • To market
  • Part II: King of hearts.
Control code
000059524228
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393239782
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016046270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
YBP13012181
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)951070822
Label
City of light, city of poison : murder, magic, and the first police chief of Paris, Holly Tucker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Agitation without disorder
  • The dew and the torrent
  • The door marked 1
  • "He will ... strangle me"
  • Part III: "She will turn us all into poisoners".
  • The golden viper
  • "Madame is dying, madame is dead!"
  • Poison in the pie
  • An alchemist's last words
  • The faithful servant
  • A note on currency
  • "Brinvilliers is in the air"
  • Part IV: "Cease your scandals".
  • House of porcelain
  • Offering
  • "The sneakiest and meanest woman in the world"
  • "Burn after reading"
  • Dinner guests
  • The question
  • Monsters
  • Part V: "She gave her soul gently to the Devil".
  • Burn notice
  • Quanto
  • Search and seizure
  • A noble pair
  • The burning chamber
  • "Beginning to talk"
  • Fortune-teller
  • "From one fire to another"
  • Part VI: Wicked truths.
  • The poisoner's daughter
  • Sacrifices
  • Part I: "Day and night they kill here".
  • "A strange agitation"
  • Lock and key
  • Crime capital of the world
  • City of light
  • The street at the end of the world
  • To market
  • Part II: King of hearts.
Control code
000059524228
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393239782
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016046270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
YBP13012181
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)951070822

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