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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
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tucker, Holly
Dewey number
363.2092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
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)
Target audience
adult
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 247-296) 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
Contents
A note on currency -- Burn notice -- Part I: "Day and night they kill here". Crime capital of the world -- City of light -- The street at the end of the world -- To market -- Part II: King of hearts. 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 -- "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". 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 -- "A strange agitation" -- Lock and key
Control code
19451032
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393239782
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016046270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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 247-296) 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
Contents
A note on currency -- Burn notice -- Part I: "Day and night they kill here". Crime capital of the world -- City of light -- The street at the end of the world -- To market -- Part II: King of hearts. 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 -- "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". 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 -- "A strange agitation" -- Lock and key
Control code
19451032
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393239782
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016046270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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