City of Light, City of Poison

Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris

Recommended by Anne Thériault, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #61 in Paris, Ranked #91 in French History

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...

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Anne Thériault @cvonbostel @deannaraybourn Ohh yeah it is a great book! Less poisoners in Paris these days, hopefully (Source)

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