In City of Light, City of Poison, Holly Tucker takes a deep dive into La Reynie's meticulous documentation of the scandal at the center of Louis XIV's reign; A story of poison, torture, lovers, witches, satanic priests, and aristocratic ladies.
Holly Tucker is a prefessor of French abd Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University. Please join us for a reading and signing.
"A fierce tale of conspiracy and retribution..." - Michael Sims, author of The Story of Charlotte's Web
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.