City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris - 歷史 | 誠品網路書店
首頁外文書人文歷史 〉City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris
商品訊息
作者書籍
City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris

City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris


作者  /  Holly Tucker

出版社 / W. W. NORTON & COMPANY, INC.

出版日期 / 2018/04/01

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$560

售價 / 9折, NT$ 504

※ 此商品需向門市調貨,備齊後出貨


City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris 其它優惠/消息


introduction all_character


內容簡介

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 where a royal glance can turn success into disgrace, the distance between the quietly back-stabbing world of the king's court and the criminal underground proves disturbingly short. Nobles settle scores by employing witches to craft poisons and by hiring priests to perform dark rituals in Paris's most illustrious churches and cathedrals.As La Reynie continues his investigations, he is haunted by a single question: Could Louis's mistresses could be involved in such nefarious plots? The pragmatic and principled La Reynie must decide just how far he will go to protect his king.From secret courtrooms to torture chambers, City of Light, City of Poison is a gripping true-crime tale of deception and murder. Based on thousands of pages of court transcripts and La Reynie's compulsive note-taking, as well as on letters and diaries, Tucker's riveting narrative makes the fascinating, real-life characters breathe on the page.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681553834007
ISBN 13 /9780393355437
ISBN 10 /0393355438
EAN /9780393355437
頁數336
尺寸21.1X14CM
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
成份0.00


歷史產品推薦




Share/Save/Bookmark

查看全台書店有無此商品

 

熱銷商品