Death In The City Of Light

Death In The City Of Light : The True Story of the Serial Killer Who Terrorised Wartime Paris

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THE MOST AMAZING TRUE STORY SINCE AGENT ZIGZAGOCCUPIED PARIS, 1944.A swastika crowns the Eiffel Tower.Nazis march through the streets.And in the dark heart of the city, a madman is at work . . .At a chic Right Bank address, a horrific pile of dismembered bodies is discovered. The property's owner, well-to-do Dr Petiot, immediately becomes the prime suspect, but he has vanished without a trace. As the police delve into the doctor's past, a disturbing history of violence and corruption is uncovered. It seems like a cut-and-dried case, but the investigation soon takes a surprising turn. Is Petiot a sadistic serial killer or a hero of the Resistance? Who are his victims?In this fascinating true account of a case that gripped wartime Paris, David King draws extensively on new sources to paint a chilling portrait of a murderer whose crimes devastated a city already in the grip of evil.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Virago Press Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • Digital original
  • Section: 8, b/w photos
  • 074813235X
  • 9780748132355

About David King

David King is the author of Vienna, 1814; How the Conquerors of Napoleon Made Love, War, and Peace at the Congress of Vienna and Finding Atlantis: A True Story of Genius, Madness, and an Extraordinary Quest for a Lost World. He is a Fulbright scholar with a master's degree from Cambridge University and lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his wife and children.show more