New York Times Declares City of Light “True Crime Book for the Beach”
If mystery novels appeal to the credulous child in me, true crime stories speak to my inner voyeur. In reading this current batch of books, I’ve walked alongside a prisoner on her way to her execution, learned how to poison a wineglass and watched a king’s mistress do away with her rival. And that’s only from the first book on my list: CITY OF LIGHT, CITY OF POISON: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris (Norton, $26.95), Holly Tucker’s stylish study of crimes committed by the high and mighty during the 72-year reign of the Sun King, Louis XIV . . .
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