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Death In The City Of Light David King

Death In The City Of Light By David King

Death In The City Of Light by David King

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The sensational true story of the serial killer who stalked the streets of Nazi-occupied Paris.

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



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.

Death In The City Of Light Reviews

As compelling as a thriller and hauntingly grim

* Sunday Times *
You won't read many better true crime books. * Evening Standard *
A must for those who addictively consume the fact-fiction thrillers of Erik Larson and Ben Macintyre * Daily Mail *
Expertly written and completely absorbing. * Kirkus *
True-crime at its best * Booklist *
This fascinating . . . account combines a police procedural with a vivid historical portrait of culture and law enforcement in Nazi-occupied France * Publishers Weekly *
A new masterpiece of true-crime writing * *

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.

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