Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris

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Crown/Archetype, 2011年9月20日 - 432 頁
The gripping, true story of a brutal serial killer who unleashed his own reign of terror in Nazi-Occupied Paris.

As decapitated heads and dismembered body parts surfaced in the Seine, Commissaire Georges-Victor Massu, head of the Brigade Criminelle, was tasked with tracking down the elusive murderer in a twilight world of Gestapo, gangsters, resistance fighters, pimps, prostitutes, spies, and other shadowy figures of the Parisian underworld. But while trying to solve the many mysteries of the case, Massu would unravel a plot of unspeakable deviousness.
 
The main suspect, Dr. Marcel Petiot, was a handsome, charming physician with remarkable charisma. He was the “People’s Doctor,” known for his many acts of kindness and generosity, not least in providing free medical care for the poor. Petiot, however, would soon be charged with twenty-seven murders, though authorities suspected the total was considerably higher, perhaps even as many as 150.

Petiot's trial quickly became a circus. Attempting to try all twenty-seven cases at once, the prosecution stumbled in its marathon cross-examinations, and Petiot, enjoying the spotlight, responded with astonishing ease. Soon, despite a team of prosecuting attorneys, dozens of witnesses, and over one ton of evidence, Petiot’s brilliance and wit threatened to win the day.

Drawing extensively on many new sources, including the massive, classified French police file on Dr. Petiot, Death in the City of Light is a brilliant evocation of Nazi-Occupied Paris and a harrowing exploration of murder, betrayal, and evil of staggering proportions.
 

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用戶評語  - lineells - LibraryThing

Nazis domineering the countries of Europe, and a serial killer wreaking havoc in Paris at the same time.....sounds like fiction, but ohhhhh no. Death In The City of Light is the intricately woven ... 閱讀評論全文

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用戶評語  - JalenV - LibraryThing

I do not recall ever hearing of Dr. Marcel Petiot before, but I was in a hurry and my feet hurt too much to walk past the non-fiction audio books at my local library to get to the fiction. My eyes ... 閱讀評論全文

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Preface
1
The Peoples Doctor
18
Two Witnesses
39
The Woman with the Yellow Suitcase
60
A Delivery
74
Goodbye Arrogance
90
The Gestapo File
105
Postcards from the Other Side 718
118
Not in Danger ofDeath
246
Two to One
253
Inside Murder House
260
Black Fingernails
269
A Taste for Evil
278
The Hairdresser the Makeup Artist and the Adventuress
287
Walkout
295
Naufiageur
302

War in the Shadows
139
Frustration
156
The List 772
172
P S Destroy All My Letters
188
Z2 At SziintMandéTourelle Station 793
202
Beating Chance?
214
The Knellers
225
The Petiot Circus
236
The Verdict
310
Timbers ofjusrice
320
The Loot
327
Epilogue
335
Acknowledgments
343
Selected Bibliograpzy 347
358
Illuszrarion Credizs
402
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David King is the New York Times best-selling author of Death in the City of Light and Vienna 1814. A Fulbright Scholar with a master’s degree from Cambridge University, King taught European history at the University of Kentucky. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

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