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Holly Tucker

Crime Capital of the World

Book excerpt: City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and The First Police Chief of Paris

Holly Tucker’s most recent nonfiction title, Blood Work, was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist. The Nashville author’s new work of nonfiction, City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris, will be released on March 21. Today we bring you the book’s opening pages.

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The John le Carré of Civil-War Espionage

Karen Abbott talks with Chapter 16 about her new work of nonfiction, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

September 2, 2014 Bestselling nonfiction author Karen Abbott (the “pioneer of sizzle history,” according to USA Today) has made a career of writing about unconventional women. Abbott will discuss her new book, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War , at Parnassus Books in Nashville on September 10, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. and again at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 10-12, 2014.

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