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Holly Tucker talks with Chapter 16 about her new nonfiction book about historical intrigue in Paris

Holly Tucker’s City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris tells a fascinating true tale of murder, torture, and intrigue in seventeenth-century Paris—and explains how the City of Light got a nickname that has persisted for centuries. Prior to her appearance at Star Line Books in Chattanooga on June 8, Tucker spoke with Chapter 16’s Stephen Usery about a book The New Yorker called “an artful reconstruction of seventeenth-century Paris” blended “with riveting storytelling, presenting a contest between terror and surveillance that has strong contemporary resonances.”

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To read an excerpt from City of Light, City of Poison, click here. To read Chapter 16’s review of the book, click here.

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