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Blood royal : a true tale of crime and detection in medieval Paris / Eric Jager.

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Author/Creator:
Jager, Eric, 1957- author.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2014
Copyright date:
2014
Imprint:
First edition.
Publication:
New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
Copyright notice:
©2014
Format:
  • Book
  • 323 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Note:
Map on lining papers.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-313) and index.
Contents:
  • The provost
  • The châtelet
  • The mad king's brother
  • The house in the Rue Vielle du Temple
  • A cold, dark night
  • Post mortem
  • A mass for the dead
  • The inquiry
  • A break in the case
  • Rival dukes
  • A confession
  • The justification
  • Amende honorable
  • civil war
  • The scourge of God.
Summary:
On a chilly November night in 1407, Louis of Orleans was murdered by a band of masked men. The crime stunned and paralyzed France since Louis had often ruled in place of his brother King Charles, who had gone mad. As panic seized Paris, an investigation began. In charge was the Provost of Paris, Guillaume de Tignonville, the city's chief law enforcement officer, and one of history's first detectives. As de Tignonville began to investigate, he realized that his hunt for the truth was much more dangerous than he ever could have imagined. A rich portrait of a distant world, BLOOD ROYAL is a gripping story of conspiracy, crime and an increasingly desperate hunt for the truth. And in Guillaume de Tignonville, we have an unforgettable detective for the ages, a classic gumshoe for a cobblestoned era.
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ISBN:
9780316224512
0316224510
9780316277495
0316277495

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