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Author King, David, 1970-
Title Death in the city of light : the serial killer of Nazi-occupied Paris / David King.
Published New York : Crown, c2011.
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 Floor2 Best Sellers  HV6248.P43 K56 2011    DUE 10-28-14
  
Edition 1st ed.
Description 416 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [347-357) and index.
Contents German night -- The people's doctor -- Preliminary findings -- Two witnesses -- "100,00 autopsies" -- The woman with the yellow suitcase -- "Beside a monster" -- A delivery -- Evasion -- "Goodbye arrogance" -- Sightings -- The Gestapo file -- Postcards from the other side -- Destination Argentina -- War in the shadows -- The attic -- Frustration -- Nine more -- The list -- Apocalyptic weeks -- "P.S. Destroy all my letters" -- At Saint-Mandé-Tourelle Station -- Interrogations -- Beating chance? -- The Knellers -- The Petiot Circus -- "Not in danger of death" -- Two to one -- Inside murder house -- Black fingernails -- "A taste for evil" -- The hairdresser, the makeup artist, and the adventuress -- Walkout -- Naufrageur -- The verdict -- Timbers of justice -- The loot.
Summary The gripping true story of a brutal serial killer who unleashed his own reign of terror in Nazi-occupied Paris. Dr. Marcel Petiot was eventually charged with 27 murders, although authorities suspected the total was considerably higher. The trial became a circus, and Petiot enjoyed the spotlight. A harrowing exploration of murder, betrayal, and evil of staggering proportions.
Subject Petiot, Marcel.
Serial murderers -- France -- Paris -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- France.
ISBN 0307452891
9780307452894
9780307452900
0307452905
9780307452917 (ebk.)
0307452913 (ebk.)
9780307967190
0307967190
OCLC number 696099199