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The Resource Death in the city of light : the serial killer of Nazi-occupied Paris, David King

Death in the city of light : the serial killer of Nazi-occupied Paris, David King

Label
Death in the city of light : the serial killer of Nazi-occupied Paris
Title
Death in the city of light
Title remainder
the serial killer of Nazi-occupied Paris
Statement of responsibility
David King
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The gripping true story of a brutal serial killer in Nazi-Occupied Paris. Commissaire Georges-Victor Massu, head of the Brigade Criminelle, was tasked with tracking down the elusive murderer; his main suspect: Dr. Marcel Petiot, a handsome, charming physician with remarkable charisma. Petiot would soon be charged with twenty-seven murders, though authorities suspected the total was higher, even as many as 150. But Potoit's trial soon became a circus when the prosecution stumbled in its marathon cross-examinations as it attempted to try all twenty-seven cases at once. King draws extensively on many new sources, including the massive, classified French police file on Dr. Petiot
Summary
Documents the World War II effort to catch a physician serial killer in Paris, describing the covert information network that the chief French detective built with such groups as mobsters, nightclub owners, and Resistance fighters
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2011.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10009722
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, David
Dewey number
364.152/32092
Illustrations
  • plates
  • facsimiles
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6248.P43
LC item number
K56 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Petiot, Marcel
  • Serial murderers
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the serial killer of occupied Paris
Label
Death in the city of light : the serial killer of Nazi-occupied Paris, David King
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [347]-400] and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Evasion
  • "Goodbye arrogance"
  • Sightings
  • Gestapo file
  • Postcards from the other side
  • Destination Argentina
  • War in the shadoes
  • Attic
  • Frustration
  • Nine more
  • German night
  • List
  • Apocalyptic weeks
  • "P.S. destroy all my letters"
  • At Saint-Mandé-Tourelle Station
  • Interrogations
  • Beating chance?
  • Knellers
  • Petoit circus
  • "Not in danger of death"
  • Two to one
  • People's doctor
  • Inside murder house
  • Black fingernails
  • "A taste for evil"
  • Hairdresser, the makeup artist, and the adventuress
  • Walkout
  • Naufrageur
  • Verdict
  • Timbers of justice
  • Loot
  • Preliminary findings
  • Two witnesses
  • "100,000 autopsies"
  • Woman with the yellow suitcase
  • "Beside a monster"
  • A delivery
Control code
19304494
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
416 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307452894
Lccn
2011014412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
facsimiles, photographs
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn696099199
  • (OCoLC)696099199
Label
Death in the city of light : the serial killer of Nazi-occupied Paris, David King
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [347]-400] and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Evasion
  • "Goodbye arrogance"
  • Sightings
  • Gestapo file
  • Postcards from the other side
  • Destination Argentina
  • War in the shadoes
  • Attic
  • Frustration
  • Nine more
  • German night
  • List
  • Apocalyptic weeks
  • "P.S. destroy all my letters"
  • At Saint-Mandé-Tourelle Station
  • Interrogations
  • Beating chance?
  • Knellers
  • Petoit circus
  • "Not in danger of death"
  • Two to one
  • People's doctor
  • Inside murder house
  • Black fingernails
  • "A taste for evil"
  • Hairdresser, the makeup artist, and the adventuress
  • Walkout
  • Naufrageur
  • Verdict
  • Timbers of justice
  • Loot
  • Preliminary findings
  • Two witnesses
  • "100,000 autopsies"
  • Woman with the yellow suitcase
  • "Beside a monster"
  • A delivery
Control code
19304494
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
416 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307452894
Lccn
2011014412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
facsimiles, photographs
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn696099199
  • (OCoLC)696099199

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