Death in the City of Light

Death in the City of Light

The Serial Killer of Nazi-occupied Paris

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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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.
Publisher: Westminster, MD : Books on Tape, 2011.
ISBN: 9781400126262
1400126266
Characteristics: 1 sound digital file.
Additional Contributors: Michael, Paul (Actor)
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.

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BlueHippo
Nov 27, 2013

one of the reviewers quoted on the book jacket compares this to an Eric Larson book. Well, not so much. This is certainly interesting, but is it does nto have the same sense of pace as an Erik Larson book-in this case, you are under no delusions that this might, in fact, be fiction. It is clearly a non-fiction book. I found the author includes lots of material I think is extraneous and just slows down and confuses the story. That said, it is a very strange story and anyone who loves true crime should certainly read this book.

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