Holly Tucker

Holly Tucker will sign and discuss City of Light, City of Poison (Norton; $26.95).

Holly Tucker is a professor in the Department of French and Italian as well is in the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution, which was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist and a Best Book of the Times Literary Supplement and Seattle Times. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and Aix-en-Provence, France.

Photo by Kimberly Wylie

Event date: 

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393239782
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 21st, 2017

Appointed to conquer the "crime capital of the world," the first police chief of Paris faces an epidemic of murder in the late 1600s. Assigned by Louis XIV, Nicolas de La Reynie begins by clearing the streets of filth and installing lanterns throughout Paris, turning it into the City of Light.