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Author Jager, Eric, 1957-

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

Publication Info. New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Ida PL Adult Non-Fiction - IPLY-12  944.026 JAG    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-1  944.026 JAG    AVAILABLE
 Robert R Jones PL Adult Non-Fiction - CVPG-1  944.026 JAG    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-1  944.026 JAG    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description 323 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Map on lining papers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-313) 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.
Subject Orléans, Louis, duc d', 1372-1407 -- Assassination.
Regicide -- France -- Case studies.
Assassination -- France -- Case studies.
Murder -- Investigation -- France -- Case studies.
Crime -- France -- History -- To 1500.
France -- History -- Charles VI, 1380-1422.
ISBN 9780316224512 (hardback) $29.00
0316224510 (hardback)

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