Death in the City of Light : The True Story of the Serial Killer Who Terrorised Wartime Paris Paperback
by David King
THE MOST AMAZING TRUE STORY SINCE AGENT ZIGZAG OCCUPIED PARIS, 1944. A swastika crowns the Eiffel Tower. Nazis march through the streets. And in the dark heart of the city, a madman is at work ...At a chic Right Bank address, a horrific pile of dismembered bodies is discovered.
The property's owner, well-to-do Dr Petiot, immediately becomes the prime suspect, but he has vanished without a trace.
As the police delve into the doctor's past, a disturbing history of violence and corruption is uncovered.
It seems like a cut-and-dried case, but the investigation soon takes a surprising turn.
Is Petiot a sadistic serial killer or a hero of the Resistance?
Who are his victims? In this fascinating true account of a case that gripped wartime Paris, David King draws extensively on new sources to paint a chilling portrait of a murderer whose crimes devastated a city already in the grip of evil.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages, Section: 8, b/w photos
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 21/06/2012
- Category: True crime
- ISBN: 9780751548457