Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris

By David King. Publisher: Crown


This true-crime account of respected doctor Marcel Petiot, who tortured and dismembered at least a score of victims during the WWII Nazi occupation of Paris, has a top-notch thriller’s immediacy and the power to make the reader gasp.




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Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books
The Adult Books editors have selected the following titles as representative of the year’s outstanding books for public-library collections. Our scope has been intentionally broad, and we have attempted to find books that combine literary, intellectual, and aesthetic excellence with popular appeal.
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