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Blood Royal : A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris - Eric Jager

Blood Royal

A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris

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Published: 25th March 2014
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A riveting true story of murder and detection in 15th-century Paris, by one of the most brilliant medievalists of his generation.

A riveting true story of murder and detection in 15th-century Paris, by one of the most brilliant medievalists of his generation.

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.

About the Author

Eric Jager is an award-winning professor at UCLA and the author of many in acclaimed academic journals. He has also written three books, including the widely acclaimed The Last Duel, The Book of the Heart, and The Tempter's Voice. He lives in Los Angeles.

ISBN: 9780316277495
ISBN-10: 0316277495
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 25th March 2014
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.0  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.37