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

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

David King


Death within the urban of Light is the gripping, precise tale of a brutal serial killer who unleashed his personal reign of terror in Nazi-Occupied Paris. As decapitated heads and dismembered physique components surfaced within the Seine, Commissaire Georges-Victor Massu, head of the Brigade Criminelle, was once tasked with monitoring down the elusive assassin in a twilight international of Gestapo, gangsters, resistance warring parties, pimps, prostitutes, spies, and different shadowy figures of the Parisian underworld.  

The major suspect was once Dr. Marcel Petiot, a good-looking, fascinating healthcare professional with outstanding charisma.  He was once the “People’s Doctor,” identified for his many acts of kindness and generosity, now not least in supplying unfastened remedy for the poor.  Petiot, despite the fact that, might quickly be charged with twenty-seven murders, notwithstanding gurus suspected the full was once significantly larger, even perhaps as many as 150.

Who used to be being slaughtered, and why?  was once Petiot a sexual sadist, because the press steered, killing for thrills?  was once he allied with the Gestapo, or, to the contrary, the French Resistance?  Or did he paintings for nobody except himself?  attempting to clear up the numerous mysteries of the case, Massu might resolve a plot of unspeakable deviousness. 
When Petiot used to be ultimately arrested, the French police was hoping for answers. 

But the trial quickly grew to become a circus.  trying to attempt all twenty-seven instances right now, the prosecution stumbled in its marathon cross-examinations, and Petiot, having fun with the highlight, answered with fabulous ease.  His legal professional, René Floriot, a emerging famous person on the earth of felony safety, additionally successfully, if aggressively, countered the charges.  quickly, regardless of a group of prosecuting lawyers, dozens of witnesses, and over one ton of proof, Petiot’s brilliance and wit threatened to win the day.

Drawing greatly on many new assets, together with the large, categorised French police dossier on Dr. Petiot, Death within the urban of Light is a superb evocation of Nazi-Occupied Paris and a harrowing exploration of homicide, betrayal, and evil of awesome proportions.

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