- ISBN-10: 0307967190
- ISBN-13: 978-0307967190
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (158 customer reviews)
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Such a great story and very well written.
Until late into the book, I didn't really get a feel for Petiot, so much was about what was being discovered, but very little about the mind of Petiot.
David King's "Death in the City of Light" is a intricately researched tale of one of the great serial murderers of last century, Dr. Marcel Petiot.
The guy wouldn't admit to any of the torture, even thought he admits to killing people he felt were enemies of France during WWII. Read morePublished 15 days ago by yanks45a1
Reminds me of the book Death in the White City. A good read at the end of the trial and also into a psychotic mind.Published 1 month ago by Robert Studabaker
If the author had an editor, he should get a new one. Reader has to slog through tedious repetive detail with constant lurching between different days. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Johnny Beans
A chilling tale that I had to keep reminding myself that it was not fiction. The circumstances of that time were so perfect for something as horrific as this to happen.Published 2 months ago by Richard Castillo
In 1944, three months before D-Day, some Parisians in the 16th Arrondissement started complaining about the thick, acrid smoke coming from a town house at 21, Rue Le Sueur. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jennifer Cameron-Smith
This book required way too much effort to trudge through. I like true crime novels and thought that I'd really enjoy the historical aspect. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Pat S
The subject of this book is fascinating - a "mad doctor" serial killer I'd never heard of, killing people and disposing of their bodies in a townhouse in the middle of... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Privacy, Please