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Connections: City of Light, City of Poison

Connections: City of Light, City of Poison

Torture. Sweeping police powers. Unlawful detention. Scandal at the highest level. We're talking about... Paris, roughly 340 years ago. In a remarkable new book , professor Holly Tucker tells the story of l'Affaire de les Poisons -- the Affair of the Poisons, which rocked France and put a target on King Louis XIV himself. Louis responded by appointing Paris' first police chief, who kept voluminous records. Tucker's story reads like fiction -- witches! Black Sabbaths! Poisonous powders slipped

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