Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris
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... show more
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.
Publish date: February 25th 2014
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Wow, those French royals were just as messed up as those Brits! Engrossing book at a murder of a French royal and it’s aftermath. It does effect England because of it occurs during the 100 Years War. Jager’s writing is great and hearing Odo read it is wonderful. Nic...
bookshelves: published-2014, true-grime, nonfiction, history, winter-20132014, france, e-book, net-galley, paris Read from February 10 to 17, 2014 ARC received with thanks from Net Galley and Little, Brown and Company in exchange for an honest review.Description: A riveting true story of murder ...
It is France, and it is November, 1407. Charles VI is king, and unfortunately for himself, and particularly for his country, he is intermittently insane. (He will suffer over 50 bouts of madness in his 42 years on the French throne.) As a result, his brother, Louis, duke of Orleans, serves as his...
This book was really good. It was well-researched and informative. It may be dry info dump to some, but to me it was really entertaining.