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Death in the City of Light by David King
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Nov 16, 2011

really liked it
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Read from November 16 to 28, 2011

This is a very well put together book. There is alot of conflicting information that goes along with the subject matter of Marcel Petiot.
Mr King was able to go through the information (that wasn't made available until recently) and able to put together a comprehensive timelime to what was occurring in Paris France during the Nazis Occupation. I can not say a cohesive storyline because that is part of the intrigue that goes along with the case.
The intricately woven storyline mirrors its chaotic and confusing time period. There was a great deal going on during WWII and Paris was not immune to it during a sensationalized police investigation. King lays down possible outcomes & theorems to what would be deemed a jumbled mess of information.

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11/16/2011 page 51
12.0% "I really like this so far. It starts out with the discovery of the house & its contents. Then slowly weaves through everything that was going on in Occupied France that distracted or frightened the people from discovering something really odd next door."

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