DeathCityofLightThe Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris

Format: eBook
Pub. Date: 9/20/2011
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Type: Non-Fiction, True Crime ~ Library Book
Pages: 432
Read: 1/24/2013
Rating: Liked it ♥♡

First of all, even though Dr. Marcel Petiot killed enough people to be a serial killer, he was not technically a serial killer. That being said, this was still a horrific series of events. The police had trouble investigating because of the Nazies in Paris, Petiot claimed he was a member of the resistance and was killing ‘collaborators and spies’. The court decided to try him for 27 murders at one time and the judge had a timetable for getting through the trial.

David King has done a good job of gathering all the facts and writing a cohesive account of them. He also fills us in on the conditions of Paris during this time period, and some history. At times I felt this was too much, he appeared to be going off on tangents at times with reports of plays written and parties thrown by this person and so on. Also the trial seemed to drag on and on.

Still this was an enjoyable book, the areas that dragged to me were not horrible, I never wanted to give up, I just think the book would have been more interesting if some of the details, such as going through each witness that was called, that a woman fainted and the court officers had to take care of her, and so on, had been left out.

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About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

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