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The Affair of the Poisons (L'affaire des poisons) was a major murder scandal in France which took place in 1677–1682, during the reign of King Louis XIV. During it, a number of prominent members of the aristocracy were implicated and sentenced on charges of poisoning and witchcraft. The scandal reached into the inner circle of the king. It led to the execution of 36 people.

ON Wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affair_of_the_Poisons

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I would like to pressent 4 books about the Affair of the Poisons:

Title: The Poisoners
Author: Marjorie Bowen


Read online at Project Gutenberg Australia:

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks13/1302941h.html

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From the book "The Affair of the Poisons" by Anne Sommerset we do know
exact day when Desgrez arrested Marquise de Brinvilliers:


1676, 25 of March


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Stokes, Hugh. Madame de Brinvilliers and Her Times, 1630-1676.

Read online:

https://archive.org/details/madamedebrinvill00stokiala

http://www.forgottenbooks.com/readbook_ ... 720138/235

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Smith, Albert. The Marchioness of Brinvilliers: The Poisoner of the Seventeenth Century; A Romance of Old Paris. 1846.

Read online:

https://archive.org/details/marchionessofbri00smituoft

Marchioness Brinvilliers Poisoner Seventeenth Century by Smith Albert

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Next Book is

City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris
by Holly Tucker


Appointed to conquer the “crime capital of the world,” the first police chief of Paris faces an epidemic of murder in the late 1600s. Assigned by Louis XIV, Nicolas de La Reynie begins by clearing the streets of filth and installing lanterns throughout Paris, turning it into the City of Light.

The fearless La Reynie pursues criminals through the labyrinthine neighborhoods of the city. He unearths a tightly knit cabal of poisoners, witches, and renegade priests. As he exposes their unholy work, he soon learns that no one is safe from black magic—not even the Sun King. In a world where a royal glance can turn success into disgrace, the distance between the quietly back-stabbing world of the king’s court and the criminal underground proves disturbingly short. Nobles settle scores by employing witches to craft poisons and by hiring priests to perform dark rituals in Paris’s most illustrious churches and cathedrals.

As La Reynie continues his investigations, he is haunted by a single question: Could Louis’s mistresses could be involved in such nefarious plots? The pragmatic and principled La Reynie must decide just how far he will go to protect his king.

From secret courtrooms to torture chambers, City of Light, City of Poison is a gripping true-crime tale of deception and murder. Based on thousands of pages of court transcripts and La Reynie’s compulsive note-taking, as well as on letters and diaries, Tucker’s riveting narrative makes the fascinating, real-life characters breathe on the page.

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Join host Becky Anderson as she talks to author Holly Tucker about her new book,
"City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris."

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