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Author Bayard, Louis, author.

Title The Black Tower [electronic resource] : A Novel / Louis Bayard.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : HarperCollins, [2009]


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Summary Vidocq! Master of disguise and chief of a newly created plainclothes police force, Vidocq is a man whose name sends terror rippling through the Parisian underworld of 1818 -- and the inconsequential life of Hector Carpentier is violently shaken when Vidocq storms into it. A former medical student living in his mother's Latin Quarter boardinghouse, Hector finds himself dragged into a dangerous mystery surrounding the fate of the dauphin, the ten-year-old son of King Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette presumed to have suffered a cruel death years earlier in Paris's dreaded Temple. But the truth of what happened may be even more shocking -- and it will fall to an aimless young man and the most feared detective in Paris to see justice done for a frightened little boy in a black tower ... no matter what the cost.
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Subject Vidocq, Eugène François, 1775-1857 -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
France -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
France -- Kings and rulers -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
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Other Form: Print version: Bayard, Louis. Black tower. New York : William Morrow, c2008. 9780061173509 (hbk.) (DLC)2008005059
ISBN 9780061982682 (epub)
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