“Far Away Places” series to host Vanderbilt author

Katie Daniels

Holly Tucker, a professor of Italian and French at Vanderbilt University, will visit Bowling Green to talk about her book “City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic and the First Chief of Police of Paris” on Thursday.

Brian Coutts, head of the Department of Library Services, is the moderator of the series. He said the book is “a riveting tale based on years of Research in the Bastille archives in Paris.”

This is Tucker’s third book. Her research is primarily drawn from “the hand written notes of the Paris Chief of Police during his investigation of the sordid affairs of poisonings, black magic, illegal abortions and much more,” according to the event press release.

Tucker will give a talk about the book and her research, followed by a book signing.

This talk is taking place as part of WKU Libraries’ series “Far Away Places.” The series began in 2000 and is now its 18th season. All events are free to the public.

Also an official part of International Week, this swipeable event will take place Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in Barnes and Noble at 1680 Campbell Lane.

Reporter Katie Daniels can be reached at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at @authorkatielynn.