The Poisoners

The Poisoners Paris is gripped by a series of gruesome murders young and fashionable ladies suddenly become rich dry eyed widows Then a chance remark at a dinner party puts the police on the track of a strange and

  • Title: The Poisoners
  • Author: Marjorie Bowen
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  • Page: 151
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  • Paris is gripped by a series of gruesome murders young and fashionable ladies suddenly become rich, dry eyed widows Then a chance remark at a dinner party puts the police on the track of a strange and deadly poison The trail leads to a ring of Satanists, many of them high ranking members of the French aristocracy Behind the brilliant fa ade of Louis XIV s flamboyant cParis is gripped by a series of gruesome murders young and fashionable ladies suddenly become rich, dry eyed widows Then a chance remark at a dinner party puts the police on the track of a strange and deadly poison The trail leads to a ring of Satanists, many of them high ranking members of the French aristocracy Behind the brilliant fa ade of Louis XIV s flamboyant court at Versailles, the poisoners perform their scandalous rituals Black Masses in fetid cellars, macabre killings even the sacrifice of new born babies The Sun King himself is in deadly danger, completely unaware that one of his mistresses may be furtively plotting his assassination Praise for Marjorie Bowen A book remarkable alike for its vividness and for its historical perspective Daily Express one of the most novel features of Miss Bowen s book is the care she takes to see the point of view of Mary s lovers She makes a plausible case for Bothwell and even joins the very select band of those who have something good to say for Darnley Times Literary Supplement Fresh, vivid, exciting and enthralling This is a fine book The Sphere A book in every way worthwhile as an individual contribution to the subject, Miss Bowen s work is of the exceptional class The Scotman Marjorie Bowen was born in 1885 and often wrote under the pseudonym Margaret Gabrielle Vere Campbell Long She was one of Britain s most prolific authors of the twentieth century Writing was than just a hobby her works were the primary source of financial support for her family Between 1906 and her death in 1952, Bowen wrote over 150 books, garnering much acclaim for her popular histories and historical and Gothic romances Alongside masterful descriptions and concise, efficient prose, she deftly rendered larger than life subjects in the minds of her readers To this day, aficionados of the genres covet Bowen s work Her other titles include The Sword Decided, Mary Queen of Scots, The Queen s Caprice, The Governor of England, Mistress Nell Gwynn and Dickon.

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    1. I have read several novels by Marjorie Bowen this year and this is one of my favourites so far. First published in 1936, The Poisoners originally appeared under one of her other pseudonyms, George Preedy, and now that I’ve read it I can see why she chose to use a different name for this one. Although this book, like the others I’ve read, is set in the past, it is more of a mystery/thriller which should appeal to readers of vintage crime as well as to fans of historical fiction. The story tak [...]

    2. The events in this novel are set shortly after the Marquise de Brinvilliers’s execution for poisoning numerous people. The Marquise’s death was, so the police thought, an end to such horror, yet if anything it was just a vicious prelude to something much worse.Ms Bowen does a good job here, keeping the reader – or this one at least – engaged from the offset. It helped that the previous book I read was Alexandre Dumas’s biography of the Marquise de Brinvilliers, so it was like reading a [...]

    3. DNF at 25%The Poisoners is based on real events, Affaire des Poisons, back in 17thc France, in which Louis XIV mistresses had involvement. Scandalous for this time and the gossip girl in me naturally got curious, I expected The Poisoners to be something like Snapped or some true crime episode. Eh. Not so much. Although I love the plot and to be fair, the case is shaping up well around my quitting time, the tone and pace of the narrative didn't engage me. There's no tension, no sense of forebodin [...]

    4. Marjorie Bowen writes a powerful exciting story of life and death in Paris in the time of Louis XIV.I was given a digital copy of this book by the publisher Endeavour via Netgalley in return for an honest unbiased review.

    5. I would like to thank NetGalley for the free copy of this story in exchange for an honest review.This was such an interesting read that I read most of it in one sitting. The writing style at times seemed to wander a bit but overall it was beautifully written.

    6. most of the books are set in french revolution, with an occult theme !!Such a great writer , its a shame they havent been printed many times !

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