A Plague of Lies

A Plague of Lies

Book - 2012
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"Versailles, 1687. Madame de Maintenon is King Louis XIV's second wife. The daughter of a minor noble of ill-repute, she has not forgiven the king's Jesuit confessor for encouraging him to withhold the title of Queen from her. To placate her, the prestigious Louis le Grand Jesuit school has sent a delegation--including her distant cousin Pere Jouvancy and rhetoric teacher Charles du Luc--to Versailles with a gift of reliquary. But while the Sun King's palace might be spectacular, this visit is anything but pleasant. Their first night, a courtier dies, and court whispers claim poison. Then the Jesuit delegation falls direly ill, and a palace gardener is found murdered. Fear grips a court already on edge. In the midst of all this, Charles learns that one of his students is in love with the king's rebellious (and betrothed) daughter, and may ruin not only himself, but all of them..."--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, c2012.
Edition: Berkley trade pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780425253106
Call Number: ROCK
Characteristics: 350 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Maintenon, Madame de, 1635-1719 -- Fiction.
Jesuits -- Fiction.
Palaces -- Fiction.
Royal houses -- Fiction.
Deception -- Fiction.
France -- History -- Louis XIV, 1643-1715 -- Fiction.
Versailles (France) -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction
Historical fiction.


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