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Holly Tucker

Holly Tucker is a professor in the Department of French and Italian as well is in the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution, which was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist and a Best Book of the Times Literary Supplement and Seattle Times. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and Aix-en-Provence, France.

Books by Holly Tucker

  1. Book CoverBlood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution


    “Excellent. . . . Tucker’s chronicle of the world of 17th-century science in London and Paris is fascinating.”—The EconomistMore

  2. Book CoverCity of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris


    “A fierce tale of conspiracy and retribution… Thanks to Tucker’s sympathetic necromancy and her luscious resurrection of everyday detail, even in gilded palaces the human psyche seems familiarly deceitful and self-justifying.” —Michael Sims, author of The Story of Charlotte’s Web and Arthur and SherlockMore