Praise for "Murder Below Montparnasse
"Francophiles and mystery-novel lovers alike will devour investigator Aimee Leduc's latest outing, which takes her through the gorgeous if treacherous world of black-market art in Paris, as she safeguards a long-lost Modigliani painting."
"Aimee Leduc, the appealing sleuth in this series...is always zipping around on her pink Vespa, carrying out some "quick and dirty" computer security job. But she keeps up a running commentary on whatever quartier of the city her work takes her to. Here it's the unfashionable backside of Montparnasse.... This unassuming neighborhood is a rich one for the purposes of a plot that hangs on a Modigliani canvas and involves Russian emigres and Surrealist artists, including some who live on in legend."
--Marilyn Stasio, "The New York Times Book Review"
"Aimee Leduc is never less than chic."
--Adam Woog, "The Seattle Times""
"Thoroughly and intriguingly plotted, as always...[grabs] the reader from its opening pages to its heart-rending denouement. Further, the Paris setting, especially its Montparnasse locale, is marvelously evoked by Black, a frequent visitor to France. A visitor she may be, but she writes of The City of Lights like a native Parisian."
--Ted Hertel, "Deadly Pleasures
"Brisk, engaging....Another great Aimee Leduc read; fans will be intrigued by the new developments."
--Barbara Hoffert, "Library Journal"
"Aimee [goes] into high gear, and that turns out to be a very good thing as the plot strands start raining down on her like golf-ball-sized hailstones...Longtime fans of the series will turn pages frantically, hoping to finally meet Aimee's mother, and, as always, Black directs traffic with panache."
"Black is an old pro with a ear for language and dialogue and a gift for knowing just when to pop the next surprise."